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Car Hire Poitiers Airport
Renting a car at Poitiers Airport gives you convenient access to a number of attractive local towns and sights. La Rochelle and Tours are within easy reach, with the coastal town of La Rochelle 141km away and Tours a 112km drive. Poitiers itself is a pleasant city with a laid-back feel that makes it the ideal base for a relaxing break.
About Poitiers Airport
Poitiers–Biard Airport is located in Biard, 2.4km west of Poitiers, in the Vienne department of the Poitou-Charentes region in France. Air France (HOP!) operates flights to La Rochelle and Lyon, with seasonal flights to Ajaccio. Ryanair flies to and from Edinburgh, London–Stansted, and Shannon.
Capital of the Vienne department and of the Poitou-Charentes region, Poitiers is a city on the Clain river in west-central France. It is a significant university centre with one of the oldest universities in the country, established in 1432. Founded by the Gaulish Pictones, Poitiers was developed by the Romans, who left many souvenirs of their reign, including the vast ruins uncovered when the Cordeliers shopping centre was built in the 1990s. The city has some stunning Romanesque churches, thanks in part to the financial backing of Eleanor of Aquitaine.
The heart of the town is pretty, with an abundance of historical architecture, particularly religious buildings. The most outstanding buildings include the Palais des Comtes de Poitou, the Eglise Notre Dame la Grande, and the St John Baptistry.