Rue Jean Jaurès - 86000 POITIERS
The Baptistery of St. John is the oldest Christian monument preserved in Europe to date.
Housed in the fourth century, in the time of Saint Martin and Saint Hilaire, in a Gallo-Roman house Poitiers, baptistery will become a particular building in the fifth century.

At intétieur are to discover such an old baptismal pool octagonal then used for baptism by immersion until the eighth century. Became parish church, the monument was decorated with a beautiful set of Romanesque and Gothic murals in the eleventh-twelfth century and the thirteenth century.
Is also exposed in this place a remarkable collection of Merovingian sarcophagi.

As of January 2, 2017 new schedules:

From January to April and October to December: Tuesday to Sunday 14:00 to 16:00
Closed on Mondays
Closed January 1, December 25.

From May 1 to June 20: Tuesday to Sunday from 14:00 to 18:00
Closed on Mondays

From 21 June to 30 September: 10:30 to 12:30 / 2:00 p.m. -18.00
Open every day

The new prices include providing each visitor with a manual updated for the visit.

You will find the Baptistery of St. John on the circuit " Episcopal ", to discover the riches of the city of Poitiers.
Rates, informations and contact

Rue Jean Jaurès

Languages spoken


Payment methods

Cheques, Cash


Groups accepted

Groupes Enfants (7 à 16 ans)
1 euro
Individuels Enfants (7 à 16 ans)
1 euro
Groupes Adultes
2 euros
Individuels Adultes
3 euros
The most accessible car park :
See on the map
Including 290 underground parking spaces.
Access 4 bis, rue Henri Oudin.
Open from 7:30 to 21h.
Different rates and subscriptions, inquire at the reception.
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Poitiers Tourist Office
45, place Charles de Gaulle - BP 377 - 86009 Poitiers cedex
Tél. : +33(0)5 49 41 21 24 - Fax : +33(0)5 49 88 65 84 - contact us by email
From 21 September to 19 June: from Monday to Saturday from 9.30 am to 6 pm.
From 20 June to 18 September: from Monday to Saturday from 10 am to 7 pm.
Sunday from 10 am to 6 pm