~ Airvault ~

Within a 15 minute stroll from the camp site you can discover the centre of Airvault, which today retains much of its Mediaeval charm with its covered market, underground spring, quaint streets and half timbered houses. The 10th century Eglise Abbatiale St Pierre, a gem of Romanesque architecture, is well worth a visit, as is the museum of traditional arts & crafts, housed in the former Augustine abbey.

As an aside, Voltaire , whose family once lived in the town, reputedly chose his pen name by inverting the syllables of the word 'Airvault'!

Read more about the town and its environs on www.cc-airvaudais.fr or visit the tourist office website http://www.tourisme-airvaudais.fr/