The quarter of the Vienne banks, at the foot of the cathedral, is a singular place. Settled by the “Ponticauds” (people of the bridges) of a rich social history, the river is crossed by two remarkable 13th-century medieval bridges, Saint-Etienne bridge and Saint-Martial bridge. Forgetting its industrial past, the River Vienne has regained its natural look and some nice walkways have been created on its banks. Canoe trips, climbing walls, rowing, running, bowling green, restaurants and outdoor tables punctuate the banks of this green corridor, described with affection by the famous Japanese writer Shimazaki Tozon.
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