Châtillon, the little village straight out of a fairy-tale
Châtillon-sur-Chalaronne, known by some as the “pink town”, due to the colour of the bricks used in building its houses, is distinguished by its rich, skilfully preserved heritage, its pleasant living environment and exceptional bloom.
Time seems to stand still in this cheerful little village which invites you to take a wander through its flowered alleys, half-timbered houses and suspension bridges, to visit its imposing 15th century market halls, fortifications and Porte de Villars archway.
Uncover a new chapter of Châtillon’s illustrious past with every turn.
Between the real and the imaginary
…see what life was like for rural families in the Traditions et Vie Museum, a place for remembrance and passing on traditions, know-how, customs and social practices from Bresse and Dombes at the start of the 20th century.
…live unforgettable memories at one of the most beautiful miniature shows in Europe at the Miniature Train Museum.
…discover the secrets of apothecary elixirs in the old hospital, now the Cultural Centre. This 18th century apothecary houses a rare collection of 120 earthenware pots from Meillonnas, renowned manufacturing town also located in Ain.