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Tourism, holidays & weekends guide in the Vienne

Lussac-les-Châteaux - Tourism, holidays & weekends guide in the Vienne

Small town of Vienne, not far from the Regional Natural Park of Brenne, Lussac-les-Châteaux takes place at about thirty kilometers from Poitiers, not far from Mazerolles. It is located ten kilometers from Montmorillon, city book, near Verrières, Civaux and Persac.

Occupied since prehistoric times, as evidenced by the many traces of art in the area, the territory of Lussac-les-Châteaux developed in the Middle Ages around its castle. Sacked by the troops of Admiral de Coligny in the sixteenth century, the latter will then be dismantled by the population to rebuild homes. The arrival of the railway in the nineteenth century will allow the town to connect to the surroundings and take the face we know today.

Appreciated for its architectural and historical heritage, the town of Lussac-les-Châteaux also seduces visitors with its gastronomic specialties. It is indeed part of the production areas of several AOC and IGP such as Charentes-Poitou butter, Limousin veal, Bayonne ham or Deux-Sèvres butter.

Geographical information

Latitude46.4037830 (N 46° 24’ 14”)
Longitude0.7250770 (E 0° 43’ 30”)
AltitudeFrom 70m to 148m
Surface area28.06 km²
Population2318 inhabitants
Density82 inhabitants/km²
PrefecturePoitiers (39 km, 40 min)
Insee code86140
IntercommunalityCC Vienne et Gartempe

Nearest cities & towns

Mazerolles3.4 km (6 min)
Sillars5.8 km (9 min)
Gouex7.1 km (11 min)
Civaux7.6 km (9 min)
Persac8.1 km (9 min)
Chapelle-Viviers10.7 km (15 min)
Moulismes11 km (11 min)
Verrières11.3 km (11 min)
Lhommaizé11.4 km (11 min)
Montmorillon12.2 km (14 min)
Bouresse12.4 km (14 min)
Queaux13.2 km (19 min)
Saulgé14.1 km (19 min)
Valdivienne14.4 km (14 min)

Things to see and do

Several listed sites or classified as Historical Monuments can be admired on the town like the ruins of the medieval castle with its drawbridge, or the Hermitage.

Classified since the second half of the twentieth century, the cave of the Marche reveals many representations of human beings, including the walking man, but also cave lions. On site, several tools of flint and ornaments were found. Several other caves of interest are also visible in the area.

Located in the Grand Logis of the Renaissance, the Municipal Museum of Prehistory has 360 m² of permanent exhibition with engraved Magdalenian stones, prehistoric furniture, tools, ornaments, or bones found in the nearby caves. Labeled Museum of France, it is divided into five distinct spaces, the discoverers, the Paleolithic environment, the sites and their archaeological furniture, the way of life of the men of Bois-Ragot, and the man and the art. The museum also offers temporary and thematic exhibitions, guided tours, as well as courses dedicated to the youngest. Outside, it is also possible to discover totems placed in front of archaeological sites to better understand the history and interest of places.

Lovers of outdoor life will be able to take several paths leading them to natural sites of great interest such as the Lussac forest, the hillsides, the Etang de l'Hermitage, the Font Serin cave, or the L 'wood. Hospice. A leisure center is also located on the banks of the Vienne for the practice of water sports for example.

Places of interest

Information points
Leisure centres
Natural sites

Events and festivities

Exposition "Les Enfants de la Poésie"
L'Adosphère - le Club Culture des Ados
Stage de Danse Contemporaine Avec Odile Azagury
Journées Européennes de l'Archéologie
Bébés Lecteurs
Partir en Livre
Club Lecture
DIYA en Concert Pour la Fête de la Saint-Jean
Spectacle "Gros Débit" par la cie Facile d'Excès
Fête de la Saint Jean


Cave Hermitage
Cave Hermitage
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The Cave of Fadets
The Cave of Fadets
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The enigmatic building known as the Hermitage, the leper colony
The enigmatic building known as the Hermitage, the leper colony
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Tourist Office
Tourist Office
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Square November 11, 1918
Square November 11, 1918
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The Bridge Pier
The Bridge Pier
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Saint Michael's Gate
Saint Michael's Gate
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Church Lussac-les-Châteaux
Church Lussac-les-Châteaux
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The Sablin: Prehistory Museum - Media - MJC 21
The Sablin: Prehistory Museum - Media - MJC 21
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Museum of Prehistory
Museum of Prehistory
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Thursday 13 june
Min. 6°C - Max. 21°C
Friday 14 june
Min. 13°C - Max. 20°C
Saturday 15 june
Min. 13°C - Max. 19°C

Visits, leisure and activities nearby


Last nameOuting typeDifficultyDurationDeparture municipality
Le Lussacois, from the plateau to the three valleys
All-terrain bike itineraryEasy2:30Lussac-les-Châteaux
The Lussacois, from Prehistory to the present day
All-terrain bike itineraryEasy3:20Lussac-les-Châteaux
Discovering old Lussac
HikeEasy40 minLussac-les-Châteaux
Heritage and culture
HikeEasy55 minMontmorillon (11.2 km)
Painting and architecture
All-terrain bike itineraryEasy2:30Montmorillon (11.2 km)


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