|• The Loire castles . 30 minute drive from "les cultures" will take you to Chinon, where you may discover the town’s Royal fortress www.forteresse-chinon.fr. To get there, you will drive through Richelieu, the Cardinal’s town www.ville-richelieu.fr . Azay-le Rideau, a jewel of the French Renaissance, is a 45 minute drive away http://azay-le-rideau.monuments-nationaux.fr . Also, in less than an hour’s drive, you may visit Villandry, famous for its gardens www.chateauvillandry.com.
• Roman Art. "Les Cultures" is ideally situated for discovering the North of the county of Vienne’s Roman Art. Amongst other sites, you may like to visit Notre Dame La Grande in Poitiers, Loudun’s museum, or Lencloître’s church that is 3 km from the domain www.homepage.mac.com/joel.jallardeau/artroman/page7/page7.html. 45 minute drive will take you to Fontevrault’s abbey www.art-roman.net/fontevrault/fontevrault.
• Fresco . In the South of the Vienne, St Savin’s abbey is one of the 32 French sites to be listed at the Unesco ….jsais pas comment écrire ça en anglais. It is also the starting point of a lovely touristic walk that takes you to Montmorillon www.abbaye-saint-savin.fr.
• The Futuroscope. 20 minutes from Les culture, the attraction park Futuroscope invites you to discover the most recent progress made in audiovisual technologies www.futuroscope.com.