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St Hilaire

St. Hilaire, France

Self Catering St. Hilaire Holiday Rental Homes and Apartments, France

Saint-Hilaire-sur-Benaize is a town in the Indre department in the Centre region of France. A visit to St. Hilaire is perfect for nature lovers as it is located in the countryside in the Brenne Regional Natural Park. St. Hilaire is also crossed by the Benaize and Anglin rivers. Dictionnaire - Afficher le dictionnaire

The river Benaize forms part of the town's southern border, flows north through the commune, crossing the village of Saint-Hilaire-sur-Benaize, then flows into the Anglin, which forms part of the commune's north-eastern border.

In the area around St. Hilaire there are many medieval churches, chateaux, towns and villages – you’ll be spoilt for choice when you rent self-catering accommodation in St. Hilaire!  Twenty minutes away is St Savin, with its 11th Century Romanesque Church and its famous frescoes (a UNESCO World Heritage Site); ten minutes further on is Chauvigny with its five floodlit chateaux clustered together on a hill. The town has a summer-long festival centred around the chateaux featuring performances from all over the world.

At Argenton-sur-Creuse is the Argentomagus Roman Amphitheatre, Town and Museum. Among the medieval villages nearby is Angles-sur-l'Anglin. This village is one of the highlights and is not to be missed when you rent a holiday home in St. Hilaire!  When you stay in a St. Hilaire holiday apartment visit the narrow unspoiled streets of Angles-sur-l'Anglin, which are lined with attractive medieval houses that lead to the chateau, a roman style church and belltower.

St Benoit du Sault is another stunning village nearby which owes its origins to the Benedictine monks who established themselves in the area around the 10th century, having chosen the site on a raised rocky outcrop because of its defensive advantage. The village retains its medieval charm, with its pretty narrow streets of medieval houses. The centre of the town is around the church, the priory and fort.

The historic university town of Poitiers and its Old Quarter and the Romanesque Church Notre-Dame–la-Grande, with outstanding carvings, is 45 minutes away.

Fly with Ryanair to Poitiers airport. The Eurostar (TGV) via Lille is also at Poitiers. Cherbourg to Poitiers is just under five hours via auto-route.

Throughout the months of spring, the typical climate in St Hilaire is comparatively dry. Temperatures begin to rise to 17 in June and peak around 24°C or 25°C in July and August. Similar to spring, autumn conveys its fair share of warm, sunny days. Climates are known to still reach 20°C to 22°C by the end of October.