Rainy Day Ideas
Monolithic Church of Saint-Jean of Aubeterre
TICKETS CAN BE PURCHASED AT THE ENTRANCE – GUIDED TOURS AND AUDIO GUIDES ARE AVAILABLE.
July 1st till August 31 from 9.30 – 7pm
September 1st till Juin 30th from 9.30 to 12.30 and from 2pm to 6pm. (Closed on Chrismas day and new years day)
The Angoulême museum is accessed through a sunny garden near the St Pierre d'Angoulême Cathedral. This museum offers free access to collections ranging from the geology of the Charente (dinosaur sites of Angeac-Charente and Cherves) in the Fine Arts through archeology (collections discoveries in Angoumois) and non-European arts.
Angouleme has the distinction of having a Romanesque Cathedral, not a Gothic one like many other cities in France. The carved facade is the masterpiece of the Cathedral. Several themes are represented: Evangelization, the Ascension of Christ and the Doomsday. To the right of the portal, you will see a hunting scene and a carved frieze depicting a cavalry battle inspired by the Song of Roland. Paul Abadie's son who was also an architect undertook an extensive campaign of restoration in the 19th century. Since 2000, the works of smartening up and restoration has been continuing.