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Dunes in Poitiers ©Thomas JELINEK - Agence Zebrelle

Winter is a pleasant season in Poitiers, its oceanic climate means that it is rather mild! Also, if you are looking for an alternative to a snow vacation, why not choose the Vienne and its many activities? We have prepared a very pleasant stay for you!

Day 1: Discover Poitiers and its heritage

Start your stay with a visit to “the city of 100 bell towers” in other words : Poitiers ! Enjoy strolling through the streets and discover the half-timbered houses, the small alleys and the city's must-see sites, such as the church of Notre-Dame-La-Grande, the palace or even Saint-Pierre Cathedral !
If you pass by the cathedral, “go down” to the St. John's Baptistery, built in the middle of the 4thnd century. This astonishing construction housing a baptismal hall with an octagonal swimming pool for immersion would be the oldest Christian building in France!

Un Escape Game is another option to visit the city and discover all its secrets and famous people, such as Eleanor of Aquitaine, Queen of France and England to whom Poitiers owes a lot! Museums also have their part, with works by Camille Claudel and Auguste Rodin to be seen at Sainte-Croix Museum

And to end the evening, go to the Guinguette Pictave with his choice of Food Truck and its animations or Republic Corner with its themed evenings, freshly awarded a Night Trophy in the “Prize for Creation and Innovation” category, for 2024!

Day 2: Have fun with the family for the February holidays

Tired of outings that are a little too cultural?
The activities of all kinds are not lacking in the Vienne. Put on skates and go to the ice, take your shoes hiking and off we go a walk ou by bike.

Discover sites with different visits like at the Abbey of Saint-Savin, listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site and its dramatized visit or its new escape game “In search of the Expo” ! Go through the door of Grand Workshop in Chatellerault and discover l’Express du Grand Atelier, voted Family Favorite 2024, for the Expériences Famille. Continue your discoveries with visits with tasting or meetings with local artisans.

Dare to try new experiences with zerOGravity for a flight in indoor free fall, it is the only center of the Vienne and the first opened in New Aquitaine! Let yourself be seduced by the complex Game Park with its attractions like Cube Challenges, Quiz Room, Laser Game and many others !

Succumb to the Charm of Expériences Famille

The Expériences Famille, it is also good for the Little ones only for the Big ones ! Everyone is benefiting. Take turns becoming a Golfer, a Climbing Pro, an Apprentice Mosaic Artist, a Llama's Travel Companion, a Budding Explorer or an Outstanding Investigator and spend time with your family full of laughter and good humor!

Depending on your tastes or affinities you will surely find an activity that suits everyone!

I try the experiment
Family mosaic workshop©Pomme-verte

Day 3: Spend a dream day at Futuroscope

Impossible to stay in the Vienne, without the visit of Futuroscope park !

Setting sails for the news highly anticipated at Futuroscope with the astonishing technological show “Éclips” featuring a giant robot arm and a performer. You will also be captivated by the polar atmosphere of the new film Antarctica at Kinémax from February 10 then find all The attractions the most emblematic of the park like Tornado Chasers where you are caught in the eye of the tornado or even Objective Mars by boarding a space shuttle! 

Take the experience further with a totally exotic night in the hotel Cosmos station and a completely crazy dinner in the restaurant Space Loop ! The future is yours...

Day 4: We let you choose your destination…

Today, you decide which route to take.

We have put together 5 tourist circuits for you to discover la Vienne. Take full advantage of your stay to discover a corner of the Vienne according to your moods and desires: tastings with producers, golf course, museums, walks everything is possible for a day that suits you…

Day 5: A 100% fun day of Geocaching

To end your week in style in the Vienne, we propose to you a great, family-friendly and free activity : Tèrra Aventura !
This app offers you a selection of around forty interactive treasure hunts throughout the department by taking small paths and discovering the natural and cultural heritage full Vienne.

Go searching des Poïz's, small, unique characters full of character, then collect badges in their image using the application.

Terra Aventura South Vienne Poitou Momentum Productions Mickael PLANES 9917 - Tourism Vienne©Momentum Productions – Mickaël PLANES

Discover the Poïz's hidden among the routes of the Vienne

40 courses await you in the department! Bring your cell phones and go for the Poïz's Hunt.

I'm going in search of the Poïz's

So, convinced? There Vienne will be the ideal destination for your February vacation and will allow you to discover all the nuggets what does the department mean!