Activities

If activities are your preference, there are nearby facilities to sail, kayak, go-cart, offroad/four-wheel drive , cycle, swim and water ski or even take flying lessons.

Theme Parks

Poitiers has the world famous Futuroscope theme park.

 

Auto Racing

 

The Circuit du Val de Vienne where both motor racing and motor cycle racing takes place is only 20 minutes drive away.

 

Tourist attractions and activities in La Vienne

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Outdoors and Nature

La Petite Suisse is a beautiful walk which is right on our doorstep, where the region can be discovered with its stunning, picturesque scenery, tranquillity and
peaceful surroundings. There are many fresh water rivers and lakes to paddle in and refresh sore feet or alternatively for fishing.

There are many places where you can see local nature, wonderful birds such as Golden Oriels, Cranes, Hoopoes and Buzzards. Within 5 minutes drive is the Vallée des Cerfs, Deer farm where you can have a guided tour, taking in not only the deer but also many other farm animals - lambs in early spring, ducklings, chicks and many wild animals such as red squirrels, crickets, swifts and swallows. Hacks out on horseback are another way that the countryside can be enjoyed at the deer farm. Locally produced products can also be purchased.

Surprisingly, there is a Bison farm within 20 minutes drive and jeep rides can be taken here to admire these huge and wonderful beasts.

Town and Markets

Within 20 minutes drive is the small town of Confolens where there is a beautiful bridge, plus other interesting sights including an old castle at St Germain de Confolens just on the outskirts

 

Ten minutes away, L'Isle Jourdain features a spectacular viaduct, where in the summer months you can bungee jump. It also has a big market once a month on the 20th and a smaller market each Saturday.

 

There are many other markets to choose from, where local produce can be purchased. Two large cities Poitiers and Limoges are only 50 minutes drive away. They both have an array of excellent shops. Not forgetting Limoges has a thriving porcelain industry with many factory shops, where you can actually purchase porcelain by weight!

Other Tourist Attractions

Other nearby tourist attractions are the Cité de l'Ecrit at Montmorillion, which hosts a fascinating collection of manuscripts.

Also, at Romagne is The Vallée des Singes, a monkey conservation park, boasting a magnificent collection of Gorillas amongst many other species.