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Heritage, music, nature, animals… Discover Civray, a small town in Poitou, and its surroundings, rich in activities and discoveries for young and old! Recognized as Green holiday resort, it is an ideal destination to recharge your batteries and rest in the heart of nature, in New Aquitaine.

Explore Civray, town of history and green resort

Civray is a commune located in the Vienne, bathed by the Charente. In the Middle Ages, this town was considered one of the most powerful strongholds. It is now mainly oriented towards tourism. Green holiday resort, Civray offers many activities and walks along the river La Charente.

Visit the Saint-Nicolas Church, an architectural gem

In the town center of Civray, take the time to stop in front of Saint Nicholas Church, Poitevin Romanesque masterpiece. This priory church built in the 12thrd century has a rectangular facade decorated with a profusion of sculptures. Look up to see the octagonal Lantern Tower on its bedside. Enter inside the Saint-Nicolas church and discover the fresco that tells the legend of Saint-Gilles.

During your walk in the town of Civray, you will also discover many mansions. The best known is theHôtel de la Prévôté, built at the end of the 15th centuryrd century or early 16th centuryrd century. In 1616 he hosted King Louis XIII and his young wife.

Saint-Nicolas de Civray church©LibelLab

Stroll along the banks of the Charente

Civray is a town conducive to beautiful walks along the Charente. A 10-minute walk from the center of Civray, join the recreation area “The Beach” and Hay Island by a path along the river. Enjoy moments of relaxation and family fun by discovering the many activities on offer. On the beach side, children can have fun at the playground with zip line, slides and turnstile. In The shore campsite civraisien installed near the leisure area, rent a canoe and embark on the Charente to follow the waterway. Prefer to stay ashore? Rent mini golf clubs and follow the course!

A picnic area and Fil de l'O restaurant are at your disposal to restore you. Foin Island offers a beautiful green space with a sports course and pontoons for fishermen. Throughout your walk, find explanatory panels on the fauna and flora.

Meet local producers

Come and meet the producers present in the territory of Civray to discover their trade and taste their products:
   •   The Blanzay cheese dairy : this family farm located near Civray offers a wide range of authentic farmhouse cheeses: soft, blue-veined or pressed cheeses, which combine finesse and rusticity of the terroir.
   •   Gargoyle : located in the town of Charroux, the family business Gargouil invites you to taste their apple juice and their apple, pear and quince jams, harvested in the tree orchards of Chantegrolle.
   •   The Petites Boisnes farm : this pork producer located in Couhé offers direct sale of its products processed on site. The pigs are 100% Poitevin but the recipes offered are from here and elsewhere: Poitevine, Basque or even Belgian.
   • THE Apiary of La Sapée : this farm in Valence-en-Poitou invites you to discover its different honeys (acacia, buckwheat, chestnut, buckthorn, pollen, etc.) and the fascinating profession of apiary!

Put yourself in the shoes of mushers with Kolyma

Enjoy an original family experience with Kolyma. Located in Brion, a few km from Civray, this Nordic environment center will transport you to the fascinating world of the peoples of the Far North. On groomed trails or snow-covered paths, in summer and winter alike, experience the sensations of hitching! Hike differently and discover the region by testing cani-rando or cani-kart.

Test a workshop to retrace the history of mushers and share a convivial meal around the fire.

Kolyma, sled dogs in Brion©Bastien SAUVE – Agence Zebrelle

Live a 2.0 adventure in New Aquitaine with Tèrra Aventura

Tèrra Aventura, the new generation treasure hunt is also in Civraisien in Poitou! Download the application for free and go on a family adventure in the streets of Civray. Open your eyes to answer the puzzles that are on your way with the course "Fantastic Beasts".

Along the sound in Civray©Marion VALIERE-LOUDIY – Agence ZebrelleI

Don't miss the Au Fil du Son Festival

You are passing through Vienne in summer ? In July, don't miss the classical music Festival Over the Sound, created in 2004 by two friends met in high school, Damien Guitard and Grégoire Renaudon.
Each year, Au Fil du Son brings together 35 people for 000 days in Civray. Come and celebrate with friends or family! Reggae, electro, jazz or even hip hop, there is something for everyone.

