Barbezieux-Saint-Hilaire tourism and travel guide

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Barbezieux-Saint-Hilaire is situated in the Charente department and Nouvelle-Aquitaine region.

Important note

This page features a summary of highlights that you might like to explore near Barbezieux-Saint-Hilaire. For detailed visitor information see the Barbezieux-Saint-Hilaire travel guide.

Below you can see some of the places that we have visited and reviewed and can recommend when you are sightseeing close to Barbezieux-Saint-Hilaire in Nouvelle-Aquitaine.

Popular places to visit nearby include Saint-Simon at 21 km and Jonzac at 22 km.

Barbezieux-Saint-Hilaire, France: places to visit and attractions

Note that all distances below are 'direct' and real driving distances will be greater!



less than one km (direction north-east)

Here in the small town of Barbezieux it is the castle that dominates the...

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at 21 km (direction north-north-east)

In the Charente town of Saint-Simon you will enjoy a stroll along the river,...

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at 22 km (direction west), in the Charente-Maritime department

Best known as a spa town Jonzac also has a small castle and other...

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at 24 km (direction west)

Visitors to Jarnac can explore the small old town, walk along the riverside, and...

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at 24 km (direction east-north-east)

The 12th century church in roman style is the principal monument here in Mouthiers-sur-Boeme...

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at 27 km (direction south-east)

Chalais has an ancient castle and a roman church among its attractions ...

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at 27 km (direction east)

Charmant is another pleasant Charente town, with a small castle and a church as...

See Charmant guide


at 28 km (direction north-west)

Cognac has an extensive old twon and town centre, nice riverside walk and lots...

See Cognac guide


at 31 km (direction east-north-east)

Torsac is one of several small but interesting villages to stroll around in Charente...

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Chateau de la Mercerie

Chateau de la Mercerie

Castle at 31 km (direction east)

The Chateau de la Mercerie is a manor house with a substantial wing added...

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at 33 km (direction north-east)

Angouleme is one of our favourite Charente towns, with several interesting historic monuments to...

See Angouleme guide


at 33 km (direction west-north-west), in the Charente-Maritime department

Pons is a quiet small town overlooked by a castle tower that is a...

See Pons guide
The Subterranean Monolithic Church of Saint-Jean

The Subterranean Monolithic Church of Saint-Jean

Church at 34 km (direction east-south-east)

The Monolithic Subterranean Church of Saint-Jean in Aubeterre-sur-Dronne is a magnificent underground church hewn...

See The Subterranean Monolithic Church of Saint-Jean guide


Most Beautiful Village at 34 km (direction east-south-east)

The attractive village of Aubeterre-sur-Dronne is also well known for its imposing troglodyte church...

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Markets in and near Barbezieux-Saint-Hilaire

Market days in Barbezieux-Saint-Hilaire: weekly market: Tuesday & Saturday & Friday;

  • Barbezieux-Saint-Hilaire: market Tuesday & Saturday & Friday (0km)
  • Jonzac: market Tuesday & Saturday (22km)
  • Jarnac: market every day except Monday (24km)
  • La Couronne: market Saturday (25km)
  • Chalais: market Monday (27km)
  • Montendre: market Thursday (28km)
  • Cognac: market Tuesday & Friday (29km)
  • Angouleme: market every day except Monday (31km)
  • Pons: market Wednesday and Saturday (33km)
  • Ruelle-sur-Touvre: market Thursday & Sunday & (37km)

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Tourist attractions near Barbezieux-Saint-Hilaire, France

What to do at Barbezieux-Saint-Hilaire? Some places with official tourist classifications and other places of interest to visit nearby that should provide inspiration if you are visiting Barbezieux-Saint-Hilaire.

Heritage sites

Most beautiful villages in France

(see also beautiful French villages)

Recommended detour towns (fr: plus beau détour)

Churches and religious monuments

  • Eglise de Saint Cybard (Roullet-Saint-Estephe) (20km)
  • Eglise de Saint Estèphe (Roullet-Saint-Estephe) (20km)
  • Eglise de Saint Martin (Gensac-la-Pallue) (21km)
  • Eglise de Notre Dame (Voulgezac) (22km)
  • Eglise de Saint-Germain (Gimeux) (25km)
  • Eglise de Notre Dame (Trois-Palis) (25km)
  • Eglise de Saint Jean-Baptiste (La Couronne) (26km)
  • Abbaye Notre Dame de l'Assomption de Châtre (Saint-Brice) (26km)
  • Eglise de Saint Michel (Saint-Michel) (28km)
  • Eglise de Saint Vincent (Puymoyen) (31km)
  • Cathédrale Saint Pierre (Angouleme) (31km)
  • Abbaye de Fontdouce (Saint-Bris-des-Bois) (41km)
  • Eglise de Saint Pierre et eglise de Saint Hérie (Matha) (46km)
  • Eglise Notre Dame de Faye (Faye) (46km)
  • Abbaye aux Dames de Saintes (Saintes) (47km)
  • Eglise de Saint Jean-Baptiste (Coulgens) (51km)

Remarkable gardens

  • Jardin du Chaigne (9km)
  • Logis de Forge (24km)
  • Parcs et jardins du château de Beaulon (43km)
  • Parc du château Lanessan (60km)

Sites of natural beauty

  • Château de Richemont (Charente) (32km)
  • Forêt de Pons (33km)
  • Forêt de la Lande (37km)

Towns of Art and history

Villages d'etape

(recommended place to break a long journey)


Geography and distances

Barbezieux-Saint-Hilaire is in the west of France at 32 kilometres from Angouleme, the department capital (general information: Barbezieux-Saint-Hilaire is 421 kilometres from Paris).

Geographical Information

Commune: Barbezieux-Saint-Hilaire

Canton: Barbezieux-Saint-Hilaire

Arrondissement: Cognac

Department: Charente

Region: Poitou-Charentes

New region: Nouvelle-Aquitaine

Postcode: 16300

Distance to Barbezieux-Saint-Hilaire

from Angouleme (prefecture): 32 km

from Paris: 421 km

from Calais: 627 km

from Nice: 620 km

from Bordeaux: 78 km

from Strasbourg: 692 km

Getting here

Most visitors to the region come by car with arrive here by car with the ferry ports at Saint Malo taking about 5 hours driving time. For driving distances to Barbezieux-Saint-Hilaire from anywhere in France see driving distances and route planner.

We have 10 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Barret, Lagarde-sur-le-Ne, Lamerac, Montchaude, Reignac, Saint-Bonnet, Saint-Medard, Salles-de-Barbezieux, Vignolles and Viville.

This page in French: Visiter Barbezieux-Saint-Hilaire