Quality Hotel Alisee Poitiers Nord
14, Rue du Commerce
FUTUROSCOPE CEDEX, 86961
Phone: (33) 5 49529041
Fax: (33) 5 49525172
Futuroscope is a futuristic theme park spread across 110-hectare and comprises more than 25 attractions that are dedicated to technology of images and representation. This theme park was opened to public in 1987 and offers variety of entertaining activities such as Animauux du Future (Animals of the Future) where you can embark upon a forest safari into the future which is made by combining virtual images and real settings. Other attraction at the theme park includes dances with robots, Stars of the Future, the Numerical City and other interactive movies for one and all. Call for more.
Located in the river city of Poitiers, this small but beautiful Roman Catholic church is believed to have been built in the 10th century and rebuilt in the 12th century. A particularly striking feature of this magnificent building is the grand facade from the 12th century which has carvings of saints. Though a Romanesque church, very few artifacts remained from the time. Pay a visit to view some of the best Roman architecture and sculpture.
This monumental structure beckons all visitors whether faithful or otherwise. The Cathedral of Saint Peter in Pointers is most noted for its beautiful architecture, detailed interiors and history. Simply, a must-visit while in the city.
The Baptistère Saint-Jean, also called Baptistery of St. John or the Temple of Saint John, is probably one of the oldest Christian structures in all of France. With architecture that reflects the Merovingian style, the building was first built in the 4th Century, and went through a number of structural changes thereafter. The more glamorous of those changes are the frescoes that cover the interior walls. Originally, baptism was supposed to take place at the River Clain which is about 100 meters from the baptistery. Later an indoor pool was created and the original octagonal pool that was used for immersions is also still preserved. The structure is also known to house what is probably a set of the oldest Romanesque-style murals in the country. Do call for details.
Jardin botanique universitaire de Poitiers botanic garden is maintained by the University of Poitiers. There is also an arboretum in its premises. Jardin botanique universitaire de Poitiers botanic garden is open to public access everyday, free of cost. In 2005, it was marked as a botanic garden with different aims including public awareness and education, creating thematic garden to conserve local plants and supporting various research activities at the university, among other goals. Presently, Jardin botanique universitaire de Poitiers' garden premises consist of two forests spread across 6 hectares (14.82 acres), a farm that dates back to 19th Century, a dovecote from 17th Century and two ponds.
Located on the banks of the river La Vienne, Château de Touffou is a beautifully preserved medieval French castle mansion featuring a fine blend of Romanesque, Gothic and Renaissance architecture. Built over a period of four centuries, this historical monument of France came to be known for its luxury residences and was used by nobles. It was bought by advertising giant David Ogilvy in 1966 and today is privately owned by his families and rented out to individuals and companies for meetings, seminars and conferences. A hunting museum is housed within the castle with a large collection of hunting buttons on display and the castle's lovely gardens are worth seeing as well.
Located in the town of Gizay in Vienna in Poitou-Charentes, the Château de Chambonneau is a historic home that used to belong to Philippe VI of Valois. King Jean II the Good was also kept here after his capture by English in 1356. It is located on a massive rock overlooking the waters of Miosson, is surrounded by ditches and features a powerful gatehouse flanked by towers and crowned by a walkway. since olden days, the property has continued to stay in the hands of royalty. Guided tours are organized here.
Located in Châtellerault, this is a magnificent church built in the 15th Century. Built in the Gothic style of architecture, L'Eglise Saint-Jean-Baptiste was expanded in the 19th Century. The church interiors are breathtaking with art work adorning the walls and windows done by renowned sculptors and artists of the time. A visit to this beautiful historic church is worth your time.
Located in the historic town of La Roche-Posay, this church is believed to be existing since the 11th century. Although the exact date of construction is not known, this church finds mention in transcripts dating back to this period. Nonetheless, the church, with it's gothic and renaissance architecture is breathtakingly beautiful. Step inside and you'll see the well-preserved historic interiors of this church. The beautiful stained glass windows though are modern as the original ones were damaged due to a mine explosion. A must-visit church when you're visiting this region.
Château de la Guerche is a grand castle in Indre-et-Loire, France. Constructed during the Charles VII of France reign, the castle was renovated in the 17th Century. It was a private residence to the famous Lords of Rougé from 1351 to 1416. The castle is open to public from June to September, and it can be completely explored with an hourly guided tour. Check the website for more information.