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The church in Bénévent-l'Abbaye
The church in Bénévent-l'Abbaye
Coat of arms of Bénévent-l’Abbaye
Coat of arms
Bénévent-l’Abbaye is located in France
Coordinates: 46°07′07″N 1°37′47″E / 46.1186°N 1.6297°E / 46.1186; 1.6297Coordinates: 46°07′07″N 1°37′47″E / 46.1186°N 1.6297°E / 46.1186; 1.6297
Country France
Region Nouvelle-Aquitaine
Department Creuse
Arrondissement Guéret
Canton Le Grand-Bourg
Intercommunality Bénévent-Grand-Bourg
 • Mayor (2008–2014) André Mavigner
Area1 11.56 km2 (4.46 sq mi)
Population (2008)2 858
 • Density 74/km2 (190/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
INSEE/Postal code 23021 /23210
Elevation 402–545 m (1,319–1,788 ft)

1 French Land Register data, which excludes lakes, ponds, glaciers > 1 km² (0.386 sq mi or 247 acres) and river estuaries.

2 Population without double counting: residents of multiple communes (e.g., students and military personnel) only counted once.

Bénévent-l’Abbaye is a commune in the Creuse department in the Nouvelle-Aquitaine region in central France.


An area of farming, forestry and associated light industry comprising the village and several hamlets, situated some 15 miles (24 km) west of Guéret, at the junction of the D912a1, D10, D62 and the D914 roads. The town is on the Way of St. James pilgrimage route.


Historical population
Year Pop. ±%
1962 1,006 —    
1968 1,074 +6.8%
1975 1,106 +3.0%
1982 1,023 −7.5%
1990 837 −18.2%
1999 824 −1.6%
2008 858 +4.1%


The pilgrims’ way – marked by a shell
  • The abbey church of St.Barthélémy, dating from the twelfth century.

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