Allez les Bleus
Fondest memory: We watched the final of Euro 2000 between France and Italy in an Irish pub in Poitiers quite close to the centre of town. The mood was subdued for most of the game as France weren't playing particularly well. Italy took the lead early in the second half and it seemed they would just about hold out for a win. Then, near the end of the game, Sylvain Wiltord scored a goal out of nowhere and the pub really came alive. From then on it was all France and Trezeguet scored the winner in extra time. Poitiers, like the rest of France, went crazy that evening and there were people on the streets (including us) until the early hours.
Follow the lines
Favorite thing: Helps you to get to know the city if you are new to it. Three tours starting near Notre-Dame-la-Grande (Place Charles De Gaulle) are marked on the pavement with blue, red and yellow colour. Each tour takes approximately 1.5 hours and longer should you decide to stop and visit the large number of churches, museums and other sites. You will also pass lots of restaurants and numerous shops if you are up for shopping or want to stop for lunch or dinner. If you know French you will also learn about what you are looking at ;-) (info panels on the walls). In any case you will enjoy the picturesque streets.
Go to Futuroscope
Fondest memory: It's a tamatic parck wich has a lot of different kinds of cinemas, you can see all of them in just one day. There are the biggest screen, the 'magic carpet', and much more! Also, activities for children like nice water bikes.
go down the parc Blossac, and...
Favorite thing: go down the parc Blossac, and sunbathe (and people watch!) This park is lovely, and where everyone seems to take their sunday afternoon stroll!
Fondest memory: During winter, a small ice rink is set up in the place de marechal leclerc in front of the town hall, and it is so atmospheric! Its quite cute, and the great thing was we could see it from our house, so we knew when it was busy! I had some great exercise (and some dramatic falls!) on that ice rink