Poitiers Off The Beaten Path

  • Veiux-Poitiers
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  • Church Spire and Abbey of St.-Savin
    Church Spire and Abbey of St.-Savin
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    Roman theater of Veiux-Poitiers

    by DSwede Written Jun 27, 2010

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    If you are a historical buff, or even if you are not, but fancy a drive through the north country side, Veiux-Poitiers is a scenic point to spend a short time.

    The Roman Theater there is in a state of ruins, but there are some displays showing the archeological finds of the area and the more specifically the Ancient Poitiers.

    To get here, you optimally need your own car. Drive north of Poitiers to the town of Naintre (highway A10 or D23 or D910). From Naintré, go another 5 minutes. The Veiux-Poitiers site is between the nearby towns of Domine and Chezelle.

    Its open part of the year, so check the website for visiting time and prices.

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    More of the Best Romanesque Chruches Are Nearby

    by hquittner Written Jul 12, 2009

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    If the Romanesque has attracted you in Poitiers and you have a car and a little time, there are two visits you can make in a morning or afternoon and also find a nice place for lunch. They are both east on N151. The farthest, St.-Savin is 21 miles. Chauvigny is half-way there. We will have Tips under each of those places. St.-Savin is one of the earliest examples of (church) fresco painting after the Dark Ages and is quite exceptional.

    Church Spire and Abbey of St.-Savin
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    le marais poitevin,on the...

    by fabrice Written Aug 24, 2002

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    le marais poitevin,on the border vendée/deux-sèvres;
    it is a great destination,very popular in france;you can stay there with a boat and get lost in the little rivers

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