Vienne Vacations

Vacation photos and souvenir t-shirts will one day fade, but memories of your time in Vienne, in Poitou-Charentes, France, will linger forever.

From Vienne, Strasbourg is 80 miles (129 kilometers) to the northeast from here while Lucerne, Switzerland is 80 miles (129 kilometers) to the southeast.

The Vienne area is a dream destination for those who love historic places, particularly for those curious about places of worship. The more revered of these are the Notre Dame La Grande, the Poitiers Cathedral and the Abbey Church of Saint-Savin-sur-Gartempe.

There’s no excuse not to work on your average when staying in Vienne, which boasts some of the finest fairways and friendliest clubhouses in in the area. You’ll find great greens and friendly locals at Mignaloux-Beauvoir Golf and the well designed La Roche-Posay Golf.

If you appreciate good wines and the craftsmanship that goes into them, arrange a tour of Maison Couly Dutheil, as well as the highly acclaimed Chateau de Montreuil-Bellay. These charming wineries are wonderful places to experience the exciting vintages and varietals of the Vienne region.

Two of the most interesting local exhibit spaces are the Musee Sainte-Croix and the Renaudot Museum, good places where culture vultures can enjoy a few hours of cultural entertainment. Examine the displays, study the collections or just relax in the quiet.

Once the private domain of the city’s wealthiest, today, the doors to Vienne’s most stately home are open to all. The Palais de Justice is one of those perfect places which brings the political and social history of this city vividly back to life.

Get a taste of local history by taking a tour of the Chauvigny Musee d'Archeologie, one of the main history museums. Admire the museum’s interesting exhibits and examine the centuries-old relics throughout this reflective space.

Beautiful Place du Marechal Leclerc is a perfect spot to sit back and to experience the seasonal colors of Vienne. It's one of those special places that draws back residents and visitors time and time again.

Parc de Blossac is among the most loved natural escapes around Vienne. It is one of those special places where visitors of all ages come together to enjoy the fresh air and greenery.

If you’ve still got an hour or two to spare after visiting all the great attractions the Vienne area, be sure to pop over to the Place Charles de Gaulle, the St-Hilaire-le-Grand Church and the Saint-Jean Baptistery.

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