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Getting There — About two TGV trains per hour (trip time: 55 min.) and a handful of regular trains (trip time: 1.5 hr. or 1 hr. high-speed) arrive every day from Bordeaux; the one-way fare is 20€. Frequent train service also arrives from Saintes (trip time: 1 hr.) and Poitiers (trip time: 45 min.). From Paris’s Montparnasse Station, some 15 TGV trains make the trip daily (trip time: 1 hr., 18 min. with the new high-speed TGV); the one-way fare is 35€ to 85€. For train information and schedules, visit www.oui.sncf or call tel. 36-35 (.40€/min.). Véolia (www.vtpc.fr; tel. 05-45-95-95-99) runs eight buses per day between Cognac and Angoulême. The trip takes 1 hr. and costs 4.50€ each way. If you’re driving from Bordeaux, take N10 northeast to Angoulême.

Visitor Information — The Office de Tourisme is at place des Halles (www.angouleme-tourisme.com; tel. 05-45-95-16-84).

Note: This information was accurate when it was published, but can change without notice. Please be sure to confirm all rates and details directly with the companies in question before planning your trip.