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Whether you are a resident of Grand Châtellerault or visiting the area for a short or long stay, let yourself be inspired by our themes.

Discover our know-how, artisans et local but also our top activities and all the little ones advice from the Tourist Office team !

The Château de Boussay: A Millennium of Family History

Today, we take you to the heart of the Creuse valley to discover the Château de Boussay. The latter embodies both historical wealth and a unique family heritage, having spanned the centuries without ever leaving the hands of the same family for a millennium. In this year 2024, the castle celebrates…

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Disconnection in the Creuse valley

To the south of Touraine and to the north of Poitou, Creuse has created a wild valley that delights outdoor sportsmen and heritage buffs. This emblematic river has always played a role as a natural border. Hiking, cycling, restaurants, fishing, treasure hunts, biodiversity walks, heritage visits... Les Aven'Curieux has all...

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An enchanted break in a charming gîte 

We have tested for you the charming cottage of Petites Minaudières located in Saint-Sauveur. Nestled in the heart of the countryside, this cottage offers much more than seasonal accommodation, it is a true haven of peace in which we immediately feel at home. Our arrival at the accommodation After a pleasant walk through the…

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Koh Lanta comes to Grand Châtellerault

Based in Cenon-sur-Vienne, Aurélien takes part in the famous TF1 adventure show, Koh Lanta. Living in Grand Châtellerault, we wanted to let him speak about his favorite spots and activities in the area. The town of Cenon-sur-VienneWords of a resident! A little over 6 years ago, Aurélien came to settle in Vienne…

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A magical night in a castle

Valentine's Day is fast approaching. What if this year you celebrated love in a truly exceptional way? You are looking for a romantic and extraordinary experience: we have exactly what you need in Grand Châtellerault. Imagine a night spent in the majestic walls of a real castle. Prepare to be transported into a tale…

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In the footsteps of the Acadian Odyssey in Poitou

On the occasion of the 250th anniversary of the arrival of the Acadians in Poitou, I invite you to discover the surprising history of this people through a memorial tourism trail. Françoise Glain To help me establish this circuit, I called on Françoise Glain who devoted two books to this colony and designed a game of goose on the…

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Grand Châtellerault without a car

True luxury in Grand Châtellerault? The possibility of allowing yourself a certain slowness to observe, listen, think... The destination is easily explored without a car. We travel differently, in complete freedom. Here, eco-responsible strollers are king. Photo of A ©Agence Zébrelle ChâtelleraultAn ideally located station Exactly 30 years ago Châtellerault inaugurated its SNCF station,…

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Meeting with… Lana Assad from the Citron & Cerise tea room

Lana Asaad, a former Iraqi-Kurdish journalist, opened her vegetarian tea room “Lemon and Cerise” in 2019 in Châtellerault. An emblematic personality of the city, come and discover his passion for cakes. Certified 100% homemade pastries, in a warm interior. Hello Lana, you have an atypical story. After having been a great journalist in…

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Christmas Markets in Grand Châtellerault 2023

Immerse yourself in the magic of the holidays in Grand Châtellerault! Discover the warm atmosphere of the Christmas markets that light up our territory this season. From sparkling stalls to captivating scents, explore the essential dates to experience unique festive moments. Prepare to be transported into the Christmas spirit. Buxeuil: November 25 from 14 p.m. to 19 p.m.…

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The Hotel Restaurant le Clos Paillé: an enchanted break in La Roche Posay

Today I'm taking you with me on a trip to La Roche Posay. Nestled in the heart of Vienne, this medieval town is renowned for its thermal water with multiple benefits. In the heart of this charming city, there is an exceptional establishment that invites travelers into a bubble of relaxation: the Hotel Restaurant Le Clos Paillé. Dive with me into…

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An unforgettable day at Family Park

Dear families looking for adventure and unforgettable moments, let me take you to a magical place where young and old will find their happiness: the Family Park. Located in Sorigny in Indre et Loire (37) in the Centre-Val de Loire region, this amusement park is the promise of spending a memorable time where laughter, emotions and memories...

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Top culinary specialties from Poitou

Welcome to the heart of Poitou (in Poitevin Poetou), an ancient French province, renowned for its historical heritage, its gentle way of life and above all its delicious cuisine! Nestled between the Loire and the Gironde, Poitou offers a range of authentic flavors that will delight the taste buds of the most demanding gourmets! So let's go !…

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Our winter holiday tips

Are you looking for family activities or simply something to do for an afternoon during the February holidays? We have tested 7 holiday essentials for you. 

