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The Interpretation Center of the Sorcerer Roc shows you some of the most beautiful prehistorical sculptures known today.
Sculptures made by the Magdalenians here 15,000 years ago are bison, goats, horses, felines, bodies of women.
2 Route des Certeaux, 86260 Angles sur l'Anglin
From the parking located above the ruins of the castle, the museum is located 30 meters up, first right, then to 100 meters.
Angles sur l'Anglin is about at 20km from La Roche Posay, approximately at 50km at the South of Chatellerault (Chatellerault is accessible via the highway A10).
N 46Â°42'00'' E 00Â°52'59''
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The tour, guided or free, takes 1h30.
The center can welcome disable persons.
The interpretive center is open according to the following schedule:
- From April to June & from September to early November, from 10:00 to 12:30 and from 13:30 to 18:30 (ticket office closes at 17.30): Open from Wednesday to Sunday. Open daily during school holidays (all school areas) and open during bank holidays.
- On July & August from 10:00 to 12:30 and from 13:30 to 19:00 (ticket office closes at 18:00): Open every day
- On November, December, February & March, from 10:30 to 12:30 and from 13:30 to 17:30 (ticket office closes at 16:30): Open to groups under reservation, but for all public every Sunday and during school holidays (Christmas & February school holidays, all areas)
- Annual closure from the end of the Christmas holidays until January the 31st.
Disclaimer : The management team of the destination has the possibility to change the opening days and hours without prior communication.
Located in one of the most beautiful villages of France, the Interpretation Center shows the discoveries with a modern perspective, and is divided into two parts.
The first one presents a multimedia show where, on a reproduction of the cave and its sculptures, the images are displayed.
The storytellers that you will hear will send you 15,000 years in the past.
Then, when you leave the dark room and the echoes of drums behind you, you contemplate the sculptures overlooking the beautiful valley of the river the Anglin.
The original frieze is located 1.5 km from the center of Interpretation Center and is not open to the visits (for preservation purpose).
The guided tour is excellent and you will understand how our ancestors have used many times the same drawings, to erase the frescoes and evolve them according to their customs and time.
So, you will see how a buffalo became an ibex through the state of a horse!
Three words only describe this place: beautiful, exciting, impressive.
After having visited the interpretive center, you will be able to enjoy the village ... so charming!
If you want to eat (lunch or dinner) in the good restaurant the 'Lion d'Or', you better book in advance.
On January the 12th, 2015, the Community Council of Val de Gartempe decided to stop operating the Interpretation Centre of The-Wizards-Roc of Angles-sur-Anglin.
A collective support was formed on Facebook and a petition was launched to "commit to support culture in rural areas by enabling structures that act everyday, run and support against short-term political and economic rationalization of culture."
Genius Tour partnered to communicate the link to reach the collective support. Thanks to many initiatives and the 2250 signatures, on July the 15th, 2016, the Center reopened with a 25 years authorization.