- a region and former province in W France.
- Gate of, a wide pass near Poitiers.
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He did so, and returned nominally to Poitou, but in reality in secret to Paris.Reflections
Francois Duc De La Rochefoucauld
Gaspard Vaillant had been a landowner near Civray, in Poitou.Saint Bartholomew's Eve
G. A. Henty
I have seen it on my own estate in Poitou, and can make every allowance for them.
You are only ten days' journey from Poitou, and I should advise you to start at once.
As soon as spring set in, the Poitou regiment marched to join the marshal.
- a former province of W central France, on the Atlantic. Chief town: Poitiers
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