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The city of Poitiers sits on the river Clain in the western-central part of France. It is the capital of the department of Vienne and also the Poitou Charentes region. The centre of the city is picturesque and interesting. Car hire in Poitiers is a good way to get around.
The streets of Poitiers are interesting to explore. There are many architectural remains around town. Most of the architecture is from the Romanesque period. The city has a rich history and has been linked with events from the Medieval era. The attractions around town around easy to visit with car rental in Poitiers.
There are several medieval churches around town worth visiting, such as the Baptistere Saint Jean and Eglise Notre Dame la Grande. The Baptistere Saint Jean is Frances second oldest church, since the fourth century. Eglise Notre Dame la Grande is Europes oldest Romanesque church. Poitiers cathedral, Cathedrale Saint Pierre, is a must-see as well.
In town you will find many restaurants and cafés. The towns unique charm makes it easy to wander the streets. You will find some beautiful gardens around town as well as parks and gardens farther out. With cheap car hire in Poitiers you can visit the botanical garden, Jarden des Plantes de Poitiers.
Poitiers is located on a hilltop, with the rivers Boivre and Clain running around it. There is lovely sightseeing to enjoy all around Poitiers. A unique way to spend the day is to visit the Parc du Futuroscope. It is the European Park of Moving Images and is about six miles north of Poitiers.