Installed in the 4th century in a Gallo-Roman house in Poitiers (at the time of Saint-Martin and Saint-Hilaire), the Saint-Jean baptistery will become a special building in the 5th century.
Inside you will discover a former octagonal baptismal pool, used for baptism by immersion until the 8th century. This monument, which became a parish church, was decorated with a beautiful collection of Romanesque and Gothic murals in the 11th-12th and 13th centuries.
A remarkable collection of Merovingian sarcophagi is also exhibited here.
OPENING HOURS AND PERIOD
- From October 1st to March 31st: 2pm - 4pm
- From April 1st to June 20th: 2pm - 6pm
- From 21 June to 30 September: 10.30am - 12.30pm and 2pm - 6pm.
Closed on 25 December and 1 January and Mondays except from 21 June to 30 September. Prices include the provision of an updated leaflet for each visitor to complete the visit.
|Children's Groups (7 to 16 years old)||1€/pers|
|Individuals Children (7 to 16 years old)||1€/pers|