The heart of the picturesque Brouard quarter of Montmorillon, which is known as "the Village of the Written Word” is the place for book lovers; with a large choice of book shops and book artisans: book-binders, laminators, calligraphers, stationers. The town's rich architectural heritage will also add to a pleasant visit. Don't miss the Almond and Macaroon Museum in the town centre. It also has a great little market every Wednesday.
- Distance from La Trimouille: 14.8km
- Travel time: 14minutes
Chauvigny (Medieval town with 3 castles)
An essential leg of your journey through la Vienne is Chauvigny. It is a warm-hearted city of Art with five châteaux dominating the Vienne River from the same rocky cliff, a truly unique site in Europe. Chauvigny is also an important site for Roman architecture with the Saint Pierre Collegiate Church (12th C) famous for its sculptured chapels and painted columns, the Notre-Dame Church (12th C) and the Saint-Pierre-des-Eglises with its pre-Romanesque murals. The Donjon de Gouzon(11th & 13th C ) provides a panoramic view and also houses examples of local industrial production through the ages (stone quarries, porcelain, mills and limestone ovens, a steam wheel, etc).
- Distance from La Trimouille: 41km
- Travel time: 46 minutes
La Roche Posay
La Roche Posay, is the European capital of hydro-dermatology thanks to the healing and soothing qualities of its waters. The town also offers many recreational activities such as balneotherapy in the spa's waters, a casino, golf course, hippodrome, cinema and festivals.
- Distance from La Trimouille: 51km
- Travel time: 57 minutes
Poitiers is the perfect combination of a prestigious ancient heritage and remarkable contemporary buildings. The modern buildings have been designed so as not to clash with the ancient ones. Discover the picturesque narrow streets of the city, the half-timbered houses and everything that adds to the particularity and charm of this city of character. To be sure of discovering the principal gems of the city’s heritage, let yourself be guided by the "Poitiers pas à pas" (Poitiers on Foot) circuits. And to discover other attractions, don’t hesitate to explore other streets that branch off your route. Why not visit Futuroscope. Just outside poitier it,s a great day out Futuroscope Theme Park
- Distance from La Trimouille: 65km
- Travel time: 1 hour 11minutes
Limoges is one of the 153 cities and regions to have obtained the label “Ville d’art et d’histoire” (City of Art and History) for the quality of its heritage, rich with its diversity coming from more than 2000 years of history, and for its arts of fire (porcelain, enamel, stained glass).
- Distance from La Trimouille: 86km
- Travel time: 1hour 16 minutes
Saint Savin is world renowned for its 12th century abbey, which is listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site because of its exceptional decorative paintings. The abbey is a jewel of Poitou Roman art. Guided tours available. The entrance fee includes the scenographic trail (set in the monks' cells, this trail invites you on a sensory and interactive discovery of the site and paintings), the abbey and its mural paintings, and the monastic buildings.
- Distance from La Trimouille: 20km
- Travel time: 28 minutes
Angles sur Anglin
Described as one of the prettiest villages in France the village of Angles has a very rich cultural history. People have been living on the banks of the Anglin river since prehistoric times, as evidenced by the Magdalenian sculptures at Roc-aux-Sorciers. These are the most significant discoveries of their kind in Europe dating back 14,000 years.
- Distance from La Trimouille 34km
- Travel time 46mins
The Collectors Museum (La Trimouille) Come and discover this fascinating museum, a fun visit for all ages. You will see a wide variety of objects Including toys, model cars and a classroom-even. Opening times: April-June and September-October: weekends and official holidays - 3 pm-6pm. July and August: every day - 3 pm-6.30pm. Outside thesis Periods, group visits are available by arrangement. For further information, please call 05 49 91 52 60 or 05 49 91 34 87 or 06 31 67 24 56 - - - DAYART GALLERY Showcasing the work of English artist John Day Visits by appointment DAYART GALLERY for more information. - - -