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Angles-sur-l'Anglin

 

Angles-sur -l'Anglin 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.   

                                          

On the first Sunday of August there is a spectacular fireworks display with the castle and the river as a backdrop. The spectacle begins at 10.30 pm 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 art-work.

 

This is a 'must see' village.

 


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