We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
Book In Advance
All photos (137)
Full view
Certificate of Excellence
Traveler Overview
  • Excellent38%
  • Very good54%
  • Average7%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
Jun 21, 2018
“a strategic medieval market town”
May 30, 2018
“Good attempt...”
Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
Local Weather
Powered by Weather Underground
Centre Village, 1400 Chatillon-sur-Chalaronne, France
+33 4 74 55 02 27
Improve This Listing
Ways to Experience Cite medievale de Chatillon-sur-Chalaronne
Reviews (198)
Filter reviews
8 results
Traveler rating
Traveler type
Time of year
More languages
See what travelers are saying:
Updating list...
Reviewed June 21, 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

Date of experience: June 2018
1  Thank bfindysz
Reviewed May 30, 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.

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank steve13875
Reviewed August 28, 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

Date of experience: August 2017
Thank Peter K
Reviewed March 19, 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

Date of experience: March 2017
Thank robert_bos53
Reviewed August 5, 2016

Lots of interesting old buildings to wander past without major problems from crowds and traffic. Parking is easy except on market days.

Date of experience: July 2016
Thank ajshepherd2016
Reviewed August 22, 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.

Date of experience: August 2015
Thank Sylvie R
Reviewed September 3, 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.

Date of experience: August 2014
Thank Talks2aardvarks
Reviewed June 18, 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

Date of experience: June 2012
2  Thank Cheryl G
View more reviews
Nearby HotelsSee all 2 nearby hotels
La Tour Cocooning Gastronomie Hotel Chatillon
179 reviews
.09 miles away
Hotel du Commerce
34 reviews
.10 miles away
Hotel - Restaurant Chez Noelle
40 reviews
2.98 miles away
Georges Blanc Parc & Spa
743 reviews
7.16 miles away
Nearby RestaurantsSee all 25 nearby restaurants
Le Commerson
206 reviews
.03 miles away
179 reviews
.10 miles away
Le Napoleon
154 reviews
.11 miles away
La Gourmandine
91 reviews
.09 miles away
Nearby AttractionsSee all 6 nearby attractions
Musee du Train Miniature
104 reviews
.04 miles away
Air Petit Prince
20 reviews
.89 miles away
Dombes Tourisme
16 reviews
.18 miles away
Questions & Answers
Get quick answers from Cite medievale de Chatillon-sur-Chalaronne staff and past visitors.
Note: your question will be posted publicly on the Questions & Answers page.
Posting guidelines