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Adriers - a peaceful Vienne village

If your idea of holiday heaven is a peaceful escape to the heart of the French countryside, the village of Adriers may be just what you need. This attractive little village has just over 700 residents, yet offers good basic amenities in addition to a tranquil and traditional atmosphere. What's more, it's surrounded by a bucolic countryside and gets more than its fair share of sunshine throughout the year. Adriers is also conveniently close to many places of interest, with the celebrated attractions of the region within easy reach.

Life in the village

Adriers may be rural, but it's got small shops where you can get day to day groceries and most of life's little necessities. There's a general grocer's, a baker's, a pharmacy and a doctor's surgery. There's even a small bar/restaurant in the village. Larger shops and supermarkets are available in the nearby larger town of L'Isle Jourdain, which also offers a Saturday morning street market. Should you be considering a permanent move to Adriers and have young children, the friendly little village school caters for nursery and primary age children.

Heritage of Adriers to explore

Adriers may be small, but it's no slouch when it comes to a little history and heritage. Amongst the most interesting buildings you'll find the lovely Church of Saint Hilaire, the Château Branlant and an ancient presbytery. The natural heritage is every bit as good too. The Étang Monterban is classified as a zone of interest and has a fascinating range of flora and fauna. Meanwhile the village is set in beautiful countryside, perfect for gentle summer walks and other outdoor pursuits.

Enjoy Adriers's leisure lake

One particularly pleasant addition to the village is its Plan d'Eau, or Leisure Lake. This offers various activities, and these include fishing, swimming (in July and August there are lifeguards to ensure safety) and a play area for young children.

Outdoor activities available nearby

Apart from the leisure lake and beautiful countryside and their associated activities, there's loads more to do close to Adriers. Horse-riding is popular in this area, with stables just a short drive away. The nearby Vienne River (which runs through the neighbouring town of L'Isle Jourdain) is a popular attraction for those who enjoy kayaking, while golf is available at no less than three courses within an hour of the village.

Visit delightful L'Isle Jourdain

Adriers is well located for further exploration of this lovely area. The nearby market town of L'Isle Jourdain is gorgeous, and definitely one to visit. Its stunning viaduct spanning the River Vienne supplies unforgettable views. And, its traditional street market, colourful shops and restaurants and a liberal smattering of heritage all add to a delightful atmosphere.

See all that Poitiers has to offer

Then there is the city of Poitiers, which is rich in heritage and attractions. These include the acclaimed educational theme park of Futuroscope, a delightful Monkey Park and adventure parks where you can climb trees, swing on ropes and generally enjoy a real day of family fun.

Book lovers - don't miss Montmorillon's annual book fair

On a slightly less popularist note, the Book Town of Montmorillon is also worth a look. Famed for its annual book fair (held in June), which attracts visitors from far and wide, Montmorillon is a town dedicated to books and publishing. It's also got a lively market every Saturday.

How to get there

You can fly to Poitiers or Limoges. If you prefer the train, the TGV will take you to Poitiers. And if driving, you'll find the village on the D729. The nearest major road is the E62. The nearest ferry port is St Malo, with a drive of around five hours bringing you to the area.

Property prices and availability in and around Adriers

The Vienne offers great properties at amazingly low prices, and Adriers is no exception. With prices currently as low as 39,000 Euros, your dream property in France could become a very affordable reality!

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Adriers AT A GLANCE

WHERE IS Adriers?

Adriers lies in the west of France. It's located in the south-east of the Vienne department.

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IN THE REGION OF POITOU-CHARENTES

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IN THE DEPARTMENT OF VIENNE

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Population: 771


Access: By air: Fly to Poitiers or Limoges. By rail: The TGV goes to Poitiers. By road: The town lies on the D729. The nearest major road is the E62.


Economy: The economy includes local agriculture and small commerce, with sheep breeding of importance.


Interesting fact: The village has a lovely leisure lake offering various activities for residents and visitors.

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