On one side, the castles of the Loire, on the other, the Marais poitevin: the Vienne is well surrounded! The natural sites but also the heritage and the gentle way of life of Poitiers, the capital, are enough to keep you in a stopover. The tourist highlight of this destination is undoubtedly the Futuroscope, a leisure park with a theme of technology, science and anticipation where you can learn by playing. Among the other possibilities: indulge yourself at the Spa de La Roche-Posay, discover the Cité de l'écrit et des métiers du livre in the medieval district of Montmorillon, follow in the footsteps (parietal sculptures) of our ancestors in the Roc-aux-Sorciers sub-rock shelter, occupied 15,000 years ago, near Angles-sur-l'Anglin, one of the Most Beautiful Villages in France. Another testimony of ancient times, Chauvigny and its collegiate church Saint-Pierre, a jewel of Romanesque art, will leave you with unforgettable memories. Lovers of animal parks will go from the Valley of the Monkeys to the Planet of Crocodiles, including the Giants of the Sky (birds of prey) and the 10 Aquariums of the Washhouse.

As for the producers and chefs of the Vienne, they delight you with some traditional recipes, including stuffed Poitou, and local products. The sweet beaks will draw from chocolates, honeys, biscuits and discover the local speciality of the crushed Poitou, a cake that is broken with a punch in its centre. Vienne is home to several microbreweries and 2 vineyards with a PDO (Haut-Poitou and Saumur) to discover by taking the Wine Route.

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When to go to Vienne?

When to go to Vienna? July is the hottest month and January is the coldest month. Rain is frequent but you can visit the architectural heritage, animal parks and of course the Futuroscope all year round, which you will appreciate even better outside the peak tourist season (summer). The Christmas market with its small chalets on the main square of the town hall and the illuminations of Poitiers add to the magic of the end of year celebrations. The gourmet animations too. For water sports, sailing, canoeing and swimming, you have the choice of spots, but to enjoy them, the season runs from mid-June to early September. Fishermen only need to find out when the fishery is open to enjoy a destination rich in first-class fish, rivers and water points, and fishing routes.

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