Explore the surroundings of Civray, rich in activities and discoveries

On the territory of Civraisien in Poitou, activities for the whole family are not lacking! Between heritage, walks and original activities, discover the surroundings of Civray.

Charroux, small city of character

The charming village of Charroux, near Civray, is worth the detour! This small community labeled “Small towns of character” has preserved a high octagonal tower from its past, a vestige of Saint-Sauveur Abbey, dating from the 11thrd century. You can also see the cloister and the chapter house.

The Abbaye de la Réau, for a dive into history

Relive history from the Middle Ages to modern times atRoyal Abbey of La Reau, located in Saint-Martin-l'Ars. Enjoy a walk in this site steeped in history, listed as a historical monument. Discover the religious building, the ruins of the old abbey and the remains of the cloister.

Finish your walk by walking along the paths of the park, going around the dovecote and the defense tower. Several fun and family games are offered to explore the place from a new perspective!

The Valley of the Apes, to meet the primates

Are you looking for an idea for a family outing near Civray? Come to Romagna to discover the extraordinary park de the Valley of the Monkeys. In this animal park dedicated to primates, you will see about thirty species evolve in semi-freedom in the middle of oaks and chestnut trees. Explore the vegetated islands to observe them up close, while respecting their tranquility. Throughout the day, you have the opportunity to watch the feeding of the monkeys and learn more about each species. Young and old will be delighted!

The vegetable maze of Romagna, to have fun

In Romagne, enjoy a rejuvenating family activity in the heart of nature on the Pas Perdus trail. Have fun getting lost in the plant labyrinths of this 7 hectare park. Four permanent and ephemeral labyrinths with varied universes invite you to get lost in their maze. Your children will spend a unique moment on board their 100% green pedal kart, on the two circuits made available. Awaken your senses with sensory journey, in which you will move with shoes or bare feet, eyes open or closed. 

Parc de la Belle, to be amazed

On the banks of the Belle, in a natural and hilly setting of 12 hectares, Beauty Park offers you a colorful and fragrant ride. In all seasons, discover more 20 plants and many varieties of flowers. Different family activities waiting for you : a large playground, a plant maze, a small farm and a adventure games with puzzles to solve. Live a magical experience by spending a night in one of the treehouses in the park, built with respect for nature.

The Iles de Payré, for a bucolic getaway

The Islands of Payré, located in Valence-en-Poitou, offer walks in a green setting of 22 ha near Poitiers and Civray. Go on a hike on the marked trails of Civraisien in Poitou and enjoy a picnic by the water. Fishing is allowed and, for the little ones, the park hasa playground and relaxation area.

The Floating Village of Pressac, for an unusual night

Le Floating Village of Pressac is one of a kind. Access your floating cabin ecological, located on a 6 hectare lake, aboard a small boat and enjoy the nature that surrounds you. Live in slow motion for a night or a weekend in a natural and protected area, conducive to healing and discovery.

Le Cormenier, for an immersion in the past

Live a unique experience at Cormenier and travel through time in 5D immersion. Le Cormenier invites you to discover the life of a rural village at the beginning of the XXrd century or to relive the era of the glorious 30. Decors of yesteryear, smells... It's as if you were there! During this visit, all your senses will be solicited.

The paths Tèrra Aventura, to play while visiting

The paths Tèrra Aventura pass through many towns of Civraisien in Poitou: Payré, Couhé, Civray, Gencay, Charroux and Lizant. A fun way to discover the territory while having fun thanks to various exciting themes!

Tèrra Aventura in Civray©LibelLab

Do you want to visit Civray and its surroundings while having fun? Discover all parcours Tèrra Aventura available in Civraisien in Poitou.

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Over the Sound

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Over Sound Festival
Over the Sound ©Marion VALIERE-LOUDIY – Agence ZebrelleI
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The Valley of the Apes
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