Things to do in Chalon-sur-Saône

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Start with the Top Sights in Chalon-sur-Saône

If you're in Chalon-sur-Saône to see the sights, you can't miss any of these.

Parc Georges Nouelle

⭐️ 4.3 (1659)

Cathédrale Saint-Vincent

⭐️ 4.4 (1020)

Musée Nicéphore Niépce

⭐️ 4.3 (573)

Château-Chalon - Maison de la Haute Seille

⭐️ 4.6 (337)

musée Vivant-Denon

⭐️ 4.4 (216)

Église Saint-Pierre de Chalon-sur-Saône

⭐️ 4.3 (146)

Tour du Doyenné

⭐️ 4.5 (85)

Musee Du Souvenir Du Combattant

⭐️ 4.1 (10)

Espace Patrimoine

⭐️ 4.1 (9)

Monument de la Défense

⭐️ 4.3 (3)

Molière Fresque Murale

⭐️ 5.0 (2)

The top affordable restaurants in Chalon-sur-Saône

Discover a variety of budget-friendly dining options in Chalon-sur-Saône city, offering delicious cuisine without breaking the bank.

Ristorante Del Arte Chalon-sur-Saône

⭐️ 4.1 (1858)

Price Range: $$

Au Bureau Chalon-sur-Saône

⭐️ 4.2 (1209)

Price Range: $$

L'ABC Chalon-sur-Saône

⭐️ 4.1 (1152)

Price Range: $$

La Réale

⭐️ 4.5 (814)

Price Range: $$

Trapper's House

⭐️ 4.6 (686)

Price Range: $$

Les Canailles

⭐️ 4.7 (500)

Price Range: $$

Il duomo

⭐️ 4.2 (469)

Price Range: $$


⭐️ 4.4 (440)

Price Range: $$

Tou L'monde en parle

⭐️ 4.4 (407)

Price Range: $$

Chez Jules

⭐️ 4.4 (405)

Price Range: $$

La Bonne Humm Heure

⭐️ 4.7 (397)

Price Range: $$

Checkout these incredible local experiences in Chalon-sur-Saône

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End your night in some of the best bars in Chalon-sur-Saône

Discover the most vibrant nightlife scenes in Chalon-sur-Saône, curated exclusively for you.

Pub Murphy's

⭐️ 4.1 (372)

Price Range: $$

Paddy Brophy's Irish Pub

⭐️ 4.4 (333)

Price Range: $$

Le Purgatoire

⭐️ 4.4 (314)

Price Range: $$

Les Tontons

⭐️ 4.1 (310)

Price Range: $$

Côté Rhum - Chalon

⭐️ 4.6 (288)

Price Range: $$

Saint James

⭐️ 4.6 (219)

Price Range: $$

The Pump Beer

⭐️ 4.3 (217)

Price Range: $$

L'Atelier Store

⭐️ 4.6 (206)

Price Range: $$

Le Koncept

⭐️ 4.3 (174)

Bar Pub Le Niepce

⭐️ 4.5 (170)

Price Range: $$


⭐️ 4.7 (114)

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Check out these bookable attractions in Chalon-sur-Saône

These are some of the best tours, museums, and activities in Chalon-sur-Saône.

Skip-the-line Admission to Abbaye de Fontenay

Clos Marey-Monge Wine Tasting

A Taste of Route des Grands Crus

Guided Burgundy Wine Tour

Truffles Hunting and Tasting Experience

Sparkling Wine Tasting Experience in Beaune

Private Tour of Burgundy’s Vineyards

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  1. Explore the lovely Gothic Cathedral of St. Stephen: This 14th century cathedral is a stunning example of gothic architecture, with its impressive façade, intricate sculptures and beautiful stained glass windows.
  2. Take a stroll along the banks of the Saône River: Relax and enjoy the peaceful atmosphere while taking in the scenic views of the river, its bridges and surrounding countryside.
  3. Visit the Musée Denon de Chalon-sur-Saône: This museum is home to a vast collection of paintings, sculptures and artifacts, including works by some of the greatest French and European artists.

Chalon-sur-Saone is an interesting city to visit all year round, but the best time of year to go is in the spring. The temperatures are pleasant, with lots of sunshine, and the streets and parks are beautiful. Plus, it’s a great time of year to take advantage of the cultural activities in the city like art exhibitions, music festivals and historic sites.

Chalon-sur-Saone is a great destination for a vacation, offering plenty of sights and activities to enjoy. Spend at least 2 full days exploring the beautiful cityscape, from its charming streets to its peaceful riverside pathways. Additionally, there is a wealth of museums and other attractions for visitors to explore and soak in the vibrant culture of the area. A further day of relaxation in one of the lovely local parks or green spaces is highly recommended.

Chalon-sur-Saone is conveniently connected by public transportation services, including buses, trams, and trains. A bike or scooter share is a great way to explore the city's streets and attractions. Taxis are plentiful and can make travelling around the city faster. Walking is a popular and often the most social way to get around, as well as the most affordable.

Chalon-sur-Saone is great for kids. Boating, cycling, and kayaking are all possible and great activities for both adults and children. The city also offers a boardwalk, with an old castle and the Musée Denon for those looking for some history and culture. Alternatively, parents can take their kids to the zoo, or even petting at the Parc de Beauvoir's farm.

We've actually curated a complete list of the best bars in Chalon-sur-Saône. To start off we'd have to mention Pub Murphy's, Bar Pub Le Niepce, Paddy Brophy's Irish Pub. Check out our page on the best bars in Chalon-sur-Saône.

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