Chalon-sur-Saône is in the south of Burgundy and enjoys a unique geographical situation. The town is in the Saône-et-Loire department, 120 km north of Lyon and 70 km south of Dijon.
The River Saône divides the town with two "arms" enlacing île Saint-Laurent with the marina on the river banks. The river and the Centre Canal go through the region. Chalon is at the heart of the Greater Chalon area with its 51 communes. The town has a population of almost 47,000 inhabitants and a surface area of 15.22 km².
The town is rich in history. Its identity is linked with the River Saône, as well as with winemaking through the Côte Chalonnaise, an area filled with prestigious wines. Chalon has the "Town of Art and History" label. It is the birthplace of Nicéphore Niépce and is recognised today as the home of photography.
The river port was originally a major regional trade centre. With its festivals and markets, its fairs and carnivals, you just need to stroll through the pedestrian streets of Chalon to see that here, life is in the street !
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