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Chalon-sur-Saone, let yourself be tempted by Burgundy

Chalon sur Saone was built along the Saone river during Antiquity. It is a French city of about 45 500 inhabitants in the centre-east of the country, in Burgundy. Chalon sur Saone is listed as French Town of Art and History.

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Once you reach Chalon-sur-Saone by train, you can discover the charming old historic district of the city with its half-timbering houses, towers, turrets and lovely little streets.

Chalon sur Saone is also equipped with fortifications from the 16th century and a sumptuous Italian Theatre. The Saint Vincent cathedral built from the 11th century is worth the detour because of its neo-gothic facade and its splendid cloister. On the City Hall Square, you will admire the Saint Pierre church in baroque style. If you’re a shutterbug, you should reach the Nicéphore-Niépce Museum, offering an interesting collection of contemporary pictures.

The Vivant-Denon Museum houses a large collection commemorating the archaeology, the decorative art, the History and the Fine Arts.

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Through the mountains from lyon to strasbourg I'm planning a trip from Lyon to Strasbourg, leaving Sunday and arriving Tues. or Wed. in the fall. I'd like to go by train through the mountains, provided that the train route is scenic, and stop the 2-3 nights en route in pretty towns along (...)

Dottie | 2012/06/12 complete | 5 Comments
On the ter #17760 from chalon sur saone to paris what are the intervening stops? What towns does the train stop in before reaching Paris?

Buz Humphrey | 2017/05/18 complete | 1 Comments
Chalon sur saone to lyon ter problem? I cannot book the normal TER trains from Chalon sur Saone to Lyon on the wekend of 1st October 2016. I can find no announcement for track work on this weekend. Is there a problem with the trains (...)

John Isles | 2016/08/29 complete | 1 Comments
What are the best trains to take from paris to chalon sur saone Sorry I don't mean to shout.. We are taking a viking cruise and will spend three days in Paris and then take train or trains to dock in Chalon sur Saone

Margaret Efinger | 2012/08/10 complete | 4 Comments

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