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a strategic medieval market town

En route back to Lyon from a road trip around Burgundy and Alsace, I didn't expect to find an old... read more

Reviewed 22 June 2018
Jerusalem District, Israel
Fabulous market

A market with live fowl, meats, great cheeses, vegetables and flowers. Packed with people... read more

Reviewed 28 August 2017
Peter K
Geneva, Switzerland
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21 Jun 2018
“a strategic medieval market town”
30 May 2018
“Good attempt...”
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Centre Village, 1400 Chatillon-sur-Chalaronne, France
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Reviewed 22 June 2018

En route back to Lyon from a road trip around Burgundy and Alsace, I didn't expect to find an old town with half-timbered houses and a medieval covered market which is still in use. Full of flower festooned foot bridges over the riverlet running through...More

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Reviewed 30 May 2018

Interesting restoration but lacks something that would make it authentic. Good for a short stop but don't think it is an all day affair.

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Reviewed 28 August 2017

A market with live fowl, meats, great cheeses, vegetables and flowers. Packed with people inspecting and buying all under a superb medieval roof - the Saturday market is absolutely great and appreciated by locals and visitors. Plenty of bars too with tables outside inviting for...More

Thank Peter K
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...More

Thank robert_bos53
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
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.

Thank Sylvie R
Reviewed 4 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
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...More

2  Thank Cheryl G
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