Tuesday, 28 October 2008

Angles sur l'Anglin

medieval archway

This picture was taken in Angles sur l'Anglin, considered to be one of the most beautiful villages of France. The name angles sur l'Anglin is thought to derive from the same Germanic tribe that also gave its name to England.  It is a medieval village with a good strategic position perched on top of a hill.  However there were people in the area well before that time, and prehistoric remains have been found.

The archway above leads to cellars beneath, which were used for storing salt traded at the medieval fairs, and also for smuggled salt. 

ruined castle

The château Guichard

château ruins and mill

The château Guichard with the mill below viewed from the bridge.Reblog this post [with Zemanta]


  1. Great pictures. Love seeing such beautiful shots of a place that I'll won't get to for some years, if ever. :)

  2. What a beautiful place, and so full of history.

  3. Thank you all three. I put the post up because I was considering the "My world" series of photos. Then I had second thoughts about the commitment so in the end I didn't sign up. It left this post hanging in mid-air in a way, without explanation.

    Angles sur l'Anglin is fairly close by, a pretty place with an interesting history.

  4. Really a nice village.Cool pictures.. Good work

  5. We can see why it might be considered one of the most beautiful villages in France! Imagine how grand the château must have been in its day! Mom thinks they probably had a wonderful wine cellar as well! How nice that some history remains for us to glance back on and see how things were in simpler times.

  6. I so want to be your assistant when you take these pictures.

  7. Very nice pics and interesting read too - thanks for sharing.

  8. this village must be visited! The site on the photos is beautiful!

  9. @infoscian, thanks!
    @G&G, I'm certain it had massive wine cellars:) You're right about being able to look back on history, it's very important I think.
    @Debbie, you would be most welcome to come along with me. It's be great!
    @Renny, thanks to you too.
    @Claudie, it really is a lovely place, small, but I'd recommend it for a visit.


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