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17.61 km²

Poitiers 7

Population (2006)

Local time
Friday 7:08 PM

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15°C, Wind S at 16 km/h, 65% Humidity

École nationale supérieure de mécanique et d'aérotechnique

Points of interest
Futuroscope, The Time Machine, Dynamic Vienne, Les Apprentis Pompiers

Chasseneuil-du-Poitou is a commune in the Vienne department in the Nouvelle-Aquitaine region in western France.


Map of Chasseneuil-du-Poitou, France

It lies 7 km north of the centre of Poitiers. Its inhabitants are called the Chasseneuillais.

Chasseneuil-du-Poitou is the home of the Parc du Futuroscope, and the Technopole du Futuroscope, making up part of the École nationale supérieure de mécanique et d'aérotechnique de Poitiers (English: Poitiers' National superior school of mechanics and aeronautics).

Former French Prime Minister, now Senator Jean-Pierre Raffarin served as assistant to the Mayor between 1995 and 2001


The economy has largely depended on tourism since the construction 20 years ago of the Futuroscope park, although in addition to this, it is the home of part of the Futuroscope Technopole, which holds 200 high tech businesses, and helps educate 2,000 students. The American company SAFT has a factory in the town, which furnishes a large part of the European battery market.

Because of the presence of the park and technopole, a new TGV station, "Gare du Futuroscope", was built in 2000. It is served by up to 40 trains per day.


The town, then simply the villa Cassinogilum, was a royal residence of first the Merovingian, and then Carolingian dynasties in France. Louis the Pious, later King of Aquitaine and King of the Franks was born in the villa on 778, when his mother, Hildegard of Vinzgouw was staying in the villa whilst his father Charlemagne was on campaign in Spain.


The town has a 27-member town council, led by Mayor Claude Eidelstein, and his seven assistant Mayors. The town is part of Vienne's 1st constituency, and is represented in the National Assembly by Alain Claeys (PS).


  • École nationale supérieure de mécanique et d'aérotechnique
  • Places and monuments

  • Futuroscope Park
  • References

    Chasseneuil-du-Poitou Wikipedia

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