La Cité Internationale de la Bande Dessinée et de l'Image

Poitou Charentes

At La Cité Internationale de la Bande Dessinée et de l'Image (the International City of Comic Books and the Image) you will uncover a fantastical world where stories and images are united on paper in comic books from all over the world. 3 striking new buildings hold the museum of comic books, a heritage library, specialist public library, bookshop, arts cinema and a panoramic restaurant. The museum has over 8,000 boards and original designs, many from famous authors such as Herge, the creator of Tin Tin.


Places to visit nearby

Angoulême in Poitou-Charentes is an attractive city famous for its International Comic Book Festival and the classic car race, the Circuit des Ramparts.

Saintes in Poitou-Charentes is the second largest city in Charente-Maritime and has an historical heritage dating back to Gallo-Roman times with some excellent ruins of Roman baths and an amphitheatre.

Saint-Émilion in Aquitaine is the oldest wine area in the Bordeaux region and is a pretty medieval town with magnificent underground catacombs.

Nearby attractions

Housed inside what was once Le Nil paper factory, the Musée du Papier is an interesting museum showcasing the manufacturing processes of the paper-milling industry and its products from the 19th century onwards.

For over 200 years Baron Otard cognac has been left to mature in the vaults of the château (the birthplace of François I). The thickness of the château walls make ideal conditions for maturing the eaux de vie and nurturing the...

An absolute must if you are staying in or near Cognac. Visit the most famous cognac distillery in France and have a guided tour to see how it's made.