As the All Saints' Day holidays approach, you are hesitating: which destination to choose to recharge your batteries as a family? As an ambassador who loves my territory, I answer: “Grand Châtellerault of course!”. To support my advice, I present to you 10 good reasons…

To stroll…

In the streets of one of the Most Beautiful Villages of France

À Angles-sur-l'Anglin, beauty rhymes with preserved environment, simplicity with art of living. The visitor strolls through the cobbled streets lined with centuries-old houses, before hiking around the medieval city. You will fall under the spell of the heritage, landscapes and artisans of this authentic village. “Atmosphere, atmosphere…” 

My advice : Climb up to the fortress, proudly erected on its rocky spur and admire the view of the valley.


A natural reserve

Fauna and flora are celebrating: the Pinail nature reserve in Vouneuil-sur-Vienne has just been labeled a “wetland of global interest” by Ramsar. And for its 40th anniversary in 2020, this biodiversity hotspot has a new interpretation trail, ideal for observing the 2500 species that coexist in the peat bogs and wet meadows.

My advice : Book a guided family tour (free – reservation required).


A transformed industrial heritage

At 200 years old, the one we nickname “the Manu” is getting younger visibly! The Vilmouth Towers and their belvedere walkway constitute the emblem of this site, dear to families of Châtelleraudais workers as well as to lovers of industrial tourism.
Teenagers love to hang out there, at the skatepark and ice rink located on the banks of Vienne.

My advice : For the richness of the collections, the temporary exhibitions and youth events, push the door Grand Workshop, a museum of art and industry installed under the glass roofs of the former arms factory.


A forest bath

In the fall, how pleasant it is to hike in the woods, picking mushrooms, collecting chestnuts… Hmmm, the delicious smell of roasted chestnuts! Yum, the very mouth-watering porcini omelette!

My advice : Contact Bellinda and François from Garden Passion Nature. These sylvan guides invite you to an immersion among the trees. Original and beneficial.

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Satisfy teenagers

Keep young people busy during the holidays? A real challenge! The town of Châtellerault is taking it up successfully thanks to its cinemas, these are aquatic Center The swimming pool, the rink La Forge and its Halloween specials, without forgetting his skatepark of 1360 m² on the banks of Vienne, a true temple of skiing. 

My advice : For budding artists, quickly book an internship at the National Circus School or a free event among the fifty offered by Here is Autumn in Grand Châtellerault.


Full of adrenaline

Looking for thrills? In Grand Châtellerault, flights in hot air balloon, exits cani-kart and cani-hike or even hiking circuit karting will spice up your stay.

My advice : Experience tree climbing and paintball, intoxicating cocktails of sport, nature and surpassing oneself. The park Aven'thuré opens 8 days on 15 during the holidays of All Saints.


Along the water

Take the time to get some fresh air in our valleys... Walkingby bikeon horseback, riding a canoeing , how calming it is to walk along the river!

My advice : To walk the banks while staying in shape, consider buying the fishing card (on sale at the Tourist Office). Once the precious sesame in your pocket, it's up to you, the carnivores of the 2nd category bodies of water... 


Complicious moments, with family or friends

The parts ofEscape Game and L'Express du Grand Workshop of Châtellerault as well as the route Adventure Games® from Monthoiron (new for 2022) will work your brains just as much as your zygomatics! To discover with the family.

My advice : Enter the world of Poï'z Terra Aventura ! These unusual walks have the magical power to strengthen bonds between generations. In the region, no less than seven connected treasure hunts enrich the free application.


Meeting the artisans

The producers welcome you to the farm and the steps to help you taste honey, walnut oil, goat cheeses, Haut-Poitou vintages… Craftsmen also open the doors of their workshop, the opportunity to admire the know-how of these true alchemists...

My advice : Discover the work of artisans thanks to tastings, initiations and demonstrations organized throughout the year by the Châtellerault Tourist Office. Information: 05 49 21 05 47


In a country restaurant

Do you like family cooking, gourmet dishes without fuss, picturesque settings and authentic atmospheres? You will be served. Quiet ! These addresses are well-kept secrets among gourmets: The Savignois in Savigny-sous-Faye, The Ante Us in Leugny, O Bouchon Vicquois in Vicq-sur-Gartempe, The Relais du Lyon d'Or in Angles, The Age of Time in Lésigny, The Worker in Availles, Local in Oyré.

My advice : Combine China and gastronomy at the restaurant-flea market Deli: L’Atelier des Saveurs in Pleumartin. A unique experience!

Discover all the restaurants in Grand Châtellerault

And as a bonus gift, I end this article with an 11th reason: discover a jewel of XNUMXth century architecture, the Blossac Theater from Châtellerault. Let yourself be told the history of this Italian theater during a guided or family tour special Halloween.

So, convinced? We're only waiting for you !

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