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With 2000 years of history, dozens of monuments, impressive medieval streets and beautiful boulevards, Poitiers boasts a rich and fascinating heritage. But the city has more to offer than just memories, everything from trendy cafés and cool bars to a lively student crowd keep it young and vibrant.


Population Approximately 90,000
Currency Euro (EUR) €1 = 100 cents
Opening hours Many shops are generally open from Monday to Saturday between 9am-7pm. Shops are open on Sundays and public holidays at their own discretion.
Newspapers Poitiers magazine
Le Figaro
Le Monde
Centre Press
Emergency numbers Police: 17
Ambulance: 15/112
Fire Brigade: 18
Tourist information Office de Tourisme de Poitiers
45, Place Charles De Gaulle, Poitiers
Open: 16 September-20 June, Mon- Sat 9.30am-6pm. 21 June-15 September, Mon-Sat 10am-7pm. Sun 10am-6pm
+33 5 49 41 21 24