The Angouleme Brie Champniers Airport is the main airport for Angouleme, a commune in south-western France and also the capital of the Charente Department. The airport is around 15km away from the city and the best way to get there is by using the car hire Angouleme airport service.
Angouleme is encircled by Ramparts, which gives great views of the city. You can drive around slowly with your car hire Angouleme and enjoy the views all around the city. This old town has also been preserved and maintained so that visitors can enjoy the cobbled streets, grab a coffee at the café and enjoy the sights.
While in Angouleme, you can also visit the Angouleme Cathedral, dedicated to Saint Peter with a Byzantine-Romanesque design. It is most famous for its façade which represents “The Last Judgement”. For Otard enthusiasts, drive your hire car Angouleme airport to Chateau de Cognac or Cognac Otard, a castle built between the 13th and 16th century. It has been the home to Otard Cognacs for the past 200 years.
Drive out to the Chateau de La Rochefoucauld, one of the most beautiful castles in France. Its history can be traced back to 1019. Enjoy the architecture and see how connected it is to the La Rouchefoucauld family. There is another French historical monument in Angouleme and it is the Chateau de Balzac. The castle is from the 13th, 17th and 18th century.
The reason that many tourists use the affordable Angouleme airport rental cars is for the convenience of driving slightly out of town to see some beautiful architecture. The Abbaye de Saint Amant de Boixe is one such site. Located 18km away from Angouleme, it is worth the drive to explore one of the most ancient monastic centres in the region.
But not everyone is here to enjoy the rich history that Angouleme has to offer. Some are here for the festivals that Angouleme is proud to host. Being a city that has rich history and ties to paper and printing, Angouleme has always been closely associated with animation, illustration and graphic arts.
It hosts the Angouleme International Comics Festival and it attracts nearly a quarter of a million visitors to the city. Many of them also stop at the national Musee de la Bande Dessinee which is a comic strip museum.
Another festival that Angouleme hosts is the Forum International des Technologies de l’Animation or the International Forum for Animation Technologies, FITA. Started in 1998, leaders in the industry gather and share the latest technology used and explore new ideas.
As you can see, Angouleme may be historically rich but it plays a role in the new and trendy as well. Getting around the city has never been easier as you just need to rent a car in Angouleme airport.
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