We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Church of Notre Dame la Grande

Poitiers, France
+33 5 49 41 22 56
Review Highlights
Unbelievably amazing inside

How this does not get excellent reviews is incomprehensible to me. The painted columns are superb... read more

Reviewed 7 June 2017
zuni P
Lagunitas, California
via mobile
Beautiful architecture

This is in the centre of Poitier, surrounded by Restaurants and shops, one of the hot spots of the... read more

Reviewed 14 May 2017
Biggleswade, United Kingdom
via mobile
Read all 605 reviews
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
  • Excellent65%
  • Very good31%
  • Average3%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
Travellers talk about
Closed Now
All hours
Hours Today: 09:00 - 19:00
Poitiers, France
+33 5 49 41 22 56
Write a Review
Reviews (605)
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year

1 - 10 of 131 reviews

Reviewed 7 June 2017 via mobile

How this does not get excellent reviews is incomprehensible to me. The painted columns are superb and yes it is a bit dark... but the gives you the atmosphere of the times. I just loved it

Thank zuni P
Reviewed 14 May 2017 via mobile

This is in the centre of Poitier, surrounded by Restaurants and shops, one of the hot spots of the city.

Thank OBhogal
Reviewed 30 April 2017

We often visit this church as it's near our French home - love it and imagine the pilgrims in the middle ages en route to Compostela as this is on the route. Beautiful, not commercialised, a sacred place.

Thank UkPeachesandCream
Reviewed 29 April 2017

In my experience of churches, sometimes the exterior takes your breath away, sometimes the interior. The Church of Notre Dame la Grande in Poitiers does both. The facade is incredible but nothing prepared me for inside where all the pillars, the ceilings, etc have been...More

Thank Mad H
Reviewed 31 March 2017

We went to this chutrch in march 2017 which is right in the centre of Poitiers It seemed dark inside but that was I am sure to protect the paintings. Beautiful Gothic tracery on the outside and many lovely stain glass windows. Ancient painting on...More

Thank Margaret W
Reviewed 23 March 2017 via mobile

The murals are from the 12th century. It was pretty dark when we entered but think it is to protect those murals

Thank Zowietje500
Reviewed 4 January 2017

I have been here and I think this place is very caracteristich of Poitiers, it is lovely, quick to visit and free of charge, If you want, stop there hust for a little time.

Thank CecilialaCe
Reviewed 22 December 2016

The first thing you need to do before entering this church is research its history and know what to look for and where to find it. It's annoying finding out all the things you needed to see and do after you left.

Thank mrnature
Reviewed 20 November 2016

This may not be the most stunning church I've seen in Europe but it is definitely the most beautiful one in Vienne. If in the area, we can recommend seeing another church because if you don't, it may just be "that one."

Thank ntflady
Reviewed 17 November 2016 via mobile

Worth a visit to simply take in the craftsmanship of both the exterior and interior of the church. Incredible that such work could be completed and retained with the tools and materials available at the time.

Thank FatBoyTravels
Nearby Restaurants
Notre Dame de Pique
175 reviews
.12 km away
Le Petit Cabaret
135 reviews
.13 km away
Restaurant K2
34 reviews
.11 km away
Restaurant La Cuisine au Beurre
26 reviews
.05 km away
Nearby Attractions
Eglise Sainte Radegonde
74 reviews
.68 km away
Cathedral quarter
127 reviews
.50 km away
Baptistere Saint-Jean
75 reviews
.57 km away
Questions & Answers
Get quick answers from Church of Notre Dame la Grande staff and past visitors.
Note: your question will be posted publicly on the Questions & Answers page.
Posting guidelines