Vienne
Châtellerault
Châtellerault The Essential
The origins and name of the town date back to a castle built in the 10C by Ayraud, Viscount of Poitou. The town then developed on both banks of the River Vienne at the end of its navigable section. The right bank is a pleasant place for a walk, with its pedestrian area and tree-lined avenues. But these days there are more signs of activity on the other side of the river, since the renovation of the old Manu industrial site which houses a cultural and leisure complex set in an area full of greenery.

Must see

Michelin's recommendations for Châtellerault
Henri IV Bridge
Henri IV Bridge
The bridge (Pont Henri IV), flanked by
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La Manu
La Manu
In a green setting, the renovated
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Hôtel Sully
Hôtel Sully
The Hôtel Sully (17C) houses a
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Descartes House
Descartes House
The Maison Descartes is a 16C family
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Envigne Canal
Envigne Canal
Flanked by the skating rink and by a
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Car, Motorcycle and Bicycle Museum
Car, Motorcycle and Bicycle Museum
The early days and the growing