On our many previous visits to Chauvigny in the Vienne we had only ever looked down on the public park and lake from the 'high town', so when we dropped a friend off at the airport recently we decided to go and check it out.
You certainly get a different view of things...and a pleasant walk into the bargain.
There is a path,not for the *faint hearted, that leads up to the higher part of the town
Once there you can take your reward of a refreshment from one of the local hostelry's terraces.
* During the tourist season there is a 'courtesy' bus to take you up and down from the upper town.You can catch it at the tourist office and public park.