ANGOULÊME, THE COMIC STRIP CAPITAL

In 1969, three friends created a festival in Angoulême to celebrate the Comic Strip or Bande Dessinée (BD) in French. Year by year, the event gathered momentum until in January 1974, the International Comic Strip Festival was born.

The streets of Angoulême, capital of the “ninth art”, reserve a large place for all kinds of bubbles and cartoons that you will see on the façades. Overlooking the Charente, posed like a ship on its rocky outcrop, Angoulême invites you to stroll. Don’t miss a guided tour in the little Valois train, which will reveal a wealth of information about the historical centre of Angoulême and its Roman heritage.


KEY ASSETS

  • A city devoted to comics
  • Architectural heritage
  • A maze of cobbled, pedestrian streets with painted walls and panoramas

TRANSPORTS

  • La Rochelle-Île-de-Ré (LRH) Bordeaux-Mérignac (BOD)
  • Angoulême TGV Paris: 2hrs Bordeaux: 35mins

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