une journée à Angoulême

10 things to do in Angoulême to ensure you have an unforgettable day

Must-sees, must-dos, must-tastes during a trip to Angoulême… From the ramparts of the city high on the plateau to the banks of the Charente, on your own, with family or friends, the capital of comic books is a real treasure trove just waiting to be discovered.

1. Stroll along the ramparts

Old Angoulême is an amazing architectural jewel. By strolling along the ramparts you will be able to explore the city’s key monuments and parks.

Vue générale d Angoulême

2. Head off on a quest to find the city’s painted walls

Comic strips are here, there and everywhere in Angoulême, even on the walls. A touristic trail comprising twenty-odd painted walls, created by the “CitéCréation” cooperative: a highly-original, entertaining way to discover the city.

Download the map or the mobile app

Angoulême mur peint

3. The Cité internationale de la Bande Dessinée et de l’Image

Enter the kingdom of comics: a collection unequalled in Europe, exhibitions, workshops, conferences, meeting authors… A visit to the Comics Museum and the Comics Bookshop located in historic wineries along the banks of the Charente River is a must!

Find out more about Angoulême’s Cité de la BD on

Statue Corto Maltesse Angoulême

4. Indulge in Duceau chocolates

One of the oldest shops in the city, listed as a Historical Monument, is a paradise of chocolate confectionery created by Jean Christophe Crosnier: a real local institution. The famous Marguerite is a must-taste!

Duceau Chocolaterie Angoulême

5. A cruise along the Charente River

Jump on-board the Reine Margot for a 1h45 guided cruise along the Charente River. And, why not delight in a dinner cruise (duration 2h15 to 3h15)

Charente Croisières

A wide range of other aquatic activities are proposed on the river, find out more from the Tourist Office

6. Stop off for a drink on one of Old Angoulême’s little squares

The cobblestone alleyways of Old Angoulême have a sort of Montmartre feeling to them. Stop off at Place des Halles or Place Francis Louvel, relax with a drink on a terrace and enjoy Angoulême’s gentle lifestyle.

Terrasse angouleme© Office de Tourisme Angoulême (2)-800

7. Buy a pair of “Charentaises” (slippers)

If ever there was a gift from Angoulême to offer friends or family, then it would have to be “Charentaises” (slippers)! As well as being totally up-to-the-minute, they’re also an emblem of Charente.

Les Charentaises Tcha

8. A Terra Aventura treasure hunt trail

Discover Angoulême and the region in a surprising, fun-filled way with Terra Aventura’s geocaching app.

For more details about the trail
For more details about Terra-Aventura

9. A concert at the Nef

The Nef is a well-known performance venue in Angoulême. A highly-acclaimed reference for contemporary music, it proposes an excellent quality, eclectic programme.

www.lanef-musiques.com

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10. A night at the Saint Gelais Hotel

This former Diocesan House located among the ramparts of the old town is now a 4* boutique hotel with a gastronomic restaurant: “L’Algorithme”. Room from €130/night.

Book a room at the Saint Gelais Hotel

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Domaine des Quillets

Welcome to the 'Domaine des Quillets'.

Since five generations we produce the cognac 'Paul Rumeau'. We produce, distil and age all our production at the Domaine.
During the visit you will be able to follow the evolution of the grape and discover the different production methods of Cognac and Pineau des Charentes. Finally, we will invite your taste buds to discover our production during a free tasting.

Product details: Cognac VS / VSOP / XO - Pineau des Charentes red / white - Liqueurs

HVE (high environmental value) operation aimed at conserving biodiversity and nature.

Les Quillets 16250 Champagne-Vigny
Du 02/01/2023 au 31/12/2023
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Ferme de Dallignac

Near Angoulême, the mixed farming / dairy cow farm offers local products for direct sale. The Dallignac farm also produces honey and offers products derived from honey (candies, soft caramels, etc.)
Producer of beef, milk-fed veal, honey and derived products, grape juice, fruit jam, poppy or elderberry confit and syrup, milk jam, nuts, canned meats (veal pâtés, burgundy, tripe. ..). The sale of meat is done by reservation, every month. Delivery possible, withdrawal from the farm or farmers' markets. The farm can be visited only by reservation. Educational visits can be made for classes, leisure centers ...

