The Historical medieval fortified city of Angouleme, back in the day as a fort, it would have resembled Carcassonne, surrounded by its remparts every now and then a tower popping out, however, today many things have changed, the remparts still survive and today host part of the track for the Circuit des Remparts each year, The area made famous by comics and cigarette rolling papers, there are lots of paintings are dotted around the town, there are ruins to see too..

In 2016 after being defaced, the local council decided to demolish the Simpson building.