Guided tour of town, village

Poitiers, Ville d’Art et d’Histoire


Crossed by the Clain with its developed banks, Poitiers can be proud of an immensely rich past. Nicknamed "the city of a hundred steeples", Poitiers has an exceptional architectural heritage (churches, cathedral, megalith, etc.), a pedestrian city center, half-timbered houses, numerous parks, such as Blossac and the Roseraie. , as well as a University where great names studied there like Rabelais or Descartes, it is one of the oldest in France, established by Pope Eugene IV in 1431 and confirmed by King Charles VII in 1432, during the Hundred Years War when Poitiers was the political and administrative capital of France.

Today, Poitiers is an attractive and dynamic city due to its size, its infrastructure, its living environment and its university which allow it to remain “young”!

Practical information

French, English, Spanish
Accessible to disabled persons
Pets welcome


Conditions of visit: Free visit, Shopping
Languages ​​spoken for the visit: French, German, English, Spanish

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Further information

Location: Less than 10 minutes from the train station, Close to an airport, Close to a national road, Accessible on foot from the OT, By the river, In the city center, In town
Type of site/monument/small heritage: Baptistery, Cathedral, Church, Fortified complex and ramparts, House and building, Megalith
Type of additional equipment: Park / garden, Small rural heritage, Site / monument
Services : Shop, Media library
Facilities: Accessible by stroller, Auditorium, Bar cafeteria tea room, Coach parking, Swimming pool, Catering
Activity: Temporary exhibitions
Poitiers, City of Art and History
The city