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Tourism, holidays & weekends guide in the Vienne

Ternay - Tourism, holidays & weekends guide in the Vienne

North of the department of Vienne, on the borders of Poitou, Touraine and Anjou, the village of Ternay existed since the dawn of time. Remains: menhir tumulus, tools, pottery ... dated since the Gauls were found on his land. The Merovingians to the fifth and sixth centuries lived there and protected themselves in caves dug into the limestone. River Dive along the joint on the west by peat bogs and swamps, formed an efficient border. A medieval fortress, built on top of the plateau overlooking the plains would have been destroyed during the Hundred Years War and replaced in the course of the 15th century by the present castle.

According to records, in the year 1458, the village was an important Ternay town of about 600 people but was seen as the castle and the church was still a troglodyte village. The first fortified farms are built in during the 16th century.

Aubues lands, strongly calcareous, facilitate the cultivation of cereals, melons and sunflowers. It is also an ideal place for wine (wine appellation Saumur very famous), and the truffle Tuber melanosporum, which were abandoned in the twentieth century, regain of interest, some individuals are trying to control production.

Geographical information

Latitude47.0382090 (N 47° 2’ 18”)
Longitude-0.0517360 (W 0° 3’ 6”)
AltitudeFrom 38m to 124m
Surface area10.05 km²
Population183 inhabitants
Density18 inhabitants/km²
PrefecturePoitiers (43 mi, 1h10)
Insee code86269
IntercommunalityCC du Pays Loudunais

Nearest cities & towns

Curçay-sur-Dive1.9 mi (4 min)
Berrie2.4 mi (6 min)
Saint-Léger-de-Montbrillais2.7 mi (5 min)
Ranton3.4 mi (8 min)
Pouançay3.5 mi (9 min)
Tourtenay3.8 mi (13 min)
Les Trois-Moutiers4.5 mi (9 min)
Glénouze4.6 mi (11 min)
Saint-Martin-de-Mâcon5 mi (14 min)
Saint-Laon5.3 mi (13 min)
Saint-Léger-de-Montbrun5.4 mi (11 min)
Morton5.6 mi (12 min)
Pas-de-Jeu6.6 mi (15 min)
Raslay6.8 mi (14 min)

Things to see and do

Places of interest


Events and festivities

On the occasion of the Heritage Days, the association "Friends of Castle Ternay" organized in the park on Sunday, a large garage sale - flea market.


Ternay Castle
Ternay Castle
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Castle Ternay, the Court of Honour
Castle Ternay, the Court of Honour
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Ternay Castle, the keep
Ternay Castle, the keep
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View of the church
View of the church
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Thursday 15 november
Min. 9°C - Max. 19°C
Friday 16 november
Min. 8°C - Max. 19°C
Saturday 17 november
Min. 6°C - Max. 15°C

Visits, leisure and activities nearby

Leisure activities

Last nameActivity typeRateCity
Visit to a Combustion Engine museum
Culture and education2 € to 6 € Saumur (14.8 mi)
Saumur Forest Aventures leisure park
Nature and the great outdoors23 € Saint-Hilaire-Saint-Florent (16 mi)
Traditional toue boat ride on the Vienne
Nature and the great outdoors11 € Chinon (16.3 mi)
Dog sled ride
Nature and the great outdoors17 € to 27 € Doué-en-Anjou (17.2 mi)
Boat ride on the Loire with wine-tasting
Culture and education15 € Gennes-Val de Loire (23 mi)


Last nameOuting typeDifficultyDurationDeparture municipality
Rose Circuit
Village visitEasy40 minLes Rosiers-sur-Loire (23 mi)
HikeEasy1h30Nouâtre (28 mi)
Hamlet of La Basse Chevrière
Village visitEasy3h00Saché (31 mi)
Mysteries and old stones
HikeEasy3h00Saché (31 mi)
Barn Vaugarni
HikeEasy2h00Pont-de-Ruan (33 mi)


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