• Cognac Bertrand
    Réaux

    In the heart of one of the two premier growing regions of Cognac which make up the Petite Fine Champagne, the Bertrand family has passed down from generation to generation, since 1731, the art of cultivating the vines. In this way, our products are natural and authentic, as they were in the past. In this way, our products are as natural and authentic as those of our ancestors. And so, our products reflect the naure and authenticity of our past traditions. A respect for the traditions of our past is reflected in the nature and authenticity of our products. The nature and authenticity of past traditions are reflected in each of our products. Our trademark, the Windmill of Bel'Air, the last of the town of Reaux, is surrounded by our vines, symbolic of our history, our heritage and the quality of our cognacs.

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  • Collégiale Sainte Croix
    Loudun

    Extraordinary site, former Roman collegiate church featuring an 11th century chancel in Burgundy style which is a prestigious setting for expositions and concerts. Painted murals from 13th C. Built on the foundations of a very ancient Christian sanctuary, the Saint Croix collegiate church (12th C) is one of the major monuments of Romanesque art in the Poitou area. The vaulted ceiling of the magnificent Romanesque chancel features extraordinary XIVth. C. murals. The church was used to exorcise the possessed in 1634 and its nave used for more than a century for fairs and markets (until 1991). Modified during its long history, the collegiate is now home to the Sainte Croix Cultural Centre which hosts activities, exhibitions and concerts throughout the year. Also, information about Loudun and the surrounding area with places of interest may be picked up at the centre.

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  • Port Saint Sav
    Le Mung

    Take a leisurely waterway stroll, discover the Charente and the nearby landscapes conjoining nature and history. Rental of thermal and electric boats every day from 9:30 A.M. to 1:30 P.M. and from 2 to 6 P.M. - Thermal boats: 3 to 6 persons, with or without license. rental for half a day or a full day. From 50 euros for half a day. Plan on a deposit of 500 to 900 euros. - Electric boats equipped for 6 persons. rental for half an hour, an hour, or half a day. From 15 euros. Reservation recommended at the "Office de Tourisme du Pays Savinois" or with the service provider the day before, not after 6 P.M.

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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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  • Musée des Gens de Cherves
    Cherves

    This farm promotes and maintains the regional culture of the Poitou region, usuing CD, DVD and collections of costumes and tools. Housed in 18th and 19th century buildings, the museum shows you what daily country life was like in  Cherves.Not to be missed:- the 18th century Mill (the only one of 25 windmills in Mirebeau to have survived into the 21st century).- The museum with its 12 rooms showing the history of rural life in Cherves- Multi-media presentations on the local patois and customs- The Village with its medieval chateau with a squqre keep, close to a Romanesque church- Mirebeau with its heritage and museums nearby- the Cherves summer festival.

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  • Maison de l'Art Roman
    Loudun

    The Centre is in an exceptional location and has a superb collection of carvings dating from the 12thC originating from the region of Loudun.  An area is devoted to the understandaing of the Romanesque bestiary.The Sainte Croix Centre shows to what extent Loudun's architecture was influenced by the Romanesque style. The Romanesque Art Centre serves to underline the town's rich history and to show off its cultural heritage. There are five exhibition rooms : a prestigious collection of 12th century Romanesque chapel from various places of worship in and around Loudun and a room explaining the Romanesque bestiary. Outside the centre, beautiful flower beds accentuated by amazing original Romanesque vaults. Also to see : Loudun and its rich cultural and historical heritage.

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  • Touristrain - Petit Train de Fouras
    Fouras

    Two commented itineraries (your choice!) wil allow you to appreciate the variety of the peninsula from the departure point in Fort Vauban; 1/ Fouras les Bains, a peninsula known for its oysters, its bathing and its history, of which three centuries shall be narrated to you. And then, the forts to be espied and studied: Vauban, Enet and Fort Boyard; their role was to protect the Arsenal. You will also appreciate the resort station's 5 beaches, a panoramic view of the 4 islands, and abundant oyster farms, as well. Duration: 45 minutes. 2/ A circuit amidst the marshlands: Through prairies interlaced with canals, and then the mouth of the Charente river in the direction of Fort Vasou. Duration: 1 hour.

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  • Hôtel Kyriad Poitiers Sud ***
    Poitiers

    The Kyriad Hotel- Restaurant - Poitiers offers a new kind of tourism.  Located south of Poitiers, it offers a warm welcome and the professionalism you expect. This hotel features 52 rooms with satellite TV. The restaurant offers gourmet food in a friendly atmosphere. In summer you have the option of eating under parasols. We can please all tastes with our traditional cooking , varied menus, dessert buffet and a special children's menu. Conference room, private parking. Restaurant closed on week-ends and bank holidays.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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