Family weekend: heading for the Vienne

A pinch of theme parks, a hint of fun visits, a dash of sporting activities... Here's the perfect recipe for a family weekend in France! And to sleep? Unusual accommodation with little care for children, for a stay rich in unforgettable memories. Welcome to the Vienne !

Angles-sur-l'Anglin ©Pomme Verte LibelLab

Family weekend: stock up on original visits to Poitiers

Are you looking for a destination for an active family weekend? You are in the right place. The department of Vienne full ofamazing activities to do with kids . While some are popular classics, others are exclusive to the destination Vienne, Land of Futuroscope. Come discover them !

Futuroscope: the must-see park for a family weekend

The Futuroscope is of course at the top of the activities to do during a trip to Poitiers.
An essential theme park for a family weekend in France, the Futuroscope seduces all generations with these original attractions . The youngest in reviennent the head full of dreams of firefighter, airplane pilot and astronaut. The more adventurous can still imagine themselves soaring like a bird, chasing tornadoes or conquering space aboard an incredible roller-coaster.

Tornado hunters at the Futuroscope Park in Poitiers©Parc du Futuroscope-Gloryparis-D_LAMING_ARCHITECTE

Animal parks like no other for family holidays in the Vienne

By opting for a visit to an animal park, you are always sure to please the children. By following our 2 favourites, you are offering them a real trip to the other side of the world.

At the Valley of the monkeys or to land of dragons, exoticism is there. The Valley of the Monkeys immerses you in the intriguing world of primates. You are invited to enter their territory, to approach the cutest ones, to observe the most imposing ones. On the Terre de Dragons side, the adventure is experienced under a tropical dome, in suspended nets, or even in a wild garden, all populated by alligators, iguanas and other reptiles. Breathtaking experiences in the heart of lush nature for your family weekend in France!

Family weekend: visit the Poitevin heritage with the eyes of a child

The architectural heritage of Poitou is rich and conducive to exchanges with the youngest. Here is our selection of unmissable visits.

Learn and relax in Poitiers

As the historic capital of the region, Poitiers presents some nuggets that amaze young and old. Between the magnificent Romanesque portal of the church Our Lady the Great and the scientific exhibitions of theEspace Mendes France, the routes are rich. Escape Game and puzzle games, guided tours for children… the choice is vast to explore the city while having fun! Among the places not to be missed for a short break: the Tison islet, with entertainment and the gourmet menu of the Guinguette Pictave.

Have fun in charming villages 1h30 by train from Paris

Most beautiful villages in France or Small towns of character , you are spoiled for choice discover the architectural heritage of the Vienne with your children. To arouse their curiosity, think of treasure hunts Tèrra Aventura. This geocaching application developed by the Nouvelle-Aquitaine region is simply essential for a family weekend! The legends of Charroux orAngles-sur-l'Anglin won't have any more secrets for you.

Visits and challenges to remarkable monuments

Discover all the secrets of the local heritage. The least we can say is that the Poitevin monuments encourage families staying in the Vienne to enter their lair ! Come visit the famous Saint-Savin Abbey.

Relive the Hundred Years War interactively in the castle of Monts-sur-Guesnes. Take up the challenges launched by the thousands of owners of the Chateau de la Mothe Chandeniers. Save the Royal Abbey of La Réau of the attack of the English troops. Are you motivated to learn while having fun? This is the secret of the success of your holidays in France in the Vienne !

Family weekend in Chauvigny: a single place for a multitude of activities

Do you also, during a family stay, enjoy putting your car down and not moving it? Book an apartment or a hotel room in Chauvigny. You thus benefit from a stay of a few nights slow-tourism version.

Start by enjoying the atmosphere of this charming medieval city. Among the 5 castles in the village, enter that of the Bishops, and let yourself be impressed by the falconry spectacle of the sky giants. Then continue with a sporting afternoon at the Chauvigny VéloRail to appreciate the surrounding nature.

And if the weather allows it, let yourself be tempted by a descent of the river in a canoe, or by the urban circuit of the remarkable trees.

The Expériences Famille for the Vienne less than 3 hours from Normandy

Your family weekend in our dear corner of France will only be complete if you pick from among the Expériences Famille, activities specially designed to meet the demands of the tribes. Creative workshops, unusual walks, night visits, sports exploration... Our selection allows you to vary the pleasures while surprising young and old! Taking into account the history and concept of each site, most of these activities are unique. Emotions and pleasures guaranteed.

Relaxation and aquatic activities for a family weekend less than 1h30 by train from Paris

If the goal of your family weekend is to disconnect at the water's edge, there's no need to go very far. Less than 1 hour 30 by train from Paris, many water points bring a nice wave of freshness and relaxation.

