department of Vienne is located on the river of the same
It is your nearest 'large town' with
the opportunity to experience French shopping from a town
centre experience to out-of-town superstores.
It is a
town with an industrial history which has much to do
with its position at the confluences of the rivers
Envigne and Ozon.
Early trading in cutlery, tanning and rope-making made
it a favourable choice for the location of a munitions
factory at the beginning of the 19th century. There is a large market here on a Thursday.
This industry has now gone with the munitions factory now
playing host to a museum dedicated to the history of
transport where you can discover more than 150 vehicles,
collections of engines, motorcycles,
accessories and posters await you in a restored building
and a completely renewed presentation.
A good blogpost on the museum here
Within the town you will also find a very good indoor swimming pool with tubes, a baby pool, competition pool and jacuzzi. The opening hours are a bit erratic but an afternoon visit should find it open every day. There is also an indoor ice skating rink.
The town has a large park at Lac de La Forét situated just outside of the town off the A10. The large lake which has its 'beach ' offers a number of opportunities to 'take to the water'.
During the local school's summer
including canoe hire are free of
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