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Located between Dijon and Lyon in eastern France, Chalon Sur Saone lies on the southern edge of the famous Burgundy region. The rail station serves the TGV line and regional and intercity trains, with Beaune and Maon being the closest stops. UK travellers can ride to Paris and make a simple connection to arrive in Chalon Sur Saone.
The Sane River once served as the main distribution line for local wines, but Chalon Sur Saone is better known as the origin of photography. A local museum details the town's photographic history, with vintage cameras and equipment and more than two million photos.
Portions of St Vincent's Cathedral, located in the lovely Place St Vincent, date back to the 8th century. Weekend visitors can enjoy the Friday and Sunday markets in the square or enjoy a coffee at one of the many quaint cafs. The Chatelet area of town has many elegant buildings in classical architectural style.
One of the most unique sights is the Tour de Doyenne, situated on an island in the river. Originally part of the St Vincent Cathedral, this tower was relocated to Paris, and then eventually returned to Chalon Sur Saone.
Car hire is an excellent way to explore the Burgundy region. Visitors to Chalon Sur Saone should book car hire online before arrival to take advantage of the best rates available. Drivers can conveniently pick their keys up at the Chalon Sur Saone Rail Station the minute they step off the train.