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Travel around the Tour d'Oyré

A region rich in nature and heritage 

Explore a multifaceted region

Ideally located 35 minutes from Poitiers and

1 hour from Tours, the area is easily accessible and well served.

It is a privileged base for discovering a region rich in heritage and history.

Roam the remarkable Romanesque architecture of Poitou and the many legends associated with this country.

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Points of interest
accessible by car
from the Tour d'Oyré

Acadian farms Museum : 15min

Futuroscope: 20min

La Roche-Posay spa town: 25min
Historic city center of Poitiers: 35min

Saint-Savin Abbey : 35min
Loire-Anjou-Touraine Regional Natural Park: 35min

Brenne Regional Natural Park: 45min

Remarkable castles to visit: Château de Touffou, Oiron...

Loire's castles

On your way or for a day trip from the Tour d'Oyré,

we strongly recommend that you visit the Loire castles, jewels of French architectural heritage. 

Azay-le-Rideau, Chinon, Villandry,

Loches, Chenonceau: 1 hour

Fontevraud Abbey: 1 hour
Chambord, Cheverny, Blois: around 1h50

A region of myths 
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Mélusine, the builder fairy

It is in Poitou that the myth of Mélusine appears in the Middle Ages. After marrying Raymondin de Lusignan, nephew of the Count of Poitiers, the fairy promises to make her husband the most powerful lord of Poitou on condition that he swears never to see her on Saturdays. By marrying the fairy, Raymondin indeed becomes the most powerful lord of the region. Mélusine, fairy builder, built the castle of Lusignan for her husband and dotted the region with cities and fortresses.

But her husband breaks his promise and spies on his wife in her Saturday bath, discovering the body of a half-woman, half-snake creature. Mélusine then throws herself out of the window. Some say she still comes back some nights to haunt the castle.

Today, several castles associated with Mélusine can be visited in the region. 

Farms and gardens where to get your supplies throughout the seasons

Local producers 
Market gardener, Philippe Demazeau in Availles

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Verger des Savoies Vouneuil-sur-Viennes, seasonal fruits
Ferme du Vieux Bellefonds, local products from different producers

Neighboring markets

in Châtellerault on Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday

in Naintré on Sunday

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