A French immersion course based on local cultural activities

Angoulême boasts a rich cultural heritage and history guaranteed to fascinate and enchant. Within its protective circle of ramparts, the medieval city of Angoulême is rich in history; boasting an 11th century Romanesque cathedral and a charming old town of narrow cobbled streets which now plays host to a range of galleries, restaurants, boutiques and markets. Although strongly rooted in its heritage, Angoulême today is a dynamic town that, as well as being the cultural centre for the region, is internationally famous as the Capital of the Comic Book with an annual festival and a series of cartoon-style murals around the town centre. Looking down from the ramparts, the river Charente meanders through some of the most fertile land in France, the region being famous for its butter, oysters, goat cheese and…of course…its Cognac. During your French immersion course you will have the opportunity to discover and to learn not only the language but also the culture thanks to the regional diversity. Please use the links below to find out more about the art, culture and gastronomy of Angoulême and its region :