Historical and immersive walking tour in old city of Angoulême

Tour Number

Activity Level

449739


Categories

City, Museums / Culture, Religious Heritage, Youth and Family

Details

Kid Friendly: Yes.

Friendly: No.
The standard tour is not really suitable for weeling chair as it does include some irregular paths and cobbles in old streets

Maximum travelers: 10

Language(s)

explanation

French (fluent), English (fluent)

Discover the historical city of Angouleme in the heart of Charente


Angoulême did not wait to become the capital of the comic strip in 1970's ito make people talk about it! It was a Gallo-Roman city, then the Valois dynasty craddle. . . a fortified town, a large papermaking centre and an important river port on the Charente River. . .

The 5 must sees in the old city of Angoulême :
* The ramparts have been protected by ramparts since the Lower Roman Empire. Rebuilt and enlarged in the Middle Ages - and then rendered useless, levelled to allow the city of Angoulême to extend beyond its historical limits.

* The Cathedral of Saint Pierre d' Angoulême and its exceptional and sculpted facade, which constitutes the centrepiece of the monument around the theme of the Last Judgement.

* The town hall: former castle of Angoulême which was transformed into a town hall from 1858 to 1869 by the famous french architect Paul Abadie Jr.
*Painted walls: a serie of frescoes that echoes the theme of the comics
* Les Halles d' Angoulême laying on the site of a former castle, now disappeared

Itinerary

Walking tour in the old town of Angoulême.

We will admire the panoramas from the ramparts that have been lowered. Beautiful panoramas on the river Charente which is the backbone of local history

* Walking along the ramparts to see the hermitage of the local saint
* The Cathedral of Saint Pierre considered as a masterpiece of French romanesque art with its exceptional and sculpted facade
* The town hall which includes some parts of the former medieval castle of Angoulême
* Some of the painted walls echoing to the art of comics

Meeting Point + Tour Duration

Meeting Point Options: Hotel, Address or Intersection, Monument/Building

End Point Options: Hotel, Address or Intersection, Monument/Building

Duration: 2 hours 30 min.

Transportation

walking tour

What’s Included

Other: Walking guided tour of old town of Angoulême with a licensed guide

What’s Extra

Other: Museums
Wine/Cognac tastings
Tastings of local food samples in the covered market (Only the morning, except on mondays)

Restrictions

9 seater minivan (7/8 passengers maximum) -
Of course, I will be glad to help you with organisation if your group is above 7 members

Private tour guide Marie

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