Did you know ? Grand Châtellerault is labeled Playgrounds 2024.
Carried by this Olympic momentum, the destination #ChatelleraultTourism invites you to combine the pleasure of sport and tourist discoveries.

Unforgettable experiences await you! Countryside, forests, lakes and rivers, without forgetting the cities... Enjoy the landscapes of Grand Châtellerault by opting for its outdoor leisure activities.

Let's go for a week of active vacation combining adventure, nature, well-being and health...

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Urban atmosphere at the water's edge to start. Head to the site of the former royal factory where the Châtellerault skatepark takes pride of place. Since 2017, 1360 m2 overlooking the river have been dedicated to snow sports in all its forms. No matter your level in skateboarding, scootering or BMX: the bowl space and the street zone will challenge you.

  • Have to do : admire the industrial heritage of La Manu, visit the art and industry museum The Grand Atelier, stroll in the Director's garden, embark on a walk along the water on the Jehan Martin, go up to the Vilmouth Towers walkway for a 360-degree view of the city.
  • The alternative : the pumptrack course in Les Ormes to follow in the footsteps of Clara Rouget, resident of the town and French BMX champion.


Play sports, cool off and contemplate... This is the Sunday program!
Vienne, Creuse, Anglin and Gartempe invite you to discover the heritage, fauna and flora in a different way. Appreciate the rivers from a unique perspective thanks to canoeing.
On your paddles for a soothing ride!

  • Where to rent the equipment?
  • Have to do : scrutinize the mills and bridges, greet the birds…
  • The alternative : stand-up paddle, to work on your balance and gain height.

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After the arms yesterday, it's time to work your legs! By bike or mountain bike, speed along the roads and paths of Grand Châtellerault with your hair blowing in the wind. Elevation, flatness, banks… The choice is yours!

Where to cycle?
Public chat the Green Line, Sylvain Chavanel Way, a former railway line redeveloped over 39 kilometers of greenery, renamed in honor of our cycling champion
Public chat the Scandibérique, French part of Eurovélo 3 which crosses the Vienne department along the river of the same name
On one of the two routes Bike & Cheese in order to combine two emblems of the French art of living 
• On one of our 20 cycle loops
• On one of our 12 mountain bike circuits


Ready to awaken the child in you, in the heart of 4 hectares of forest? Aven'Thuré, the largest treetop adventure park in 86, allows you to climb trees and, like Tarzan, test your agility and daring. Get to know the peaks then take off on a zip line… A 100% nature and sensations experience!

Click to find out more about Aven'Thuré

Have to do : go back in time in the neighboring town, at the keep and castle of Clairvaux.

The alternative : health trails on the banks of Vienne and in the forest in Châtellerault, at the Pointe de Forclan in Cenon-sur-Vienne, at the Crémault park in Bonneuil-Matours, in Antran, Ouzilly, Saint-Gervais-les-trois-Clochers …

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The territory of Grand Châtellerault lends itself perfectly to outdoor horse riding. On horseback, hike solo or on a guided ride. You create unforgettable memories, in harmony with your faithful steed. At a walk, a trot, a gallop… Everyone has their own pace for total rejuvenation.

The alternative : equine therapy to heal your mind in contact with the animal. In Senillé-Saint-Sauveur, the Le Bosquet equestrian center offers initiations into nature.

Have to do : cross rivers, penetrate forests, walk past castles…


Put on your sneakers and go exploring Grand Châtellerault by jogging. Your running wanderings can take you into town, into the forest, into the countryside... The result: magnificent panoramas and bucolic paths. Follow the hiking trails, waterways or tips from local runners.

Have to do : take the time to meditate and photograph our beautiful landscapes

The alternative : Nordic walking or cani-hiking to work on your stride

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We end this sporting week with one of the favorite activities of French people on vacation: hiking which allows you to combine physical exercise, escape and discoveries. Walking is sometimes the only way to access little secret corners that are worth the detour.

Follow the marked trails… Some are labeled by the Federation French Hiking, others are listed Character tours… Also choose based on their distance and duration.

All our itineraries >> HERE 

  • Have to do : a picnic break around local products in the most beautiful spots from Grand Châtellerault
  • The alternative : Geocaching trails Terra Aventura for fun family walks. A busy week!

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