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Chauvigny

Tourism, holidays & weekends guide in the Vienne

Chauvigny - Tourism, holidays & weekends guide in the Vienne
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Dominating the Vienne valley, the medieval town of Chauvigny is popular with visitors because of its rich architectural heritage. A lovely place for a stroll, the upper town consists of charming narrow streets and beautiful buildings that are reminders of centuries past, including the magnificent 12th-century Romanesque collegiate church with magnificent carved capitals, and five fortified castles: the Château Baronnial, Château d'Harcourt, Donjon de Gouzon, Tour de Flins and Château de Montléon.

Near Saint-Pierre collegiate church, the museum of popular traditions and archaeology is home to a collection of archaeological objects, a reconstruction of a Poitou interior, as well as an exhibition of antique objects, headwear and clothes. It also has a section devoted to old trades.

The Espace d'Archéologie Industrielle, housed in the Gouzon keep, is a museum dedicated to the history of the Pays Chauvinois area's industrial heritage. At the top of the keep is a magnificent panoramic view over the rooftops of the medieval town and the surrounding countryside.

From mid-March to mid-November, a free-flying bird show named "The Giants of the Sky" is put on at the Château Baronnial.

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Chauvigny

A must stay in Vienne, located 20 minutes from Futuroscope, Chauvigny is a welcoming city.

City of art, member of the Plus Beaux Détours de France, its five castles located on the same promontory overlooking the Vienne make it a unique site in Europe.

Chauvigny is also one of the highlights of Romanesque art where one can discover several churches: the Collegiate Church of St. Peter (12th century), famous for its capitals and painted columns; The Notre-Dame church; Saint-Pierre-les-Eglises, famous for its Merovingian paintings.

Chauvigny is the cradle of Porcelain in Poitou-Charentes, internationally renowned for its quality and present on the largest gastronomic restaurants. Its name also refers to its stone whose many monuments are adorned (Opéra Garnier, Louvre Museum, Ponts de la Loire...).

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Panoramic view of the medieval city
Panoramic view of the medieval city
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Overview of the medieval city
Overview of the medieval city
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Collegiate Church: interior view
Collegiate Church: interior view
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Heaven Giant Spectacle
Heaven Giant Spectacle
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Bike-rail
Bike-rail
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Bike-rail
Bike-rail
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Theatre La Grange aux Loups - Medieval City of Chauvigny
Theatre La Grange aux Loups - Medieval City of Chauvigny
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