You want to spend a stay in Vienne, to relax and change scenery. A very good idea: the green vegetation, forests, meadows and fields, and the blue water, including the river of the same name that cross the department, will soothe and rejuvenate you. Interested in history? You will be satisfied by the history of the Vienne: established as a department during the French Revolution (March 4, 1790), by the merger of part of the provinces of Anjou, Poitou and Saumur. During the second world war, the department welcomed Spanish, Moselle and Gironde refugees. Finally, it will be half occupied by Germany and therefore cut in half. It was a sad page for a part of the department, the prefecture having collaborated with Nazi Germany in the deportation of the Jews and the imprisonment of the Gypsies, Communists, members of the Resistance and opponents of the STO. The Resistance will restore some glory to the department. In addition to history, geography and culture, Vienne is also synonymous with fun, relaxation and well-being, thanks to the presence of amusement and tourist parks and spas. Two favorite places are noteworthy: La Roche-Posay and Futuroscope. And of course, many Airotel campsites are at your disposal, to fully enjoy the stay: maximum comfort for a mini budget.
La Roche-Posay needs no introduction. A spa town par excellence, with beauty products exported all over the world, it is synonymous with well-being. Its city architecture and its built heritage are also strongly influenced by this spa. If you love architecture, take advantage of the former Hotel du Parc, Belle-Epoque facade. Now called "Les Loges du Parc", it is a 4-star hotel, surrounded by a rose garden and peony plantation, and a thermal pool. As you walk along the avenue of fountains you can also watch the Villas. To enjoy the thermal baths in an oriental atmosphere, visit the baths of Connétable. Built in 1927, they were built and decorated in the East, thanks to the work of the architect Allengry and the decorator Paul Audra: the roofs are in the form of a pagoda and eastern frescoes cover the walls, but new ones were created, following their destruction during the Second World War. The baths of Saint Roch were built in 1933 by Mr. Roch, then owner of the Hôtel Central (same place), following his discovery of water sources in his garden. United with the baths belonging to Dr. Edge, then bought by Mr. Fath in 1955, they became the spa company of La Roche-Posay.
This year, Futuroscope celebrated its 30th anniversary. Located in Jaunay-Clan, this amusement park honors science, but also fun! You will travel from Jules Verne to the Raving Rabbids, from Cirque du Soleil and its show “La Forge aux étoiles” to Kinemax, not to mention Arthur's 4D adventure.