Poitiers is in the department of the Vienne which has a population of 399,024 covering an area of 6,990 km². Situated within the region of Charente, the region has a population of 1,640,068 covering an area of 25,810 km²
The capital of the Region is Poitiers, Poitiers has a local population of 88,795
There are 7 Car Hire locations near Poitiers including; Avanton, Chatellerault, Chauvigny, Les Trois Moiteurs, Poitiers, Poitiers Airport, Poitiers Train Station,
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A city on the Clain river in central France, the capital of the Vienne department and of the Poitou-Charentes region and a lovely place to visit in your hire car, Poitiers is a picturesque and historical city. The streets are full of reamins of Romanesque architecture, and in 1356 the Ballte of Poitiers was a key victory for English forces during the Hundred Years War.
Main attractions in Poitiers include the oldest church in France, the Baptistère Saint-Jean, and l'Eglise Notre-Dame-la-Grande, the oldest romanesque architecture in Europe.
The Jardin des Plantes de Poitiers is a park and botanical garden, so make sure to take a relaxing stroll though this green area.
Poitiers also includes less historical attractions for a great family day out. The Parc du Futuroscope, the European Park of the Moving image, is 10 kilometres away from the city. Your hire car will get you there with ease, and the park is most definately a must-see, including amazing 3D and 4D cinemas, magic shows, hands on exhibits and a video-game dome. Children and adults alike will have an amazing experience, and the day out will satisfy the whole family. Most of the attractions of the park have been translated into English for non-french speakers, so don't worry about the language barrier.
Poitiers also has a railway station line between Paris and Bordeaux.
Poitiers - Biard Airport serves the city, and is only 2.4 kilometres west, with flights to Lyon, London-Stansted and Birmingham.