Although this is the
capital of the nearby
and not actually in the Loire Valley we encourage
visitors to the house to consider a visit to Poitiers as
it is easily accessible off the A10. Winding your way up the
hill to the old city will quickly reveal its
charms. The city has a rich history and retains much of its
Its large student
population however, helps also to make it a vibrant and
Marechal-Leclerc offers many
opportunities for alfresco dining, having a drink or for
just people watching.
Place Charles-de-Gaulle is another
busy part of the city with its daily market (Mon.-Sat.7am-6pm and
Poitiers has 80 registered
historic monuments with some more prestigious
than others. The church of Notre-Dame-la-Grande is
amazing plus the
with its 18th century organ its most striking feature, is
driving into the city find your way to the multi-storey
car park on the Rue Carnot
which is sign-posted once you enter the city centre.
This will give you a good starting point from which to
explore the city.
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