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Barbezieux-Saint-Hilaire is a commune in the Charente department in southwestern France. The commune of Barbezieux, with the neighbouring village of St Hilaire, forms the most important town in Southern Charente. Barbezieux is a fortified hill town on the historic route south west from Paris – Poitiers to Bordeaux – Spain, now served by the N 10, which fortunately bypasses Barbezieux. The town rises from narrow streets of unspoilt, typically Charentaise buildings to the medieval chateau, which dominates the western approach. Barbezieux-Saint-Hilarie is the birthplace of world-record breaker pole vaulter Renaud Lavillenie.


Explore popular vacation packages for Barbezieux-saint-hilaire, France and kick-start your vacation planning for free. The nearest major city to Barbezieux-saint-hilaire is Bordeaux. Add Bordeaux to your vacation plan, it has an interesting bunch of activities to do on your visit like Rue Ste. Catherine, Place De La Bourse, Grande Theatre De Bordeaux. Also, to reach Barbezieux-saint-hilaire, you'll have to take a flight to Bordeaux; so its not really a detour. And even if it is, the city is worth paying at least a quick visit. A holiday in Barbezieux-saint-hilaire can generally be of 1-2 days.

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