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Relaxing time aboard the Jehan Martin

Today I'm boarding the Vienne again, I'll end up getting my sea legs! And yes, I discovered one of the flagship activities of Châtellerault: the boat trip aboard the Jehan Martin. The name already makes me want to travel. The boat goes directly on the canal of the industrial site of…

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The must-sees in Châtellerault

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. Discovering the city using the architectural route This is the Holy Grail for discovering the city, these two walking loops will…

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All Saints' Day holidays: 10 good reasons to come

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... Stroll...In the streets of one of the Most Beautiful Villages of France In Angles-sur-l'Anglin, beauty rhymes...

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A week 100% Sport and Nature

Did you know ? Grand Châtellerault is labeled Lands of Play 2024. Driven by this Olympic momentum, the #ChatelleraultTourisme destination 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.…

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Top 10 activities for the month of June in Grand Châtellerault

Summer is coming and June is getting hot, we have prepared some ideas for outings to take advantage of the sunny days and the tourist sites! 1 - Sailing in a mini boat! What if you improvised as a navigator for an afternoon? This is what the mini port of Cenon-sur-Vienne offers you every…

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Enjoy Grand Châtellerault during the spring holidays!

1 - Visit Angles-sur-l'Anglin Take advantage of the Easter holidays to discover one of the Most Beautiful Villages in France, Angles-sur-l'Anglin. Guided tours are offered every Friday at 15 p.m. upon reservation. The Roc aux Sorciers and the Fortress also open their doors to you during these holidays. I book my visit 2 - Having fun at…

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Top 5 best jogging spots

At home, we have the habit of holding a family council before each vacation. Objective: anticipate activities so that everyone is involved in the program. My darling and Hugo (16 years old) often express their desire for nature jogging. This is how we realized that the advice…

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Lencloître mustard

This winter, curiosity and a taste for the land guided my steps to Sérigny. In this village of Lencloîtrais where melon is king, stands the castle of Saint-Bonnet (16th century). In 2019 when he had just bought the building, Alain Jomier discovered manuscripts dating from the end of the 19th century. Among them: the history and…

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Christmas markets in Grand Châtellerault

Take part in the magic of Christmas in Grand Châtellerault by discovering the Christmas markets of 2022! Angles-sur-l'Anglin: December 17 and 18 from 9 a.m. to 17 p.m. Availles-en-Châtellerault: November 27 from 10 a.m. to 18 p.m. (APE market) Bonneuil-Matours: December 4 from 10 a.m. to 18 p.m. Buxeuil: November 26 from 14 p.m. to 22 p.m. Cenon-sur-Vienne: December 17 from 10 a.m. to 18 p.m.…

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All crazy about sports

Active holidays often rhyme with discovery and a change of scenery. How good it is to exercise to better recharge your batteries! With my sporty son and husband, we have tested many activities for you in Grand Châtellerault. On land or in water, in the countryside or in the city, in summer or out of season...For a weekend and…

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All crazy about history

From Prehistory to the 6th century via the Middle Ages, Ancient Rome and the Renaissance, I am taking my husband and my two sons on a journey to the past of Grand Châtellerault. If you are also part of the “FousdHistoire family”, let yourself be tempted by my 1 Heritage recommendations... XNUMX. Immerse yourself in the…

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All in the water

Splash, splash! In the Bordeleau family, I ask...My two sons and their father swear by aquatic pleasures. Swimming spots, canoeing and other watercraft no longer hold any secrets for me in Grand Châtellerault! If you are also part of the Bordeleau team, let yourself be tempted by my selection of 6…

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Top 5 bike rides to do with the family

Take advantage of the month of September to take the time to go for a short bike ride with the family...We have selected five road cycle tours in Grand Châtellerault, ideal for adults and teenagers aged 11 and over! 1. Around the Ozon During this route you will have the opportunity to pass through Châtellerault, Availles-en-Châtellerault, Senillé-Saint-Sauveur and Targé.…

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My 5 favorite markets in Grand Châtellerault

With a wicker basket under my arm, I like to marvel at the juicy melon from Haut-Poitou, smell the smell of roast chicken, salivate over the famous Chabichou, compose a bouquet of fresh flowers... After mingling with the curious , I indulge in my little ritual: having a drink on the terrace on the village square. Then I take…

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Top 5 hikes to do with the family

Young and old alike can walk happily on these easy, short-distance routes.

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Top 5 picturesque hikes in Grand Châtellerault

Discover our selection of hikes with striking charm!

