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The Hotel Novotel Poitiers is ideally situated less than 1km from the famous Futuroscope theme park and only 10km from the centre of Poitiers (easily accessible by bus). Regional capital and university town, Poitiers bears the mark of a rich past. Poitiers is a manageable town with upscale services. Whether its education, culture, leisure, heritage or the environment, Poitiers offers a terrific living environment.

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Circuit du Vigeant

Circuit du Vigeant

The Circuit du Val de Vienne was born out of a meeting between motorsports fans and residents wishing to develop their region. Directed by the Pays Montmorillonnais and funded by several local authorities, it was created in 1990 and held its first competition in 1992 with cars from the French Supertouring Championship. The French Superbike Championship soon followed and since then, every year the major championships make their way to La Vienne. Renowned as one of the most technical competitions in France, it adopted in 2008 the only feature that was missing, namely high top speed....


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Marais Poitevin

Marais Poitevin

Also known as the Green Venise, the Marais Poitevin marshlands are covered by hundreds of canals. On foot, by bike, by boat or even by horse-drawn carriage, all means of transportation are great for discovering this place covering over 100,000 hectares.


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Church of Notre-Dame-la-Grande

Church of Notre-Dame-la-Grande

The Church of Notre-Dame-la-Grande in Poitiers is said to be named after the Basilica di Santa Maria Maggiore of Rome. Enjoy the sculptures on the facade, built in the 11th and 12th centuries, which are true treasures of Romanesque art in Poitiers (with a noticeable influence of Saintonge art). The decor, carved from sand-coloured limestone, is very bright and varies depending on the time of day. In summer, for about a quarter of an hour, light colours the façade as night falls, a modern reflection of the colourful medieval façades. 14 different versions exist! From...


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Courthouse of Poitiers

Courthouse of Poitiers

The current courthouse of Poitiers was the former residence of the counts of Poitou and the dukes of Aquitaine during the Middle Ages. Its construction was led by Eleanor of Aquitaine and her husband Henry Plantagenêt. At the time, the "great hall" also known as the "Lost Footsteps" was over 47 metres long 17 metres wide. It was reserved for formal audiences and meetings between Provincial States. In the 14th century, after a fire, the Duke John of  Berry started to restore part of the building that hosted the Parliament of Paris, then in the hands of the...


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Saint-Cyr Outdoor Recreation Area

Saint-Cyr Outdoor Recreation Area

Welcome to the water and activities park of Lake Saint-Cyr. 300 hectares dedicated to sports, nature and relaxation around a beautiful lake covering 85 hectares. Open to everyone!


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