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Church of Saint-Hilaire-le-Grand - Poitiers

  • Église Saint-Hilaire-le-Grand
  • Église Saint-Hilaire-le-Grand
  • Église Saint-Hilaire-le-Grand

Explore Poitiers, officially recognised as a ‘Ville d'Art et d’Histoire’ (town of artistic and historical importance).

A stopping point on St James's Way to Santiago de Compostela since the 12th century, the Church of Saint-Hilaire-le-Grand is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Built in the 11th century, this church dedicated to the famous Poitevin bishop St Hilary has a Romanesque choir and transept with an impressively high ceiling which is wonderfully lit.

Consisting of a remarkably well-balanced set of volumes, the Saint-Hilaire ambulatory opens onto four chapels decorated with Romanesque murals of scenes from the Apocalypse.

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