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about la cité internationale de la bande dessinée et de l’image

La Cité internationale de la bande dessinée et de l’image was born from a cross-collaboration between the Charente County council, the French ministry of Culture and Communication, the city of Angoulême and the Poitou-Charentes region.

It includes a museum, a heritage library, a specialized public library, a documentation centre, an international artists’ residence (la maison des auteurs), a high standard reference bookshop, a two-screen art house cinema, a technical multimedia support centre and a panoramic restaurant.

La Cité is housed in three buildings along the Charente river or overlooking it, it is located at the heart of the image centre developed in the département which contributes to the national and worldwide popularity of Angoulême as the world’s city of comics.