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Châtellerault

Tourism, holidays & weekends guide in the Vienne

Châtellerault - Tourism, holidays & weekends guide in the Vienne
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The town of Châtellerault, situated on the edge of the River Vienne, has an interesting heritage to explore, from Henri IV bridge and Descartes house to Saint-Jacques church and Sully mansion, home to the municipal museum.

Situated in the Manu, the town's former weapon factory, the Auto Moto Vélo museum traces the history of cars, motorbikes and bicycles through an exhibition of vehicles and other objects.

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Châtellerault

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.

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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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