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"A Sleepy Town"

The market town of Castillonnes dates founding back to 1259 though before this there was a castle... read more

Reviewed 21 August 2018
Lot-et-Garonne, France
Summer holiday

This was a pleasant place for a day trip, I visited the bastide with my girlfriend and it was very... read more

Reviewed 7 August 2017
Tom K
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Reviewed 21 August 2018

The market town of Castillonnes dates founding back to 1259 though before this there was a castle already here. The town was founded in the 13th century, and the central square, with church on one corner, is the usual 'bastide town' layout. From one edge...More

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Reviewed 25 July 2018

I live in the area during the summertime, so I know the town well. It's lost a few shops o the main streets, alas. "You're witnessing the death of the village," one of the local hairdressers told me. Well, that seems too gllomy a judgment....More

Thank expatjean
Reviewed 3 March 2018

Quaint old bastide twn, with a lively market on a Tuesday morning, choice of plsces to eat and local shops, pleasant townot to walk around for a couple of hours.

Thank Witwatersrand
Reviewed 4 January 2018

Castillonnes is situated on a hill so at the end of the Rue du Petit Paris are some impressive views over the Lot et Garonne countryside. But Cine4 the local cinema is worth a visit, it's comfortable, newly renovated, modestly priced and frequently shows English...More

Thank Jeff W
Reviewed 21 August 2017

This charming village is a old world come alive . The walk down here is a joyful experience . The old construction with the tine shops dotted along the center is a picturesque to remember . The symmetry of the this French houses and its...More

Thank kamakshi2015
Reviewed 7 August 2017 via mobile

This was a pleasant place for a day trip, I visited the bastide with my girlfriend and it was very historical with plenty of small restaurants and bars around

Thank Tom K
Reviewed 28 July 2017

This Bastide is very disappointing as not much happens here there a few bars 3 and 4 places to eat but there much more interesting places.We do have a large pool which is open in the summer and there is a camp site with tennis...More

Thank stewartconnelly
Reviewed 29 May 2017

We went to the market on this "place". It is a good experience and also worthwhile if afterwards you visit the old town. Nice little place to eat.

Thank JBlommaert
Reviewed 21 July 2016 via mobile

Small place in typical bastide. A couple of cafes with lacklustre service. Unclear what the higher ratings saw that we might have missed?

Thank scott b
Reviewed 24 June 2016

A fascinating and very natural and picturesque bastide, which is a lovely place to idle away a couple of hours and watch the world go by. Unlike neighbouring bastide Eymet in the Dordogne, it is not crammed full of Brits and is less well known...More

Thank nigel h
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