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THE BIG STREET

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From the point of view of its numbering, the Grand-rue starts at the level of the Pont Joubert, on the ring road parallel to the Clain, exactly between the boulevards Bajon and Joubert, and climbs, perpendicularly to the latter, narrow and interminable, interspersing between the houses, up to the Place Charles-de-Gaulle. It follows the Roman route of the decumanus (east-west axis in a Roman city). It is one of the longest streets in Poitiers. Entirely passable, it is one-way and goes down (in the opposite direction of its numbering). Very commercial in its upper part, it must hold the record for art galleries and craft shops in general. Note in passing the Umbrella Factory which is the oldest shop in town. The lower part is more popular and still looks like a village on some sides. The street displays many architectural curiosities - and hides as many. It will be good to observe at n° 96, the Hôtel de Briey, Renaissance style, at n° 102, the Hôtel de Rochefort which houses the Regional Directorate of Cultural Affairs, from n° 104 to 108, the half-timbered facades. One of the oldest and most curious houses in the street (15th century), the Maison des trois Clous, with its three floors and a pointed gable flanked by two gargoyles, is located at n° 118. At n° 159 stands the Hôtel du Grand Prieuré d'Aquitaine, at n° 190 the Hôtel Barbarin. The list goes on and on, making the Grand-rue an unmissable street in the city and a very busy axis. Noisy even.

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elo86
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rue très animée, de nombreux petits commerces, plutôt bobo, dans la partie haute. par contre, architecturalement, on ne voit pas grand chose

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