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Cite medievale de Chatillon-sur-Chalaronne

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Address: Centre Village, 1400 Chatillon-sur-Chalaronne, France
Phone Number:
+33 4 74 55 02 27
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours

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The Saturday morning market is a must

At about 1.5 hrs drive from our home in Geneva lies Chatillon-sur-Chalaronne, certainly not the most easy-to-pronounce place in France for non-French-mothertoungues. The city is a... read more

Reviewed 19 March 2017
Geneva, Switzerland
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Geneva, Switzerland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 99 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 March 2017

At about 1.5 hrs drive from our home in Geneva lies Chatillon-sur-Chalaronne, certainly not the most easy-to-pronounce place in France for non-French-mothertoungues. The city is a well preserved medieval showcase of beautiful buildings, hidden corners, and quaint restaurant, and a river runs through it. In addition to this on Saturdays it has a wonderful market with great food, but also... More 

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Funchal, Portugal
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4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 August 2016

Lots of interesting old buildings to wander past without major problems from crowds and traffic. Parking is easy except on market days.

Thank ajshepherd2016
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 August 2015 via mobile

Incredible traditional french market in a historical building. Stunning atmosphere. Gourmet cheeses, breads, meats etc. Live animal market is amazing. Children will love petting baby ducks, geese, rabbits, chick's. Lovely little fairy tale village. Make sure to see the flower covered bridges.

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Barnsley, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 September 2014

Not a great deal to see. Title says it all. We only stopped for something to eat. After lunch we had a quick walk into the centre and up to the walls.

Thank Talks2aardvarks
London, United Kingdom
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77 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 371 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 June 2012

What a curiously adorable village set in the magnificent countryside. Drive through the old wall gates, park by the covered central market square and walk up hill and across to the Chateau, down ancient streets of houses leaning sideways and forwards. The ruins are perfectly placed for walkers to enjoy views, hills and dales. Lovely little eateries, shops and the... More 

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