Angliers, Charente-Maritime

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Skyline of Angliers
Location of Angliers
Angliers is located in France
Angliers is located in Nouvelle-Aquitaine
Coordinates: 46°12′46″N 0°56′55″W / 46.2128°N 0.9486°W / 46.2128; -0.9486Coordinates: 46°12′46″N 0°56′55″W / 46.2128°N 0.9486°W / 46.2128; -0.9486
ArrondissementLa Rochelle
IntercommunalityAunis Atlantique
 • Mayor (2014-2020) Didier Taupin
10.74 km2 (4.15 sq mi)
 • Density97/km2 (250/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+01:00 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+02:00 (CEST)
INSEE/Postal code
17009 /17540
Elevation1–19 m (3.3–62.3 ft)
(avg. 6 m or 20 ft)
1 French Land Register data, which excludes lakes, ponds, glaciers > 1 km2 (0.386 sq mi or 247 acres) and river estuaries.

Angliers is a French commune in the Charente-Maritime department in the Nouvelle-Aquitaine region of south-western France.

The inhabitants of the commune are known as Anglésiens or Anglésiennes.[2]


Entry sign to Angliers (in fog)

Angliers is located some 15 km north-east of La Rochelle and 15 km south by south-east of Marans. National highway N11 (E601) passes through the north of the commune and there is an exit at the north-eastern tip of the commune to the D109 road which runs south through the commune to Vérines. Access to the village is by a country road off the D109. There is also the D203E1 road running from the hamlet of Saint-Gilles west to Loiré. Apart from the village, there are also the hamlets of Le Grand Peu, Saint-Gilles, and Les Loges. The commune is entirely farmland.[3]

Angliers commune is divided into two clearly distinct parts:

  • To the west, the commune is a part of the plain of Aunis and is characterized by rolling limestone hills.
  • To the east is a marsh which is part of the Marais Poitevin.

The swamp is drained by the waters of the Curé river which is a small coastal river and serves as the eastern boundary of the commune. This river has its source in the commune of Saint-Georges-du-Bois and becomes a Canal before emptying into the Bay of Aiguillon. It is called the Canal du Curé at Angliers. Formerly, the eastern part of Angliers was always flooded along the road north of the commune that joins the village of Le Grand Peu to Nuaillé-d'Aunis. Angliers is at the southern limit of the Marais Poitevin.


Railway Stations and Halts
Airports and aerodromes

Neighbouring communes and villages[3][edit]


The history of Angliers before Gallo-Roman times has been lost, as with many neighbouring communes. However, a few important remains have been found. Sarcophagi found in the 19th century at Gillebergère are not necessarily from those remote times. Ancient relics are rare but the door of the church dates from 1100/1130. It once came under the Abbey of Nieul-sur-l'Autise. This church has undergone many changes throughout its history mainly because of the Hundred Years War and the Wars of Religion. The fighting that took place around the castles of Benon, Nuaillé-d'Aunis, and Surgères suggest many passages by the Port Bertrand through the east of Angliers to the town of La Rochelle.


The Town Hall

List of Successive Mayors[4]

From To Name Party Position
2001 Current Didier Taupin PS Sports Instructor

(Not all data is known)


Historical population
Angliers War Memorial

Distribution of Age Groups[edit]

The population of the town is relatively young. The proportion of persons above the age of 60 years (10.3%) is lower than the national (21.6%) and the departmental average (28.1%). Unlike the national and departmental proportions, the male population of the town is greater than the female population (50.5% against 48.4% nationally and 48.2% at the departmental level).

Percentage Distribution of Age Groups in Angliers and Charente-Maritime Department in 2009

Angliers Angliers Charente-M Charente-M
Age Range Men Women Men Women
0 to 14 Years 24.1 20.9 17.2 15.1
15 to 29 Years 17.9 22.3 16.5 14.4
30 to 44 Years 31.4 29.1 18.7 17.9
45 to 59 Years 17.4 16.3 21.0 20.8
60 to 74 Years 6.7 7.7 17.2 17.8
75 to 89 Years 2.5 3.1 9.0 12.4
90 Years+ 0.0 0.6 0.5 1.5


Culture and heritage[edit]

The old Mill

Civil heritage[edit]

The commune has a number of buildings and structures that are registered as historical monuments:

