Located between Paris and Bordeaux, only 1 ½ hours from the French capital, the urban area of Grand Poitiers is composed of 40 municipalities which are well-recognized for their vibrant economy and tourism.
Prized by companies and chosen by over 25,000 students every year, the urban area has nevertheless succeeded in retaining its human dimension, which is often lacking in large cities. Quality of life and the well-being of its residents, cultural development, and economic attractiveness: these are the core values of Grand Poitiers.
With 2,000 years of history and the most futuristic amusement park in Europe, Poitiers and its urban area welcome you with charm and character.
The treasures of Romanesque art in Poitiers, Futuroscope, the medieval towns of Lusignan and Chauvigny, the Gallo-Roman site of Sanxay, the golf course and resort of Saint-Cyr, the Géants du Ciel bird show in Chauvigny, the Sainte Croix museum in Poitiers and its Camille Claudel collection … The offerings for tourists are endless!
A territory of innovation and research
From the French Tech specialized in edutainment to the Biopole health sciences center, our urban area is a key site for high technology in the heart of Nouvelle Aquitaine.
A rich and diverse economic sector with over 16,300 companies
– 27 economic zones
– Over 88,000 employees
– 65 % of jobs are in the service sector
– 44 institutions of higher education and 900 teacher/researchers