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  • 1 La Manu Interesting

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    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..

  • 2 Henri IV Bridge Interesting

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    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..

  • 3 Church of St Jacques

    Religious buildings

    2 rue St-Jacques F - 86100 Châtellerault

    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..

  • 4 Hôtel Sully

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    14 rue Sully F - 86100 Châtellerault

    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..

  • 5 Descartes House

    Museums and art

    rue Bourbon F - 86100 Châtellerault

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

  • 6 Envigne Canal

    Nature and gardens

    Pont Camille-de-Hogues F - 86100 Châtellerault

    Flanked by the skating rink and by a garden shaded by cedars and sequoias, this canal set up for boating activities affords a pleasant walk along the Vienne River.

  • 7 Car, Motorcycle and Bicycle Museum

    Museums and art

    3 rue Clément-Krebs F - 86100 Châtellerault

    The early days and the growing popularity of the automobile are shown in this 4,300m2 space. Fans of motorcycles will be impressed by the remarkable collection. The interactive displays allow novice mechanics to familiarise themselves with simple tec..

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