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The division line between langue d'oïl and langue d'oc once followed the margins of the Poitou, situated at the intersection of important human migration and commercial exchange routes.


South of the Loire Valley, between Paris and Bordeaux, Poitiers benefits from the proximity of Atlantic coast beaches and of the attractive and famous Marais Poitevin region.

Easily accessible by road or rail, the city of Poitiers and its district are well served  by city buses.
Inhabitants and visitors can take profit of a large choice of shops spread out between the centre and the outskirts.