Angouleme Travel Guide
Angouleme is a unique town located in Southern France. It is the capital of the department of Charente, with a population of about 44,000. The papermaking and printing industry is the main industry in this fascinating city. Angouleme is popular for festivals as well as animation, illustration and graphic arts.
Best Festival in Angouleme
- Angouleme International Comics Festival
- Forum International des Technologies
- festival of gastronomists at christmas
- Music Metisse
- Piano and Valois
Places to Visit/Excursions in Angouleme
If you’re in Angouleme, you’ll definitely fall in love with its winding streets, historic buildings, great shopping and vibrant nightlife. I still remember the short time I spent in this wonderful city. I feel great sharing my travel experience with you. This city is worth visiting and the simplest way to explore this city is on foot. I suggest you start with a visit to Les Halles, a covered market that exhibits an excellent example of the 19th century. When you walk around the city, you will see that the walls of the building are very well decorated with cartoon-style murals by various artists and designers.
- Cordeller Chapel
- Musee de la bande dessinee
- Musee D’ Angouleme
- Le Nil Paper Museum
- Musee de la Resistance and Deportation Museum
- Angouleme Cathedral
Angouleme has a vibrant, active, bustling and unrivaled nightlife. You will find plenty of restaurants, cafes, bars, clubs, discos and operas in this charming city where you can spend time and relax in the evenings.
Famous Bars/Restaurants in Angouleme
- Le Cassa pizza grill
- Le Chat Noir
- Gaste Hotel Restaurants
Various travel options are available to reach this wonderful city. My favorite mode of transport in Europe, as always, is trains. Trains are becoming the lifeblood of Europe. I choose the high speed Eurostar train (Chunnel Train) to reach this city. I took the Chunnel train from St Pancras International in London and reached Paris in a record time of 2 hours and 15 minutes. Traveling on the Eurostar train in Europe I was really impressed by the comfortable seats, the exciting speed of 186mph, excellent on-board facilities and great food. What I liked most was the short check-in process when traveling on the Eurostar train. From Paris, simply change the station and take the TGV to Angouleme. Travel time from London to Angouleme is approximately 5 hours. While traveling by Chunnel train, do not forget to catch a glimpse of the breathtaking beauty of the countryside.