Sightseeing route in Poitiers

Poitiers

【City description】

It’s a town on a hill and Jean of Arc was jugged at the court. In addition, the Battle of Poitiers that that was the second great battel of the Hundred Year’s War occurred. But this it the student town at present. We show three routes to visit the town here.

【Overall rating】

 ★★★☆☆

【Time required】

 6 h

【Budget】

 6.50 euros

【Fatigue】

 ★★★★★

【Sightseeing route】



【Start】

①Poitiers station

Gare de Poitiers

★Traverse the street in front of the station and go up stairs. Then, go to Arthur Ranc St. When you arrive at the crossroad, go to Henri Pétonnet St as far as a square. It takes 15 minutes by walk.



②Court Palace

Palais de Justice

Time required: 5 min / Admission fee: 0 euro

★Go to Palais St and turn right at the first crossroad. It takes 5 minutes.



③Notre-Dame-la-Grande Church

Église Notre-Dame-la-Grande

Time required: 20 min / Admission fee: 0 euro

Opening hour: 9 am – 7 pm

Close: No

④Tourist Information Center

Time required: 5 min / Admission fee: 0 euro

◎There are three routes of the north, the south and the east.



【The north route (red line on the map)】

★Go straight on Tête Noire St in front of the tourist information center for 5 minutes.



⑤Liberty Square

Place de la Liberté

Time required: 5 min / Admission fee: 0 euro

★Continue to walk on the street by the dead end.



⑥Fumé House (it’s not accessible to the interior)

Hôtel Fumé

Time required: 5 min / Admission fee: 0 euro

★Turn right and go to Chaîne St as far as Montierneuf Square. It takes 10 minutes.



⑦St-Jean Montierneuf Church

Église St-Jean Montierneuf

Time required: 20 min / Admission fee: 0 euro

Opening hour: 9 am – 6 pm

Close: No

★Go back to the tourist information center with the same route. It takes 15 minutes.



【The south route (green line on the map)】

★Go to Marché Notre Dame St and go to the right street at a forked road. Then, turn left at the dead end to go to Gambetta St. It takes 5 minutes.



⑧St-Porchaire Church

Église St-Porchaire

Time required: 15 min / Admission fee: 0 euro

Opening hour: 10 am – 7 pm

Close: No

★Continue to walk on the street and turn right at the dead end. Then, turn left at the end. It takes 15 minutes.



⑨St-Hilaire Church

Église St-Hilaire

Time required: 15 min / Admission fee: 0 euro

Opening hour: 10 am – 6 h 30 pm

Close: No

★Go to Doyenné St and turn left at the dead end. Go straight as far as Maréchal-Leclerc Square. It takes 20 minutes.



⑩City Hall

Mairie de Poitiers

Time required: 5 min / Admission fee: 0 euro

★Go to Grandes Ecoles St from the square. As you return to the street where you have already passed, turn right and go back to the tourist information center. It takes 10 minutes.



【The east route (orange line on the map)】

★Go to Scévole de Sainte-Marthe St behind the church and turn left at the dead end. Go down Cathédrale St for 10 minutes.



⑪St-Pierre Cathedral

Cathédral St-Pierre

Time required: 15 min / Admission fee: 0 euro

Opening hour: 9 am – 7 h 30 pm

Close: No

★Go to Pascal le Coq St.



⑫St-Jean Baptistery

Baptistère St-Jean

Time required: 15 min / Admission fee: 2 euros

Opening hour: 10 am – noon / 2 pm – 6 pm (2 pm – 4 pm between October and March)

Close: 1/1, 5/1, 12/25

★Continue to walk on the street.



⑬St-Croix Museum

Musée St-Croix

Time required: 90 min / Admission fee: 4.50 euros

Opening hour: 10 am – 6 pm (1 pm – 6 pm on Saturday and Sunday between September and June)

Close: Monday, national holiday

★Return to the tourist information center with the same route. It takes 15 minutes. Then, go back to the station with the same route. It takes 15 minutes as well.



【Goal】

Poitiers station

【If you have more time…】

⑭View Point

Belvédère des Dunes

To visit there, pass Joubert bridge from the east route and go up the stairs.

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