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Chatellerault

Chatellerault in the Vienne is located on the river Vienne 28km  southwest of Le Grand Pressigny. It is your nearest 'large town' with the opportunity to experience French shopping from a town centre experience to out-of-town superstores. It  is a town with an industrial h

istory which has much to do with its position at the confluences of the rivers Vienna, Clain, Envigne and Ozon. Early trading in cutlery, tanning and rope- making made it a favourable choice for the location of a munitions factory at the beginning of the 19th century.

 

Chatellerault in the Vienne is located on the river Vienne 28km  southwest of Le Grand Pressigny. It is your nearest 'large town' with the opportunity to experience French shopping from a town centre experience to out-of-town superstores. It  is a town with an industrial h

istory which has much to do with its position at the confluences of the rivers Vienna, Clain, Envigne and Ozon. Early trading in cutlery, tanning and rope- making made it a favourable choice for the location of a munitions factory at the beginning of the 19th century.

 

  

This industry is now gone with the munitions factory now playing host to a museum dedicated to the history of transport where you can discover more than 150 vehicles,  collections of engines, motorcycles, accessories and posters await you in a restored building and a completely renewed presentation. Chatellerault musee-auto-moto-velo

 

Within the town you will also find an indoor swimming pool with tubes, a baby pool, competition pool and Jacuzzi. The opening hours are a bit erratic but an afternoon visit should find it open every day.  There is also an indoor ice skating rink. 

The town also has a large park and lake ('Le Lac') where during the school holidays you can take advantage of free canoe rental. 

 
 

Official website

 

 

Chatellerault on wikipedia

 

 

 

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