Visit Poitiers in 1, 2 or 3 days

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Between Paris and Bordeaux, located in the department of Vienne, Poitiers full of historical treasures, architectural, cultural et natural to make you discover. Whether you have one day, two days or even three days to explore this charming city, we reveal an itinerary for you to admire its most emblematic sites.

DAY 1 : Step back in time and feel the medieval atmosphere of Poitiers

Start your visit by strolling through the cobbled streets from the historic center of Poitiers. For this first day, take the time to admire the many buildings in the city. Open your eyes wide to the St. Peter's Cathedral , a sumptuous Roman Catholic cathedral in theimpressive architecture of Angevin Gothic style, explore the interior and admire its colorful stained glass windows.

Continue your way towards the market square and you will come face to face with the majestic Notre-Dame-la-Grande church, famous for its beautiful façade then take a walk around Notre-Dame market to taste our delicious dishes. Continue your visit by strolling through the picturesque streets of Poitiers, discover its half-timbered houses, its shops… Do not miss a visit to theSainte-Radegonde church, former Romanesque abbey church.

DAY 2 : Relive history through the city and its museums

For this second day in Poitiers, you still have lots of things to discover! Start this beautiful day by exploring Le Palais, One of the most remarkable architectural ensembles from the Middle Ages. Do not miss to visit la Hall of Lost causes inside, a real architectural gem. It is also an opportunity to stroll through the streets and admire Few private mansions in Poitiers.

Then go to Sainte-Croix Museum, an essential place for all art and archeology lovers. With friends, family or alone, visit this museum which houses a vast collection of works ranging fromGallo-Roman art to contemporary art. A good way to learn more about the history of Poitiers and the Vienne.

DAY 3 : Stroll through the streets of the city

After exploring the city's architectural treasures, take the time to relax in the parks and gardens from the city. At Blossac Park, a haven of peace in the heart of Poitiers, stroll through its shady alleys and enjoy the tranquility of the place.
Leaving the Parc de Blossac, go down to the banks of the Clain for a leisurely stroll along the water. Stop at theTison islet and Guinguette Pictave to sip a cold drink.

At sunset, set up on the site of the panorama of the dunes to enjoy the view over the rooftops of the city. At first glance you will understand where the name Poitiers comes from. the City of 100 Bell Towers ».

And if you stay more than 3 days in the Vienne, do not miss to discover the top 15 must-haves Vienne for a memorable stay.