Vienne is the northernmost département of the Poitou-Charentes region of France, named after the river Vienne. The capital city of the region is Poiters, a small historical city situated on the Clain river.
The most famous tourist sites include the Futuroscope theme park, Poitiers (city of Art and History), the Abbey Church of Saint-Savin-sur-Gartempe, a UNESCO world heritage site, the animal parks of Monkey's Valley in Romagne and the Crocodile Planet in Civaux.
Things to See & Do
* Poitiers City Centre
* The Futuroscope – theme park
* Saint-Savin Abbey
* Monkey Valley
* La Belle Floral Garden - Magne
Cruise Season – March - Dec
Currency – Euro (EUR)
Land Area – 6,990 km²
Population – 421,900 approx
Language – French
Electricity – 2 round pins European style.
Time – UTC plus one hour
International Country Telephone Code – + 44
Port Location – The river port at Vienne is located on the Clain river.
Travel Links - The journey from Paris (Montparnasse station) to Poitiers takes 90min on the TGV, high speed train. Upon arrival, the city centre is straight ahead out of the station, on the top of the hill.
Poitiers' international airport (Aeroport de Poitiers-Biard) offers daily connections from London, from Stansted with Ryanair, the flight takes a little over an hour and Lyon, a major French hub.