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Distance: 2 km
Departure: CASTILLON LA BATAILLE
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Walking

Strolling along Duration: 1h Difficulty : Easy

Come explore with me the treasures of this historic city. In the Middle Ages, Castillon was an impressive fortified city made up of ramparts which protected a fortified castle and a commercial town. In 1453, the famous Battle which gave its name to the city, marked the end of the Hundred Years War by the victory of the French against the English.
Discover this city steeped in history, and don't forget to look around you, many clues are hidden.

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  • Animals accepted: yes

Points of interest

Porte du midi dite Porte de fer

South Gate known as the Iron Gate

Les quais

The docks

Hôtel de Ville de Castillon-la-Bataille

Town Hall of Castillon-la-Bataille

Église Saint-Symphorien

Saint-Symphorien Church

Your itinerary

CASTILLON THE BATTLE

Come explore with me the treasures of this historic city. In the Middle Ages, Castillon was an impressive fortified city made up of ramparts which protected a fortified castle and a commercial town. In 1453, the famous Battle which gave its name to the city, marked the end of the Hundred Years War by the victory of the French against the English.
Discover this city steeped in history, and don't forget to look around you, many clues are hidden.
1

Castillon-la-Bataille Tourist Information Office

Ask for your booklet "On the tracks of Robin" at the Tourist Information Office in Castillon-la-Bataille. Then, and after answering the first question, go to the Saint-Symphorien church just opposite.
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Saint-Symphorien Church

After visiting the Saint-Symphorien Church, retrace your steps and head to the Town Hall, located right next to the Tourist Information Office.
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Town Hall of Castillon-la-Bataille

This building dates from the second half of the XNUMXth century. Its construction was made possible thanks to a bequest from Maréchal de Turenne. The peculiarity of the building lies in the shape of its council chamber, which is in a half-moon.
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South Gate known as the Iron Gate

The Porte du Midi, also called the "Iron Gate", is the only vestige of the fortifications of the ancient medieval city of Castillon-la-Bataille. This door, which dates back to the 7th century, has a wall thickness of more than XNUMX meters. In the XNUMXth and XNUMXth centuries, it was transformed to serve, in particular, as a place of residence. You can cross it through a passage: the latter has a semicircular arch (rue Vienne Y Vienne side) and a pointed arch (river side). The other two medieval gates of Castillon (the North Gate and the West Gate) disappeared in the XNUMXth century.
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The docks

You can now admire the beautiful Dordogne river and the Castillon-la-Bataille and Saint-Magne-de-Castillon bridges.
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Castillon-la-Bataille Tourist Information Office

After answering all the questions in the "On Robin's Piste" booklet, go back to the Tourist Information Office to check your answers and receive a surprise!