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GRAND POITIERS SMILES ON THOSE WHO DARE

Less than 1hr 30min from Bordeaux, the Atlantic coast and London, Grand Poitiers comprises 40 communes which have together taken up the major economic, ecological and social challenges of the 21st century. At the heart of a changing world, we invented tomorrow instead of worrying about yesterday. From the outset, an exceptional ecosystem of knowledge and research has been blowing the wind of innovation on all fields, particularly on our high potential economic sectors: aeronautics, eco-mobility, energy storage, digital education, biotechnology, bio-economy and e-sport. This momentum is due to our agility and to the synergising ability of public and private actors. The Technopole is the main gateway for all project developers looking for fertile ground where even the craziest ideas can germinate. Who dares wins! Grand Poitiers is ready and willing!
GRAND POITIERS SMILES ON THOSE WHO DARE

2000 YEARS OF HISTORY

Tomorrow’s world is created here, without ever forgetting the incredible historical heritage that has forged our identity :

Lusignan – land of the Fairy Melusine and the great kings of Cyprus, Jerusalem and Armenia. Chauvigny – home to a remarkable medieval town where you can still find numerous craftsmen. Ligugé – a prime location from the beginning for thinkers and artists where the bells ring out from the oldest Benedictine monastery in the West. Sanxay – every summer the Lyrical Evenings entice tourists and music lovers to the Gallo-Roman amphitheatre. Poitiers – capital of the Dukes of Aquitaine and birthplace of one of the oldest universities in Europe whose fame attracts more than 4000 international students every year.

2000 YEARS OF HISTORY

Grand Poitiers is a heady mixture of youth, brainpower and a party atmosphere. A wide range of entertainment is on offer in its many and frequently ground-breaking cultural venues. These venues, sometimes found where you would least expect them, put on shows ranging from the most popular to the most avant-garde. Sport and leisure activities are catered for everywhere- with a vast network of facilities to satisfy all desires. You can indulge in the joys of climbing, feel the wind in your sails before basking in the sun on a beach by a lake or discover 3×3 basketball, of which Poitiers is one of the world’s capitals. Grand Poitiers has the particularity of being able to offer all the services of a metropolis, without drawbacks such as soaring property prices or hours lost in transport and traffic. There is time to live here, combining your personal and professional lives.

A GREEN AND HUMANISTIC FUTURE

Whether you live in the town or in the country, nature is always within your reach. You can walk or cycle along hundreds of kilometres of trails to get a breath of fresh air and to spend hours in the heart of treasured ecosystems. We are inventing the future here, while respecting biodiversity and by multiplying actions to meet the climate emergency. We are constantly striving to consume better and less. To this end we are using all the renewable resources at our disposal: geothermal energy, solar power, wind power and hydropower.
A GREEN AND HUMANISTIC FUTURE

We are concerned not only about the energy transition, but the food system transition as well. Local distribution channels allowing inhabitants to enjoy quality, locally grown farm produce have kicked into gear. We are proud of our agricultural heritage and we also protect it. Add a generous dose of solidarity to common sense and simplicity and you will get a sense of how the heart of Grand Poitiers beats – irrigated by a large network of associations and citizens whose generosity is ever-present. We are creating the future with humanism.

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The geographical information system (GIS) of Grand Poitiers enables you to visualise the characteristics of the territory –throughout the 40 communes (demographic, economic, mobility, employment etc…).

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Looking for accommodation, ideas for things to do, a practical guide, a map of what’s on? Want to find out the dates and times of open-air laser games, guided tours, treasure hunts and free concerts? Need practical information for exploring the area again and again?

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Whether they have always been connected to Grand Poitiers or have only recently arrived, our spokespeople are keen to share their vision of the area with you – perhaps to give you a good reason to get to know it better.

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