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Bonneuil-Matours

Tourism, holidays & weekends guide in the Vienne

Commune de la Vienne, in the region of New-Aquitaine, Bonneuil-Matours takes place in the châtelleraudais country, only 20 km away from Poitiers and its famous Futuroscope. The city and its many green spaces are also crossed by the Vienne and the Ozon, offering a pleasant and preserved to the whole.

Due to its limestone subsoil, the commune of Bonneuil-Matours has long served as a quarry for the construction of the various buildings in the vicinity. However, this activity ended in the aftermath of the First World War because of the lack of men and the country's catastrophic economic situation.

The city is also an important tourist destination, due to its beautiful architectural heritage. Bonneuil-Matours also benefits from green spaces appreciated for their authenticity and their freshness.

Geographical information

MunicipalityBonneuil-Matours
Postcode86210
Tourism label
Latitude46.6798260 (N 46° 40’ 47”)
Longitude0.5704760 (E 0° 34’ 14”)
AltitudeFrom 51m to 141m
Surface area42.80 km²
Population2136 inhabitants
Density49 inhabitants/km²
PrefecturePoitiers (25 km, 26 min)
Insee code86032
IntercommunalityCA du Pays Châtelleraudais
DepartmentVienne
TerritoryPoitou
RegionNew-Aquitaine

Nearest cities & towns

La Chapelle-Moulière3.6 km (5 min)
Bellefonds4.7 km (5 min)
Vouneuil-sur-Vienne6.3 km (7 min)
Archigny7.5 km (11 min)
Liniers8.6 km (9 min)
Bonnes10 km (11 min)
Lavoux10.5 km (13 min)
Availles-en-Châtellerault10.8 km (13 min)
Saint-Cyr11.9 km (15 min)
Monthoiron12.5 km (16 min)
Dissay12.6 km (14 min)
Cenon-sur-Vienne13.2 km (13 min)
Naintré13.5 km (18 min)
Sainte-Radégonde13.7 km (18 min)
Montamisé14 km (16 min)

Things to see and do

Classified as Historic Monuments, the Saint-Pierre church dates back to the 10th century. Priory until the French Revolution, it presents a very beautiful Roman choir. The present building dates from the 12th century and has a reconstructed nave in the first half of the 19th century. Set on the banks of the River Vienne, it features modern plaster statues, baptismal fonts and a nineteenth century font. Stained-glass windows also deserve special attention. It is also possible to discover the monastery of St. Joseph, a community of Augustinian sisters built in the middle of the seventeenth century.

The commune of Bonneuil-Matours hosts two castles registered with the Historical Monuments. The first, that of Cremault, is for its courtyard and gate, while the second, that of Mariéville, is distinguished by its fountain and its portal.

The Maurice Fombeure Museum retraces the life of this poet-writer from the region and winner of the Grand Prix of poetry of the city of Paris in 1958.

Be sure to admire the suspension bridge built in the middle of the 19th century. Rebuilt in the early 1930s, it is the second bridge in the world to use the technique of twisting alternating twist cables.

But Bonneuil-Matours is also appreciated for its natural heritage, the municipality possessing no less than eight natural areas of ecological, faunistic and floristic interest. Let yourself be tempted by a walk in the forest of Moulière or in the wood of La Foye. Several rare species of birds have been spotted in these sites.

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Events and festivities

The market is held on Saturday morning. A Christmas market is also organized at the end of the year.

Every two years, in the even years, the Salon des Finges de Fée honors art craftsmanship. It takes place in May.

In June, the commune hosts part of the concerts of the festival of Claviers in Poitou.

A rural party and a garage sale take place on the first weekend of July.

Weather

Monday 23 october
Min. 10°C - Max. 17°C
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Tuesday 24 october
Min. 10°C - Max. 23°C
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Wednesday 25 october
Min. 9°C - Max. 26°C
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Visits, leisure and activities nearby

Leisure activities

Last nameActivity typeRateCity
Futuroscope Day Pass
Entertainment45 € Chasseneuil-du-Poitou (16.1 km)
Futuroscope 2-Day Pass
Entertainment82 € Chasseneuil-du-Poitou (16.1 km)
Futuroscope Evening Ticket
Entertainment20 € Chasseneuil-du-Poitou (16.1 km)
Furturoscope: 1 or 2-Day Pass – Valid one year
Entertainment48 € Chasseneuil-du-Poitou (16.1 km)
Traditional French cookery lessons
Local flavours2150 € Yzeures-sur-Creuse (25 km)

Outings

Last nameOuting typeDifficultyDurationDeparture municipality
Nouâtre/Noyers
HikeEasy1h30Nouâtre (41 km)
Dolus-le-Sec Wind Turbine
Village visitEasy30 minDolus-le-Sec (59 km)

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