We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
Review Highlights
Well worth a visit

The colours of the pillars etc may not not as pronounced or prolific as in the cathedral but this... read more

Reviewed 6 July 2018
Paula N
Very old and interesting

This is a very old church with some beautiful stained glass - oldest dating from the 11th or 12th... read more

Reviewed 11 May 2018
Adelaide, Australia
Read all 109 reviews
All photos (78)
Full view
Certificate of Excellence
Traveler Overview
  • Excellent65%
  • Very good35%
  • Average0%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible0%
Travelers talk about
“old church”(3 reviews)
“queen”(3 reviews)
“tomb”(5 reviews)
Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
Local Weather
Powered by Weather Underground
Rue du Pigeon Blanc, 86000, Poitiers, France
+33 5 49 41 21 57
Reviews (109)
Filter reviews
10 results
Traveler rating
Traveler type
Time of year
More languages
Show reviews that mention
All reviews old church queen tomb life century history france
Updating list...
1 - 10 of 10 reviews
Reviewed 6 July 2018

The colours of the pillars etc may not not as pronounced or prolific as in the cathedral but this is a fascinating place. The display of St Radegonde's life (in about A level french standard) is good and to see her 6th century tomb is...More

Thank Paula N
Reviewed 11 May 2018

This is a very old church with some beautiful stained glass - oldest dating from the 11th or 12th century. The Tomb of Ste Radegonde is in the crypt. There is a very good history of the church in one of the chapels. There are...More

Thank 2BP45
Reviewed 20 August 2017

Well worth the effort to find this lovely old church, a last minute whim by one of us due to an obscure literary connection ... Edmund Spenser used Radigund as the name for his Warrior Queen in The Faerie Queene. Historic, evocative, and romantic.. a...More

1  Thank glyn l
Reviewed 7 June 2017 via mobile

Great history and again the painted ceiling and back area is superb . I love the history here as she was the wife of one of the children of Clovis . I grew up in France so my knowledge of french history is a bit...More

1  Thank zunip
Reviewed 30 March 2017

I love the way the French preserve their history & that's just what they've done here. Fabulous old building oozing history, and at last, I have seen the tomb of Queen Radagonde!

1  Thank Andy N
Reviewed 25 July 2016 via mobile

St. Radegonde was a French queen, who then went on to found a religious order. The church has magnificent frescoes, and statues, and provides good information on the life of this interesting saint. She is revered in many churches through France, and also in a...More

1  Thank NZnight
Reviewed 27 June 2016

A different style of church with one wide nave and no side chapels. It's all devoted to one Saint, a 6th century princess who established one of the first convents in the west. The chancel is raised and you can see the opening to the...More

1  Thank Dorje K
Reviewed 2 May 2016

I had the opportunity to attend a wedding in this beautiful and historic church which history dates back to the early middle ages. I could admire the frescoes and statues during the ceremony. There is a little garden next to the church.

Thank flyingFrenchman29
Reviewed 20 June 2015 via mobile

It doen t show from the outside, but this church is worth the Detour and a must see in Poitiers ! Great Antique inside, gives you a mediëval feel. Impressive

Thank WingWingOne
Reviewed 19 May 2015

Also a pleasant visit. We hadn't planned on visiting this church we just came upon it which was great as i had never heard of St Ragegonde. This church did have english literature which made the visit more pleasant. it is nice to understand the...More

1  Thank mairin m
View more reviews
Nearby HotelsSee all 36 nearby hotels
Hotel Au Chapon Fin
62 reviews
.83 km away
Hotel Central
117 reviews
.89 km away
Hotel du Plat d'Etain
131 reviews
.90 km away
Mercure Poitiers Centre Hotel
612 reviews
.96 km away
Nearby RestaurantsSee all 316 nearby restaurants
Notre Dame de Pique
226 reviews
.56 km away
272 reviews
.51 km away
Restaurant K2
76 reviews
.58 km away
Fleur de Ble
50 reviews
.58 km away
Nearby AttractionsSee all 64 nearby attractions
Church of Notre Dame la Grande
786 reviews
.68 km away
Baptistere Saint-Jean
113 reviews
.27 km away
Cathedral quarter
169 reviews
.26 km away
Questions & Answers
Get quick answers from Eglise Sainte Radegonde staff and past visitors.
Note: your question will be posted publicly on the Questions & Answers page.
Posting guidelines