Angoulême I Holiday lettings France

In the cultural city of Angoulême, you can discover a range of amazing attractions, events, performances and exhibitions whilst you rent some fantastic French villas. Angoulême is the capital of the Charente and the former capital of Angoumois. Explore this famous ‘city of art and history’, and lose yourself in incredible architecture, churches, museums and libraries. For a long time, the city was fortified and in a prized position due to its hillside location, meaning there are many historical gems that still remain for you to see from your holiday rentals France. Being just a train ride away from the sea, you could even stop at Angoulême en route to our coastal cottages.

A family with their dog enjoying dinner outside during a stay in a holiday home

Rent French villas during the Comic Festival

With its 42 thousand inhabitants, Angoulême has a lot of history yet also a lot of modernity to offer. Some guests at holiday rentals France in this area are drawn to Angoulême for the ‘Festival International de la Bande Dessinée d'Angoulêmeals’ – otherwise known as the International Comic Festival of Angoulême! At the end of January, this long standing comic book festival attracts over 200 thousand visitors to celebrate this niche form of sotry-telling, art and graphic design. Launched in 1974, the festival is over 40 years old and is considered to be the most important comic festival in Europe. So look into our property here – from villas to apartments and dog friendly cottages.

Historical attractions on the doorstep of your French holiday homes

Angoulême is situated on a hill above the river Charente and was founded by the Romans as Ecolisma. During your holiday renting French holiday homes, be sure to visit the old Episcopal city, which belonged to both England and France alternately. Despite severe damage during the religious wars, especially after the conquest by Protestant troops, the city has a wealth of attractions that are worth seeing. This especially includes the Cathedral of St. Pierre, the magnificent domed church from the 12th century, whose plan scheme goes back to the former Apostle Church of Constantinople Opel.

Beautiful attractions to see on your family holidays

Other attractions include the Church of St-André, the former chapel of the Order of the Cordeliers, the monks' dormitory, and the churches of St-Jacques, St-Martial and the neo-Gothic Church St-Ausone. Visit the medieval fortifications, and the city's museums, including the Musée archéologique, and the Musée des Beaux-Arts. You may also enjoy the Centre National de la Bande dessinée et de l'Image and its library with 10,000 books. Being in the middle of France, you could use this city as a starting point to explore northern or southern France – check out our villas in Corsica and gites in Normandy!