Ideas for holidays, weekends and trips in Poitiers and its surroundings
Thanks to its ideal location, the Campanile Poitiers Sud Aeroport is an excellent starting point for families and tourists to explore the main attractions in the area. The stunning town, just 5 minutes away is interesting for the predominant remains of ancient architecture. Two major military battles have shaped the town and its architecture. There are many attractions in the town, including the Baptistère Saint-Jean, built in the 24th century. It is the oldest church in France. The palace of Poitiers is a historic palace that started out as the seats of the Counts of Poitou and Dukes of Aquitaine in the 12th century. The Musée Sainte-Croix, which hosts a permanent exhibition on periods from prehistory to the contemporary art, is the largest museum in the area. Further, more varied attractions include: include: the Vallée des Singes(a monkey sanctuary or park), the Planète des Crocodiles(a crocodile park), the Vieux Cormenier Museum and the Géants du Ciel birds of prey park to name a few. Both adults and children will enjoy a trip to Futuroscope, the first European theme park dedicated to multimedia, cinematographic and AV techniques. It has 3D and 4D cinemas and many other attractions and is just 15 minutes from the Campanile Poitiers Sud Aeroport by car.