The Roc aux Sorciers site
Angles sur l'Anglin
Angles is believed to be one of the most beautiful villages in France because of its historical wealth.
People have lived on the banks of the Anglin since prehistoric times. The Magdalenian sculptures of Roc-aux-Sorciers prove it. They are the largest in Europe dated – 14,000 years.
To visit: the impressive ruins of the castle (XI-XVth century), which overhang 50 meters the valley of Anglin and the lower town. (Visit the castle in July and August). You can see the Chapel of St. Croix which remains of the monastery built in the eleventh century and the cemetery of the lower town with its cross hosannière of the fourteenth century.
Angles sur l’Anglin, “one of the Most Beautiful Villages of France”, shelters a treasure of the prehistoric art: a carved frieze, engraved and painted, unique in the world!
The Roc des Sorciers site, discovered in 1950 at the foot of a cliff on the banks of the Anglin, is an inhabited and carved rock shelter dating back to 15,000 years ago.
The discovery of prehistoric works carved on 20 meters long in this shelter makes the Roc -aux-Sorciers a major prehistoric site.
This fabulous unique frieze reveals the world of men Cro-Magnon, populated by ibex, bison, horses, felines, reindeer and human figures, including the exceptional set of three women sculpted.
The Roc-aux-Sorciers Interpretation Center invites you to discover this heritage, through innovative scenography and real size renditions, one of which is fully tactile.
Accessible to people with reduced mobility, tactile frieze, Quality Label Vienne.
Finally! Launch by the Ministry of Culture of the website dedicated to the carved shelters of Prehistory. Browse freely among these treasures of prehistoric art yet so little known, rock carvings dating from almost 15,000 years ago.
The sculpted frieze Roc-aux-Sorciers is beautifully put forward …
Roc aux Sorciers
2, route des Certeaux
Angles sur Anglin
tel : +33 (0)5 49 83 37 27
Distance 37 km
A village full of charm not to be missed…