Poitiers Baptistery Poitiers, France

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Poitiers Baptistery dates from around 360, making it the oldest church in France and one of the oldest in the world. Enlarged in the 6th century and decorated with frescoes in the 12th century, it is now a museum.

Facts & Stats on the Poitiers Baptistery

Go Historic ID
318797
Names
Poitiers Baptistery
Baptistère Saint-Jean
Baptistery of St. John
Temple de Saint-Jean
Categories
Street Address
Rue Jean-Jaurès
Coordinates
46.579509° N, 0.348617° E
Phone Number
05 49 41 21 24 (Poitiers tourism office)

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Poitiers Baptistery (Poitiers, France)
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Holly Hayes
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March 29, 2015