Ideas for holidays, weekends and trips in Saint-Yrieix-sur-Charente and its surroundings
Angouleme is packed with interesting things to see and do. Why not start with the covered market, built by architect Edward Warin to replace the 13th century castle, the Chatelet, which stood there previously. With both indoor and outdoor stalls, you’re sure to find a bargain and the structure’s blend of glass and iron is worth seeing in itself. Then move on to explore the Beaulieu rampart, a relic with its roots in the Roman Empire. Explore the gems of the old town, including the Church of Saint-André, one of the oldest churches in the city.
Admire some of Angouleme’s beautiful mansions such as the Hotel Saint Simon, built in the 16th century. Why not relax in the city’s public garden, complete with a zoo and a ‘garden of scents’. Admire the distinctive Romanesque cathedral, the Saint Pierre Cathedral, before spending some time in the Museum of Angouleme. Stop by at the theatre which has a number of interesting carvings in its façade before admiring the town hall, previously used as a castle and former count’s residence. For something a little different, visit the Comic Strip Museum and view the latest collections at the Contemporary Art Museum.
International Image and Comic Book Village, Angoulême, visit