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Location information for Angoulême

Introduction

Angoulême is a town that used to be surrounded by massive fortifications. These have now been replaced by boulevards which by the way still partly run over the former city walls and from where you have a beautiful view of the surroundings. Every year a street racing event is held on those boulevards (called Remparts) and Angoulême is also the center of comics with a Centre International de la Bande Dessinée and the Festival International de la Bande-dessinée in January. 

Population

The town has 45,000 inhabitants.

Location

Angoulême is located in the southwest of France, high above the confluence of two rivers, the Charente and the Anguienne. The city of Bordeaux lies over 130 kilometers southwest of Angoulême.

Economy

From way back Angoulême is a center of paper industry (one of the best known products being the Rizla cigarette paper). The paper production has significantly decreased in the last decades. There's a gunpowder factory near the city and machine (parts) and shoes are also made. Angoulême hopes to boost the local economy with a new exhibition hall. West of Angoulême lies the town of Cognac. Indeed, the heart of the region where this drink is being produced.

Airports

Aéroport d'Angoulême-Brie-Champniers is the full name of the airport which lies 15 kilometers northeast of Angoulême. Until recently, the airport was used by the Irish budget airline Ryanair, but they canceled the flights to Angoulême in 2010. It's not clear if flights will be carried out again soon, possibly by another budget airline.

The nearest international airport is Bordeaux (Mérignac) Airport, which can be reached by rental car via freeway A89.

Public Transport

Angoulême has a good system of buses, exploited by the company Société de Transport du Grand Angoulême. In most cases, buses run to destinations outside Angoulême, but they also stop at various places in the town itself.

Traffic and Parking

The old center of Angoulême is a pedestrian zone. In the rest of Angoulême you will not have difficulties finding your way: you'll quickly reach your destination via the Remparts over the former city walls. It may be difficult to find a parking place in the street, but fortunately there are parking garages in and around the center, including two large ones near the train station. Their location is signposted.

Hotels

Angoulême has a good choice of accommodations. You can find both typical French family hotels and branches of international chains. There are also good hotels in the city's vicinity, for example at the golf course Hirondelle southwest of Angoulême.

External Sources

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Frequently asked questions

Is EasyTerra Car Rental the cheapest? Yes, we offer a guarantee of the lowest price - because we compare various retailers, we can always offer you the best price in town. What do I need to do when picking up a car? To pick up your car, you will need your voucher, passport, driver's license and a credit card. It is very important that your driver's license and credit card are in the same name as the main driver. Keep in mind that the local rental company will reserve a certain amount on your credit card as a deposit. This requires the PIN code for your credit card. If your driver's license is foreign (for example, in Chinese), you must bring a translation with you. Only your original passport and driver's license will be accepted - a copy is not sufficient. Are there any additional costs? Our rates are all-inclusive. Our reservation department will inform you in advance should additional costs apply. You can always cancel your booking free of charge if you do not agree (this must be done at least 48 hours prior to the start of the car hire period). What kind of insurance is applicable to my car rental? In general, Liability Insurance, Fire Insurance, All-Risks Insurance and Theft Insurance are included in the cost of your rental car. What is a worry-free label? This label indicates that a rental car satisfies the following requirements: Unlimited kilometers, no excess liability (and no excess cover available), sustainable energy policy, and that the car rental company has a good reputation. Availability of cars satisfying these four requirements will speed up the selection of a suitable vehicle for you. How can I change or cancel my reservation? You can cancel your reservation through "My Account". We recommend contacting us by phone if your changes to your booking or cancellation takes place at short notice (48 hours or less). When will I get a confirmation of my booking? Most reservations will receive confirmation within minutes after payment takes place. We recommend contacting our Booking Department for last minute reservations (pick-up within 48 hours). Which car rental companies are compared by EasyTerra Car Rental? at this location
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