Things to see and do - Poitiers
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Poitiers Travel guide
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‘‘Return to the Future’’ could be the challenge facing the capital of Poitou, after its well-earned place in the history books. After the Futuroscope seemed to have nearly upstaged it, the city decided to acquire a wide range of facilities and to renovate its old – often pedestrian – areas and steep little streets dotted with Romanesque churches. These days Poitiers is looking to the future, stimulated by its large population of students, drawn to its creativity and the exceptional historical setting.
Tourist attractions Poitiers : Things to see and do
In the Futuroscope you can fly, fall and even leave the solar system without getting out of your chair, thanks to the digital technology that takes you into the fourth dimension where science and simulations come together to give you a taste of the f..
This typical Poitevin-style Romanesque church has a 12C façade with lively sculpted decorations on the theme of the Incarnation. On summer evenings the special lighting recreates the façade's medieval colours. The fifteen-minute polychrome spectacle ..
3 bis rue Jean-Jaurès
This rich museum, occupying a building on the site of the old Abbey of Sainte-Croix, contains three sections. The regional archaeology collection has pieces from the Paleolithic to the Middle Ages. Artistic and historical views of Poitiers are illust..
14 Rue Edouard Grimaux F - 86000 POITIERS
Within easy reach of Poitier's mainline railway station, and in the heart of this main city of Poitou-Charentes, the four star Hotel Mercure Poitiers Centre offers exceptional, well-equipped rooms in a former Jesuit chapel, built in 1854. For a reall..
101 Boulevard Du Grand Cerf F - 86000 Poitiers
This friendly, family-style hotel is ideally situated in the city of Poitiers, a few minutes from the city centre and only 12 kilometres from the Futuroscope Theme Park. Opposite Le Memphis are buses, taxis, and the TGV train station allowing easy..
23 Boulevard du Grand Cerf F - 86000 POITIERS
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The Hotel Adagio Access Poitiers, located close to the city center, major highways and the Futuroscope theme park, is the perfect place to stay whatever your reason for visiting the city. This 3-star Aparthotel offers 125 practical and comfortable st..
N 10 F - 86240 Croutelle
In a garden planted with oak trees. Guests can admire the old trees through the large bay windows of the dining room, while appreciating the generous and fresh cuisine (seafood ravioli, cheek of beef with forest mushrooms, mango millefeuille).
635 route de Beauvoir F - 86800 Poitiers
44 rue de la Cathédrale F - 86000 Poitiers
This former Indian restaurant has become a modern bistro under the direction of a young chef from northern France. His generous and authentic cooking has plenty of flavour. Try dishes such as pâté with piment d'Espelette (a recipe of his grandmother'..
76 rue Carnot F - 86000 Poitiers
For 30 years now the Palard couple have been running this restaurant located slightly outside of the city centre. You might say these two know what they are doing! Tradition takes pride of place, both in the decor and the food, and everything is home..
14 rue Édouard-Grimaux F - 86000 Poitiers
The nave of this 19C chapel, with all its columns and arches, has been transformed by a striking contemporary design. From the restaurant room you can see the team at work in the kitchens. The dishes stand out thanks to their creativity, as does the ..