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Henri IV bridge over the River Vienne, The Way of St. James, Chemins de Saint-Jacques, Via Turonensis, Chatellerault, Dept. Indre-et-Loire, Region Poitou-Charentes, France, Europe
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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.

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Tourist attractions Châtellerault : Things to see and do

  • Henri IV Bridge Interesting

    place de Belgique F - 86100 Châtellerault

    The bridge (Pont Henri IV), flanked by slate towers, was built between 1575 and 1611. It is 144m long and 21m wide. Two anchors hanging from a cross in the middle of the bridge evoke the period until the mid-19C when there was a flourishing boat indu..

  • La Manu Interesting

    quai des Martyrs-de-la-Résistance F - 86100 Châtellerault

    In a green setting, the renovated buildings of an old weapons factory house various educational centres (including a circus school), the Car, Motorcycle and Bicycle Museum, a work by Jean-Luc Vilmouth, ''Like Two Towers'', built around two industrial..

  • Descartes House

    rue Bourbon F - 86100 Châtellerault

    The Maison Descartes is a 16C family dwelling where René Descartes lived as a child.

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Hotels Châtellerault

  • Hôtel L'Univers

    4 avenue georges clemenceau F - 86100 Châtellerault

    Hôtel L'Univers is situated in Châtellerault, 31 km from Poitiers and 23 km from Chasseneuil-du-Poitou. Guests can enjoy the on-site restaurant. Every room comes with a TV. Every room is fitted with a private bathroom. Hôtel L'Univers features free ..

  • ibis budget Chatellerault Two stars Two stars

    12 allée d'Argenson F - 86100 CHATELLERAULT

    Prix Prices from : 54 €

    Whether for business or leisure travel, the ibis budget Châtellerault (formerly Etap Hotel) offers modern and inviting rooms, designed for 1, 2 or 3 people, with shower, toilet and satellite television all at an affordable price. Enjoy the benefits o..

  • Maison d'hôtes Villa Richelieu

    61-63 Avenue Richelieu F - 86100 Châtellerault

    Prix Prices from : 92 €

    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..

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Restaurants Châtellerault

  • Bernard Gautier Comfortable restaurant 

    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.

  • La Gourmandine Very comfortable restaurant 

    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..

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