Angoulême (French pronunciation: [ɑ̃ɡulɛm] ; Occitan: Engoleime (standard) or (locally) Engoulaeme) is a French commune, the capital of the Charente department, in the Poitou-Charentes region of southwestern France. The inhabitants of the commune are known as Angoumoisins or Angoumoisines. Located on a plateau overlooking a meander of the Charente River, the city is nicknamed the "balcony of the southwest". The city proper's population is a little less than 50,000 but it is the centre of an urban area of 110,000 people extending more than fifteen kilometres (9.3 miles) from east to west. Formerly the capital of Angoumois in the Ancien Régime, Angoulême was a fortified town for a long time and was highly coveted due to its position at the centre of many roads important to communication so therefore suffered many sieges. From its tumultuous past the city, perched on a rocky spur, inherited a large historical, religious, and urban heritage which attracts a lot of tourists. Nowadays Angoulême is at the centre of an agglomeration which is one of the most industrialised regions between Loire and Garonne (the paper industry was established in the 16th century, a foundry and electromechanical engineering developed more recently). It is also a commercial and administrative city with its own university of technology and a vibrant cultural life. This life is dominated by the famous Angoulême International Comics Festival that contributes substantially to the international renown of the city. The commune has been awarded four flowers by the National Council of Towns and Villages in Bloom in the Competition of cities and villages in Bloom. Wikipedia
Unplug yourself and have a laid-back vacation at Angoulême, France. This city offers countless opportunities to click pictures for your travel journal. Angoulême is located at a short trip away from Bordeaux a major city in France. Take a short trip from Angoulême and set some time aside to explore the Bordeaux. Dotted with places like Rue Ste. Catherine, Place De La Bourse, Grande Theatre De Bordeaux; it will definitely be a good idea. Also, to reach Angoulême, you'll have to take a flight to Bordeaux; so its not really a detour. And even if it is, the city is worth paying at least a quick visit. Get in the character of the city, this city requires at least of 1 to 2 number of days of exploration.
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