Things to do in Angoulême

New to Angoulême? Here are the best things to do while you're there.

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Start with the Top Sights in Angoulême

If you're in Angoulême to see the sights, you can't miss any of these.

Musée de la Bande Dessinée

⭐️ 4.1 (2030)

Angoulême Cathedral

⭐️ 4.4 (893)

Musée Angoulême

⭐️ 4.5 (546)

Église Notre-Dame d'Obézine

⭐️ 4.7 (91)

Espace mémoriel de la Résistance et de la Déportation

⭐️ 4.4 (29)

Port l'Houmeau

⭐️ 4.5 (4)

The top affordable restaurants in Angoulême

Discover a variety of budget-friendly dining options in Angoulême city, offering delicious cuisine without breaking the bank.

Chez Paul

⭐️ 4.2 (1301)

Price Range: $$

Jardin de Kashmir Angoulême

⭐️ 4.4 (1110)

Price Range: $$

Le comptoir de Brice

⭐️ 4.5 (954)

Price Range: $$

Garrett Meals Angoulême

⭐️ 4.4 (893)

Price Range: $$

Le Lieu-Dit

⭐️ 4.4 (748)

Price Range: $$

Little Comptoir

⭐️ 4.4 (654)

Price Range: $$

Restaurant l'Espérance

⭐️ 4.6 (628)

Price Range: $$

La Braise

⭐️ 4.3 (627)

Price Range: $$

La Cour

⭐️ 4.6 (533)

Price Range: $$

Restaurant Le Saint André

⭐️ 4.7 (483)

Price Range: $$

Chez H

⭐️ 4.5 (431)

Price Range: $$

Checkout these incredible local experiences in Angoulême

These are curated, high quality experiences in Angoulême hosted by locals!

Initiation, the secrets of cognac

Treasure Hunt - The Treasure of Océâmes

Make Crafts Crafts with a Local Artist

Immersion in the aromas of cognac

End your night in some of the best bars in Angoulême

Discover the most vibrant nightlife scenes in Angoulême, curated exclusively for you.

Le River 102

⭐️ 4 (1151)

Price Range: $$

Latitude Pub

⭐️ 4.1 (564)

Price Range: $$


⭐️ 4.2 (520)

Price Range: $$

La Girafe

⭐️ 4.6 (333)

Price Range: $$

Café Bulle

⭐️ 4.3 (218)

Price Range: $$

La Réserve

⭐️ 4.4 (215)

Price Range: $$

Bock n'Roll

⭐️ 4.5 (198)

Price Range: $

Pura Vida

⭐️ 4.5 (191)

La Souris Verte

⭐️ 4.4 (177)

Price Range: $$


⭐️ 4.3 (174)

Le Gros Corbeau

⭐️ 4.8 (167)

Price Range: $

Pick from the best places to stay in Angoulême

If you're looking for some of the best hotels in Angoulême you've come to the right place.

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Check out these bookable attractions in Angoulême

These are some of the best tours, museums, and activities in Angoulême.

Cognac Country Private Tour from Angoulême

Frequently asked questions:

  1. Explore the Famous Cité des Images: located in the heart of Angouleme, the Cité des Images is a large outdoor gallery of three-dimensional historic scenes, featuring dozens of plaster monuments, busts and religious sculptures.
  2. Visit the Angouleme City Museum and Library: the Museum of Angouleme City is filled with works from artists and craftsmen from Angouleme from the Middle Ages onwards and is a great place to get insight into the city's history and culture. The Library houses over 15,000 volumes, with a collection of manuscripts and special artifacts.
  3. Sample the Local Cuisine: Angouleme has a variety of delicious eateries that offer traditional dishes like seafood and crepes. There are also a number of coffee shops and pubs where visitors can sample local specialties like porc rillettes, which is made with pork and spices, and paté de rust.

The best time to visit Angouleme is during the late spring to early summer months. From April to the end of June, the days are warm and sunny with the occasional shower. There are lots of outdoor activities in this period like festivals, music events, and other cultural happenings. The cooler weather of October through March is a great time for exploring the city's historical sights.

A minimum of two days is a must to enjoy the charm of Angouleme, France. The best way to experience the exotic charm of this city is to spend at least three to four days. You can opt for a weekend here to explore the many sights and its history, or indulge in the great gastronomy and soak in the local French culture. Staying for a whole week would let you make the most of the beauty and tranquility of this magnificent city.

Exploring the city of Angouleme is easy and convenient. The city is well connected by bus and local rail services, providing excellent transport links across the city and its outskirts. Taxis are also available and can be booked in advance for added convenience. Alternatively, you can also rent a car to explore the city and its environs at your own pace.

Angoulême is a great destination for families. Take a stroll along the picturesque harbour, stopping for ice cream along the way, for a truly memorable outing. Visit the Musée des Beaux-Arts for an interactive, educational experience the kids are sure to enjoy. Lastly, the ancient walls that border the city provide fantastic hiking and views, perfect for a socially distanced family adventure.

We've actually curated a complete list of the best bars in Angoulême. To start off we'd have to mention Cup n'dice, Chardon d'Ecoss', Latitude Pub. Check out our page on the best bars in Angoulême.

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