The centre of town is picturesque and its streets include predominant historical architecture, especially religious architecture and especially from the Romanesque period. Two major military battles took place near the city: in 732, the Battle of Poitiers (also known as the Battle of Tours), in which the Franks commanded by Charles Martel halted the expansion of the Umayyad Caliphate, and in 1356, the Battle of Poitiers, a key victory for the English forces during the Hundred Years' War. This battle's consequences partly provoked the Jacquerie.
UNIVERSITY AND HOSPITALS
Centre Hospitalier Universitaire de Poitiers.
RESEARCH PROJECTS AND LABS
- Neurobiological mechanisms underlying the curative effects of environmental stimulation on drug addiction
- Chemotaxis and relationships between the inflammatory and the autophagy components in Alzheimer's Disease
Lunch at hospital and dinner at student's place.
You will be welcomed at our OG's home. By comming to France, you will discover the real life of a french medical student.
1h45 from Paris by TGV
In town: By bus with Vitalis company. Two buses lines reach the hospital center : lines 1 and 3
There is a social program organised with the LEO and the OG.
Cathédrale Saint Pierre de Poitiers, Eglise Notre Dame la Grande, le Futuroscope , le parc de Blossac , le Musée Sainte Croix, le Baptistère Saint Jean . Poitiers has the "Towns and Countries of art and history" thus there is a lot of churches and abbeys to visit.