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Barbeville Chateau
Barbeville Chateau
Barbeville is located in France
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Country France
Region Normandy
Department Calvados
Arrondissement Bayeux
Canton Bayeux
Intercommunality Bayeux Intercom
 • Mayor (2008–2020) Denis Énée
Area1 3.47 km2 (1.34 sq mi)
Population (2010)2 180
 • Density 52/km2 (130/sq mi)
INSEE/Postal code 14040 / 14400
Elevation 22–62 m (72–203 ft)
(avg. 53 m or 174 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.

Barbeville About this sound pronunciation  is a French commune in the Calvados department in the Basse-Normandie region of north-western France.[1]

The inhabitants of the commune are known as Barbevillais or Barbevillaises.[2]


Barbeville is located in the Drône valley some 4 km west of Bayeux. Access to the commune is by the D96 road from Bayeux which passes through the heart of the commune and the village and continues west to Rubercy. The D5 from Bayeux to Le Molay-Littry forms the southern border of the commune. The D169 from Vaucelles in the north passes south down the eastern side of the commune and continues to Ranchy. The Route nationale N13 passes through the eastern arm of the commune with the nearest exit being Exit 15px 38  just north of the commune. The commune is entirely farmland.

The Drôme river forms the entire eastern border of the commune as it flows north to join the Aure south-west of Commes. The Ruisseau de Cottun flows from the west of the commune to join the Drome on the eastern border. The Ruisseau de Saint-Symphorien flows along the northern border towards the east, forming parts of the border and joining the Drome at the north-eastern tip of the commune.


A list of online mapping systems can be displayed by clicking on the coordinates (latitude and longitude) in the top right hand corner of this article. None of these maps, however, show the extent of nor any information on the commune.

Neighbouring communes and villages


Barbeville appears as Barbeville on the 1750 Cassini Map[3] but unusually does not appear on the 1790 version.[4]


List of Successive Mayors[5]

From To Name Party Position
1968 1989 Philippe Henry Horse Breeder
1989 2001 Hervé Legrand
2001 2008 Henri Kliszowski Retired Surgeon
2008 2020 Denis Énée Retired Banker

(Not all data is known)


In 2010 the commune had 180 inhabitants. The evolution of the number of inhabitants is known from the population censuses conducted in the commune since 1793. From the 21st century, a census of communes with fewer than 10,000 inhabitants is held every five years, unlike larger communes that have a sample survey every year.[Note 1]

Population Change (See database)
1793 1800 1806 1821 1831 1836 1841 1846 1851
254 196 195 223 217 222 216 190 193
1856 1861 1866 1872 1876 1881 1886 1891 1896
194 202 187 172 194 171 174 211 217
1901 1906 1911 1921 1926 1931 1936 1946 1954
224 207 224 203 202 204 188 197 186
1962 1968 1975 1982 1990 1999 2006 2010 -
169 196 181 174 151 163 178 180 -

Sources : Ldh/EHESS/Cassini until 1962, INSEE database from 1968 (population without double counting and municipal population from 2006)

Sites and monuments

The Church of Saint-Martin

The commune has two structures which are registered as historical monuments:

  • A Chateau (18th century)Logo monument historique - rouge sans texte.svg[6]
  • The Church of Saint-Martin (13th century)Logo monument historique - rouge sans texte.svg[7] The Church contains an Organ (19th century)Logo monument historique - noir sans texte.svg that is registered as an historical object.[8]
Other sites of interest
  • The Barbeville Stud was created at the end of the 19th century by Count Foy. It is a centre for the breeding of yearlings. The Barbeville prize was contested in a race for the first time at Longchamp in 1889 and it still exists.
  • The Chateau of Monts (19th century)
  • The Cambray Manor was built by Népomucène Lemercier at the end of the 18th century.

Notable people linked to the commune

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Henri Gérard
  • Henri Gérard (1818-1903), MP for Calvados from 1881 to 1902, was mayor of Barbeville.

See also


  1. At the beginning of the 21st century, the methods of identification have been modified by Law No. 2002-276 of 27 February 2002, the so-called "law of local democracy" and in particular Title V "census operations" allows, after a transitional period running from 2004 to 2008, the annual publication of the legal population of the different French administrative districts. For communes with a population greater than 10,000 inhabitants, a sample survey is conducted annually, the entire territory of these communes is taken into account at the end of the period of five years. The first "legal population" after 1999 under this new law came into force on 1 January 2009 and was based on the census of 2006.