Sunflowers are a popular crop in Vienne

Vienne (86)

Properties for sale in Vienne

VienneVienne is a department in the north-east of the region of Poitou-Charente, named after the river which runs down the centre. Vienne has six Neighbors : Indre et Loire, Indre, Haute Vienne, Charente, Deux-Sèvres and Maine et Loire.

Vienne is a largely agricultural department, predominantly grains and sunflowers, although goat’s cheese is also a major product. The countryside has many picturesque villages and chateaus.  The department’s main town, Poitiers, is in the centre of the department. Near-by is “futuroscope” a popular multimedia theme park.


Futuroscope, Vienne, Poitou-CharenteFuturoscope

Prefecture - Poitiers

Places of Interest

Poitiers is a thriving modern town with a rich architectural heritage: city of Art and History, Romanesque architecture, Frances oldest Christian building ,Futuroscope theme park
Abbey Church of Saint-Savin-sur-Gartempe – UNESCO world heritage site
Romagne – Monkey’s Valley animal park
Ci - Crocodile Planet
Nouaille-Maupertuis – village and abbey
Chauvigny – medieval town with three castles on the river Vienne
Chatellerault – town with tree lined avenues

Weather in Vienne

Travelling to Vienne


Travelling to Viene by Ferry

French Terminal Caen Le Havre St Malo Dieppe Cherbourg Roscoff Calais Dunkerque
Approx. journey time to Poitiers
3hr 25min 4hr 4hr 15min 4hr 30min 4hr 40min 5hr 35min 5hr 50min 6hr

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Nearest Airports:

Airport Poitiers
La Rochelle
Limoges Bordeaux
Approx. journey time to Poitiers
- 1hr 35min 1hr 50min 3hr 3hr 40min



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TGV Stations in Poitou-Charente:

Angoulême, La Rochelle, Niort, Poitiers, Ruffec, St Maixent, Surgères