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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
MichaelandSandie
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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
tomkI3475RQ
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Watford, United Kingdom
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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

Date of experience: July 2018
1  Thank MichaelandSandie
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

Date of experience: July 2018
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.

Date of experience: February 2018
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

Date of experience: October 2017
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

Date of experience: August 2017
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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

Date of experience: August 2017
Thank tomkI3475RQ
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

Date of experience: July 2017
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.

Date of experience: May 2017
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?

Date of experience: July 2016
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

Date of experience: June 2016
Thank nigel h
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