Self-guided Sightseeing Tour #2 in Poitiers, France


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Tour Facts

Number of sights 12 sights
Distance 4.8 km
Ascend 81 m
Descend 113 m

Experience Poitiers in France in a whole new way with our self-guided sightseeing tour. This site not only offers you practical information and insider tips, but also a rich variety of activities and sights you shouldn't miss. Whether you love art and culture, want to explore historical sites or simply want to experience the vibrant atmosphere of a lively city - you'll find everything you need for your personal adventure here.

Individual Sights in Poitiers

Sight 1: Église Saint-Hilaire le Grand

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The church of Saint-Hilaire-le-Grand is a former basilica and collegiate church located in Poitiers.

Wikipedia: Église Saint-Hilaire le Grand (FR)

470 meters / 6 minutes

Sight 2: Parc de Blossac

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Parc de Blossac The original uploader was Raphink at French Wikipedia. / CC BY-SA 3.0

The Blossac Park is a historic private garden, now a public park, in Poitiers, France. It was established by Paul Esprit Marie de La Bourdonnaye, Count of Blossac, in the 18th century. It is the largest park in Poitiers.

Wikipedia: Blossac Park (EN)

386 meters / 5 minutes

Sight 3: Tribunal administratif de Poitiers

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The Hôtel Gilbert is an Art Deco style mansion built in Poitiers between 1933 and 1935 by the architect André Ursault. It now houses the administrative court of Poitiers. It is located at 13, rue de Blossac.

Wikipedia: Hôtel Gilbert (FR)

618 meters / 7 minutes

Sight 4: Chapelle Saint-Louis (du collège Henri IV)

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The Saint-Louis chapel, commonly known as Henri-IV chapel, is a chapel built between 1608 and 1613 in Poitiers by the Jesuit order. It was attached to the college formed by these same religious after their arrival in the city in 1604.

Wikipedia: Chapelle Saint-Louis de Poitiers (FR)

36 meters / 0 minutes

Sight 5: Hôtel Jean Beaucé

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The Jean Beaucé Hotel is a Renaissance building, built by the financier of the same name, in 1554. It is located at 1, rue Lebascle, in Poitiers.

Wikipedia: Hôtel Jean Beaucé (FR)

313 meters / 4 minutes

Sight 6: Échevinage

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The aldermen of Poitiers is a historical monument located in Poitiers, in the Vienne department.

Wikipedia: Échevinage de Poitiers (FR)

314 meters / 4 minutes

Sight 7: Église Notre-Dame la Grande

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Église Notre-Dame la Grande

Notre-Dame-la-Grande is a Romanesque collegiate church in Poitiers. Characteristic of the Poitevin Romanesque style, its sculpted façade is a masterpiece of religious art of this period. The walls of the interior are painted.

Wikipedia: Église Notre-Dame la Grande de Poitiers (FR)

609 meters / 7 minutes

Sight 8: Cathédrale Saint-Pierre et Saint-Paul

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Poitiers Cathedral is a Roman Catholic church in Poitiers, France. It is the seat of the Archbishop of Poitiers.

Wikipedia: Poitiers Cathedral (EN)

248 meters / 3 minutes

Sight 9: Musée Sainte-Croix

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The Musée Sainte-Croix is the largest museum in Poitiers, France. Planned by the architect poitevin Jean Monge and built in 1974, it stands at the site of the former Abbaye Sainte-Croix, which was moved to Saint-Benoît, Vienne. It is a constructed of concrete and glass, in the 1970s style.

Wikipedia: Musée Sainte-Croix (EN)

279 meters / 3 minutes

Sight 10: Baptistère Saint-Jean

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Baptistère Saint-Jean

The Baptistery of Saint-Jean located in Poitiers is a very old Christian monument, whose origin dates back to the second half of the fourth and beginning of the fifth century. Although it has been extensively remodelled over the centuries, it is the building that best illustrates the dependence of Merovingian architecture on its ancient foundations, but also the abandonment of classical principles. Saved from demolition in 1834, it has been the subject of numerous excavation campaigns resulting in controversial syntheses. It contains a museum space with the Merovingian collections of the Society of Antiquaries of the West.

Wikipedia: Baptistère Saint-Jean (Poitiers) (FR)

473 meters / 6 minutes

Sight 11: Église Sainte-Radégonde

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The Church of Sainte-Radegonde is a medieval Roman Catholic church in Poitiers, France, dating from the 6th century. It takes its name from the Frankish queen and nun, Radegund, who was buried in the church. Considered a saint, the church became a place of pilgrimage by those devoted to her heavenly intercession. The current church, constructed from the 11th to 12th centuries, was built in a combination of Romanesque and Angevin Gothic architectural styles.

Wikipedia: Church of Sainte-Radegonde (Poitiers) (EN)

1052 meters / 13 minutes

Sight 12: Fontaine du Pont Joubert

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Fontaine du Pont Joubert Daniel Clauzier / CC BY-SA 3.0

The Pont-Joubert fountain, sometimes wrongly called the Legat's fountain in confusion with another that was located further away, is a small building from the late Middle Ages located on the banks of the Clain river in Poitiers, in the Vienne department. It adjoins a medieval bridge, the Pont Joubert, hence its name.

Wikipedia: Fontaine du Pont Joubert (FR)


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