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