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Village origins and history

Typical vendeen village Angles has several places of interest to see…

Village origins

Les toîts du village d'Angles

Angles roots date back to the 11th century. There are two paths of thought as to how the name of Angles came to be…

Village origins

Le port of Moricq

L'ancien port de Moricq

The Port of Moricq had busy maritime links up until the late 1800’s and was classed the main exporter of cereals on the Atlantic coast in 1844…See its story.

Le port of Moricq

Lets We Forget - Halifax RAF Aircrash

L'halifax

24 th July 1941, Royal Airforce plane brought down by German army fighter aircraft.

Lets We Forget - Halifax RAF Aircrash

Architecture

Les murs d'Angles: pierres calcaires d'origine

Fortunately Angles has managed to retain much of its original village charm and architectural character, unlike most of its neighbouring seaside resorts.

Architecture

Octroi

L'octroi d'Angles

This square stone building is situated sitting astride the Canal de Bourasses in the direction of the « Port de Moricq ».

Octroi

Church Our Lady Of Angel

Le portail: entrée de l'église d'Angles

The church of « Our Lady of Angels », classified religious heritage dating back to 1080 situated in the heart of the village.

Church Our Lady Of Angel

The Tower of Moricq

La Tour de Moricq

This medieval watchtower originally built to protect the inhabitants and the local economy, used as a prison during the wars of religion, and later as a storage granary…

The Tower of Moricq