3. Upper Town
While exploring the highest and oldest neighbourhood in Angoulême it’s interesting to see the contrast between the northern and southern areas.
The northern part has a tangle of narrow cobblestone streets hemmed by exquisite stone mansions and more rustic houses with wooden shutters.
To the south though, at spots like Avenue Georges Clemenceau, you’ll notice where the ramparts and compact street system were removed in favour of straight tree-lined roads demonstrating the splendour of 18th and 19th urban design in France.
Both areas are superb for sightseeing on foot.