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A romantic Valentine’s Day in Grand Châtellerault

Valentine's Day is approaching. February 14 is an opportunity to celebrate love and romance. So even if opinions are sometimes divided, you will all agree on the idea of ​​strolling through picturesque streets and ending up in a good restaurant?! 1. Our ideas for walks for two Discover Les Ormes and its history The Ormes walk is undoubtedly one of the most romantic in Grand Châtellerault. From…

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Review 2021

Happy New Year, Aven’Curieux! Before diving into the events and news that the destination has in store for us in 2022, I wanted to look in the rearview mirror. Events, prizes, labels, birthdays, influencers, festivals punctuated the tourist season in Grand Châtellerault. And this, despite health constraints. A look back at the highlights... JANUARYGrand Châtellerault…

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What to do during the Christmas holidays?

Christmas celebrations will be different this year. So I decided to organize my vacation in Grand Châtellerault under the sign of play, adventure and magic. For our sons of course (Arthur - almost 5 years old - and Hugo, 15 years old), but also for us parents, I have identified visits, events and activities to enjoy as a family. And…

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Cycling & Cheese in Poitou

My darling and Hugo, our 16-year-old son, still talk to me regularly about their long country walk during Vélo, Swing et Petits Pois at the end of September. This gives me the idea to look for other unusual itineraries for lovers of the little queen. I thus discovered the “Vélo & Fromages, France on a plateau” initiative, launched in…

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My 5 favorite spots for a picnic

From the first rays of spring sunshine until the Indian summer, unconstrained country meals are one of the pleasures of my little family. Arthur in particular, our youngest son, loves picnics. Choose the ideal place to unfold the checkered tablecloth, take the food out of the wicker basket, play dinner, eat with the...

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Slow tourism in Ingrandes-sur-Vienne

I have had the opportunity several times to go to Ingrandes-sur-Vienne, north of Châtellerault, half an hour from Touraine and Berry. And I thought: this town ticks all the boxes for a “Slow” destination! It benefits from numerous gentle paths including along the banks of the Vienne,…

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Full of nature!

40. This is the number of candles on the cake of the Pinail Nature Reserve in 2020. For the occasion, the latter offered itself a brand new discovery trail. So this summer, I took advantage of the anniversary of this biodiversity hotspot to organize a mother-son morning around nature. Because like many young people...

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Geocaching among troglodytes

The summer holidays are here and I promised my children that I would spend time with each of them. At the beginning of July, I am taking Hugo, my history-loving teenager, in the footsteps of Richard the Lionheart to Saint-Rémy-sur-Creuse. During the Hundred Years' War, this unusual village served as a fortress for the heir to the English throne against…

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In search of wild orchids

To wait until the summer holidays, I offered a surprise weekend to my tribe. Arthur (5 years old), Hugo (16 years old) and their dad love going green. So I put together a nature trip for them that rhymes with micro-adventure. On this spring Friday, we left just after school, heading to the Valley of…

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Grand Châtellerault By bike – Sylvain Chavanel’s favorites

In Vienne, particularly in Grand Châtellerault, we are very proud to be able to count on a high-profile ambassador: Sylvain Chavanel. The Green Line, the famous cycle path between Châtellerault and Loudun, was even renamed in his honor in 2017, during the first edition of Vélo, Swing et Petits Pois.. Since then, I have been dying to…

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I observed the birds: in Châtellerault 2/2

Islands, lakes, rivers, streams, moors, heaths, woods, bocages, meadows, vineyards, orchards, agricultural plots and limestone hillsides of Grand Châtellerault make it a passage area for birds and constitute all natural environments favoring their abundance. In my article last week, I told you about my country outing guided by Chantal and Jean-Paul from the League for Protection…

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I observed birds: in Coussay-les-Bois 1/2

Like me, you certainly hear their songs: they are the stars of spring. Who ? Birds of course! Their migration coincides with the leaves of the trees, which allows them to take advantage of the sharp increase in the insect population to feed. Because yes, they are hungry and came for that: to…

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My vacation on the farm

As a child, thanks to my farmer grandparents, I had the chance to spend each of my summers on the farm. Collecting the still warm eggs in the henhouse, feeding the soft rabbits, picking ripe strawberries, helping the adults harvest the potatoes... So many unforgettable experiences, synonymous with freedom...

