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Recognised as one of the prettiest villages in whole of France and deservedly so, with lots charm... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Stephen P

This is an absolutely beautiful village. We think it has it all. A very beautiful storybook... read more

Reviewed November 1, 2018
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Place du chateau, Saint-Jean-de-Cole, France
+33 5 53 62 30 21
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Recognised as one of the prettiest villages in whole of France and deservedly so, with lots charm, character and choice of Restuarants.

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank Stephen P
Reviewed November 1, 2018

This is an absolutely beautiful village. We think it has it all. A very beautiful storybook looking chateau (when is it ever or even open) right next to a very massive beautiful (must see the inside) church all right next to a historical covered market...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed September 12, 2018

Series of concerts in the Church, some Thursdays through the summer. Piano, violin and cello in such a spacious church was very memorable. The old water mill, medieval stone bridge, Chateau de la Marthonye and charactorful streets provide an interesting place to visit. There are...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed August 29, 2018

During March there is a flower festival in the village, well worth the effort, outside this festival the square is well worth a visit, this is one of the most beautiful villages in the area.

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed August 22, 2018

We've visited this village twice during our holidays to the Dordogne region. It is pretty to wander around with lovely old buildings to admire. It isn't very big but is a nice place to relax over coffee, drinks or lunch. I believe it is rated...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed August 21, 2018

Quaint village. Lovely old bridge - not much to see and do, but a couple of nice restaurants to eat at. Calm and pretty.

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed August 18, 2018

Visited on way to Grottes de Villars. Very pretty village especially from bridge. 7YO particularly liked the Hummingbird Hawkmoth feeding on Fuschia in a pot.

Date of experience: July 2018
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Reviewed August 8, 2018

We visited on a very hot day so started our visit with ice creams in the village square! We then went to the tourist information centre and hired audio guides - this greatly enhanced our walk round the village and the church and took about...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed August 3, 2018 via mobile

This is a nice spot but there's not a whole lot to do. A castle, a church, a river for the kids to paddle. The restaurants don't serve dinner until 7pm.

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed July 10, 2018

No one could possibly be disappointed upon visiting this medieval village. . This lovely village was voted one of the most beautiful villages in France. And if you plan a visit during their annual Floralies (about the middle of May), it will charm your socks...More

Date of experience: May 2018
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Paul Jan F
July 3, 2018|
Response from Jill E | Reviewed this property |
Sorry we only visited for the afternoon each time we went to St Jean and we used the same cafe for refreshments.
June 26, 2016|
Response from AlainBeauvieux |
Should be on July 9th. To make sure may I suggest you to call the Office du Tourisme
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Julie L
April 14, 2016|
Response from Kayscar |
Hello, There is no public transport around this area but it is possible to book a cab. You can found details and help at the tourist office. Regards
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