A Pentecost weekend with the family

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In France, the month of May offers its share of public holidays. Something to delight lovers of getaways as well as people who simply need a break of relaxation and leisure. This year, why not enjoy the Pentecost weekend with the family in the Vienne ? Parents and children will find something to have fun and share good times there! Discover our proposed activities to discover part of the Vienne for a long weekend.

Chauvigny and its surroundings, the key to a successful family weekend

The Medieval City of Chauvigny offers an atypical and charming setting to start your family weekend in style. This is an opportunity for children to discover “the city of five castles” and to imagine themselves as knights during a visit through the streets of the old town. As for parents, they can easily enjoy the warm and timeless atmosphere of the city. You will not be short of activities around Chauvigny to occupy this three-day Pentecost weekend.

Chauvigny market

Why not start the weekend with a little trip to the Chauvigny market ? The market takes place on Saturday morning on the market square. You can take advantage of this to discover the local flagship products such as chabichou proposed by the Maras cheese dairy. This unmissable event in Chauvigny is part of the list of competitors for the Most Beautiful Markets in France in 2023. It is particularly recognized as a market bringing together many local producers. Its accessibility by car is also one of its strong points thanks to its numerous free parking lots nearby. Access for people with reduced mobility and families with pushchairs has also been thought out in the organization of the market. Something to delight the whole family!

After discovering the Vienne greedy while snacking on the market, why not set off to discover its landscapes?

The Vélorail, an unusual and family activity

Who said that the Pentecost weekend could not allow you to do physical activities? The elbow grease of parents and children will be called upon to take advantage of this cycle ride ! Whether you choose the “mid-course” walk (1h15) or the “long course” walk (2h) you can enjoy a green landscape. The circuit will also allow you to admire the dungeons of Chauvigny and the Caronnière viaduct. The majority of your journey will take place in a shaded area for optimized comfort even on very sunny days.

After the effort, comfort!

Once your energy is well spent thanks to the Vélorail, parents and children will be delighted to head for the Creperie La Bigorne for a well-deserved snack break in a typical medieval setting. You will be able to enjoy again after all these activities a stroll in the picturesque alleys to discover Chauvigny.

Discover DéfiPlanet' for a Sunday

To fill up on activities in the middle of the Pentecost holiday, we suggest you go to the park ChallengePlanet‘ ! Located in Dienné, a 25-minute drive from Chauvigny, you can spend the whole day having fun on site.

Indeed, DéfiPlanet’ is a park which offers you numerous activities but also snacks and restaurants. For the more adventurous, don’t hesitate to check out their unusual accommodation offers, for an even more atypical Pentecost weekend. Treehouses ou snail house, these fun-looking accommodations will bring parents back to childhood and amuse young and old alike.

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The opportunity to enjoy an adventure game

The DéfiPlanet' park offers you an adventure game: “In Pursuit of the White Diamond“. This unique adventure will immerse you in a world of leprechauns and trolls. Teamwork, agility and reflection will be your key words to complete this quest. Thanks to this puzzle game, discover a fun experience for children and parents alike!

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End the weekend in an exceptional place

What better way to celebrate Whit Monday than to visit theSaint-Savin Abbey ? This impressive place is one of the sites listed as UNESCO World Heritage since 1983. The Abbey, also called “La Sistine from the Romanesque era”, offers its visitors the opportunity to admire frescoes, the oldest of which date from the end of the XNUMXth century.th early XIIth century.

The abbey team offers you several modes of visits. If you feel in a freer mood you can visit the places accompanied by a tablet which will describe the different places of interest and guide you. If you are more attracted by staged visits, take the initiative and reserve a place for a theatrical visit.

In the company of Léon Edoux or his wife, true guardians of the memory of Saint-Savin, explore the Abbey and unravel its mysteries! He and his wife will share all the secrets of this prestigious place!
A fun and friendly visit… in period costume!

Here's what you need to prepare for a lovely Pentecost weekend with the family in the Vienne ! To be ready for the big day, don't hesitate to consult our selection accommodation and our tips restaurants !