Explore 13 must-see tourist places around Angoulême

The Château de La Rochefoucauld

Let yourself be transported back in time by visiting the Château de La Rochefoucauld, a true heritage gem with more than 1000 years of history. This castle, still inhabited by the La Rochefoucauld family, offers an immersive experience with the possibility of dressing up in period outfits to explore its sumptuous rooms and gardens.

Domaine Guillon Painturaud

Discover the secrets of making Cognac and Pineau des Charentes in the heart of the Charentais vineyards. Domaine Guillon Painturaud opens its doors for a fascinating visit including distillery, cellars and tastings, complemented by an entertaining escape game in the middle of the vineyards.

City of Cognac

Stroll through the cobbled streets of the charming town of Cognac, famous for its eponymous eau-de-vie. Visit its majestic mansions and the Museum of Art and History for an enriching cultural dive.

Saint-Yrieix lake

A few minutes from Angoulême, the Saint-Yrieix-sur-Charente lake offers relaxation and aquatic leisure activities. Between the beach, safe swimming and water sports, everything comes together for a day full of fun and relaxation.

Fortified city of Villebois-Lavalette

Stroll through this medieval hilltop fortress and discover its charming streets and buildings. Visit the local market under the historic market halls for an authentic experience.

Walks in Jarnac

Jarnac offers a peaceful setting for walks along the Charente. Don’t miss the birthplace of François Mitterrand and take the opportunity to kayak on the river.


This picturesque village located on the banks of the Charente is dominated by an elegant castle. It’s the ideal place for a quiet stroll and immersion in a postcard atmosphere.

The West Indies of Jonzac

When the heat rises, head to Les Antilles de Jonzac, an aquatic complex that promises fun and freshness with its numerous pools and tropical greenhouse.

Cassimagus Archaeological Park

Explore one of the most remarkable sets of Roman baths in France. Cassinomagus not only offers guided tours of its fascinating remains but also fun activities for all ages.

Hiking on the Coulée Verte

Take advantage of this old towpath for a nature walk along the Charente. Whether on foot or by bike, it’s a pleasant way to discover the rich local biodiversity while remaining active.

Lake Lavaud

Nature and ornithology enthusiasts, Lake Lavaud is a haven of peace for observing various species of birds in a relaxing setting. Perfect for a relaxing day with family or friends.

Discovery of Barbezieux-Saint-Hilaire

Visit this authentic village in the South of Charente and discover its impressive medieval castle, its church and its bourgeois houses, without forgetting to taste the famous Barbezieux chicken.

Abbey of Saint-Amant de Boixe

Discover a thousand years of history in this ancient Benedictine abbey. A site steeped in history where we can still feel monastic life through the different living spaces of the religious.