The Angoulême Festival will run from Thursday 28 January to Sunday 31 January 2021, and from Wednesday 27 January for professionals (one day earlier).
Wednesday 27 January will be professionals only :
- Opening of the Reception Area to journalists and professionals,
- Opening of the Press Room and Global Rights Market,
- Programme of the Guided Tours around the exhibitions for journalists, authors, and publishers.
- Opening Evening, Grand Prix announcement.
Opening hours for Exhibitors
- Wednesday 27 January 2021 from 8am to 8pm
- Thursday 28 January 2021 from 9am to 8pm
- Friday 29 January 2021 from 9am to 8pm
- Saturday 30 January 2021 from 9am to 8pm
- Sunday 31 January 2021 from 9am to 11pm
Opening hours for the public
- Thursday 28 January 2021 from 10am to 7pm
- Friday 29 January 2021 from 10am to 7pm
- Saturday 30 January 2021 from 10am to 8pm
- Sunday 31 January 2021 from 10am to 6pm
- Open till late
Saturday 30 January 2021, until 8pm
Exhibitor Badges to be ordered via our website under ‘demande d’accréditation/request for accreditation’, using the login details sent to you by email. The number of badges depends on the surface area of the booth. Extra badges will be charged.
Delivery and Installation
Booth installation will vary according to the venue and layout booked (bare space or pre-equipped booth). A special guide detailing the Festival delivery procedures will be sent to each exhibitor.
Parking areas dedicated to Exhibitors :
- Le Monde des Bulles: Jules Michelet car park
- Le Nouveau Monde: loading / unloading on Avenue des Maréchaux, parking spaces on Rue J&J Tharaud
- Para-BD: Avenue de Cognac
- La Gatine car park (book your space via GESTA, form upon request – charged parking spaces)
“Parking in the unloading area is strictly prohibited.”
Each vehicle must display a ‘Parking’ badge to access the reserved parking areas, within the limit of available spaces. The driver must also show his/her Exhibitor Badge.
How to get to the Festival
By car :
- From Bordeaux via RN10: 120 km (1h30’)
- From Paris via A10 and RN10: 450 km (4h40’)
- From Lyon: 516 km (5h20’)
- From Marseille: 760 km (7h15’)
- From Brussels: 760 km (8h10’)
- From Barcelona: 750 km (7h30’)
By train :
- Paris - Angoulême: 2 hrs*
- Poitiers - Angoulême: 40 min*
- Bordeaux - Angoulême: 35 min*
- Saint-Pierre-des-Corps (Tours) - Angoulême: 1 hr 20 min*
*average travel time
Ticket sales and information available in SNCF stations and shops, by phone at 3635, and in SNCF-approved travel agencies.
By plane :
- Bordeaux-Mérignac International Airport
- Paris-Charles de Gaulle (Roissy) Airport
The following three agencies are at the disposal of Festival-goers and Comics Professionals to find a hotel or other accommodation in and around Angoulême for the entire duration of the Festival.
OFFICE DE TOURISME DU PAYS D’ANGOULÊME
Place des Halles
16007 ANGOULEME Cedex - France
Tél : 05 45 95 16 84
Fax : 05 45 95 91 76
AGENCE DE DÉVELOPPEMENT ET DE RÉSERVATION TOURISTIQUES CHARENTE TOURISME
21 rue d’Iéna
Tél : 05 45 69 79 09
Fax : 05 45 69 48 60
GÎTES DE FRANCE DE LA CHARENTE
21 rue d’Iéna
Tél : 05-45-69-48-64
Fax : 05-46-50-54-46
The Exhibitors’ booths are spread throughout the city in temporary pop-up buildings that are ‘CTS compliant’ (marquees, tents, and temporary structures) as per the following themed areas:
- MONDE DES BULLES
- MANGA CITY
- NOUVEAU MONDE
- BD ALTERNATIVE
- PARA BD
- GLOBAL RIGHTS MARKET.