This “green” destination, located between Paris and Bordeaux, offers a full range of activities for tourists.
Poitiers, a city of art and history, and Le Futuroscope are at the heart of a whole multitude of adventures!
Explore La Vallée des Singes, where 450 primates live in complete liberty, including the only group of bonobos in France.
Or savour the thrill of coming face-to-face with the largest reptile in the world at Planète Crocodiles: 1 tonne in weight and 8 metres long!
If you are looking for something calmer, the 12-hectare parc de la Belle is the perfect spot for an idle stroll and for your children to play, in the midst of its collections of ancient plants and trees.
A magical voyage into the past
The church of Notre-Dame-la-Grande in Poitiers is an essential highlight of your trip to the city, which is audio-guided thanks to a free application. The architectural heritage in the Vienne is very rich and will fascinate both young and old.
Sights worth seeing include Saint-Savin Abbey, the medieval town of Chauvignyand the castels of Harcourt and Touffou.
Our other favourites
Treasure hunts: Terra Aventura offers nine trails guided by GPS or smartphone, where you can encounter some surprising characters,
Sports: set out on a 2-hour trip on an unusual vehicle called a rail bike…,
Delicacies: the local guest stars are goat’s cheeses, such as “Chabichou”, with its mild, creamy taste, and the “Bûche du Poitou”, which has a hazelnut flavour. They are best enjoyed with a white, red or rosé wine from the Haut-Poitou region. Another delicacy, grown on limestone clay soil and harvested by hand, is the Haut-Poitou melon, a star ingredient in any aperitif.
Discoveries and thrills and spills
The slogan of Futuroscope is “Expect the unexpected!” so the easiest is to go and find out for yourself.
For a different kind of family enjoyment, the dizzying waterslides at Gliss-up Water Jump Parc will let you try your hand at airborne acrobatics! Free entry for visitors.
Alternatively, test your balance and agility at Fun Forest as you explore its treetop adventure course.