Things to see and do - Châtellerault
Unmissable tourist sites
Châtellerault Travel guide
Châtellerault : Michelin's recommendations
The origins and name of the town date back to a castle built in the 10C by Ayraud, Viscount of Poitou. The town then developed on both banks of the River Vienne at the end of its navigable section. The right bank is a pleasant place for a walk, with its pedestrian area and tree-lined avenues. But these days there are more signs of activity on the other side of the river, since the renovation of the old Manu industrial site which houses a cultural and leisure complex set in an area full of greenery.
Tourist attractions Châtellerault : Things to see and do
The Maison Descartes is a 16C family dwelling where René Descartes lived as a child.
2 rue St-Jacques
Although the façade and the two towers were added in the 19C, the chevet with column buttresses and the transept of this ancient 12C and 13C priory are original. Inside, the nave vault with intersecting ribs is in Anjou gothic style. There is a set o..
14 rue Sully
The Hôtel Sully (17C) houses a collection of arms, knives, earthenware and porcelain dating from the 17C to the 19C, as well as carved wooden chair backs, sculptures and paintings. Another room is devoted to well-known Châtellerault painter and caric..
22 Avenue du Président Wilson F - 86100 Châtellerault
Located in the heart of Châtellerault, La Gourmandine is set in a 20th-Century manor house within a 4000m² park. It boasts a hot tub and a gastronomic restaurant. All rooms are air-conditioned and individually decorated. They feature en suite facili..
61-63 Avenue Richelieu F - 86100 Châtellerault
Situated at the heart of Châtellerault, Villa Richelieu offers an outdoor swimming pool and a garden with a terrace. It is located in the Poitou Charentes region. Guest rooms at this villa are stylish and they feature a shower. All rooms are equippe..
10 Avenue Camille Page F - 86100 CHATELLERAULT
The ibis Châtellerault hotel is 3 km from the city centre and the railway station, a short walk from the forest of Châtellerault. In the heart of the Poitou-Charentes region, you are just 15 min from Futuroscope in Poitiers and the Roche-Posay casino..
189 rue d'Antran F - 86100 Châtellerault
Enjoy generous foodie offerings at this highly recommended little eatery. Tongue terrine and vegetables, cheek of pork with citrus fruit and homemade purée, caramelised apple feuilleté... Smart dining room, despite the gloomy approach.
22 avenue du Président-Wilson F - 86100 Châtellerault
High ceilings, mouldings, wood panelling... this mansion dating from 1905 serves rather chic and fashionable gastronomic cuisine. Alternatively, check out the blackboard menu at the Bistrot for a mid-week lunch. Rather nice, contemporary rooms (Boudo..