11 route des Balatries 16250 Chadurie
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Bouchez Didier - Poultry, rabbits

Poultry, rabbits, geese to roast for Christmas.

Puymard 16410 Fouquebrune
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Domaine Moreau & Fils

Direct sales of Pineau and Cognac but also cocktails, liqueurs elaborated in a natural way following the rules of a viticulture which respects the environment.

Visit of the domain (in french only) by reservation.

Chez Beillard 16250 Bécheresse
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Distillerie des Moisans

Discover the world of cognac through the history of a four-generation family company.

9 impasse des chais 16440 Sireuil
Du 03/01/2023 au 22/12/2023
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- Infiniment Charentes -
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Les côteaux de Vigny

Three spacious guest rooms in a house located in the hollow of a valley, close to a small town in the cognac vineyard.

5 Chez Renou 16250 Champagne-Vigny
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Christophe Gendronneau - Beef

Direct selling of beef, Charolais and Limousine breed.


In charge of a 180 cows farm, Christophe Gendronneau opened in 2009 a laboratory in his farm to develop his business and increase the value of his beef. Although he is in a responsible agriculture, he also uses inputs from organic agriculture to cultivate 200ha of lands and cereal fields. The animals are exclusively fed with farm products. Christophe hopes to open soon a producers' shop with a butcher's and a bakery.


Direct selling at the farm from wednesday to saturday, from 8:00am to noon.


Present in the following markets:

La Pinotière in La Couronne, on Thursday afternoon

Domaine du Tambourinour in Gondeville, on Friday afternoon


At the producers' market: Coccinelle et Coquelicot in Angoulême - Ma Campagne

Le Loubeau 16410 Fouquebrune
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La ferme des templiers

Antoine and Baptiste will welcome you at the farm: the shop is open every Friday, and during opening hours, farm tours, nature walks.
Certified organic production, 100% from here!

Cereals, field vegetables (potatoes, beans, tomatoes, peppers, etc.), ready-to-cook poultry (chickens, cans), organic eggs.

Gascon-type pork, flour, sunflower oil and other local organic specialties.

Le Loubeau 16410 Fouquebrune
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EARL Maudet Sébastien

EARL Maudet Sébastien is a producer of Cognac and Pineau des Charentes, loose table wine and sparkling grape juice.

Visiting the farm is possible by appointment.

4 L'obre 16250 Champagne-Vigny
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Ferme de la Bourgne - Organic bread and vegetables

Cannot be visited.

Vegetables, cereals, flour produced according to the precepts of organic agriculture and the rhythm of nature. Labelled as Agriculture Biologique 'organic farming).

Present on Chalais's market every monday morning (from 8am to midday).

La Bourgne 16320 Boisné-La Tude
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Le Grand Pigeonnier

Lodging in one of the buildings of an old renovated farmhouse, typical of Charente with its porch and two dovecotes.
Attached to the owner's house, and close to another gîte, the gîte has an independent entrance. Railway line (old TGV line) behind the gîte, without affecting the comfort of the house which has all its openings on the front courtyard. Living room with kitchen, 2 bedrooms each with 1 double bed, shower room with wc. Flat screen TV, WIFI. Cot and high chair available, sheets and kitchen towels provided. Two private terraces, one covered and the other uncovered, barbecue plancha. Common garden of 5000 m2, enclosed courtyard to share with the other gîte. Vegetable garden available. Heating to be regulated on reading.

Cursac Charmant 16320 Boisné-La Tude
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Le Petit Pigeonnier

Studio in one of the buildings of an old renovated farmhouse, typical of Charente with its porch and two dovecotes.
Attached to the owner's house, and close to another gîte, the studio has an independent entrance. Railway track (old TGV line) behind the main building, without affecting the comfort of the house which is at the end of the farmhouse, with all its openings on the front yard. Living room (kitchenette with 2-burner hob and combi oven, lounge area and bedroom area with 140 bed), shower room with wc, dressing room. Flat screen TV, WIFI. Cot and high chair available, sheets and kitchen towels provided. Electricity to be paid on statement. Private terrace, plancha barbecue. Common garden of 5000 m², enclosed courtyard to share with the other gîte. Vegetable garden available.

