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Castelmoron-d'Albret is a commune in the Gironde department in Aquitaine in south-western France. The nearest town of any size is Mons嶲ur.

It is notable for being the smallest commune in France by size, with an area of just 3.76 hectares, i.e. 9.3 acres (roughly the size of the Place de l'尒oile in Paris). By comparison, the largest commune in metropolitan France is Arles, with an area of 759 square kilometres or 293 square miles. Its population at the last census (1999) was just 62.

It is a picturesque village standing on top of a rocky outcrop and has many lovely old buildings to admire, some with wooden external balconies. The mairie occupies the formal ducal palace. In other words, a small village well worth visiting for half an hour or so if you are in the area.

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