Poitiers, Romanesque capital

The Romanesque capital invites you on a journey through the history of France.

Poitiers, Heritage and the Art of living

Discover exceptional heritage sites where architectural jewels from medieval times find echoes in contemporary architecture buildings. Poitiers can also offer you quiet pleasurable moments in its vast gardens and festive enjoyable moments with its pluralistic cultural offer.

Romanesque art is everywhere in Poitiers, in its civil and religious monuments and the narrow streets lined with half-timbered houses, while the west front of the Notre-Dame-la-Grande church is adorned with statuary recognised as a masterpiece of Romanesque religious art. Magnificently illuminated by a spectacle of multi-coloured lighting (les Polychromies) during the summer and at Christmas, this recalls the medieval tradition of painting churches.

The Time Machine wins its 2nd Award!

Futuroscope’s Raving-Rabbids attraction "The Time Machine" has been recently awarded a "THEA Award 2014" for “Outstanding achievement” and a "European Star Award 2015" that honours « Europe’s Best Dark Rides ».