Pointe de Forclan

at Cenon-sur-Vienne

  • Forclan Point, planted by the French Forestry commission and newly-landscaped, is a much-appreciated spot for family outings (picnic tables) or sports activities (including a health circuit). Situated between theVienne and Clain rivers, this has always been a prized setting. As early as 1900, the local population enjoyed coming here to relax, and in spring and summer would board the «Hirondelle» steam boat connecting Châtellerault with Cenon, disembarking at the lively open-air cafés that lined the Vienne riverbanks.