Chalon-sur-Saône, vieille ville

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Recommended by 13 out of 13 cyclists


  • Traveler

    Chalon in the 19th century is best known as the birthplace of photography. Its most famous resident, Nicéphore Niépce museum contains some early photography relics, located on the Quai des Messageries, containing more than two million photographs and many old artefacts such as cameras and other equipment for old and modern photography. Also on display are Niépce's 1807 Pyréolophore which is probably the world's first internal combustion engine, plus his 1818 implementation of a dandy horse, for which he coined the word vélocipède (a bicycle forerunner).
    Though the site (ancient Cabillonum) was a capital of the Aedui and objects of La Tène culture have been retrieved from the bed of the river here, the first mention of Cavillonum is found in Caesar's Gallic Wars. The Roman city already served as a river port and hub of road communications, of the Via Agrippa and side routes.

    • December 23, 2016

  • Irène

    Chalon-sur-Saone is always worth a visit!
    Whether on foot or by bike, there is always something new to discover!
    In addition to the permanent collection, the Museum Nicéphore Niépce also regularly exhibits changing exhibitions, in which the most diverse photographers, historical and contemporary, are presented.
    When I am in Chalon, I always try to make a detour to this museum.
    Also very nice, the art museum Denon!
    I also like to walk along the "Quais" and admire the lovingly restored old barges rebuilt in houseboats, to chat with the proud owners, the history of their boats and their adventures on the French or even European waterways to be told.
    And those who are in the area in July should not miss the festival "CHALON DANS LA RUE"!
    Street music, street theater, photography exhibitions, (street) painting ... not only for watching, but also for participation, just a wonderful!

    From the 6th of July 2018 you can discover the program here:
    A few little impressions of the last years here:

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    • June 14, 2018

  • Traveler

    One of the medieval wall towers.
    The tower of the Belfry is a tower of about 83 meters high located on the territory of the municipality of Chalon-sur-Saone in the French department of Saone-et-Loire and the region Bourgogne-Franche-Comté.

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    • May 12, 2019

  • SMÜ

    Very nice downtown

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    • May 19, 2019

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Location: Saône-et-Loire, France


  • Elevation230 m

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