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Do & See
Poitiers is called the city of art and culture due to the vestiges of thousands years old history, presenting a bustling centre where it's a pleasure to wonder and get lost in its intricate maze of cobbled streets. The city offers many famous historical sites like the magnificent Romanesque church Notre-dame-la-Grande that has become the cities landmark and the impressive Cathédrale Saint-pierre. If you would like to visit a more modern attraction, head to Futuroscope, a technological theme park that is an entertaining option for any age.


Designed with "education in mind", this popular high-tech theme park offers more than 20 attractions, shows and events in a 60 hectare park. Here, visitors can experience images and sounds through the world´s most sophisticated film projection systems, including 360-degree movie theatres, giant film screens and 3D movies. The park is situated outside Poitiers and offers new attractions every year.
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City Tour by Foot

Poitiers offers different options to explore the city by foot. Starting from the magnificent Notre-Dame-la-Grande church, three routes lead to the city´s major attraction, the blue, red and yellow line. The blue one takes you past Saint-Pierre Cathedral and Saint-Jean Baptistery to the town’s Episcopal quarter. The yellow route leads to Saint-Jean de Montierneuf church through beautiful half-timbered houses, whereas the red one goes to Saint-Hilaire church and the Blossac Park. Guides can be obtained from the tourism office.
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