Cursac Charmant 16320 Boisné-La Tude
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Le Maine Giraud

The Maine Giraud winery is an elegant manor house set in the middle of vineyards in the rolling Charente countryside. On site are produced Cognac and Pineaux, local Charentais wines but also grape juice and Cognac chocolates.
On the estate that once belonged to Alfred de Vigny, you will feel the poet’s soul everywhere around and everything will remind you that the man of letters was also a good winegrower. The manor is labeled "House of the Illustrious".

Today’s winemakers keep his memory alive by turning their job into an art form and maintaining the beauty of their cellars.

Le Maine Giraud 16250 Champagne-Vigny
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Vadi's farm - Chickens

Thierry Vadi is present in the Charente markets and in the Local Producers' Markets (Marchés de Producteurs de Pays). He sells chickens ready to cook and roasted chickens according to your taste.


Cereal farm with free-range poultry workshop; slaughter at the farm and transformation premises.


Visits by appointment.

Chez Paire 16320 Boisné-La Tude
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La grange d'obevie

This charming gîte was set up a renovated barn, in a vast 1500m² private enclosed garden. Decorated with care, big terrace well oriented and shady.
Ground floor: vast living room with a kitchen area and a lounge (fireplace, firewood provided), 2 bedrooms (each one with a double bed), shower room, toilet. Upstairs: 2 bedrooms (each one with 2 single beds), shower room, toilet. Flat screen TV, DVD reader, internet access (3G key). Terrace, swing, badminton, pétanque, 4 bikes, trampoline. Firewood available for the fireplace. Heating included. Paragliding is possible 5 km away from the gîte.

11 route de dignac Obevie 16410 Fouquebrune
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Domaine de Puygrelier

The Puygrelier estate has belonged to our family since 1900. Several generations have succeeded one another.

Each generation has had to adapt to its constraints.
Organic farming :

Vine, cereals, plants for the production of fermented extract.

Taken over in 2015 by the 4th generation with the hope of passing on healthy land to the 5th generation.

A family business since 1900, the 4th generation has turned the page on conventional agriculture since taking over the business in 2015 to better respect its environment and consumers.

2 chemin de Puygrelier 16250 Coteaux-du-Blanzacais
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Furnished house_up to 4 people - Gîte Brioux

Country house renovated, stone, with a walled garden in a small hamlet 3 km from the village of Chateauneuf, and 2 km from the river Charente and swimming.
Ground floor: dining room - kitchen, living room (access by 4 steps), wc, 1 bedroom (access by 2 steps) with bed 140 and dressing room, storage room. Floor: 1 bedroom with bed 140 and cot, 1 bathroom with toilet. DVD player and VCR. Bicycle shelter, gantry. Heating to be regulated on site, on record. Possibility of photo internship during your stay.

245 Rue de l'Ouchelot Le Grand Bourglioux 16120 Châteauneuf-sur-Charente
- Infiniment Charentes -
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Le Maine Patrat - Gîte Le Cerisier

On a 4-hectare property, in a hilly and unspoiled natural environment, an old vineyard farmhouse renovated into a very comfortable gîte adjoining another gîte, without vis-à-vis.
Living room-kitchen 30 m² (stove, wood provided), 1 bedroom. bed 160x200, 1 bdr. 2 beds 90x200, shower room, wc. Sheets provided, beds made on arrival. Internet by WIFI. Terrace, private enclosed garden 100 m² (rosebushes and aromatic plants). To share with the owners and a gîte: 4 hectare park and garden, indoor heated swimming pool (from 03/06 to 16/09, 10.30am-7.30pm) 11x5m with roller shutter, swing, slide, children's house, games. Wellness area sauna - hammam - duo balneo (1 free session except Haute and Très Haute Saisons). Housekeeping included on weekends. Possibility of regular cleaning (price on request). Charges included

2 Route du Maine Patrat 16250 Coteaux-du-Blanzacais
Du 10/04/2023 au 07/01/2024
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- Infiniment Charentes -