Sitting on the Clain River in the western-central portion of France, Poitiers is both capital of the Poitou-Charentes region and the department of Vienne, as well as the site of some of Frances most breathtaking churches, chapels, and cathedrals. Picturesque Poitiers features Romanesque churches: The 4th Century Baptistère Saint-Jean, Église Notre-Dame-la-Grande, and the underground Hypogée des Dunes; the Futuroscope theme park; and the medieval Charles-de-Gaulle place, with its interesting buildings and roads. Poitiers Airport (PIS) [Poitiers- Biard Airport] is located just a short 2.4 km from the centre of the city and offers low cost flights for a variety of travelers. On the other hand, Tours Loire Valley flights (TUF) can also be low cost. These flights fly into Tours, which is just 99 km from Poitiers Airport making it a great alternative depending on your final destination.
Fly from Edinburgh (EDI) to Poitiers (PIS) with Ryanair (www.ryanair.com)
Fly from London Stansted (STN) to Poitiers (PIS) with Ryanair (www.ryanair.com)