• Odyssée Nature, Au coeur d'une industrie verte
    Nueil-les-aubiers

    An innovative concept which joins within the framework of our politics of social and environmental responsibility: the opening of the Body Nature laboratory ® and of its domain to the public, within the heart of a green industry. Odyssée Nature ® welcomes groups of visitors, accompanied with a guide during approximately 2 hours, to discover a unique domain and the business world and the manufacturing of ecological and biological cosmetics.

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  • Musée du Papier Le Nil
    Angoulême

    Located in the former factory Joseph Bardou " Le Nil ", the museum explains two centuries of local industrial history. The exhibition "Charente confluences, from the river to the industries, from the paper to the picture" situated in the rooms of the "rez-de-Charente" evokes auniverse where the water, the paper, the industries and the graphic creation dominate. In the first floor, temporary exhibitions reveals the multiple technical or artistic aspects of the paper and the cardboard.

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  • Espace d'Archéologie Industrielle du Donjon de Gouzon
    Chauvigny

    The entirely restored 12th century dungeon houses the Industrial Archaeology Museum which presents Chauvigny's rich industrial history of stone quarries, the porcelaine factory as well as ancient mills, tileries, and lime kilns. From Neolithic times to the present day, chalk to limestone, Neolithic pottery to Apilco porcelain, physically produced energy to nuclear energy, the industries here are seen through the eyes of the archaeologist by means of videos, interactive terminals and models. Take the specially commissioned elevator (a recognised piece of modern art) up to the panoramic terrace for an exceptional view of the medieval town and the surrounding countryside.

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  • Moulin de la Courade
    La Couronne

    The mill of Courade ( 1641 ) keeps on a unique site all the tracks of the industrial life paper-maker of Angoumois.

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  • Hôtel Come Inn **
    Poitiers

    This Come Inn hotel is located in the industrial area known as République just north of Poitiers, between the airport and the Futuroscope. Services include: comfortable rooms, restaurant the evening monday to thursday. Poitiers, Town of Art and History, has tourist routes marked by coloured lines on the pavement which help you to explore the historical sites and old quarters of Poitiers.  Don't miss the laser light show on the church of Notre Dame La Grande  in the centre of Poitiers every night on summer evenings.

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  • Office de Tourisme de Chauvigny
    Chauvigny

    An essential leg of your journey through la Vienne is Chauvigny, on the way to Poitiers, just twenty minutes from the Futuroscope.It is a warm-hearted city of Art with five châteaux dominating the Vienne River from the same rocky cliff, a truly unique site in Europe. Chauvigny is also an important site for Roman architecture with the Saint Pierre Collegiate Church (12th C) famous for its sculptured chapels and painted columns, the Notre-Dame Church (12th C) and the Saint-Pierre-des-Eglises with its pre-Romanesque murals. The Donjon de Gouzon(11th & 13th C ) provides a panoramic view and also houses examples of local industrial production through the ages (stone quarries, porcelain, mills and limestone ovens, a steam wheel, etc). The Archaeological and Ethnological Museum retraces two thousand years of daily city life (Gallo-Roman artefacts, tools and head dresses). In the upper part of the town, the high ruins of the Baronnial Château become the setting of The Giants of the Sky a flying bird show with birds from all over the world skimming over you at break neck speed. (Every day up to 30 th September). Chauvigny is also the birth-place of the Poitou-Charentes porcelain industry which is world-renowned and found in many of the most prestigious restaurants. Chauvigny is also known for its stone which can be found in many principal monuments such as: the Opéra Garnier in Paris, the Louvre and in the bridges spanning the Loire. Nearby : discover the countryside around Chauvigny by taking a 9km return rail-bike ride on the abandoned railway track. On site accommodation : hotels, camp site, gîtes and guest rooms. The tourist information office offers individual guided tours throughout July and August. Take advantage of our Pass Découverte to visit three sites for the price of two: the two Chauvigny museums , the Giants of the Sky show and the rail-bike coarse. Guided tours of the Medieval town with a professional guide can be organised throughout the year. The horse-drawn taxis, which set off from the medieval centre, also allow you to visit the city from a different perpective. Interesting local Saturday market and also on Tuesday and Thursday - Fair every second tuesday of the month.

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  • Espace Mendès France
    Poitiers

    Situated at the heart of the city, the center of scientific, technical and industrial knowledge of Poitiers posts three missions: popularize the search and its jobs, educate in the sciences and the techniques, maintain the debates on the social and cultural stakes. And propose exhibitions, animations, conferences, shows...

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  • Musée des Arts du Cognac
    Cognac

    Come into this new-age museum of old stone and modern architecture to understand, through films, sound, nose games, interactive experiments, Cognac’s industrial, economic and social history as well as the Cognac region today. There is also a free children's discovery trail, a shop and a café that are open to the public.

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