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Fall for the attractions of Angoulême and its winding streets, historic buildings, culture and shopping!


With it’s winding cobbled streets of the old quarter and, from the ancient city walls, magnificent views across the valley, the river Charente glistening in the sunshine. Angoulême has plenty of tourist attractions and things to see and do.


Walk around the town and you can trace its history. Angoulême dates back to the first century but became politically and historically important during the late Middle Ages. It was during this time that the city walls, called Les Ramparts were first built, as well as St Pierre Cathedral whose spire can be seen from miles around.


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Photo 1 by David Hamill / CC BY 2.0 image cropped; Photo 2 by jean-louis Zimmermann / CC BY 2.0 image cropped; Photo 3 by David Hamill / CC BY 2.0 image cropped; Photo 4 by Karen Green / CC BY 2.0 image cropped



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