Poitiers is the perfect combination of a prestigious ancient heritage and remarkable contemporary buildings. The modern buildings have been designed so as not to clash with the ancient ones.
Discover the picturesque narrow streets of the city, the half-timbered houses and everything that adds to the particularity and charm of this city of character. To be sure of discovering the principal gems of the city’s heritage, let yourself be guided by the "Poitiers pas à pas" (Poitiers on Foot) circuits. And to discover other attractions, don’t hesitate to explore other streets that branch off your route.
Go to the foot of Notre-Dame-des-Dunes. The gigantic statue that overlooks the city on the right bank of the river Clain is worth all the explanations in the world. Observe all the rich cultural and architectural vista of Poitiers. A place not to be missed!