is about 3 kms from Villechaise situated on the Vienne river.
It is the sous prefecture
is a beautiful town straddling both sides of the Vienne, best
known for its
festival of folklore and music.
an impressive range
of administrative buildings totally out of keeping with its size as a
These, together with the commercial premises and houses, go right up to
the banks on both sides of the river.
the town itself you will find services and
shops as follows:
Credit Mutuelle, etc)
and restaurants (Emmeraude,
Mere Michelet, etc.)
- Lots of
smaller shops (photographic, presents, food, bakers, cakes, porcelain,
- A bicycle
shop where you can hire bikes
The festival is usually held in the second week in August and more
information can be found on their site.
Festival of folkloric dance and music.
town prides itself on its walks, and to find out more go into the
"Nature et Accueil"
next to the cinema and they can provide you
with leaflets about the local walks and items of interest.
more information see The