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Tourism, holidays & weekends guide in the Vienne

Châtellerault - Tourism, holidays & weekends guide in the Vienne

Between Futuroscope and the Loire castles, Country Châtelleraudais offers a wealth of treasures to discover. Since Gallo-Roman times to the Acadian epic, to Cistercian life and the industrial revolution, this area is shaped by centuries of history. For this reason and many others, the Châtelleraudais Country was recently ranked Country of Art and History.

Second city of the department of Vienne Poitiers behind, she has a little more than 35 000 inhabitants. It is the fifth largest regional behind Poitiers, La Rochelle, Angouleme and Niort. This is one of the two sub-prefecture of the department. Important economic and administrative center, despite the closure of the arms factory in 1968, the city, now specializing in high-tech industries (aerospace and automotive) is a tertiary care center.

The Châtellerault basin is one of the major industrial areas of the Poitou-Charentes region: it hosts companies such as Thales Avionics, Fenwick-Linde or Snecma (aerospace engine).

City Châtellerault is also a popular tourist destination rich of monuments such as the Henri IV bridge, completed in 1611, the castle Targé or the Saint-Jacques, located on the way to Saint Jacques de Compostela church.

Travel to the heart of an area to eat in peace.

Geographical information

Tourism label
Latitude46.8164870 (N 46° 48’ 59”)
Longitude0.5481460 (E 0° 32’ 53”)
AltitudeFrom 42m to 134m
Surface area51.93 km²
Population32377 inhabitants
Density623 inhabitants/km²
PrefecturePoitiers (40 km, 33 min)
Insee code86066
IntercommunalityCA du Pays Châtelleraudais

Nearest cities & towns

Antran6.2 km (13 min)
Cenon-sur-Vienne6.6 km (12 min)
Saint-Sauveur7.2 km (11 min)
Ingrandes7.4 km (11 min)
Thuré7.8 km (12 min)
Senillé9.2 km (13 min)
Availles-en-Châtellerault9.3 km (13 min)
Usseau9.4 km (14 min)
Oyré9.5 km (14 min)
Naintré10 km (15 min)
Scorbé-Clairvaux11 km (15 min)
Vaux-sur-Vienne12.4 km (17 min)
Vouneuil-sur-Vienne12.9 km (15 min)
Colombiers13.2 km (18 min)

Things to see and do

Places of interest

Information points
Leisure centres
Natural sites
Performance halls

Events and festivities


Henri IV bridge
Henri IV bridge
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The arms factory
The arms factory
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The gargoyles, an ornament of architecture
The gargoyles, an ornament of architecture
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Visits, leisure and activities nearby

Leisure activities

Last nameActivity typeRateCity
Futuroscope Day Pass
Entertainment42 € Chasseneuil-du-Poitou (22 km)
Futuroscope 2-day Pass
Entertainment79 € Chasseneuil-du-Poitou (22 km)
Futuroscope Evening Ticket
Entertainment20 € Chasseneuil-du-Poitou (22 km)
Le Châtelier Castle music festival
Entertainment12 € Paulmy (27 km)
Inquiry Game Agent R
Entertainment10 € to 12 € Poitiers (31 km)


Last nameOuting typeDifficultyDurationDeparture municipality
HikeEasy1h30Nouâtre (26 km)
Dolus-le-Sec Wind Turbine
Village visitEasy30 minDolus-le-Sec (47 km)
Hamlet of La Basse Chevrière
Village visitEasy3h00Saché (48 km)


Bed & breakfasts

Vacation rentals