Châtellerault is a dynamic town, here we find something for all tastes: culture, heritage, walks, relaxation... We have put together a small selection to guide you in your discovery!

1. Discovery of the city using the architectural tour

This is the Holy Grail for discovering the city, these two walking loops show you the monuments and historic places of Châtellerault. Thanks to him you won't be able to miss anything!

2. The site of the Châtellerault arms factory

High place in the industrial history of Châtellerault, the site of the Châtellerault factory today brings together a multitude of activities. From the museum of Grand Workshop, rink and boat trips.

3. The Blossac theater

A heritage gem, this Italian theater from the 19th century has been restored identically. You can notably visit it during the European Heritage Days and during visits organized by the Pays d'Art et d'Histoire de Châtellerault.

4. Picnics in the parks and gardens of Châtellerault

Châtellerault has many parks and gardens, all different from each other, this is an opportunity to enjoy an outdoor picnic break and observe the surrounding landscapes.

5. The cinemas of Châtellerault

Take advantage of the diversity of cinemas to relax with your family in front of a film. "THE 400 shots"Est a arthouse cinema installed in Châtellerault since 1970, this associative cinema is classified Art & Essay and labeled Young audiences, Heritage & repertoire. THE "Cinema Loft” is a cinema complex with 7 rooms for films in VOST or VF, sometimes in 3D, as well as operas and ballets. You can discover the major films on display there.

6. The churches of Châtellerault

Appreciate the architecture and history of the churches of Châtellerault, you will be able to find, among other things:

  • THESaint-Jacques de Compostela church on the historic route to Santiago de Compostela, was built in the year 1008 and was completely restored in 1858. It is known to pilgrims for its magnificent statue of Santiago de Compostela. Its carillon of 52 bells is one of the most remarkable in France.
  • THEChurch of Saint John the Baptist has a particular architecture, both Romanesque and Gothic, it has been modified over the centuries but also enlarged. Its entrance was also designed to overlook Boulevard Blossac.
  • THEChurch of Saint John the Evangelist Built in the 19th century, it is particularly known for its Russian bell offered by Tsar Nicholas II.

7. The banks of Vienna

Take the time to stroll along the banks of Vienne in Châtellerault, take advantage of the facilities near l'Assesseur and stroll on Île Cognet.

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