WHAT TO DO IN GRAND POITIERS?

During your stay, discover Poitiers and its surroundings through numerous activities!

On water, on land or in the air, choose your element!

Whatever your tastes, we offer you a wide range of activities to share with family, friends or couples to challenge yourself, let off steam or simply relax. If you are looking for thrills or challenges with friends or family, check out our selection of motor sports and tree climbing courses. For the little ones, the amusement parks with inflatables and adventure courses await you for moments shared with your family.

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Aliénor - One way to Salisbury

Poitiers
45 place Charles de Gaulle
Prices from 5€
A treasure hunt to solve in the heart of Poitiers!
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Application of guided tours VisitPoitiers

POITIERS
Free
Visit Poitiers differently!
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Viking 2.0: life-size adventure game

Poitiers
45, place Charles de Gaulle
Prices from 5€
Discover Poitiers while having fun, in search of the Viking Treasure!
Blossac Park

Blossac Park

Poitiers
Parc de Blossac, Rue Léopold-Thézard
Free
Part of the major urban planning and beautification works carried out from 1750 in Poitiers, this French-style park was created on the initiative of Count de Blossac, Intendant of Poitou.
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Saint-Hilaire le Grand Church

Poitiers
Saint-Hilaire-Le-Grand Church, 26 Rue Saint-Hilaire
Free
The church of Saint Hilaire is a monument of Romanesque art, listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site on the Way of Saint James in 1998.
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Palace of the Counts of Poitou - Dukes of Aquitaine

Poitiers
10 place Alphonse Lepetit
Free
With the Great Hall and the Maubergeon Tower, the Palace of the Counts of Poitou-Ducs of Aquitaine is today one of the most remarkable architectural ensembles of the Middle Ages in France.
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Poitiers City Hall

Poitiers
15 Place du Maréchal-Leclerc
Prices from 0€ (open to visits only during the Heritage Days)
Built between 1869 and 1875, the town hall of Poitiers is the final point of a vast urbanization project of the city centre, "Coeur d'agglo".
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Prefecture

Poitiers
Préfecture de la Vienne, 1 Place Aristide Briand
Free
Part of a vast urban renewal programme inspired by Haussmann's Parisian designs, the prefecture of Poitiers was built by the architects Durand and Guérinot between 1864 and 1868.
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Saint-Jean Baptistery

Poitiers
Saint-Jean Baptistery, Rue Jean-Jaurès
Prices from 1€
The Baptistery of St. John is the oldest preserved Christian monument in Europe.
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Place du Maréchal Leclerc

Poitiers
Place du Maréchal-Leclerc
Free
The first mention of a place here was made in 1058, when it was referred to as the foro veterum: an old forum. This late name suggests that in Gallo-Roman times there was already a public space structuring the city: the forum.
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Panorama of the Dunes

Poitiers
24 Boulevard du Colonel Barthal
Free
Overlooking the bed of the Clain, the site allows the visitor to appreciate at a glance a large urban area, structured by the major monuments of the city, punctuated by roofs of grey slate or red tiles. Accessible by city bus, the panorama is also served by a staircase starting near the Pont Joubert.
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Notre-Dame-la-Grande Church

Poitiers
53 Place Charles de Gaulle
Free
Anchored in the heart of the town of Poitiers, this Romanesque church is a masterpiece of Pictavian heritage.