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Remarkable trees in Grand Châtellerault

While I was thinking about activities to offer my tribe during the next vacation, the desire to go and meet rare and original trees sprouted in my mind. What if I took my darling and our two sons in search of these natural treasures? To help me identify…

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My locavore party menu

Need inspiration for holiday cooking? In order to live up to my nickname, “Sissi the Ambassador of Grand Châtellerault”, I imagined a New Year's Eve menu based on nuggets unearthed from local producers. And to complete my suggestions and recipes, I called on two specialists: • Isabelle Bureau, winemaker at Domaine des Renardières in Ouzilly, ex-oenologist, •…

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100% locally produced gifts

Here we are in December... It's time to think about Christmas gifts! I like to take the time to think about the attentions that will delight my loved ones. This year, in order to be in line with the values ​​of slow tourism that I defend, the presents under the tree will be handmade locally. After diving into Grand’s know-how…

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My 5 favorite hikes

A few years ago, I became a fan of hiking. This activity allows me to combine physical exercise, escape and discoveries. Walking is sometimes the only way to reach places worth a detour. To disconnect from everyday life, I put on my high-top shoes and disappear onto the trails of Grand Châtellerault. Believe me: I don’t…

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Along the water in Bonneuil-Matours

In September, I took advantage of the Indian summer to make Hugo's wish come true. After several kayak outings, my teenager was eyeing another water activity, stand-up paddleboarding. A few inquiries later, we left, heading towards La Fourmy Canoë in Bonneuil-Matours. Get up, stand up! The leisure center is located on the banks of Vienne,…

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Les Ormes: the highlight of the show 2/2

Last week, remember, I was in the village of Les Ormes with an outstanding guide, Catherine Puglia. Today, on the eve of the 2020 European Heritage Days, we end the visit with an exceptional monument, the cradle of brilliant intellectual activity during the Age of Enlightenment. “The history of the town is inseparable from that of its castle”, reminds me…

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Les Ormes: the chef’s surprise 1/2

Today, as promised in my article on the most beautiful Instagram spots, I'm taking you to visit Les Ormes, on the threshold of Poitou and Touraine. I chose this small town of 1700 inhabitants because its heritage could make many large cities green with envy. So, to live up to its multiple riches, I requested…

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Hats off to the Haut-Poitou melon

In the top 5 of my favorite regional specialties, reigns the king of summer; I named the Haut-Poitou melon. Proud of its recognition by the IGP (Protected Geographical Indication) label, I really wanted to know more, especially since I learned that a third of the farms are located in Grand Châtellerault. What’s better than a visit…

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My 5 good tips in case of rain

It's the weekend, or the holidays. You check the weather forecast: damn, some showers have decided to show up. I suggest you take the showers on the safe side, well sheltered in Grand Châtellerault. Here are five activities, tested and approved, that always put you in a good mood, whatever the weather. 1. Treat yourself to boots in…

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Looking for the perfect photo!

In Grand Châtellerault, users of the social network Instagram are having a field day. The destination is so photogenic! Some of you asked me if I had any tips for real postcard-worthy shots. Hmm, hard to choose. Heritage, river, fauna, flora, unusual… I finally opted for a representative range which, I am sure, will know…

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Lencloître has its fair

On July 6, to celebrate the school holidays, I asked my eldest son to accompany me to the Lencloître Fair. I had been planning to go there for a long time, as I had happy childhood memories with my grandparents. As it falls on the first Monday of each month, I promised myself to take advantage…

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A Sunday by the water

Last Sunday, my sister and her little family came to visit us. Accustomed to the urban hustle and bustle, they aspired to go green. I immediately thought of Cenon-sur-Vienne which, since 1900, welcomed city dwellers looking for nature. At the time, the steamboat “L’Hirondelle” provided the connection from Châtellerault. The passengers thus joined the…

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Evening on the banks of Vienne in Châtellerault

Mild summer evenings can be an opportunity for a getaway for two. Today I decided to surprise my darling. This romantic break will be under the sign of water. River, traditional boat, sunset, shellfish... All the ingredients are there for my beautiful brown to take the bait. 19 p.m.:…

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My 5 good tips for cooling off

Vacation time has come. And the mercury is flirting with 30 degrees: sunshine for all in Grand Châtellerault! I love these summer days where we can play overtime until late. This is an opportunity to collect as much light as possible, essential for my balance. During heat peaks, however, I had a long…

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My family day in Monthoiron and Sénillé

For this second blog article, I decided to take you an hour from the castles of the Loire, to the rolling plains of Poitou which conceal many nuggets of Nature, Heritage and Terroir... Direction Monthoiron and Sénillé-Saint-Sauveur. This time, I am not alone. I embark on my wanderings Arthur, my youngest son aged…

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My eco-favorites in Pleumartin

For this first blog article, I chose to take you to a small town that is teeming with eco-responsible initiatives. Giving a second life to clothes, furniture and even a monument is a Pleumartin specialty. I put on my super ambassador outfit and off we go. You follow me ? 12:30 p.m.: To see and…

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