Baptistère Saint Jean

Rue Jean Jaurès
86000 Poitiers
  • Phone : 05 49 41 21 24
  • GPS : 46.5801310,0.3468280

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The Saint John Baptistery is the oldest Christian building in France. It was built around 360 A.D. by order of Saint Hilaire, the first bishop of Poitiers and then rebuilt in the 7th century.The most important feature of the original building is the octagonal pool, fed by an aqueduct, used for water baptisms. During the visit, you can admire the 6th century wall paintings as well as the small Merovingian archaeological museum.


  • Services : Self-guided visits, Self-guided visits (groups only), Guided visits (groups only),

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