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An­gles-sur-l’Anglin is a mem­ber of the As­so­ci­a­tion des Plus Beaux Vil­lages de France. There are cur­rently 153 plus beaux vil­lages in France and only seven of the vil­lages are in Poitou-Char­entes. There are three es­sen­tial ‘en­try’ qual­i­fi­ca­tions for would-be can­di­dates: • the vil­lage must have fewer than 2,000 in­hab­i­tants • there must be at least two ‘listed’ sites • the ap­pli­ca­tion must be sup­ported by the town coun­cil

The se­lec­tion is ex­tremely rig­or­ous and only one in five ap­pli­cants is ac­cepted. Mem­ber­ship is not for life as vil­lages are in­spected about ev­ery seven or eight years and can be ex­cluded if they don’t come up to scratch. This means that the to­tal num­ber of vil­lages can change from year to year.

If you want to visit a plus beau vil­lage and are look­ing for ac­com­mo­da­tion you can now book it via the web­site: les-plus-beaux-vil­

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