• Leasure

Taste the sensations of flying with your family, friends or coworkers ! Practice karting safely on one of the most beautiful tracks on the Franch circuit. Loudun’s go-kart welcomes you to a wooded and shaded space with these tables and bench too hase a good time, even in the heat of heat. You’ll also have something to freshen up and fill in the little cravings.

MUSÉE RENAUDOT – Loudun (86)

• To visit

Come and learn the story of Théophraste Renaudot: an extraordinary man.
He was Louis XIII’s doctor, founded dispensaries and cared for people at a distance with his medicine “Polychreston”.
He created the first newspaper in France in 1631, “La Gazette”.
He was a philanthropist and forerunner of numerous institutions in modern France, such as the employment agency, pawnbrokers and small advertisements…

Don’t miss the botanic garden and the 10-metres-deep underground cavern.


• To visit

Sites not be misse !

– The house where Théophraste Renaudot, dedicated to the life and work of the man who founded the French press and gave his name to the famous literary prize: the Renaudot Prize.
2 Petite rue du Jeu de Paume – 05 49 98 27 33 – musee.renaudot@ville-loudun.fr
– The former Sainte Croix Collegiate , a Romanesque church converted to a covered market in the 19th century, and now a centre for contemporary art and cultural events.
Place Saint-Croix – 05 49 98 62 00 – collegiale.ste.croix@ville-loudun.fr
– the Charbonneau-Lassay museum, open the door of this private mansion and you will find a rich and varied collection reflecting Loudun’s history…
24 rue du Martay – 05 49 98 08 48 – musee.charbonneau-lanssay@ville-loudun.fr
– The Square Tower, following a careful restoration, the Tour Carrée offers a unique panoramic view of the town. Don’t miss its mediaeval garden.
Rue de la Tour – 05 49 98 81 59 – culture@ville-loudun.fr