Frieze from the premier arcade on the western front of Angouleme Cathedral
Angoulême Cathedral (Cathédrale Saint-Pierre d'Angoulême) is a Roman Catholic church in Angoulême, Charente, France. The church was first consecrated in 1017, but the citizens of the town felt it was too small. They had a new church built which was finished in 1128. It's facade is decorated with more than 70 sculptures organised around the themes of the Last Judgement and the Ascension. These two main features are intermingled with scenes of everyday life, such as hunting, paintstaking labour and hardship.