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Poitiers (France)

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Region: Poitou-charentes Department / Province: 86

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Poitiers is a city on the Clain river in west-central France. It is a commune and the capital of the Vienne department and also of the Poitou. Poitiers is a major university centre. The centre of town is picturesque and its streets include predominantly historical architecture, especially religious architecture and especially from the Romanesque period. Two major battles took place near the city: in 732, the Battle of Poitiers (also known as the Battle of Tours), in which the Franks commanded by Charles Martel halted the expansion of the Umayyad Caliphate, and in 1356, the Battle of Poitiers, a key victory for the English forces during the Hundred Years' War. This battle's consequences partly provoked the Jacquerie. Source Wikipedia.

Population

88,800 hab.

Superficy

42 km²

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Beautiness : Correct

Overall ambiance : Good

Welcoming from locals : Good

Quality and number of commerces : Good

Quality and choice of restaurants : Correct

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Safety level : Good

Activities in Poitiers

1 Église Notre-Dame-la-Grande

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History Monument Historic site Religious site

Place Charles de Gaulle, 86000 Poitiers, France

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2 Baptistère Saint-Jean

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Monument Historic site Religious site

Rue Jean-Jaurès, 86000 Poitiers, France

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3 Cathédrale Saint-Pierre-de-Poitiers

History Monument Historic site Religious site Cathedral

1 Rue Sainte-Croix, 86000 Poitiers, France

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4 Hôtel de Ville de Poitiers

Monument

15 Place du Maréchal-Leclerc, 86000 Poitiers, France

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5 Palais de Justice

Monument

4 Boulevard Maréchal de Lattre de Tassigny, 86000 Poitiers, France

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6 La Statue de la Liberté

Monument

Place de la Liberté, 86000 Poitiers, France

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Interest points in Poitiers

Tourism Center

45 Place Charles de Gaulle, 86000 Poitiers, France

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