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Poitiers is a town in central France , 104 kilometers southwest of Tours .Poitiers is the capital of the Ministry of Vienne, located on the River Clain in Poitou-Charentes. Stay around. 84,000 inhabitants.
Poitiers was the bishop’s seat and religious center of 300’s, and was later the capital of the county of Poitou. The old town is surrounded by the remains of city walls from the Middle Ages, and contains many historic and significant buildings. The city is famous for St. Jean Baptistery from the 300-number, which is one of France’s oldest sacred buildings. The city has several attractions such as the Romanesque church of Notre-Dame-La-Grande from 1000-1100’s. It has a beautifully decorated facade. Gothic St. Peter’s Cathedral was begun in 1162, and valfartskirken St. Hilaire-le-Grand from 1000’s with a syvskipet basilica is also worth a visit. Poitiers has ruins from Roman times.
Poitiers airport, also known as Aéroport de Poitiers-Biard is located approximately 3 miles outside the city center.