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Chalon-sur-Saone tourism and travel guide

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Visit Chalon-sur-Saone: highlights and tourist information

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France This Way comment: The pedestrianised town centre and cathedral will form the centre of your visit to the Burgundy town of Chalon-sur-Saone

Chalon-sur-Saone is situated in the Saone-et-Loire department and Burgundy-Franche-Comté region.

Important note

This page features a summary of highlights that you might like to explore near Chalon-sur-Saone. For detailed visitor information see the Chalon-sur-Saone travel guide.

Tourist classifications for Chalon-sur-Saone include "secteur sauvegarde" and "town of art and history".

Popular places to visit nearby include Tournus at 26 km and Beaune at 26 km. For more sites to visit and local tourist attractions see the map and listings below.

Chalon-sur-Saone, France: places to visit and attractions

Some of the places that we have visited and reviewed and can recommend when you are sightseeing close to Chalon-sur-Saone in Burgundy-Franche-Comté.

Note that all distances below are 'direct' and real driving distances will be greater!

Tournus abbey

Tournus abbey

Abbey at 25 km (direction south-south-east)

The abbey at Tournus is a 12th century abbey...

See Tournus abbey guide


at 26 km (direction south-south-east)

The Abbey of Saint-Philibert is the highlight in Tournus, but you...

See Tournus guide


at 26 km (direction south-south-east), in the Cote d'Or department

Beaune is the centre of the famous wine region...

See Beaune guide


at 29 km (direction south-south-west)

Quiet now, in the 15th century Brancion was an important regional...

See Brancion guide


at 30 km (direction south-south-west)

The beautifully decorated and furnished Cormatin Chateau, from the...

See Cormatin guide


at 40 km (direction north-north-east), in the Cote d'Or department

A quiet town, Nuits-Saint-Georges wil be part of your tour...

See Nuits-Saint-Georges guide


at 42 km (direction south-south-west)

As well as one of the most visited abbeys in France Cluny...

See Cluny guide


at 45 km (direction west-north-west)

After exploring Autun with its old town, cathedral and...

See Autun guide


Most Beautiful Village at 50 km (direction north-north-west), in the Cote d'Or department

The village of Chateauneuf-sur-Auxois, one of the 'most beautiful villages in France',...

See Chateauneuf-en-Auxois guide


at 59 km (direction east-north-east), in the Jura department

The Collegiale Church that dominates the town skyline is...

See Dole guide

... or see ALL recommended places to visit in Saone-et-Loire

Map of places to visit near Chalon-sur-Saone


Markets in and near Chalon-sur-Saone

Market days in Chalon-sur-Saone: weekly market: Wednesday & Thursday & Sunday & Friday;

  • Chalon-sur-Saone: market Wednesday & Thursday & Sunday & Friday (0km)
  • Givry: market Thursday (8km)
  • Saint-Germain-du-Plain: market Thursday (14km)
  • Chagny: market Thursday & Sunday (15km)
  • Sennecey-le-Grand: market Friday (17km)
  • Verdun-sur-le-Doubs: market Thursday (18km)
  • Mervans: market Friday (25km)
  • Tournus: market Saturday (25km)
  • Beaune: market Wednesday & Saturday (27km)
  • Montchanin: market Wednesday (29km)

More information about Chalon-sur-Saone, Burgundy

Tourist attractions near Chalon-sur-Saone, France

What to do at Chalon-sur-Saone? Some places with official tourist classifications and other places of interest to visit nearby that should provide inspiration if you are visiting Chalon-sur-Saone.

Churches and religious monuments

  • Abbatiale eglise de Saint Philibert (Tournus) (25km)
  • Hospices de Beaune (Beaune) (26km)
  • Eglise de Saint Pierre de Brancion (Martailly-les-Brancion) (27km)
  • Eglise de Saint Martin (Chapaize) (27km)
  • Eglise de Saint Vincent (Mont-Saint-Vincent) (33km)
  • Eglise de Saint Denis (Massy) (39km)
  • Abbaye de Cluny (Cluny) (42km)
  • Eglise de Jalogny (Jalogny) (44km)
  • Cathédrale Saint Lazare (Autun) (45km)
  • Eglise de Saint Blaise (Mazille) (48km)
  • Eglise de Saint Nizier (Baron) (55km)

Remarkable gardens

  • Parc et jardins du château de Sully (38km)

Protected historical centre (fr: secteur sauvegardé)

(see also historical French towns)

Sites of natural beauty

  • Cirque du Bout du Monde (27km)
  • Confluence - la Seille (31km)
  • Seille (Saône) (31km)

Villages d'etape

(recommended place to break a long journey)

  • Charolles (59km)

Villages in bloom 4* (fr: ville fleurie)


Geography and distances

Chalon-sur-Saone is in the eastern-center of France at 54 kilometres from Macon, the department capital (general information: Chalon-sur-Saone is 296 kilometres from Paris).

Geographical Information

Commune: Chalon-sur-Saone

Canton: Chalon-sur-Saône

Arrondissement: Chalon-sur-Saône

Department: Saone-et-Loire

Region: Burgundy

New region: Burgundy-Franche-Comté

Postcode: 71100

Distance to Chalon-sur-Saone

from Macon (prefecture): 54 km

from Paris: 296 km

from Calais: 512 km

from Nice: 392 km

from Bordeaux: 473 km

from Strasbourg: 295 km

Getting here

Most visitors fly into one of the Paris airports and hire a car or drive from a channel ferry port - allow about 6 - 7 hours. For driving distances to Chalon-sur-Saone from anywhere in France see driving distances and route planner.

We have 15 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Champforgeuil, Chatenoy-en-Bresse, Chatenoy-le-Royal, Crissey, Epervans, Farges-les-Chalon, Fragnes, Lans, Lux, Oslon, Saint-Marcel, Saint-Remy, Sassenay, Sevrey and Virey-le-Grand.

This page in French: Visiter Chalon-sur-Saone

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