Near Poitiers, the hotel Le Lion d’Or in Chauvigny offers a full of discovery stopover
Chauvigny is an unmissable step during a trip in Vienne.
Only twenty minutes away from the Futuroscope, Chauvigny is a city of art unique in Europe because of its five fortified castles majestically standing on the same promontory upon the Vienne. It is following the picturesque narrow streets and the magnificent building of the upper city that you will discover those famous castles (baronial castle, castle of Harcourt, Gouzon’s keep, Flint’s tower and Castle of Montléon) such as the beautiful roman collegial from the 12th century. Next to the Saint-Pierre collegial, you will find the popular and archeological traditions’s museum. From half-march to half-november, a bird show, « Les géants du ciel (The sky’s giants) », is organized at the baronial castle.
By staying at Le Lion d’Or in Chauvigny, you are less than 30km away from the former capital of Poitou. Poitiers reveals a rich architectural and religious heritage : the impressive Saint-Pierre cathedral ; Saint-Jean baptistery, one of the most ancient christian buildings in france ; the law court, former palace of the Poitou’s counts and Aquitaine’s dukes and the leading building of the historical center, Notre-Dame-la-Grande’s church (11th and 12th centuries), remarquable heritage of the roman art. Every night during summer and Christmas holidays, a beautiful light show, the Polychromies, bring back to life the sculptures formerly standing on the church frontage. An enchanting moment, not to be missed…
During your peregrinations into those nice streets and the moving places, you will discover splendid ancient houses or private mansions such as the Fumé hotel, the Jehan de Beaucé hotel of the Pelisson hotel, and you will find some cosy café terraces to have a break.
With family or friends, for vacations or a week-end, we will be pleased to give you advices about the discovery of our beautiful land.
On board of those strange machines, leave for a 2h ride on the former railway between Poitiers (86) to Blanc (36), on a 8.7km section (17.4km in total) !
0.2km far from the hotel, into a magnificent setting, the ruins of a castle, a falconers team presents birds of all kinds, from the hawk to the stork, and from the blue eagle to the Chili…
15km far from the hotel, the DefiPlanet amusement parc will allow you to live a magical, natural and familial experiment.
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