26, rue Saint Hilaire - 86000 POITIERS
 +33 5 49 41 21 57
The church of Saint Hilaire is a monument of Romanesque art, registered with the UNESCO heritage under the roads of Saint Jacques in 1998.
Built in the 11th century, the church of Saint-Hilaire le Grand is a remarkable Romanesque building dedicated to the first bishop of Poitiers, Saint Hilaire.
Very important collegiate around his tomb (crypt behind the altar, place of pilgrimage, especially from the 12th century for the pilgrims of Saint Jacques de Compostela).

The nave destroyed in the revolution was rebuilt in 1875 and a new facade.
The remains of the painted and sculpted decoration of the eleventh century reveal a great wealth.
The church was entirely covered with Romanesque murals representing the bishops of Poitiers in the nave, the apocalypse in the choir and drawings in the chapels of the ambulatory.

The paintings and statues date from the 17th and 18th centuries.

The Saint Hilaire is celebrated on January 13 winter and June 26 summer.

Opening hours to the public :
From December to the end of March from 9h to 17h30
From April to November from 9h to 19h

Guided tours :
Guided tours are offered throughout the year, according to the program.


You will find the church Saint-Hilaire le Grand on the circuit " Saint-Hilaire ", to discover the riches of the city of Poitiers.
Rates, informations and contact

26, rue Saint Hilaire
Tel : +33 5 49 41 21 57

Languages spoken



Disabled access, Groups accepted

The most accessible car park :
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7 levels of underground parking containing 695 spaces.
Access by two inputs (Boulevard intersection under Blossac level -3 and Boulevard of Tison, level-7)
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45, place Charles de Gaulle - BP 377 - 86009 Poitiers cedex
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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