The Vienne was the location of the Hundred Years War with the Battle of Poitiers considered to be one of the key battles. During the reign of Henry II this part of France was under English rule following the marriage of Henry II to Eleanor of Aquitaine. The capital of the Vienne is Poitiers which is full of history and centuries old half-timbered houses. Here you will also find Frances oldest university as well as boutique shops and bustling cafes. Check out the latest property for sale in the Vienne below.