Domaine du Lac de Saint-Cyr: the most beautiful in the department for a nature stay

It is not only on the coast that one can taste the pleasures of the sea or the ocean. In addition to offering a beautiful sandy beach, the Domaine du Lac de Saint-Cyr and the ideal place for a catamaran course or an introduction to paddle. Dozens of activities are possible on site! This beautiful natural setting is a perfect compromise to juggle between the desires of the little ones for a sand castle, and those of the older ones to let off steam. In addition, a campsite welcomes you to spend the night on site.

You couldn't dream of a better weekend of relaxation with the family!

Lake of Saint-Cyr©Pascal PONS

Moncontour leisure base: sporting or relaxing weekend

In Moncontour, everything is thought out to spend a pleasant summer day at the water's edge. The leisure center is a delight for lovers of water activities: canoeing, paddleboarding, tobogganing, but also wakeboarding with ski lift! Swimming, sandcastles and play area keep the little ones busy.

Canoe-kayak outings: cool weekend guaranteed

After having walked the alleys of the surrounding cities, nothing beats a short trip on the waves to pleasantly end a family stay. Set out to conquer the rivers of the Vienne by canoe-kayak ! You will find many bases in the department, which offer descents accompanied by a guide (equipment provided of course!): in Angles sur l'Anglin, Chauvigny, Lathus-Saint-Remy (where you can even consider rafting), Vivonne, Poitiers…

Canoe trip on the Clain©Pomme Verte – Libellab

Events to experience with the family for a festive weekend

The Pays du Futuroscope is a festive territory, animated by friendly and good-natured events. All the more reason to choose the Vienne as a destination for a short family holiday! Here are some ideas for a party weekend.

The Gamers Assembly for holidays between video game enthusiasts

In April, the Gamers Assembly is the event not to be missed for all fans of network games. Live a collective experience 100% video games!

The Food Trucks festival for a gourmet stay

In Poitiers, May is gourmet month. heading for the food truck festival ! In the aisles of this large gastronomic market, it is difficult not to succumb to the scents that awaken all our senses.. South American, Spanish, Asian cuisine… Place to taste in a festive and relaxed atmosphere, in the biggest festival highlighting Food trucks! This is the real good gourmet plan to enhance one of your extended spring weekends.

Les Heures vagabondes for a musical weekend

In July and August, settle down on the lawn of the Monts-sur-Guesnes stadium or by the lake of the Châtellerault forest. For what ? For spend the evening to the rhythm of concerts organized by the festival Wandering Hours. Each summer, more than 10 free concerts by renowned artists are offered throughout the department. A beautiful musical interlude during your family weekend!

Medieval fair for timeless holidays

The last weekend of September, towards the listed village of Château-Larcher. No, no, you have not made the wrong destination: you are not at Puy du Fou! The knights and jesters who feast around you are there for the traditional medieval fair. This great festival is animated by shows, exhibitions, parades and games for 2 days.

Family weekend: accommodation ideas for sleeping, but not only!

Now that the choice of your visits is made, all that remains is to book your accommodation. In this area, the Department of Vienne demonstrates an overflowing imagination to offer comfortable and unusual accommodation suitable for all family configurations.

An unusual rental for a weekend full of originality

The Land of Futuroscope never does anything like the others, and we love it! In addition to original visits, why not book a night in unusual accommodation? How about a night in a cabin?

Or to sleep in the sprites' house or in a rental in the shape of a hen, rabbit or snail, on the domain of ChallengePlanet. Do you think you will find more original elsewhere in France?

I'm having an unusual night!
The Rabbit House at Défiplanet©Thomas JELINEK – Agence Zebrelle

Nature accommodation for disconnected holidays

In our 100-minute life, parents and children need to reconnect with the essentials. This is what the domains of the floating village of Pressac, Park of the Belle, or the Bois aux Daims complex at Center Parcs. Here, the nights are beautiful and restful, in cabins on the water or in the trees. A real breath of fresh air for the whole family!

A comfortable hotel 1 hour from Poitiers

North of the Vienne, the Domaine de Roiffe welcomes families looking for comfortable accommodation: apartment and lodging for tribes and families, but also triple or quadruple room at a reasonable price. On site, the activities are varied: horse riding, golf, swimming pool, mini-farm, playground, spa... Everything to please adults and children alike!

Impossible to get bored in the Vienne with all these ideas for activities and accommodation! Whether it be in spring, summer or October ! So, what are you waiting for to book your next family weekend?