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 November 06th : 14h - 17h
- From November 07 to March 31: 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 December 25 and January 1 and every Monday except from June 21 to September 30. The prices include the supply of an updated guide for each visitor to carry out the visit.
- The baptistery is equipped with magnetic loops