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A wander around Poitiers

The other day we toured Canterbury Cathedral which was extraordinary. Today we quietly entered... read more

Reviewed February 7, 2018
JohnP122
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Widnes, England, United Kingdom
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Although at this point, I don't remember one from the other, it was worth every minute spent

Poitiers, as we found, is a special town, definitely worth visiting. The cathedrals are all... read more

Reviewed December 3, 2017
Nitvoyodelo
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Vineland, New Jersey
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Reviewed February 7, 2018 via mobile

The other day we toured Canterbury Cathedral which was extraordinary. Today we quietly entered Poitiers Cathedral which was a world apart. Simple yet elegant, quiet and unassuming, if your want to appreciate the calm and serenity this is better.

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Reviewed December 3, 2017

Poitiers, as we found, is a special town, definitely worth visiting. The cathedrals are all historically important, and a must-see. The restaurants are fantastic -- one amazingly better than the other. It seems that you can't go wrong in your choosing. We were in town...More

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Reviewed June 6, 2017 via mobile

I am not on a small town tour of France but visiting this area and enjoyed Poitiers so much. If you are here you catch the historical area which includes this church . Just knowing that Aelinor - Eleanor and Henry all were alive when...More

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Reviewed April 27, 2017

I did not think that I would go so far afield from Tours to visit this town during an extended visit in this part of France many years ago long before the range of calendar dates suitable for indicating the time of my visit were...More

4  Thank GuidoLocattelli
Reviewed April 12, 2017

Lovely town with lots to see and do. An amazing array of restaurants and bars and loads of super photo opportunities. Great (tiny) friendly airport too

1  Thank mabel35
Reviewed August 22, 2016

Just a replica of Paris. Nice atmosphere at the rear plenty of cafes to sit and people watch. Some of the glass planes have been removed probably due to vandalism at the rear of the building. Buttress can be seen mimic Paris. Anyone interested in...More

1  Thank savynchic
Reviewed August 18, 2016

This cathedral is big with high vaults. We found an interesting part was the south transcept with recently discovered late medieval frescoes. It had a late 12th to 13th century stained glass window of the Crucifixion, above the high altar. The colours were vibrant and...More

1  Thank Clinor
Reviewed September 13, 2015

Enjoy all aspects of Poitiers, this small city with a lot of history Wondering around, opening a few closed doors...

1  Thank crazyguide
Reviewed July 31, 2015

Superb acoustics. We attended Sunday Mass and the sound of the congregation singing responses to the hymns was stunning, due to the acoustics in the church. Go there, hum a hymn and wonder at the sound you create. Also, look out for the statue of...More

2  Thank Anthonypnolan
Reviewed June 19, 2015 via mobile

It s a cathedral, so it s big, but After visiting all churchbuildings i would say this one is certainly not nr 1 to visit The inside didn't t impress me, felt very empty. The art inside is standard.

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