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Tourism, holidays & weekends guide in the Gironde

Castillon-la-Bataille - Tourism, holidays & weekends guide in the Gironde

At the heart of famous vineyards, the city of Castillon-la-Bataille is surrounded by the vineyards of Saint Emilion, Pomerol, Fronsac, Entre deux Mers, Bergerac, Monbazillac, Sauternes, Loupiac, Cadillac. Winemakers will welcome you in tours of wineries.

Here ended the Hundred Years War in 1453, including a sound and light show returns every year this epic.

Many shops in the center of this small town.

Train station Bordeaux-Sarlat.

Geographical information

Latitude44.8520670 (N 44° 51’ 7”)
Longitude-0.0430080 (W 0° 2’ 35”)
AltitudeFrom 2m to 104m
Surface area5.68 km²
Population2922 inhabitants
Density514 inhabitants/km²
PrefectureBordeaux (49 km, 53 min)
Insee code33108
IntercommunalityCC Castillon Pujols

Nearest cities & towns

Saint-Magne-de-Castillon2.6 km (6 min)
Mouliets-et-Villemartin2.9 km (5 min)
Belvès-de-Castillon3.9 km (8 min)
Sainte-Colombe3.9 km (8 min)
Civrac-sur-Dordogne4 km (6 min)
Saint-Pey-de-Castets5.4 km (8 min)
Saint-Étienne-de-Lisse5.4 km (9 min)
Saint-Pey-d'Armens6 km (8 min)
Pujols6.2 km (7 min)
Lamothe-Montravel6.2 km (8 min)
Sainte-Florence6.5 km (9 min)
Saint-Genès-de-Castillon7 km (9 min)
Sainte-Terre7.2 km (9 min)

Things to see and do

Church of St. Symphorien, Iron Gate, Town Hall and tour the city.

The Dordogne river is here, clear and calm. It rowing and canoeing, and fishing line.

Numerous sports are performed either on land or in the gym.

Showroom paintings.

House wine.

Media City for all ages. School of Music. School of drawings.

Places of interest

Information points
Performance halls

Events and festivities

Typical market every Monday morning. Food, clothing, local products, wine, cakes (Alize, Catherin de Castillon Castillon Balls), lamprey à la Bordelaise (local fish).

Every year from July 14 to August 15, pageant of the Battle of Castillon (1453). The Battle of Castillon marks the end of the Hundred Years War, three centuries of belonging of Aquitaine to the English crown and allows the kingdom of France to be last. 7 acres of scenic area, a cannon shot from the same place of the battle, 700 volunteers, including 450 actors and 50 horsemen participate in this great pageant. Beyond exploits these two intense hours, raised waterfalls, special effects and pyrotechnic prowess, as we dive back into daily life in the Middle Ages, between farms and inns, women well, scenes of harvest , hunting parties, their teeth and hawkers.

Important Easter Fair.

Numerous concerts in the church of Saint-Symphorien and events at the cultural center.


Castillon-la-Bataille is reflected in the river Dordogne
Castillon-la-Bataille is reflected in the river Dordogne
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The pier
The pier
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Friday 27 february
Min. 0°C - Max. 7°C
Saturday 28 february
Min. -1°C - Max. 11°C
Sunday 1 march
Min. 11°C - Max. 13°C

Visits, leisure and activities nearby

The castle of Michel de Montaigne to 10 km.

Ancient mosaics Montcaret.

Castle Rauzan.

Saint-Emilion, world heritage city, 12 km.

Bordeaux, regional capital, 45 km.

100 km Sarlat.

Leisure activities

Last nameActivity typeRateCity
Explore the Dordogne by canoe or kayak
Sports sensations10 € to 18 € Pessac-sur-Dordogne (10.2 km)
River outing on the Dordogne
Nature and the great outdoors10 € to 45 € Port-Sainte-Foy-et-Ponchapt (19.9 km)
Discover Bordeaux saffron
Culture and education5 € Ambarès-et-Lagrave (35 km)
River cruise on the Gironde
Nature and the great outdoors30 € to 55 € Bordeaux (40 km)


Last nameOuting typeDifficultyDurationDeparture municipality
Bossugan-Ruch through the vineyard
HikeEasy2h30Bossugan (6.8 km)
Heritage trail
Village visitEasy1h20Bazas (49 km)
Flora trail
Village visitIntermediate1h15Bazas (49 km)
Water yesterday and today
Village visitEasy1h15Bazas (49 km)
Agen Tulips Outing
HikeEasy3h00Villebramar (55 km)


Bed & breakfasts

Vacation rentals