Top 8 Things to do in Chalon-sur-Saone, France

July 17, 2017 Natalie Tallman

Discover the best top things to do in Chalon-sur-Saone, France including Cathedrale Saint Vincent, Musee Nicephore Niepce, Quai des Messageries, musee Denon, Office de Tourisme Et Des Congres Du Grand Chalon, Abbaye de la Ferte, Eglise Saint-Pierre, Monument aux Morts.
Restaurants in Chalon-sur-Saone

1. Cathedrale Saint Vincent

Place Saint-Vincent, 71100 Chalon-sur-Saone, France +33 3 85 48 38 73
Excellent
41%
Good
51%
Satisfactory
7%
Poor
1%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 191 reviews

Cathedrale Saint Vincent

Reviewed By Colin G - Stirling, United Kingdom

This is quite an impressive structure situated along one side of the main square with restaurants and bars on the other three sides. Both exterior and interior worth taking a few minutes to examine, especially the interior. Nothing special, however.

2. Musee Nicephore Niepce

28 quai des Messageries, 71100 Chalon-sur-Saone, France +33 3 85 48 41 98
Excellent
35%
Good
52%
Satisfactory
7%
Poor
4%
Terrible
2%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 137 reviews

Musee Nicephore Niepce

Reviewed By ggold113 - Santa Fe, New Mexico

I have been interested in the history of photography for some time. Getting to visit here, to see the (probable) camera used to make the first photograph, and learning how to pronounce Niepce's name was great! Besides a fair amount of stuff on the history of the art and science of photography, there were several exhibits showing the range of photographic styles. Excellent museum.

3. Quai des Messageries

Quai des Messageries, Chalon-sur-Saone, France
Excellent
29%
Good
66%
Satisfactory
5%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 34 reviews

Quai des Messageries

Reviewed By Citallwic - Columbia, South Carolina

Quai des Messageries is a Promenade on the north bank of the Saone between Quai Gambetta and Quai de la Poteme. Extending from the Place du Port Villiers to the Pont Saint-Laurent, this section of Chalon’s lengthy riverfront walkway system is very scenic, offering excellent views of the western end of St. Laurent Island where the Tour du Duyenne and a very large, colorful flower bed are located.

4. musee Denon

3 rue Boichot | entrée sur la place de l'Hôtel de ville, 71100 Chalon-sur-Saone, France +33 3 85 94 74 41
Excellent
30%
Good
59%
Satisfactory
11%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 42 reviews

musee Denon

Reviewed By WilliamArthur - Navarrenx, France

Not the biggest of museums, but certainly a great place to spend a bit of time. Lots of interesting Exhibitions as well as paintings and sculptures including a couple of bizarre items. Well worth a visit!

5. Office de Tourisme Et Des Congres Du Grand Chalon

4 Place du Port Villiers, 71100 Chalon-sur-Saone, France +33 3 85 48 37 97
Excellent
58%
Good
33%
Satisfactory
9%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 21 reviews

Office de Tourisme Et Des Congres Du Grand Chalon

Reviewed By Gatorgolfer - Knoxville, Tennessee

We stopped here on our river cruise, and the town is a very nice walk with an old town, a pedestrian shopping area, a nice main square, and good architecture.
There is, however, no one great attraction here. Stop in, walk around or take a guided tour, have a meal, and be on your way....

6. Abbaye de la Ferte

Saint-Ambreuil, 71240 Chalon-sur-Saone, France +33 6 22 91 40 11
Excellent
72%
Good
28%
Satisfactory
0%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 14 reviews

Abbaye de la Ferte

Reviewed By jo_est_fine - London, United Kingdom

The grounds of this castle are immense! with a pond, a lovely little bridge that goes accross and beautiful tall trees. The inside of the castle is formed of arches and look very classy. You can easely host a 100 person if you wanted to.

7. Eglise Saint-Pierre

Chalon-sur-Saone, France
Excellent
6%
Good
68%
Satisfactory
26%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 15 reviews

Eglise Saint-Pierre

Reviewed By Citallwic - Columbia, South Carolina

Eglise Saint-Pierre (Saint Peter’s Church) is situated on the Place de l'Hotel de Ville. That’s not Chalon’s main square, nor is this the city’s biggest and best church. Nevertheless, Eglise Saint-Pierre shouldn’t be overlooked. It dates to the early 18th century and is both architecturally and historically significant. This is a very good looking church, both inside and out, and there are many noteworthy features (the dome is very impressive, for example, and some of the original statuary dates to the 1600s). Anne-Marie Javouhey, founder of an important religious order (the Sisters of St. Joseph of Cluny) took her religious vows in this church. Eglise Saint-Pierre was officially designated a Historical Monument in 1948.

8. Monument aux Morts

Quai Gambetta, Chalon-sur-Saone, France
Excellent
33%
Good
45%
Satisfactory
11%
Poor
11%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 9 reviews

Monument aux Morts

Reviewed By Citallwic - Columbia, South Carolina

This war memorial on Quai Gambetta was erected in 1926 to honor soldiers from Chalon-sur-Saone who were killed during World War I. Engraved on the stone are the names of more than a thousand chalonnais as well as the names of the numerous Battlefields and combat zones where they fought and died. Knowing the intent of the commemoration is essential to understanding the design of the monument. Instead of glorifying the dead as men who heroically sacrificed themselves, this somber-looking monument draws attention to the war’s horrific toll in human lives.

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