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On the banks of the Saône River

Chalon-sur-Saône might be the biggest town in Southern Burgundy, but it feels like a village. The historic center has small medieval streets.

Things to do and see:

  • Place St-Vincent with its cathedral and residences, some from the 14th century.
  • Niépce Museum of photography, with a mix of cameras and photographs from the beginning of photo taking to now. Nicéphore Niépce took the world’s first known photograph in the nearby village of Saint-Loup-de-Varennes.
  • If you are looking to eat try rue de Strasbourg on the town’s island. If you need to wait for a table, have a quick look at the nearby Tour de Doyenné next to the hospital.
  • The highlight of the cultural calendar is Chalon dans la Rue, an international festival of street artists.
  • Chalon-sur-Saône is home to a French league basketball team – Élan Sportif Chalonnais. The team plays in the north of town in Le Colisée arena.

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4 pl Port Villiers Chalon-sur-Saône 71100 France


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