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Angouleme

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About Angouleme:

Head to Angouleme for a touch of old-world French charm. Life moves a little more quietly here. Take a stroll through the cobbled old town with it’s enticing galleries and boutiques. Marvel at striking Angouléme Cathedrale with its wonderfully intricate façade. You’ll see why they call this the ‘City of Festivals’. In mid-September Angouléme hosts the Circuit Des Ramparts, where rare pre-war racing cars whirl around the raised city ramparts.

What to do in Angouleme:

Hotel de Ville:

An impressive 19th century building, the Hotel de Ville houses a museum of archeology and an art gallery.

Information office: +33 (0)5 45 95 16 84 (all major languages)

 

Angouléme Cathedrale:

This wonderfully ornate and distinctive twelfth century cathedral is the jewel in the crown of Angouléme.
Information office: +33 (0)5 45 95 16 84 (all major languages)

 

Chateau de Balzac:

Five miles to the northwest of Angouléme, this delightful 17th century Chateau is full of fascinating architectural features. It lies in five hectares of lush green parkland.

Information office: +33 (0)5 45 95 16 84 (all major languages)

 

Chateau de la Rouchefoucauld :

Home to the same noble French family for over one thousand years, this spectacular Chateau boasts some exquisite 16th century architecture.

Information office: +33 (0)5 45 95 16 84 (all major languages)

 

Beaulieu Rampart:

Laid on the foundations of the old city walls, Angouléme’s ramparts bear tribute to the city’s days as part of the Holy Roman Empire in Gaul. From them, visitors enjoy excellent views for miles around.

Information office: +33 (0)5 45 95 16 84 (all major languages)