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Coordinates: 45°50′15″N 0°38′32″W / 45.8375°N 0.642222222222°W / 45.8375; -0.642222222222

Commune of Taillebourg

Le château de Taillebourg
Taillebourg, Charente-Maritime is located in France
Taillebourg, Charente-Maritime
Country France
Region Poitou-Charentes
Department Charente-Maritime
Arrondissement Saint-Jean-d'Angély
Canton Saint-Savinien
Intercommunality Pays Savinois
Mayor Guy Perret
Elevation 2–63 m (6.6–210 ft)
Land area1 14.25 km2 (5.50 sq mi)
Population2 733  (2006)
 - Density 51 /km2 (130 /sq mi)
INSEE/Postal code 17436/ 17350
1 French Land Register data, which excludes lakes, ponds, glaciers > 1 km² (0.386 sq mi or 247 acres) and river estuaries.
2 Population sans doubles comptes: residents of multiple communes (e.g., students and military personnel) only counted once.

Taillebourg is a commune in the Charente-Maritime département in south-western France. It is built on a rock, overlooking the Charente River, 9 km downstream from Saintes.

It was the site of three battles that bear its name: Battle of Taillebourg, on account of its strategically important position as a river crossing. There was also a fourth action, a siege.

The château dominates the town and was the garrison of Louis IX (known as 'Saint Louis'), before the eponymous 1242 battle.

The ancient bridge over the Charente has since been destroyed but there is a long causeway, which spans the surrounding marshes and serves to keep the road open, even during times of flooding.

The town has two restaurants.

See also


  • This article was created with the help of a translation of an article from the French Wikipedia.

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