Why are comic fans heading to Charente?

Why are comic fans heading to Charente?

Fields of sunflowers stretched as far as the eye can see, decorated but quiet villages, this is Charente. But soon this picturesque region of western France is set to welcome more than 200,000 comic book fans. Every year the town of Angoulême in Charente, plays host to "The Festival International de la Bande Dessinée d’Angoulême which is one of the largest comic book festivals in the world. The 4-day festival (running from 29 January – 1 February) will see fans will take part in a series of workshops, debates, and exhibitions as well as enjoying the performances and live arts on offer. Participants attend from all over the world, last year there was an incredible 48 countries represented.

The festival is renowned for awarding several prestigious cartooning awards including the lifetime achievement award, Grand Prix d’Angoulême. The whole festival is a fantastic family event and even the children have a chance of winning an award for their wonderful cartoon creations.

Exhibitions this year will include a tribute to last years Grand Prix winner Calvin and Hobbes. The cartoon author, Bill Watterson, put down his pencil to the cult series nearly 20 years ago. Interestingly, even though Calvin and Hobbes was a huge international success, Bill Watterson has always refused to appear in public and has rarely given interviews.

The festival is certainly a wonderful experience for all involved, but what should you do when the lights go down and the festival disbands?

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For those who are seeking something elegant and refined, may we introduce you to this exquisite 19th century Chateau. Perfectly placed within 7 ha of land and situated between the Charente and the Dordogne, is this the location of your French dream? With its huge and opulent hallway this home will welcome your guests with class and sophistication.

Comic lover or not, there are a wealth of wonders for you to discover within Charente. Contact us today and let us select a collection of properties from which we know you will find your new home in France.