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Overview

Angouleme, the french comic-strip capital

Stroll along the ramparts of French city Angoulême, where intricate murals and quirky cartoons brighten building façades. France is a comic-mad country, and Angoulême is the centre of the bande dessinée world, home to the glass-panelled National Comic Strip Centre and exuberant International Comics Festival.

About France

After having a walk along the 4th, 13th and 16th century ramparts, what about discovering the St Peter’s cathedral. Dating back to the 12th century, the building was modified several times. But this one stays a great example of the regional romanesque architecture and sculpture.

If you are fond of religious architecture, you will have a lot to visit and you may be spoiled for choice, between remains of abbeys such as the St Ausonne ruins, or other churches such as the St André’s one. In a totally different style, wander around the covered market. Its architecture of glass and iron echoes the Baltard Pavillon near Paris.

You can also admire the Town Hall, keeping some remains of the medieval castle built here before. Its crenellated towers remind of a fortress. Around Angoulême, nature lovers will be happy to find the Charente valley, which provides very pleasant footpathes and landscapes.

Train station(s)

Trains are a convenient way of reaching many towns and cities throughout Europe. The majority of cities in Europe have a minimum of one train station, while larger, more populated cities have two or more stations. Train stations, in general, are located in the heart of the city. Review the map below to get an idea of where the train station(s) in Angouleme can be found.

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    "Same as above. The ticket officers on the trains were helpful and friendly despite little English. There was a food trolley that came through which was well stocked. "

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    The way to go! |
    "The only negative aspect of our journey was actually getting to the platform with luggage, in order to catch the train at Angouleme station as access requires going both up and down stairs. Thank goodness for the generous assistance of younger fellow travellers. Apart from that it was an excellent experience , to be recommended. "

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    A great experience |
    "I was impressed with all aspects of the service. It was efficient, the train ran on time, was clean, provided a high standard of refreshments and all staff were polite and helpful. I will use TGV with confidence, in future, and recommend it to family and friends. "

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    Best way to travel |
    "We took the TGV from Angouleme to Paris CDG Airport. So easy and convenient. First class ticket is well worth the small extra amount of money. Fast and on time, clean and very comfortable. "

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    Overcrowded/overbooked TGV |
    "I found my 2nd class seat easily enough, if somewhat squeezed but then enter a person wearing long flowing robes and a crown with his entire entourage. He obviously felt his importance but there was a definite lack of seat reservations.The carriage was overcrowded and I was effectively locked in for 2 hours until they alighted at Poitiers.Next time, I will be booking in first to avoid would be royalty. "

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    "tgv great way to travel nothing much else I can say "

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    Quick and safe |
    "The trip was exceptional, a pity there's no wifi available for travellers to catch up on communications with the outside world. "

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    TGV - Easy travelling! |
    "The train from Charles de Gaulle is convenient for our inward flight from Australia, always on time and gives us a chance to rest before we arrive in Angouleme. A great service. "

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    Excellent |
    "Took the TGV directly from CDG to Anguoleme. A very good service, fast, on time, nice cabins, quiet and relaxing. Even made good Illy coffee in the restaurant carriage. I certainly look forward to travelling with TGV again. Thank you. "

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    excellent |
    "we found the rail system of tgv excellent, the carraige we were allocated was very good, our seats were comfortable and there was room for our legs and feet or any movement if you wanted to find the kiosk/bar for coffee. The train was clean, organised and on time. We have no compaints whatsoever. The only major obstacle we had was when the platform attendant indicated for us to board into the wrong carraige, and when I queried her, all of a sudden she didnt speak english, but after much effort we found our own way to the correct carraige. Apart from that the trip was excellent. "

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