Grand Poitiers is full of treasures to be discovered... You only stay a short time on the spot?
If you're looking for a summary of what Grand Poitiers has to offer, look no further, you've found it: find below the 10 must-see places to visit!
In the Middle Ages, the facade of this jewel of Romanesque art was painted. Every summer evening, the Polychromies of Notre-Dame reconnect with the past. A show that adds to the heritage!
Built on the initiative of Eleanor of Aquitaine and Henri II Plantagenet from 1160 onwards, the imposing Poitevin building has not finished revealing all its secrets. Head for the south transept. Raise your head and admire the flamboyant mural paintings recently updated. A Gothic treasure never before seen in France.
The last Merovingian vestige in Poitiers, the architectural ensemble serves as a setting for a baptismal pool and houses Romanesque paintings and sculpted sarcophagi. Discover one of the oldest Christian monuments in Europe.
With "L'Extraordinaire Voyage", voted Best Attraction in Europe, you embark on a journey around the world. On board a flying machine, passengers feel lighter than air. A poetic and immersive experience.
Inspired by the Renaissance, the Town Hall has much in common with the Garnier Opera House. From the top of the bell tower, four lead tigers watch over the square lined with terraces.
Here, all generations meet to laze in the sun. La dolce vita in Poitevin!
From the ramparts, the walker overlooks the valley of Clain, offering an exceptional view. French garden, English garden, zoo, rock garden, large meadow ... See the green life on nine hectares in downtown Poitiers! Also find games for children, a riding school, a cafe and rentals of Rosalies to satisfy all your desires!
Tame this emblematic place of power from the outside, with the Maubergeon tower, a remarkable example of a medieval keep. Then enter the great hall known as the "Salle des Pas Perdus", where a façade of light captivates visitors with its stained glass windows overhanging three monumental fireplaces.
Ranked among the most beautiful detours in France, the medieval city is distinguished by its five fortified castles built on the same rocky spur, one of which, the Château des Évêques, hosts a famous falconry show. 100% picturesque.
For archaeology enthusiasts... Nestled in the green valley of the Vonne, the Gallo-Roman sanctuary of Sanxay preserves the remains of the three main ancient public monuments: temple, thermal baths and theatre, where the Soirées Lyriques, one of the biggest opera festivals in France, takes place every summer.
Lusignan, city of the Melusine Fairy, bears the imprint of this fairy builder. Moreover, the inhabitants of Lusignan are the melusins and melusines! A charming city in the heart of a preserved nature. Small + : a geocaching game (Terra Aventura) to discover Lusignan while having fun!
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