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2000 years of history


During 2000 years Poitiers has often shared its history with that of great figures and events.


Common memory often associates the city's name with the great battles of history -those against the Visigoths, the Saracens or the English- evoking the names of Clovis, Charles Martel or the Black Prince.
Several other important historical figures left their imprint through the centuries.

Why is a famous Poitevan church, today on the UNESCO heritage list, dedicated to Saint-Hilary ?
What did the daughter-in-law of Clovis, Radegund,  do in Poitiers ?
Why is Joan of Arc represented in the garden behind the Law Courts ?