in the vicinity of Poitiers on 10 October 732. In conjunction, Poitiers' tourism has directly benefited from the TGV high-speed rail link to Paris. Citation needed The Treaty of Brétigny was ratified on, ending the Edwardian phase of the Hundred Years' War. Macaulay, Chronicles of Froissart, (New York Macmillan and., Ltd. The law degree at the University of Poitiers is considered to be one of the best in France. Poitiers in, aquitaine, western France. Believing that the retreat of the first two French divisions marked the withdrawal of the French, Edward had ordered a force under Captal de Buch to pursue. 8 In any case, after preliminary maneuvers and failed negotiations for a truce, the two armies faced off, both ready for battle, near Poitiers on Monday, 19 September 1356. Rogers, "The Battle of Poitiers, 1356" (English-language version of La batalla de Poitiers (1356 Desperta Ferro. For example, in 1567, when Maixent Poitevin was mayor, king Henry III came for a visit, and, although some townspeople grumbled about the licentious behaviour of his entourage, Henry smoothed things over with a warm speech acknowledging their allegiance and thanking them for. The English gained vantage points on the natural high ground in order for their longbowmen to have an advantage on the heavily armored French troops. Citation needed Aftermath edit Following the battle, Edward resumed his march back to the English stronghold at Bordeaux. Contents, geography edit, location edit, the city of Poitiers is strategically situated on the. The project, named "Projet Coeur d'Agglo focused on re-thinking the way people use individual cars to access the town centre and as an everyday way of transportation. 19th century edit During the 19th century, many army bases were built in Poitiers because of its central and strategic location. He compared it to the Roman state, which combined three types of government: monarchy (rule by one person aristocracy (rule by a few and democracy (rule by the many).