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Saga Jules Maigret is a character created by the novelist Georges Simenon. The books and other short stories have been the subject of numerous television and film adaptations. 
Novel Maigret à l'école Georges Simenon (1954)
On his way to La Rochelle for an impromptu investigation, Inspector Maigret passes through Poitiers station.
Poitiers train station (credit: Lamelune / Wiki Commons)
Poitiers train station (credit: Lamelune / Wiki Commons)

“At Poitiers, the lamps suddenly lit up along the platforms as the train pulled into the station, but it was not yet dark. It was not until later, as we passed through pastures, that we saw nightfall, the windows of the isolated farmhouses becoming bright, like stars.”

Excerpt from Maigret Goes to School by Georges Simenon

Taking the train from Paris to La Rochelle, Jules Maigret, accompanied by the teacher accused of a murder he did not commit, Joseph Gastin, transit through the Poitiers station. On the way, the commissioner knows that the young schoolmaster will be arrested as soon as he arrives in the city and thinks about his case.

Poitiers is an obligatory stopover on the way to La Rochelle and was mentioned several times by Georges Simenon. The author fell in love with the city of La Rochelle and visited it several times, mostly traveling by train.

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Jules Maigret is the main protagonist of 75 novels by Georges Simenon.

2 Bd Pont Achard

Put into service in 1851, the Paris-Austerlitz / Bordeaux Saint-Jean line needed a station to welcome passengers in Poitiers. It was built at 2 bd Pont-Achard.

With an average of 3.2 million passengers per year, the Poitiers station is an essential link in the Atlantic arc. Commissioned in 1851, it provides a 1 hour 15 minute connection b... Learn more about 2 Bd Pont Achard

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