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Church of Notre Dame la Grande, Poitiers

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Church of Notre Dame la Grande is a part of the Catholic diocese of Poitiers and is situated next to the Palace of Justice. The church was first referred to as the Sancta Maria Maior in historical texts dating back to the tenth century. The exact date of its construction is not known. It was renovated and inaugurated for the second time in 1086, by Pope Urban II. It couldn't be easier to arrange your visit to Church of Notre Dame la Grande and many more Poitiers attractions: make an itinerary online using Inspirock's Poitiers trip generator.
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  • The outside and inside are very interesting. Not to be missed. The Saturday morning market in the square.
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  • The church Notre-Dame la Grande of Poitiers is a masterpiece of medieval architecture. Its façade deserves a more sharp and your interior, although a little austere, is very interesting. Attention to the paintings, which have a peculiar story, and the organ, whose shape is quite different. On summer evenings, there's always classical music performances inside the Church, free of charge. And also, both during the summer and over Christmas break, your facade is adorned with colors, with polychrome effects, in order to show how it was originally. Various artists participating this project. Every night is a different version, because no one knows for sure what she looked like in reality. During the day, in the summer, there are fairs in your courtyard, books, flowers and fruit.
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  • Visit day and night because it can be illuminated colors making it more attractive and alive
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  • Along with Eglise Sainte Radegonde, it is one of the rare churches that has colorful patterns on its interior facade. A true gem in France.
  • very beautiful Romanesque parish/collegiale church. Lovely stained glass and painted columns
  • One of the best example of romane Church architecture, worth seeing during the illumination bringing colours back to the front of the church
  • Idelna katedra. Very Beatiful
  • Beautifully preserved Roman basilica with 3 naves and original wall paintings.

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