Angoulême: online we like its bars, less its streets

Or:” Residents truly believe that Angoulême is the tip of the pinnacle when this city clearly smells of loss. » These are excerpts…

Or:” Residents truly believe that Angoulême is the tip of the pinnacle when this city clearly smells of loss. » These are excerpts from comments about Angoulême on the website ville-ideale.fr.which lists 117 ratings with an overall score of 5.41 out of 10 (see also opposite).

Ghost town outside the festival

Dead city outside the festival, shops closing one by one towards the suburbs “, complains “PaSang”. An observation that can be made in many medium-sized cities in France. “Arcane” refers to ” roads in poor condition, broken roads, potholes […], the ugly Espace Franquin, all blackened grey. Lighting the night to pity with these old yellow lamps, it seems as if time has stopped in the Middle Ages. »


The state of the road collects the largest number of comments on the Internet.

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Some netizens are more constructive, so FireCat likes it “City on a human scale where life is good to raise a family, affordable real estate prices, ideal sea/mountain location, Paris by TGV […]very nice warehouses, shops…”but regrets certain achievements “like the Champ de Mars, a disastrous project that led to the desertification of this space, too bad”.

Bar managers are popular in the network

Special mention to bar owners who are popular on the internet. ” The bar managers are very nice », for Sourire Angoulême. “ In terms of bars, the small downtown district of Angoulême is more active than Limoges…” offers “All Refund” on the Bien-dans-ma-ville.fr website and qualifies as “ serious mistake because he left Angoulême for Limoges..

But what do Angoumoisins think of this avalanche of negative comments, not always in good faith? A brief visit to Les Halles confirms some critics by further highlighting the city’s attractions. The quality of the condition of roads and parking lots is unanimously against this: “ I’ve been here thirty years, I don’t understand how it stays like this », points out Bob over his coffee at Les Halles, which they think they were « very well renovated, a very welcoming place “.

“I like being here especially for the people, and then we are located in the middle of several terroirs with good products from everywhere, foie gras, cognac, limousine…” this native Englishman, Angoumois at heart, salivates. Annie and Didier, young pensioners from Saint-Yrieix as “thea culture, colleges and high schools “but sorry” growing insecurity that is not talked about enough in the media “. Reviews left by Armelle: The uncertainty is no worse than elsewhere. I regularly go to the theater and walk the streets at night. I never had a problem. “One everywhere, the ball in the center.

Inatosuri would like to have Paris in Angoulême

Other reviews for Bob: Pool, only one and in addition several pools will be closed. incomprehensible. » « Cleanliness in the city is also a problem with the insolence of people taking out the garbage at all times. “, his table neighbor is full.

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Old Angoulême, a little gem

The city’s strengths? ” Definitely the comic book festival, the French language film festival and the whole ecosystem that has been created around the image. It’s fabulous, it attracts a lot of people “, adds Armelle who does not rule out that the angry will find that we can no longer circulate at this time. “ We can’t stop people from whining. In the end they would like to have Paris, but in Angoulême. And then it takes time to integrate, like everywhere. »

With its small medieval streets, restaurants, Vieil-Angoulême is a little gem, but people don’t necessarily realize it anymore », philosopher Bob.

What are the ratings of her neighbors?

The overall score obtained by Angoulême on the site is 5.41 out of 10. Culture (6.38) and education (5.89) are first. At the bottom of the ranking, security receives a score of 4.68. An overall result that should be put into perspective as comments began to be left in Angoulême in… 2013.
By comparison, neighboring cities receive fairly similar ratings: Périgueux (5.77), Poitiers (6.05), Royan (6.45), but it would take about ten fan ratings of around 9 to change the results very quickly.

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