Musée de la Bande Dessinée, Angouleme

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For comic book and graphic novel enthusiasts, the Musée de la Bande Dessinée is a must-see attraction when visiting Belgium. The museum is housed in an impressive Art Nouveau centre designed and built by Victor Horta in 1906. It was opened in October 1989 and features temporary as well as permanent art as well as exhibitions that feature comic books which are related to science fiction, mythology, crime, politics, Wild West, and many other genres. The museum also houses life-size models of comic book characters and scenes. To find out how to plan a trip to Angouleme, use our trip itinerary maker.
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  • The main display is very well laid out, with the items mostly in chronological order, and there are also separate rooms highlighting the work and skills of some of the local artists in the genrs  more »
  • Still a beautiful location and a very successful renovation; the Museum Bookstore and temporary exhibition allows to spend a very nice time
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  • Heritage day, rainy weather: we all go to visit... it's free! Let's start with the Gaumont 120 years expo. The expo is splendid, posters, decorations, costumes and history of Gaumont, is interesting. The exhibition on the history of the comic is more disappointing especially for children. The expo Spirit is in English without translation is not very affordable for children or teens and even for adults. The history of the comic begins Interestingly with old boards and old volumes but remains very down to Earth. Where are the statues of the most known characters (a bit like the entrance)... The Asian comic is not discussed (are we so full of us even for not considering the Asian works as worthy). Missing life in this exhibition. Being a fan of comics, I am disappointed by this exhibition. On the other hand nothing to say about the staff smiling and pleasant.
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  • Very enjoyable - really more for adults than kids. Could have spent all day there.
  • Pretty sweet cartoon museum! They have a big library of comics to look through and buy. The actual museum part wasn't very extensive. Didn't have much to offer for someone who isn't familiar with comics. A big part of it is in French so if you don't read French you get even less but I feel like it would be worth it if comics is your passion. They let you leave the museum and come back later too within the same day so that's chill. It's worth going to check out if you find yourself here.
  • Great musee for comic and cartoon aficionados. Mostly in French, but enough English to get you by.
  • A wonderful museum of the "bandes dessinées", the comic books born in Belgium and France. If you love comics, this is a must-to-go place in Brussels, where temporary exhibitions are hosted along with a permanent collection, like in the museums of traditional art.
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