Poitiers enjoys an international reputation as a tourist destination, thanks to its rich cultural heritage and to its great location. While in Poitiers, participants may enjoy a large choice of walking tours and visits to famous cathedrals and other buildings dating back to the Middle Ages.

Here are a few hints for things do see and to do in the Area:

  • Futuroscope. A large recreation park dedicated to high tech movie technologies including 3-D, dynamic seats, robotics and videogaming, a15-minute drive/ride from Poitiers.
  • Castles. The Loire valley and its famous Renaissance castles, one to three hours from Poitiers by car, bus or train.
  • The beach. The city of La Rochelle, Ile de Ré and the Atlantic coast beaches, a 1.5h car or train.
  • Wine and Cognac. Wine regions of Bordeaux or Cognac (2 to 3-hour drive or train ride).
  • Paris. The conference will end on the day before Bastille day, with celebrations and popular fireworks and concerts in downtown Paris.

At Poitiers

We have selected some Web sites to discover the town of Poitiers, its history, its historic monuments:

One hour of Poitiers

We have selected Web sites for a tourist discovery of the area around Poitiers:

Must see in the area around Poitiers

Tourism in Loire Valley, visit the Châteaux of the Loire

Historical Visit of the Abbey Church of Saint-Savin sur Gartempe inscribed on the World Heritage List in 1983.

Ballade in the Marais Poitevin (the Green Venice)

Discover the lovely city of La Rochelle : a very pretty port at the edge of Atlantic Ocean.



Last update : 17 November 2010


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