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Situated in western France, the region of Vienne is steeped in history as one of the original departments established in 1790 during the French Revolution. Today several of the region's historical buildings still stand such as the St-Savin-sur-Gartempe abbey. Ancient historical sites can be found in Vienne as well such as the prehistoric rock carvings near the village of Angles sur l'Anglin. Vienne is also home to the town of Poiters featuring several more historical buildings and a theme park which has become one of the most popular attractions in France. Whether you're visiting Vienne for the history, the theme parks, or a little of everything, be sure to end your days in a one of Hotels.com's fabulous Vienne hotels. No matter what your budget is, Hotels.com has the right hotel for your travels with accommodations that vary from one to five star options.
What's Vienne Like?
Close to Vienne is the Saint-Savin abbey. Built in the 11th century, the Roman style architecture dominants the skyline of the village of Poitou-Charentes. Well preserved murals can be found within the abbey that has been listed as a UNESCO world heritage site. In eastern Vienne are the famed rock carvings at "Witches Rock." These carvings, that stretch back to prehistoric days, are one of the most important discoveries of their type in Europe and have been dated back to 14,000 years ago. If you'd prefer a break from the historical sites, the town of Poitiers is home to one of the biggest attractions in France, the amusement park, Futuroscope. A wide variety of exhibits and rides can be found at the park with subjects ranging from the genius of Van Gogh to prehistoric sea monsters.
Tips for Getting Along with Locals in Vienne
Vienne has a well earned reputation for goat cheese and the industry has become a key part of the economy in the area. High quality pastures for cattle and poultry are also common and make dishes with beef and chicken popular. It should come as no surprise that French is Vienne's primary language. Even if you're not a fluent speaker, mastering a few simple phrases will go a long way to getting a friendly response to any of your questions. For as long as you enjoy the theme park and historical sites, end each day in the comfort of a Hotels.com hotel. Hotels.com's website makes it easy to chose the right accommodation with high resolution photos of every property and independent review written by previous occupants. To make a reservation and start your trip off on the right foot, visit Hotels.com or download the free mobile smartphone app.