It is the most important comic book event in the world, the Angoulême Comics Festival welcomes nearly 6,000 comic book professionals from all over the world (artists, authors, publishers, etc.) and more than 220,000 visitors each year in more than 20 different sites in the city of Angoulême. Every year, it is the event for comic book enthusiasts that you should not miss.
The Grand Prize of the 2019 Angoulême Festival was Rumiko TAKAHASHI: Forty years of a dazzling career. She has sold more than 200 million copies worldwide, entered the Eisner Hall of Fame in 2018... Rumiko Takahashi is now rewarded as a major author of world comics.
We'll let you find out who will be the festival's grand prize winner in 2020!
For this new exhibition, the most prestigious fashion houses, such as Dior, Saint-Laurent and Mugler, are lending numerous originals, plates, drawings, fashion clothes and accessories, perfumes, prints and films.
Pop and glamour, the Fashion and Comics exhibition will explore all the facets of the relationship between these two universes: cross-influences, the depiction of elegance and the fashion world in comic stories, the collaborations of comic book authors with fashion catalogues or magazines, paper dolls, etc. Drawing on the collection of the Musée de la bande dessinée as well as on loans from public and private collections (museums, fashion houses, galleries, collectors and artists), it will bring together nearly 200 items, mainly original drawings and plates, but also clothing and fashion accessories, perfumes, printed archives and films. The exhibition is recognised as being of national interest by the Ministry of Culture and Communication. It is therefore a must-see!
In the completely renovated rooms on the ground floor of the Charente, you will discover this exhibition. Five themes make up the tour: the river Charente and its different functions, the main aspects of the paper industry, the many industries of the Charente department, the history of the site over the centuries, the Valley of Images in Angoulême and the training schools. The visit is very interesting and will allow you to learn more about the history of the Charente Maritime.
Here is an exhibition that will put all your senses on standby! Between wave games, seaside nostalgia, sand castles and kites, the Centre International de la Mer explores the sensory universe of the beach. You will discover the graphic, joyful and colourful universe of some illustrators for young people: David Merveille, Suzy Lee, Thierry Dedieu, Delphine Renon, Marjorie Beal, Christian Henrich and animators (Emilie Reynaud, Emmanuel Elliah, Maria Körkel, Jean-François Laguionie). Each of them will bring his or her own poetic, playful, humorous or even playful touch.
On the programme: sensations, experiments and animations!
Here is an exhibition that will delight tourists visiting La Rochelle! The exhibition "Tous à la plage !" is presented in the towers of La Rochelle, in the Tour de la Chaîne. On this occasion, you will be able to observe a panorama of the history of seaside towns in France, with regard to European practices, from the 18th century to the present day.
The Caviar and Sturgeon Inn-Museum is a place of cultural activities that tells the story of French caviar and the European sturgeon of the estuary during the first half of the 20th century.
The old sturgeon inn and the village of St Seurin d'Uzet are historic sites for the preparation and tasting of Gironde caviar, the first caviar produced in France in the 1920s, thanks to the Maison Prunier, a famous Parisian restaurant and historic operator for over 50 years. This is what still earns the village the name of "caviar capital" in France.
Chenac Saint Seurin d'Uzet
After the exceptional success of the previous album, "Thérèse, Vivre d'Amour", it is at the request of a fervent public and thanks to its emblematic interpreter Natasha St-Pier, that a second album, "Aimer, c'est tout donner", is now being released. The poems of the Little Theresa are once again at the heart of this musical project which gives new visibility to this treasure of the Christian faith.
Natasha St-Pier has decided to take to the road again to introduce her new compositions to the public through a 40-date tour in France, a brand new acoustic show!
The Franco-Quebec contemporary art exhibition "Traversiers des Arts" will take place at the Cooperage.
The Syndicat mixte pour la restauration et l'animation du site de Brouage is developing a policy of promoting arts and crafts and every summer, in close collaboration with the Conseil des Métiers d'Art du Québec, organises an exhibition at the Cooperage entitled "Les Traversiers des Arts".
The aim of this exhibition is to make artists and craftsmen from both sides of the Atlantic better known and to showcase unique, original works that are emblematic of the richness and dynamism of contemporary creation. It allows for quality artistic exchanges and deepens the privileged relationship that Brouage has with Quebec. Don't hesitate to visit it!
Whatever the season, a visit to the Charente Maritime is always a pleasure, even if it is in winter 2019. Eden Ouest will appreciate to welcome you in La Rochelle centre, in Charente Maritime in our charming guest house.
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