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Castillon-la-Bataille

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Castillon-la-Bataille - Tourism, holidays & weekends guide in the Gironde
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From the year 845, the town of Castillon is mentioned: it is then a question of "Castillon which is on the river Dordogne," seat of the Viscount de Castillon created by Charlemagne. From the outset the strategic site is used as a castrum to monitor activity on the Dordogne. Around, a prosperous city was gradually built, walled part of which survives and is still visible today.

In 1953, for the 500th anniversary of the battle of 1453, which took place on the outskirts of the city and ended the 100 years war between French and English, Castillon was renamed "Castillon-la-Bataille". Land of history where the reception of the traveler is a tradition Castillon-la-Bataille, cradled by the majestic Dordogne, is full of beautiful natural and architectural heritage. Culinary specialties and prestigious wines of the Côtes de Castillon, beauty of the river pageants, international cycling criterium, quality entertainment know seduce and satisfy the senses of passing tourists.

Geographical information

MunicipalityCastillon-la-Bataille
Postcode33350
Latitude44.8520670 (N 44° 51’ 7”)
Longitude-0.0430080 (W 0° 2’ 35”)
AltitudeFrom 2m to 104m
Surface area5.68 km²
Population2914 inhabitants
Density513 inhabitants/km²
PrefectureBordeaux (49 km, 53 min)
Insee code33108
IntercommunalityCC Castillon/Pujols
DepartmentGironde
RegionAquitaine

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

Places of interest

Information points
Monuments
Performance halls
Transport

Events and festivities

Photos

The docks
The docks
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The Mayor
The Mayor
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sky
sky
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Dordogne
Dordogne
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Pier
Pier
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Castillon-la-Bataille is reflected in the Dordogne River
Castillon-la-Bataille is reflected in the Dordogne River
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Bridge
Bridge
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Visits, leisure and activities nearby

Leisure activities

Last nameActivity typeRateCity
Flyboarding on Lake La Cadie
Sports sensations60 € Mouliets-et-Villemartin (4.3 km)
Explore the Dordogne by canoe or kayak
Sports sensations10 € to 18 € Pessac-sur-Dordogne (10.2 km)
Tour and tasting at Château Vieux Mougnac
Local flavours5 € Petit-Palais-et-Cornemps (14.3 km)
Tour and tasting at Château de l'Evêché
Local flavours0 € to 6 € Lalande-de-Pomerol (16.1 km)
River outing on the Dordogne
Nature and the great outdoors10 € to 45 € Port-Sainte-Foy-et-Ponchapt (19.9 km)

Outings

Last nameOuting typeDifficultyDurationDeparture municipality
Bossugan-Ruch through the vineyard
HikeEasy2h30Bossugan (6.8 km)
Mios-Bazas cycle path
Cycling itineraryEasy8h00Le Nizan (45 km)
Heritage trail
Village visitEasy1h20Bazas (49 km)
Flora trail
Village visitIntermediate1h15Bazas (49 km)
Water yesterday and today
Village visitEasy1h15Bazas (49 km)

Restaurants

Bed & breakfasts

Vacation rentals

Campsites

Hotels