Attractions & Activities
There's so much to see and do in this region .... in fact two of the most popular
tourist attractions in the whole of France (after Paris and Disneyland of course) are
Amusement Parks which can be found right here in Poitou-Charentes.
Futuroscope Is France's 3rd most popular destination and is only an hour away from La Trimouille. Utilising multi media,
cinematographic & auto-visual techniques this futurisitic themed centre features both 4D as well as 3D cinemas.
Puy du Fou ( 2 ½ hrs north west) is France's 4th most popular theme park (and rated one of the
best in the world); it features Medieval enactments on what is reputedly the largest stage in the world
with a cast of thousands of actors,hundreds of horses and almost 500 fireworks per performance.
Animal Parks :
La Planète des Crocodiles
Civaux, just half an hour west of La Trimouille features more than 200 types of crocodiles,
snakes, iguanas etc while within just another half hour's driving time is ....
La Vallée des Singes
With 32 different types of primate in all !
Réserve de la Haute -Touche
In Indre, half an hour's drive north, is the largest zoological park in France with more than
1,000 animals representing five continents - wolves, lynx, antelope, cheetahs, tigers, hyenas
and lemurs (amongst a host of other creatures) roaming over an enclosure of 500 hectares.
Fun Things to Do:
Outdoor sports at Lathus
You can do a host of pretty wild activities just 20 minutes away - activities such as white river
rafting, kayaking, canoeing, sailing, rock climbing, caving & abseiling, as well as somewhat less
stressful activities such as horse riding, hiking and archery.
The ancient sport of Falconry
View the ancient sport of falconry with "les Geants du Ciel" in the medieval fortifications above
Chauvigny - just half an hour away from La Trimouille.
Vélo Rail at Chauvigny
Cycle through the countryside along the old, disused train tracks in an open air "car" - using muscle
power to motor the engine....great views, great experience .......and great exercise!
Tree top Adventure Courses
At Dienée (40 mins away) you can swing through the tree tops high above the ground along
steel wires.....not for the faint heated!