Office de Tourisme de Grand Poitiers
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Poitiers has been the provincial capital since Gallo-Roman times and as such, its architectural heritage is outstanding. The Chemins de Notre Dame will guide you through ancient neighbourhoods as you discover the city's historical treasures at your own pace.
On these paths you will discover exceptional monuments such as:
Notre-Dame-La-Grande Church (11th- 12th Century) to admire in day light and after sunset .Its pure white stonework when hit by sun light brings out the elegance and detail of the romanesque sculptures. Summer evenings and Christmas holidays you will enjoythe magic of its polychromatic laser light display.
Saint Peter's Cathedral (12th - 13th Century) with its François-Henri Cliquot organ dating from the 18th century.
Saint-John's Baptistery (5th - 12th Century) : the oldest example of Christian architecture in France.
The law courts (12th - 14th Century) : former home of the Counts of Poitou - Dukes of Aquitaine.
Saint-Hilaire's Church : a World Heritage monument on the pilgrim's road to Santiago de Compostela.
Saint-Radegonde's Church (11th - 15th Century): one of the oldest in Poitiers.
To relax take a stroll around Blossac Park, the Botanical gardens and the Promenade du Pré l'Abbesse.
There are several tours to choose from at the tourist information office - groups, children, themed tours, evening visits...and also presents a permanent exhibition room "Des Femmes, des Hommes, une ville".
Poitiers is just 10 km from the Futuroscope Park.