EVENTS CAPITAL

The world’s comic strip  capital, GrandAngoulême hosts more than 800 cultural events throughout the year, in a wide variety of fields including music, film and car racing. A vast choice of creative and cultural activities bringing the city to life all year round.

# INTERNATIONAL COMICS FESTIVAL

Last week of January

International event founded in 1974

200,000 visitors over 4 days

# MUSIQUES MÉTISSES

[Music festival] Whit weekend

45th edition in 2020

40,000 visitors over 3 days

# FILM FRANCOPHONE D’ANGOULÊME

[French-language film festival] Last week of August

French and international stars

7 screening venues

13th edition in 2020

# CIRCUIT DES REMPARTS

3rd week of September

Vintage car race across the city

International event founded in 1939

Unique in France

# GASTRONOMADES

[Food festival] Late November

Demonstrations and tasting sessions

In the presence of renowned chefs

100,000 visitors over 3 days

# PIANO EN VALOIS

October

27th edition in 2020

11 concert venues

20 internationally-renowned artists

# EVENTS AROUND THE IMAGE SECTOR

3D Festival

Short film festival

Le Rayon Fantastique

 

# COGNAC FESTIVAL

Late July

23rd edition in 2020

Cognac, regional specialities and concerts

French and international line-up

# COGNAC BLUES PASSIONS

Early July

27th edition in 2020

A bucolic setting – 5 days, 6 stages, 40 artists

French and international line-up

A HOST OF ENTERTAINMENT OFFERS

The area is home to several iconic facilities to showcase local cultural wealth and provide venues where audiences of all ages can meet, share knowledge and have fun.

# CITE INTERNATIONALE DE LA BANDE DESSINÉE

A unique museum in France, this venue is devoted to comic strips, with temporary exhibitions, a heritage library, a specialised public library, an international artist residency, a flagship bookshop, an art essai and research cinema and a panoramic brasserie restaurant.

# ALPHA MEDIA LIBRARY

4,000m² of public space devoted to culture, leisure and education. With events, meetings and explorations, Alpha is an ideal venue for learning and exchange.

# ESPACE CARAT

The largest exhibition centre in Charente. Over the course of 10 years, the GrandAngoulême exhibition centre has hosted 680 events and welcomed 1,500,000 visitors to fairs, concerts, shows and trade events, etc.

# THÉÂTRE D’ANGOULÊME

A certified ‘National Theatre’: 200 performances per season

# LA NEF

A concert venue devoted to modern music, rehearsals and recording.

# MUSEE D’ANGOULEME

One of the largest collections of African and Oceanic art in France.

# MUSÉE DU PAPIER

The Musée du Papier is located on the former premises of the Lacroix paper factory, which subsequently became Papeteries Joseph Bardou ‘Le Nil’ until its closure in 1972. It perpetuates the rich industrial past of Angoulême in the paper sector and associated industries.

# FONDS RÉGIONAL D’ART CONTEMPORAIN

3 contemporary art exhibitions per year, art workshops, meetings with artists, concerts, conferences, performances and more.

# LE TRÉSOR DE LA CATHÉDRALE SAINT-PIERRE

A showcase for a flamboyant collection of monstrances, reliquaries, statues, chalices and liturgical vestments by the artist Jean-Michel Othoniel.

HERITAGE: GRANDANGOULÊME, A LAND OF ART AND HISTORY

The historical city centre, surrounded by ramparts, has plenty to explore in its typical little streets; discover the harmony of its 19th century architecture, the majestic Saint-Pierre cathedral or the murals reminding passers-by that this is the capital of comics.

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