  • The Logis de Ré Manor (17th century)Logo monument historique - rouge sans texte.svg[5]
  • The Chateau de Ré Manor (18th century)Logo monument historique - rouge sans texte.svg[6]
  • A Farmhouse at Saint-Eloi (1903)Logo monument historique - rouge sans texte.svg[7]
  • A House at Le Peu (19th century)Logo monument historique - rouge sans texte.svg[8]
  • A Farmhouse at Mouche de Ne (1773)Logo monument historique - rouge sans texte.svg[9]
  • A House at Les Loges (1866)Logo monument historique - rouge sans texte.svg[10]
  • A Mill at Moulin-Gelot (19th century)Logo monument historique - rouge sans texte.svg[11]
  • Houses and FarmsLogo monument historique - rouge sans texte.svg[12]

Religious heritage[edit]

The Cemetery Cross
The Priory of Saint Peter

The commune has several religious buildings and structures that are registered as historical monuments:

See also[edit]

External links[edit]

Notes and references[edit]



  1. ^ "Populations légales 2016". INSEE. Retrieved 25 April 2019.
  2. ^ Inhabitants of Charente-Maritime ‹See Tfd›(in French)
  3. ^ a b Google Maps
  4. ^ List of Mayors of France
  5. ^ Ministry of Culture, Mérimée IA00043350 Logis de Ré Manor ‹See Tfd›(in French)
  6. ^ Ministry of Culture, Mérimée IA00043351 Chateau de Ré Manor ‹See Tfd›(in French)
  7. ^ Ministry of Culture, Mérimée IA00043352 Farmhouse at Saint-Eloi ‹See Tfd›(in French)
  8. ^ Ministry of Culture, Mérimée IA00043349 House at Le Peu ‹See Tfd›(in French)
  9. ^ Ministry of Culture, Mérimée IA00043348 Farmhouse at Mouche de Ne ‹See Tfd›(in French)
  10. ^ Ministry of Culture, Mérimée IA00043347 House at Les Loges ‹See Tfd›(in French)
  11. ^ Ministry of Culture, Mérimée IA00043346 Mill at Moulin-Gelot ‹See Tfd›(in French)
  12. ^ Ministry of Culture, Mérimée IA00043344 Houses and Farms ‹See Tfd›(in French)
  13. ^ Ministry of Culture, Mérimée IA00043353 Cemetery Cross ‹See Tfd›(in French)
  14. ^ Ministry of Culture, Mérimée IA00043345 Priory of Saint Peter ‹See Tfd›(in French)Camera aabb.svg
  15. ^ Ministry of Culture, Palissy PM17000009 Baptismal font ‹See Tfd›(in French)Camera aabb.svg
  16. ^ Ministry of Culture, Palissy IM17003246 Stained glass window: Saint Bernadette ‹See Tfd›(in French)
  17. ^ Ministry of Culture, Palissy IM17003245 3 Stained glass windows: Sacred heart of Jesus, Virgin and child, and Saint Peter ‹See Tfd›(in French)
  18. ^ Ministry of Culture, Palissy IM17003198 Bronze bell ‹See Tfd›(in French)
  19. ^ a b Ministry of Culture, Palissy IM17003197 Chalice ‹See Tfd›(in French)
  20. ^ Ministry of Culture, Palissy IM17003196 Pail for holy water ‹See Tfd›(in French)
  21. ^ Ministry of Culture, Palissy IM17003195 Thurible ‹See Tfd›(in French)
  22. ^ Ministry of Culture, Palissy IM17003194 Painting: Saint Peter ‹See Tfd›(in French)
  23. ^ Ministry of Culture, Palissy IM17003193 2 Statues: Saint Joseph with the child Jesus and Saint Theresa of Lisieux ‹See Tfd›(in French)
  24. ^ Ministry of Culture, Palissy IM17003192 Prie-dieu ‹See Tfd›(in French)
  25. ^ Ministry of Culture, Palissy IM17003191 Stoup ‹See Tfd›(in French)
  26. ^ Ministry of Culture, Palissy IM17003190 Baptismal font ‹See Tfd›(in French)
  27. ^ Ministry of Culture, Palissy IM17003189 Altar and Tabernacle ‹See Tfd›(in French)
  28. ^ Ministry of Culture, Palissy IM17003188 Stained glass window: The Theological virtues ‹See Tfd›(in French)