Back to Historic Cities Main Page

| Historic Cities Main Page | France |

Poitiers

facts in brief


Part of Braun and Hogenberg I-8 map
Part of Braun and Hogenberg I-8 map








Facts in brief:

Settled by Visigoths 5th cen. AD, but they were expelled by Clovis in 507; scene of defeat of Saracens by Charles Martel in 732; rule alternated between France & England 12th-14th cen.

Courtesy of Getty Thesaurus of Geographic NamesTM (
TGN )
Copyright 2000 The J. Paul Getty Trust. All rights reserved.





You are visitor no.