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Address: Poitiers, France

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My favorite church

The main tourist attractions for Poitiers are its wonderful old churches. While all the other churches in Poitiers have many attributes, my favorite is St Hiliare. First, it is a... read more

Reviewed 16 January 2016
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Edinburgh. Scotland
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49 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 September 2016

Worth a visit to this unesco sight. We visited it on the way to park de blossan but not sure we would have gone out of our way if we hadn't been travelling to the park.

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Orlando
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34 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 January 2016

The main tourist attractions for Poitiers are its wonderful old churches. While all the other churches in Poitiers have many attributes, my favorite is St Hiliare. First, it is a stop for the "Way of St. Jacques." This is pretty important stuff for the faithful who want to make their pilgrimage to Santiago de Compostela. Next, the barrel vaulted ceilings... More 

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Antwerp, Belgium
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314 reviews
74 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 84 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 June 2015 via mobile

Architecture is impressive, everything is Nice and makes you want to explore Definatly take an hour of two to get impressed And yes also this building is locaties near a cosy square

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1 Thank Michel C
ireland
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53 reviews
21 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 May 2015

Lovely peaceful church. Not very central however within approx 10 minutes walking distance of the centre. Very near the Parc de Blossac so could visit both on same trip. Also this church should have english literature. Well worth a visit

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1 Thank mairin m
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72 reviews
21 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 February 2015

It is worth the effort to find your way to this hidden treasure. The sense of space and light which unfolds when entering this ancient Church has to be seen to be appreciated. I have paid numerous visits and have always found something new.

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2 Thank Grangeburn
Bordeaux, France
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417 reviews
182 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 129 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 November 2014

Beautiful church, well maintained and restored. Watch some of the steps, not well marked. Great Stained glass windows.

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1 Thank mitch w
North Carolina
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30 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 November 2014

The church of St. Hilaire is one of the most important monuments in Poitiers for a number of reasons. First of all, it retains a good deal of it's 11th century construction and sculpture. This is unusual in French cities, where the rise of Gothic architecture tended to result in the tearing down of Romanesque churches in favor of the... More 

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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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30 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 September 2014

A really beautiful building, one of many in the city. No guides in English, but it is possible to understand a good portion of the guides in French.

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1 Thank Rupert C
Ghent, Belgium
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191 reviews
50 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 August 2014

This very old church is full of history and an important stop-over for the pilgrims walking down to Santiago de Compostella.

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Ferndown, United Kingdom
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216 reviews
88 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 June 2014

Not as old as we were expecting, c1800's, but nice all the same. Plenty of little streets to wander around. Watch out for the French drivers as it is not a precinct

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