"The oldest university in the land" Top 5 Page for this destination Poitiers by DSwede

Poitiers Travel Guide: 61 reviews and 212 photos

Among other things, Poitiers is home to arguably the oldest university in the region. The town is relatively small, with the historic corridor focused on the top of the hill, surrounded by the river on three sides and the bluffs on the fourth.

Due to the popular and reputable university, the town has a high percentage of students and younger population. The social scenes, cafes, etc. reflect that with a young and upbeat feeling.

If you get this far, I humbly suggest you also visit the medieval city of Chauvigny.

For more general thoughts on France and other worthwhile towns/cities to visit, feel free to view my France page.

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Pros and Cons
  • Pros:A young and energetic feel with the large university population.
  • Cons:Built on a rather steep hill, so those with mobility problems cannot easily get around.
  • In a nutshell:Cobblestone walks and old squares are bustling with students at the cafes at night.
  • Intro Updated Sep 7, 2011
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