of Vienne is located in the region of Poitou-Charentes.
The prefecture is Poitiers and
the sous-prefectures are Chatellerault and Montmorillon.
Neighbouring departments are Charente,
Maine-et-Loire, Deux-Sevres, Haute-Vienne.
The department is named after the river Vienne, a tributary of the
Vienne Conseil General.
Most of the Town Hall websites are only available in French.
Beruges, Biard, Buxerolles,
Chasseneuil-du-Poitou, Fontaine-le-Comte, Mignaloux-Beauvoir, Saint-Beno�t,
Poitiers is the departmental capital of Vienne and regional
capital of Poitou-Charentes.
Poitiers, twinned with Northampton and Lafayette, has more than a
hundred steeples and 2,000 years of history.
45, Place Charles de Gaulle - Poitiers.
Situated on a rocky promontory between the Boivre and Clain rivers, Poitiers is located in
the Seuil du Poitou geographic zone which separates the Parisian basin to the north from
the Aquitaine basin to the south.
Attractions Near Poitiers
There are a number of 'theme parks' in the area to keep even the
biggest child amused.
Futuroscope: (Futuroscope Hotels)
Located just north of Poitiers, exit 28 on the A10 motorway is just two minutes from the
Parc du Futuroscope main entrance; for fun and a different view of the world with
twenty-first century, movie technology. Closed in January.
Serpents: (Snake Island)
Route de Montmorillon, La Trimouille.
Snakes, iguanas, varans, alligators, lizards, turtles and mangeese dwell in a scenery made
of caves and green vegetation. Visitors can discover the 50 species, including 250
animals, living in a replicate of their environment.
des Singes: (Monkey Valley)
View some 350 free-roaming monkeys at Le Gureau, Romagne; south of Poitiers, between
Gencay and Civray. The chimpanzees island is the biggest territory in Europe, where
the animals can find a part of their food in some artificial mounds and edible plants.
Geants du Ciel:
Watch the birds show off in the majestic surroundings of Chateau des Eveques, at
Parc de la
Located in Magne, near Gencay, the Belle Floral Garden is blooming with more than 20,000
plants, trees and varieties of flowers across six hectares of land on the banks of the
Hotel Continental: 2
Boulevard Solferino, Poitiers.
Conveniently located near the the station, the 39-room Hotel Continental is just a short
walk from Poitiers city centre.
30km south of Lyon, Pays
Viennois has 18 villages and small towns situated along the Rhone river and circling
Vienne from the east. Different historical, cultural and leisure sites highlight the
interest and the touristic value of this 2,500-year old area.
Tourism in Vienne and Poitou.
Cours Briller - Vienne.
The Office de Tourisme de Vienne et du Pays Viennois put out a PDF file in English, French
and German. Also available in Italian and Spanish.
Tourist Offices Around Vienne
Office de tourisme de Montamise:
Maison de la Foret - Montamise.
de tourisme de Chasseneuil-du-Poitou:
Place du Centre - Chasseneuil-du-Poitou.
tourisme de Saint-Benoit:
3, Impasse du prieure - Saint-Benoit.
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