Photographer's Note

July 16th, 2010
Angles-sur-l'Anglin 860004 86260
Vienne Poitou-Charentes
46.696 0.887 100 m

A good angle, Angles-sur-l'Anglin

The castle.
The village.

Castle of the 12th 15th centuries, mentioned in 1025. Historic building since 1926.

The "tour de la prison, the tower of the prison, the Amallec tower, the "petit château", small castle, and the curtains dominate the course of the ANGLIN river, tributary of the GARTEMPE river, approximately 50 m. The castle extended in the beginning over a 230 meters length.

The castle is in the beginning a episcopal fortress. It was owned by, inter alia, Guichard d'Angles, which took part in the battle of Nouaillé-Maupertuis and which due following the traity of Brétigny, May 8th, 1360, to yield the fortress to the English, whom Du Guesclin, 1320-1380, took again in 1372.
After the Hundred Years' War at the 14th 15th centuries, after the wars of religion at the 16th century, after the disorders of "La Fronde" at the 17th century, after the French revolution at the 18th century, the fortress became a ruin, now property of the commune.

ANGLES-SUR-L'ANGLIN is a french commune, located in the department of Vienne of the Poitou-Charentes area, populated of 365 Anglois in 1999, distributed out of 15 km², that is to say 25 hab./km².

The ANGLIN river valley was occupied since prehistory, of many people left the traces of their passage there.
The Germanic tribe, the ANGLES, would have been established under the reign of Charlemagne at the bank of the river, from where its name and then the name of the village, following the example of Great Britain or England, Angleterre, which they contributed to invade at the 5th century.

Angles-sur-l'Anglin, one of the most beautiful villages of France.

My images of Angles-sur-l'Anglin.
My images of the Gartempe Valley.

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