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There are many activities and wonderful places to visit in this area bordering the neighbouring departments of The Charente and Deux-Sevres. Here's a selection of things to do:

Charroux Abbey

Charroux was a Benedictine abbey, founded in 785 by Roger, Count of Limoges. It had up to 213 affiliated abbeys and priories. The Council of Charroux was held at the abbey in 989. The abbey church was rebuilt in the 11th century, and was one of the largest Romanesque churches in Christendom.

La Vallée des Singes - Monkey Valley

More than 30 primate species live in this habitat, carefully designed for studying primates in their natural environment. It is the largest of its kind in Europe. A fine day out.
Le Gureau 86700 Romagne, Tel: 05 49 87 20 20. Open from March to November.
20 mins drive.

Parc de la Belle (Flower Gardens)

6 hectares of horticultural beauty including a rose and water garden, plus a farmyard with animals for children to pet. The park also has tree top cabins that can be hired for the night,
86160 Magne, Phone: 05 49 36 05 45. Open from March to November
25 mins drive.

Musée rural du Vieux Cormenier (Historical Farming Museum)

MFrom the beginning of the 20th century to the First World War, let yourself be guided through the four seasons while you discover the history of a French rural family.
'Chez Bernardeau' 86400 Champniers, Phone: 05 49 87 32 33
15 mins drive.


The French cinematic theme park with breathtaking rides and attractions
Open all year round
60 mins drive

Val de Vienne Race Track

Accredited by the Fédération Française Sportive Automobile, this 3,757 metre long race track is one of the best in the country.
86150 Vigeant (Le). Tel.: 05 49 48 86 38. Open from March to September
20 mins drive

You can find lots of other place to visit on the Discover Poitou-Charentes website

Le Logis de Chassay

4 place de la cahue

86250 Charroux
Vienne, FRANCE
tel: +33 (0) 549 87 64 22


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