with it’s striking ruined cliff-top castle is
widely acknowledged as one of the most beautiful
villages of France (‘plus
beaux villages de France’ ) and its medieval streets testify to
its rich historical past - it was the last stronghold of
the English in the hundred years war.
If you know where to
look there are some quiet secluded spots to fish or
relax and paint (the area attracts many artists) and
where you can slip into ‘relax mode’ with ease.
first Sunday of August there is a spectacular fireworks display with the castle and the
river as a backdrop. The spectacle begins at
and with a Fete in the afternoon you can spend a very
pleasant day here.
There is a nice
eating area in the centre of the village which is served
by a couple of good little restaurants- ideal for
coffees -plus there there are others in this charming
village offering a variety of eating options. There is
also a plethora of antique / brocante shops to wander
through or to just window shop.
Newly opened at Angles-sur-l'Anglin in the spring of
2008 is the Roc Aux Sorciers ( witches rock). This is
the site of prehistoric carvings dating from 14
000 years ago. They are said to be the most important
carvings of their type in Europe. The sculpture was discovered
in 1950 but has been inaccessible to the public in order
to conserve it. Now a replica has been made in order
that everyone can admire this important prehistoric