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Angouleme is a town in southwestern France, located on a plateau overlooking the Charente River. The town is known for its historic centre, which is filled with narrow streets, medieval ramparts, and Romanesque churches. Angouleme is also a centre for comic strip art and hosts the annual Angoulême International Comics Festival. The climate in Angouleme is mild, with warm summers and cool winters. There are several things to see and do in Angouleme, including exploring the historic centre, visiting the Angoulême Museum of Fine Arts, and attending the Angoulême International Comics Festival.

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Airports near Angoulême

Planning a trip to Angoulême? Enjoy flexibility with our selection of 4 airports, which offer different routes and options when travelling to Angoulême.

Bordeaux-Mérignac Airport

This is the closest major airport to Angoulême, located around 100 kilometres (62 miles) northwest. It offers a wide range of flight options from various European and international destinations, potentially providing lower fares and more flexibility. However, you'll need to factor in the additional ground transportation cost and time (approximately 1 hour 15 minutes by car or train) to reach Angoulême.


Poitiers-Biard Airport

This smaller airport is located around 120 kilometres (75 miles) north of Angoulême. It offers limited flight options, mainly connecting flights from larger airports like Paris and Bordeaux. While flight options might be fewer, it could be a good alternative if you find a convenient connecting flight and prefer a slightly shorter ground transportation distance to Angoulême (approximately 1 hour 20 minutes by car or train).


Limoges – Bellegarde Airport

Situated around 140 kilometres (87 miles) east of Angoulême, Limoges airport offers connections to some domestic and international destinations. Similar to Poitiers, flight options are limited, but it could be a good option if you find a suitable connecting flight and want to explore Limoges before reaching Angoulême. Factor in the additional ground transportation cost and time (approximately 1 hour 45 minutes by car or train).


Paris-Charles de Gaulle Airport

This major Parisian airports offers the widest range of flight options and potentially the lowest fares, especially if you're traveling from overseas. However, it is the farthest option on this list, located around 450-500 kilometres (280-310 miles) north of Angoulême. This means significantly longer travel time and higher ground transportation costs (approximately 3-4 hours by train or 5-6 hours by car). Consider connecting flights via other airports if Paris is your chosen point of entry.

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Things to do in Angoulême

Exploring Angoulême's many attractions can be overwhelming, so we've handpicked our top 3:

Angouleme Museum of Comics

For comic book enthusiasts, this museum is a must-visit. It houses a large collection of original artwork, from classic comics like Tintin and Asterix to modern graphic novels. The museum also explores the history and evolution of the comic strip art form.

Angouleme Ramparts

These ramparts are a great way to explore the city and enjoy the views. You can walk or bike along the ramparts, which encircle the upper town (Haute-Ville). The ramparts offer panoramic views of the city and the surrounding countryside.

Angouleme Cathedral

This Roman Catholic cathedral is known for its impressive facade and stained glass windows. The cathedral was built in the 12th and 13th centuries and is a fine example of Romanesque architecture.