Barbezieres Charente France

Population: 134 (INSEE 2004)
Postal Code: 16140
Nearest Airport: Angouleme-Cognac – (36km/22mi/44mins)
Nearest Channel Port: Saint-Malo (432km/269mi – 4h38mins)
Nearest Seaside Beach: Chatelaillon Plage (97km/60mi – 1h32mins)

Barbezieres Charente France Geography and Transport

Barbezieres is a small hamlet (area 9.29 km2) situated in the northwest corner of the Charente at an altitude of 79m to 141m, close to the Charente Maritime border, northwest of Angouleme and northeast of Cognac.  The RN10 (Poitiers-Bordeaux) is approximately 25km east of the hamlet, and the RN141 is South of Barbezieres.  Flights direct to the UK are available 3 times per week from Angouleme airport.  Ruffec (32km North West) is the closest link to the TGV mainline, where it is possible to be in Paris in around 2h30min.
See also:  Aigre

 

Barbezieres Charente France Climate

The climate here is Maritime, and therefore temperate where each of the four seasons is clearly defined.   In Winter the average temperature reaches 9C to 10C (3C night), and in the Summer this rises to between 24C to 27C (13C-15C night).  The Autumn can also be warm, with average temperatures in Sept of 23C and Oct 19C.  The wettest months are usually October and November, June and July being the driest.  Barbezieres is part of a zone which receives over 2000 hours of sunshine per year.

Tourism In Barbezieres Charente France

The Hamlet has a small chateau (privately owner) and church dating back to the 12thcentury.

Facilities In Barbezieres Charente France

Most basic amenities can be found in Aigre (10km) general store, restaurant, butcher, baker and a post office to name a few, there is also a Market on Tuesdays, Saturdays, and Sundays.  The closest Supermarket is in Villejesus (12km) and Rouillac (19km) has the closest swimming pool.

Barbezieres Charente France Economy

Barbeziers is part of the Angouleme economic zone, which has an unemployment rate of 9.7%, compared against the regional rate of 8.6% and the national rate of 9.1% (INSEE 2006).

Education In Barbezieres Charente France

Nursery/Primary schools can be found in Aigre (10km) as can a High School (College).  College (Lycee) can be found in Chef Boutonne (22km) or Ruffec (26km).

Barbezieres Charente France Key Stats

Many of the properties in Barbezieres are classed as main residences 72.1% (this is lower than the national average of 83%) and 14% of properties are second homes.  In Barbezieres there are more males than females (54.5 vs 45.5%). The amount of people over 60 is higher than the national average 38.8% vs 21.3%), and the number of retired people is also higher (35.4% vs 18.2%). People aged under 19 is lower than the national average (15.6% vs 24.6%).