Its exceptional architectural heritage makes Vienne a rich department where it is hard to be bored, and this is before we think of Futuroscope and the Vallée des Singes that attract a great number of tourists. Its prefecture, Poitiers, is only 2 hours from Paris or Bordeaux. But there are a good number of other delightful little towns, like Montmorillon, on the banks of the Gartempe, where the lifestyle is good and with houses suitable for all budgets. Property in Vienne is varied and one can still find some good deals. So, an apartment in Poitiers, a village house in Civray, or a farm cottage on L'Isle Jourdain?