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Châtillon-sur-Chalaronne

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Châtillon-sur-Chalaronne - Tourism, holidays & weekends guide in the Ain
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Ensconced in the banks of a peaceful river at the heart of Dombes, the charming medieval town of Châtillon-sur-Chalaronne, a floral town with a 4-flower rating and winner of the National Floral Grand Prix, contains wonderful heritage buildings within a magnificent floral setting. These include the picturesque timber-framed houses, old 17th-century wooden market hall, the gate of Villars, the Church of Saint-André in the flamboyant gothic style, Saint Vincent de Paul House, and the relics of the old castle. The floral bridges and riverbanks of the Chalaronne are ideal for a leisurely stroll and make an enchanting sight for walkers and flower-lovers.

Also worth seeing are the Traditions and Life municipal museum, all about rural life in Dombes and Bresse in the early 20th century, and the former hospital with its apothecary dating from 1814, adorned with a collection of 120 ceramic pots from Meillonnas.

A traditional market full of local produce takes place every Saturday morning in the covered market at Châtillon-sur-Chalaronne.

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Châtillon-sur-Chalaronne

Between Bresse and Dombes, near the Monts du Beaujolais, City Châtillon-sur-Chalaronne is characterized on the one hand, its economic and commercial dynamism and, secondly, by the richness of its heritage, pleasant living and beautiful environment.

With five labels, Green Holiday Resort, City "Four Flowers" Grand Prix National de Bloom, "Most Beautiful Detours in France", "Ville et Métiers d'Art" and "Home of the Famous", need I say more except that the city has focused deliberately on quality.

Things to see and do

Les Halles, by their vast dimensions, testify to the importance that commerce has always held in the life of Chatillon. Every Saturday morning, it is a bit of this past that comes to life again.

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Châtillon-sur-Chalaronne, city of culture. Châtillon, in its rural space and in its role as city center, has been built, over the years, a reputation as a "cultural" place. The city had predispositions with its rich architectural heritage, its heart of village (church, halls, half-timbered houses...) and the ramparts of its castle. This heritage could only offer a "setting" for various cultural events that have taken place and which are now "strong" moments during the year. In addition to these well-identified moments, many cultural practices are offered to the inhabitants by privileging children and young people.

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Halls
Halls
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Old Castle Gate
Old Castle Gate
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The arboretum and its pond
The arboretum and its pond
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The arboretum pedestrian apiaries
The arboretum pedestrian apiaries
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One of the many flowered bridges
One of the many flowered bridges
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Châtillon as Charm
Châtillon as Charm
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CHâtillon as History
CHâtillon as History
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ChAtillon as Arboretum
ChAtillon as Arboretum
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ChâTillon as Techniques
ChâTillon as Techniques
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ChâtIllon as Ingredients
ChâtIllon as Ingredients
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ChâtiLlon as Leisure
ChâtiLlon as Leisure
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ChâtilLon as Labels
ChâtilLon as Labels
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ChâtillOn as Odorant
ChâtillOn as Odorant
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ChâtilloN as Nature
ChâtilloN as Nature
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