15 Best Things to Do in Angoulême (France)

13. Chapelle des Cordeliers

Chapelle des Cordeliers

Now attached to a retirement home, this chapel used to be the church of the Convent of the Cordeliers.

The building took shape when the order settled in Angoulême in the 13th century, and there are traces of the original cloister remaining.

In the nave is the tomb of Jean-Louis Guez de Balzac the 17th-century libertine and author whose satirical essays caused a stir in contemporary French society.

As for the interior decoration, there are tapestries and paintings from the 1600s and 1700s, as well as very old chest of drawers and bronze bowl on display.

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