Volunteers Explore Angoulême!

After all the volunteers had completed their long journey to Brossac and had spent the first night in their new home at La Giraudière, the group of international volunteers decided to explore Angoulême the provincial capital of the Charente department.

The Charente River in Angouleme

The idea of taking a day off to visit this beautiful city was suggested by the project manager, Paul Rice and the volunteers just love it.

One of the many street murals of Angoulême
One of the “street murals” of Angoulême

Known as “La cité de la bande dessinée“, it is full of street art, paintings, culture and shops with different regional products made in Charente.

Our volunteers enjoyed a day visiting the monuments of the city, walking through the pedestrian street, checking out the street art and also having a nice picnic next to the river.

Erasmus volunteers from: Greece, Portugal and Spain visit Angouleme
Erasmus Volunteers from: Greece, Portugal and Spain

Discover the “must do” in Angoulême according to our volunteers:
– Visit the street murals (free maps available in the tourism office!)
– Picnic next to the Charente river
– Visit the Cathedral and it’s museum
– Visit the museum of “bande dessinée”
– Attend the Festival International de la Bande Dessinée
– Do a boat trip on Charente river

If you are interested in joining the international group of volunteers at La Giraudière, you can read more about the Erasmus project at Erasmus Project in France or you can visit the International volunteer’s website at Volunteering in France.

About La Giraudiere

The whole idea of the La Giraudiere project is for people of all backgrounds, all ages, all nationalities to have the chance to live together learn about each others lifestyle exchange their knowledge, experiences and skills whilst living and working together in France and at the same time helping, improving and adding to the Project for those to come in the future. To see the different types of volunteers work that has been done and what is still required visit our website
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