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Palais de Justice (law courts), Poitiers, visit

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Practical Information

Date :
All year long

Category :
Exhibitions and Tours

Theme :
Architecture

Interest :
Tourism

Field :
Visits and Tours

Schedules and Prices


Closed on 1 January, 13 April, 1 May, 8 May, 1 June, 21 May, 14 July, 15 August, 1 November, 11 November and 25 December

Address :
Palace of Justice in Poitiers
10, place Alphonse le Petit
86000, Poitiers

FRANCE


Mood : To learn

Additional Information
Closed on weekends and public holidays
Information from the tourist office on 05 49 41 21 24 or by e-mail

Description

The residence of the counts of Poitiers.

In the heart of the upper town, the Palais de Justice in Poitiers is one of the city's oldest monuments. Built in the 12th century, it replaced an existing Merovingian courthouse. Construction began under Eleanor of Aquitaine on the initiative of the Duke of Berry. Three elegant fireplaces were built against the gable wall.

After the Revolution, this presidential palace became the Palais de Justice. Listed as a historical monument since 1862, it is one of the rare examples of princely architecture of the Middle Ages.

Practical Information

Date :
All year long

Category :
Exhibitions and Tours

Theme :
Architecture

Interest :
Tourism

Field :
Visits and Tours

Schedules and Prices


Closed on 1 January, 13 April, 1 May, 8 May, 1 June, 21 May, 14 July, 15 August, 1 November, 11 November and 25 December

Address :
Palace of Justice in Poitiers
10, place Alphonse le Petit
86000, Poitiers

FRANCE



Mood : To learn