Things to do in Poitiers

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Start with the Top Sights in Poitiers

If you're in Poitiers to see the sights, you can't miss any of these.

Blossac Park

⭐️ 4.4 (3614)

Église Notre-Dame la Grande

⭐️ 4.6 (2008)

Cathédrale Saint-Pierre de Poitiers

⭐️ 4.5 (1585)

Parc Floral La Roseraie

⭐️ 4.5 (1210)

Jardin des Plantes

⭐️ 4.4 (602)

Musée Sainte-Croix

⭐️ 4.5 (531)

Place de la Liberté

⭐️ 4.1 (288)

Church of Saint-Hilaire the Great Poitiers

⭐️ 4.5 (245)

Baptistère Saint-Jean

⭐️ 4.5 (183)

Espace Mendès France

⭐️ 4.5 (119)

Notre Dame des Dunes

⭐️ 4.2 (83)

The top affordable restaurants in Poitiers

Discover a variety of budget-friendly dining options in Poitiers city, offering delicious cuisine without breaking the bank.

Oh le Bistro

⭐️ 4.6 (1784)

Price Range: $$

La Serrurerie

⭐️ 4 (1449)

Price Range: $$

Le 16 Carnot

⭐️ 4.1 (1295)

Price Range: $$

La Cuisine de Comptoir

⭐️ 4.5 (1134)

Price Range: $$

Le Comptoir à Moustaches

⭐️ 4.3 (1037)

Price Range: $$

La Gazette

⭐️ 4 (958)

Price Range: $$


⭐️ 4.6 (829)

Price Range: $$

Notre Dame De Pique

⭐️ 4.5 (669)

Price Range: $

Hostel Le Cul de Paille

⭐️ 4.6 (616)

Price Range: $

Restaurant la Cuisine au Beurre

⭐️ 4.1 (524)

Price Range: $$

Restaurant "Les Bons Enfants"

⭐️ 4.6 (484)

Price Range: $$

Checkout these incredible local experiences in Poitiers

These are curated, high quality experiences in Poitiers hosted by locals!

Poitiers, from street art to Romanesque

Outdoor escape game in a village

Discover Poitiers by bike

In the heart of the medieval city of Lusignan

Familial visit of the legendary Poitiers

Treasure Hunt - The Treasure of Océâmes

End your night in some of the best bars in Poitiers

Discover the most vibrant nightlife scenes in Poitiers, curated exclusively for you.

Le Palais de la Bière

⭐️ 4.5 (1098)

Price Range: $$

Le Rooftop

⭐️ 4 (943)

Price Range: $$

La Taverne Du Geek

⭐️ 4.7 (493)

Price Range: $$

Cluricaume Café.

⭐️ 4.6 (422)

Price Range: $$


⭐️ 4.5 (368)

Price Range: $

Le Zinc

⭐️ 4.7 (269)

Price Range: $$

Crafty Brewpub

⭐️ 4.4 (242)

Price Range: $$

Au WC. Wine And Coffee

⭐️ 4.2 (209)

Price Range: $$

Le Bar des Papas

⭐️ 4.5 (153)

L'Envers du Bocal

⭐️ 4.7 (112)

Price Range: $

Lotus Club

⭐️ 4.6 (102)

Pick from the best places to stay in Poitiers

If you're looking for some of the best hotels in Poitiers you've come to the right place.

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Looking for unforgettable fine-dining experiences in Poitiers?

Hungry? We've got the best rated, the best of the best.

Les Archives

⭐️ 4.3 (1801)

Price Range: $$$

Frequently asked questions:

  1. Explore the Historic Centre: Poitiers' historic centre is filled with sightseeing opportunities, from the 12th century Notre-Dame-la-Grande Church's towering bell tower to the remains of the Emperor Charlemagne's palace.
  2. Visit Famechon Augustine Abbey: Home to a Romanesque church and archaeological remains, the Famechon Augustine Abbey is an icon of historical architecture.
  3. Ramble Through Abbaye aux Dames: This tranquil abbey is a great place to explore if you're looking for tranquility and beauty. There's a gorgeous park also located on site too.

The best time to visit Poitiers is during spring and summer, when the weather is generally mild and comfortable. June is generally considered the best time as the temperature is pleasant, flowers are in bloom and the city is bustling with activities. During mid-June, the city holds events such as the International Media Arts Festival, and the celebrations for the Fete de la Musique happen throughout the month.

Spending two or three days in Poitiers, France, allows visitors ample time to explore the city and its attractions, including churches, galleries, and historic sites. Food lovers can enjoy a variety of French dishes, while visitors looking to relax can take advantage of several parks, gardens and recreational sites in the city. Shopping enthusiasts will find several markets, boutiques and stores offering all sorts of merchandise.

Poitiers, France is a great place to explore. To ensure you make the most of your time, it is recommended to take advantage of the city's public transportation services. Buses are available to most areas of interest and tickets can be purchased on board. Taxis are also available and are a popular way of getting around. Additionally, the city has a network of bike lanes and cycling is a great way to get around, allowing visitors to experience the city in a more traditional way.

Head to the Poitiers Citadel, a centuries-old fortress that sits atop a hill in the heart of the city. Make sure to visit the Notre-Dame La Grande church, a stunning example of Romanesque architecture that features a beautiful fourteenth-century clock. The miniature golf course and amusement park, located on the banks of the Clain River, is sure to delight young visitors.

We've actually curated a complete list of the best bars in Poitiers. To start off we'd have to mention La Rhumerie, Le Bar des Papas, Crafty Brewpub. Check out our page on the best bars in Poitiers.

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