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Historic and Peaceful and Quiet

Every time we come here, it never changes. It's great to see that. Thursday's markets are always a... read more

Reviewed June 13, 2018
New York City, New York
Charming small town

Monpazier is probably the most attractive of the small bastide towns in this area(although we also... read more

Reviewed April 22, 2018
Taunton, United Kingdom
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Reviewed June 13, 2018

Every time we come here, it never changes. It's great to see that. Thursday's markets are always a happy melange of locals and tourists alike. Highlights include open-air performances and friendly cats.

Date of experience: June 2018
1  Thank 335ruthb
Reviewed April 22, 2018

Monpazier is probably the most attractive of the small bastide towns in this area(although we also like nearby Beaufort which is almost free of visitors). Marrket days bring the historic square to life and the market is a good mix of local produce, basics and...More

Date of experience: April 2018
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Reviewed November 11, 2017

We strolled and my daughter had a pony ride and there was a bee-keeper's market or something. The main square often has performances and we watched Antic Disposition (a UK theater group that performs often in France)'s English-language version of Romeo & Juliet which was...More

Date of experience: December 2016
1  Thank monsieur-hibou
Reviewed August 4, 2017

Monpazier is a 13th-century bastide town founded by King Edward I of England. Most of the town center is from that period, most strikingly the covered market hall built in 1288 and still standing today. Look at the supporting beams, they are original! Around the...More

Date of experience: July 2017
2  Thank BillGWB
Reviewed August 3, 2017

Monpazier is a lovely town and the Place des Cornieres is a delightful arcaded square in the middle of the town with an ancient market building within it. Market days are Thursdays when the whole town is buzzing. Our favourite time of day is the...More

Date of experience: July 2017
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Reviewed June 28, 2017

This is a stunning little bastide town. Pretty, nice shops (love the ceramics shop particularly), lovely cafes and an artisan gelateria.

Date of experience: June 2017
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Reviewed June 19, 2017

A lovely Bastide town, fully of history and charm, and make sure you give yourself enough time to take everything in.

Date of experience: June 2017
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Reviewed June 12, 2017

Of all the town's we have visited in the area this is our favourite. Stunning medical buildings, interesting shops and artisan workshops and lots of places to eat. Market day is Thursday.

Date of experience: June 2017
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Reviewed May 29, 2017

We got to this town quite early on a weekday in May and there were not many tourists. The parking was easy and the catfish were jumpin' (just kidding). Any way we had the feeling the town was ours so while my wife strolled around...More

Date of experience: May 2017
1  Thank rick b
Reviewed April 26, 2017

If you want to appreciate a French bastide, this is the one. As others have said, it's a beautifully preserved village, but it's more than that. Bastides are fortified towns of the Middle Ages, mostly in southern France, with a large central main square surrounded...More

Date of experience: June 2016
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