The history of the Village

Les Angles is at the southernmost tip of the Capcir. This no doubt explains the origin of its name since it comes from the Latin angulos, meaning remote place.

According to tradition the village once lay 300 metres further north than where it now stands, at “l’Esglèsia Vella” above the Formiguères road just after the last buildings in the village.

It is said that the inhabitants moved into the enclosure of the fortification built to provide greater protection from enemy invasions.