If your trip to Poitiers is all locked in but your travel itinerary is looking a bit empty, let us give you a few hints and tips.Plan a stop at Poitiers Cathedral. It’s one attraction you’ll usually find on travelers’ must-do lists. If you still have room on that schedule, Place Charles de Gaulle and Place du Marechal Leclerc will keep you occupied as well.
If you’re after day-trip inspiration, we’ve got a couple of suggestions. Sitting 40 miles away, Cravant-les-Coteaux is worth jumping in the car for. Chateau d’Usse, Royal Fortress of Chinon and Forteresse Royale de Chinon alone make the drive out worth it. Locals will also likely point you in the direction of Chinon, 40 miles away. If you only see one thing here, make sure it’s Royal Fortress of Chinon. (But we’d also recommend Forteresse Royale de Chinon and Pierre et Bertrand Couly.)
Some travelers find driving in busy traffic in big cities a little challenging. But in a compact or mini car, those bustling Poitiers streets will be a snap. Prefer to spend your getaway discovering the surrounding dunes? Take a look at our wide range of SUVs. With room to move and more power under the hood, these larger vehicles will make those long, leisurely drives even more unforgettable. Ticking off all the attractions and activities that Poitiers is renowned for has never been easier with your own wheels.
Sometimes it’s all about the journey, which makes your car choice important. If you’re planning an epic road trip around Poitiers, a spacious SUV could be the best solution. If you’re hoping for the best possible price and plan on sticking mostly to the city, a budget compact is hard to beat. All you need to do is choose what’s the best fit, throw your bags in the back seat, and hit the road.
You’ll be driving on the right side of the road in Poitiers. Even though the conditions may be similar to home, it’s wise to drive a little more cautiously in a new destination.
It’s relatively easy to find somewhere to park in Poitiers, though you might find it hard to nab a spot in the busier streets. Booking a hotel that provides guests with on-site parking is a wise idea.
One of the great things about motoring around a smaller city is less traffic, so don’t stress too much about peak-hour gridlock. With a population of roughly 86,000, you can look forward to a smooth Poitiers driving experience.
While motoring around the streets of Poitiers, keep in mind that the speed limits generally range from 50km/h to 130km/h. Most residential areas are 50km/h unless marked otherwise.
Generally, your car rental company will bill the amount stated on the fine to your credit card, including local surcharges and taxes. Otherwise, they may share your contact details with the relevant local authority, who’ll then send a fine straight to you.
As long as you have hands-free functions like Bluetooth enabled, you are able to use your cell phone while driving a car in Poitiers. Just make sure you stay focused on the road.
While operating a vehicle in Poitiers, it’s illegal to have a BAC (blood alcohol content) higher than 0.05%. Thinking of having a glass or two of wine over lunch or dinner? Consider using a ride-sharing service or booking a taxi.
Yes it is. But before you turn, you are required to bring the vehicle to a complete stop and only continue if the coast is clear.
Seat belts have to be worn in Vienne. That being said, these rules may vary for certain vehicles, such as those used by public transportation networks.