Saint-Genès-de-Castillon

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Saint-Genès-de-Castillon
  • Saint-Genès-de-Castillon
  • Saint-Genès-de-Castillon
  • Saint-Genès-de-Castillon
  • Saint-Genès-de-Castillon

 

Presentation of the municipality

Saint-Genès-de-Castillon is located 50 km north east of Bordeaux, 7 km east of Saint-Emilion and 7 km north of Castillon-la-Bataille. The town is part of the Canton of Coteaux de Dordogne.

The area of ​​the town is 680 ha; its territory lies at an altitude between 32 and 98 meters, but the majority remains above 90 meters. It is its hilly nature of its relief that allows Saint-Genès-de-Castillon to offer beautiful panoramic views.

They are 401 inhabitants and they are called Saint-Genésiens and Saint-Genésiennes.

 

A bit of history….

 

Origin of the name :

The town owes its name to Genoa or Genesius, which was the name of several saints, including a comedian, martyr of Rome in the 4th century and also a bishop of Lyon in the 7th century.

Throughout its history, the town has undergone three name changes:

1793: Saint Genest

1801: Saint Genef

1956: Saint-Genès-de-Castillon

History:

The discovery of a Gallo-Roman station in 1906 indicates the presence of human occupation at that time.

 

Points of interest:

All over the area of the municipality of Saint-Genès-de-Castillon the rural builds are rich with around fifty heritage sites: fountains, wash houses, wells, bread ovens, dovecotse, cross vaults, wind mills, vineyard cabins ...

 

  • The Church of Saint-Genès-de-Castillon: This neo-Gothic church of the 19th century (1883) built on the site of an old Romanesque church of the 11th century that served then also the parishes of Sainte-Colombe, Saint-Etienne-de-Lisse, Parsac and probably Gardegan. This Romanesque church was restored in the 19th century (1851), however the walls of the nave threatened to collapse, so it was destroyed. The carillon consists of 4 bells made in 1887 by the Vauthier Foundry of Saint-Emilion.

 

  • Gravoux Manor (historical monument since 1964): This mansion of the late 14th - early 15th century contains typical defensive  elements of castles. This noble house belonged to François de Gramont, Lord of Bidache and Marshal of Navarre, Count de Blaye and lord of Mussidan in the first half of the 15th century. Today it is a winery under the appellation Castillon Côtes de Bordeaux and Bordeaux Clairet.

 

  • Chateau Flaujagues was originally a rectangular medieval manor dating from the late Middle Ages. In the late 15th and early 16th centuries, it was enlarged and became the seat of one of the manors owned by the Segur family. Now restored, the castle is a winery in the appellation Castillon Côtes de Bordeaux.

 

  • Chateau Estang dating from the 14th century, it was however extensively restored over the centuries since 1868;  only two sections of wall dating from the 14th remain.

 

A natural heritage ...

The Aiguille Creek and the Barbane Creek are the main rivers that cross the town of Saint-Genès-de-Castillon.

On all of its 680 ha the municipality has 95 ha of woods.

 

Vineyards…

The vineyard of Saint-Genès-de-Castillon is spread over 280 ha. These vines are mainly planted in the appellation Castillon Côtes de Bordeaux.

 

Annual events:

The exhibition of "mounaques" (life-size figurines exposed during the summer) is a highlight.

The Music Day (the Saturday closest to June 21st), local party / flea market (last Saturday of August), the King cake and welcoming of new residents are perennial events in Saint-Genès-de-Castillon.

 

Contact of the municipality of Saint-Genès-de-Castillon:

4 la Croix Nord - 33350 St-Genes-de-Castillon

Phone : +33 5 57 47 90 09

@: mairie.stgenescastillon@wanadoo.fr

Openning days :

Monday from 2:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.

Thursday / Friday from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.