15 Best Things to Do in Angoulême (France)

11. Street Murals

Street Murals

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Street Murals

Angoulême decided to harness its reputation for comics and illustration by commissioning 20 murals on the sides of buildings around the city.

Painted by artists like François Walthéry and Florence Cestac,  these images permeate every neighbourhood and are labelled on a special trail that you can download.

The project has been going for nigh-on 20 years, and every addition is a big event.

But the first mural went up much earlier in 1982 on Bouelvard Jean Moulin.

This one depicts everybody’s favourite comic characters, from Batman to Tintin and Lucky Luke, and was what inspired the city to commission more.

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