Address 209 Rue du Faubourg du Pont Neuf 86000 Poitiers, France

The prison of the Pierre-levée in Poitiers does not receive any more prisoners since 2012.


It was in 1904 that the decision was made to build a prison in Poitiers to replace the one transformed by the Visitation convent.

It is built on the principles of panoptic and cellular allowing a supervisor placed in its center to see all prisoners.

From 1942, it was placed under the jurisdiction of the German authorities. Resistance fighters, communists and Jews were incarcerated there.

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Cult! novels : 100 mythical places of novels (French Edition)

Cult! Novels tells you the secrets of the places that made the history of literature.

Discover the history of Harry Potter’s house, the park that inspired the Lord of the Rings, Dracula’s castle and many other mythical places in literature in a new book.

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