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Steeped in history

This was easy to walk past and not really notice but I am glad we took time to locate it and learn... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Northampton, United Kingdom
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a very impressive building

The Palais de Justice was closed when we visited Poitiers. Historically, this is the location... read more

Reviewed 4 December 2017
Vineland, New Jersey
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This was easy to walk past and not really notice but I am glad we took time to locate it and learn about the history that surrounds this place. It is quite impressive and more s given the era the building dates back to. Fantastic...More

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Reviewed 4 December 2017

The Palais de Justice was closed when we visited Poitiers. Historically, this is the location where, in 1429, Joan of Arc was examined by the council of clergy.

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Reviewed 20 August 2017

Opening Times vary and at the entry point there is airport type security and passport or driving licence with photo are required for entry..There is abundant history to the hall so it is well worth a visit It takes a while to enjoy it just...More

Thank glyn l
Reviewed 21 September 2016

Built on top of a rock for defensive purposes, this was the original seat of the Counts of Poitou and Dukes of Aquitaine. Particularly associated with Duke William IX, the first of the Troubadours, Just to the right of it is the Tour Maubergeon, where...More

Thank Tim_Collard
Reviewed 21 July 2016

Situated on a walking street, right across Le Tanneur store, with a very intimate park in front, few benches, it imposes by it's architecture and most of all intriguing, as one cannot simply identify where can one enter. VEry beautiful and mysterious corner.

Thank Oana M
Reviewed 28 June 2016

for all who love history not the right place, we were ok, nothing special, but certainly worth a visit.

Thank 70dales
Reviewed 27 June 2016

We had a beautiful dinner in the hall and a wonderful theater performance. Nice place to have a dinner or party for very large groups

Thank Emmanuel O
Reviewed 14 May 2016

The main hall is the sister to Westminster Hall, a vast Medieval administrative-cum-palatial space. Admission is free but the authorities do not encourage visitors as the hall is incorporated into the law courts and not accessible when the courts are in session. It is well...More

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Reviewed 9 February 2016

WE saw the outside of this building from the back side. There is a nice small garden and a very well placed plaque that explains the history of this building in several languages. Joan of Arc was theologically questioned in this building prior to being...More

Thank mitch w
Reviewed 9 September 2015

Very cool to see lit up at night...nice stroll to the Grand Dame too. I could feel the presence of Eleanor and imagined her at a window watching us.

Thank tahoekr
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