The Vienne is one of the original departments of France established in 1790. It is named after the Vienne River and is in the region of Poitou-Charentes. All postcodes start with 86 as this is the department number. The photographer lives at 86150.
This collection of photos shows a little of the beauty and history of an area that is often overlooked in the tourist guide books on France, despite the fact the Vienne is home to medieval cities, Romanesque churches, a UNESCO World Heritage site and many other historic and natural gems.