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Poitiers
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Poitiers The Essential
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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.

Must see

Michelin's recommendations for Poitiers
Baptistère Saint-Jean
Baptistère Saint-Jean
This baptistry, built in the mid-4C, is
Church of N.-D.-la-Grande
Church of N.-D.-la-Grande
This typical Poitevin-style Romanesque
30 minutes
Sainte-Croix Museum
Sainte-Croix Museum
This rich museum, occupying a building
120 minutes
Church of St Hilaire le Grand
Church of St Hilaire le Grand
This large Romanesque church, built in
30 minutes
Cathedral of St. Pierre
Cathedral of St. Pierre
Begun at the end of the 12C and nearly
30 minutes
Church of St. Radegonde
Church of St. Radegonde
The church has a Romanesque apse and
15 minutes