Gites in Vienne are great for holidays steeped in history. It was once the home of Eleanor of Aquitaine and was the site of The Hundred Years war and the pivotal Battle of Poitiers. Today Poitiers is a lively town with centuries of architecture jostling together in the winding streets. Watch the world go by at a pavement cafe and browse the boutiques for souvenirs. Place Charles-de-Gaulle hosts a daily market and is the hub of city life. In contrast to its history, Poitiers is also home to the high-tech science attraction Futuroscope. This unmissable day out features cinema pavilions in landscaped gardens and a breathtaking sunset laser show, a full day of entertainment suitable for people of any age.