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Chalon-sur-Saone

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Chalon-sur-Saône is a commune in the Saône-et-Loire department in the region of Bourgogne-Franche-Comté in eastern France.It is a sub-prefecture of the department. It is the largest city in the department; however, the department capital is the smaller city of Mâcon.GeographyChalon-sur-Saône lies in the south of the Bourgogne-Franche-Comté region of France. It is located on the Saône river, and was once a busy port, acting as a distribution point for local wines which were sent up and down the Saône river and the Canal du Centre, opened in 1792.HistoryThough the site 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 Commentarii de Bello Gallico . The Roman city already served as a river port and hub of road communications, of the Via Agrippa and side routes. In 354 AD the Roman Emperor, Constantius II stationed the Roman 7th Army in Chalon for an invasion against the brother kings, Gundomad and Vadomar of the Alamanni. However, not having received supplies, the Roman troops revolted, and were pacified by the grand chamberlain Eusebius with money. In Late Antiquity the city had dwindled so much that a wall round it encircled fifteen hectares.
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Cathedrale Saint Vincent ©
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Cathedrale Saint Vincent
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Musee Nicephore Niepce
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musee Denon
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Monastere Royal de Brou
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Monastere Royal de Brou Bourg-en-Bresse
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Les Trois Greniers
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Duration: 30 minutes
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Abbaye de la Ferte
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Duration: 1h 30 min
Centre Nautique du Grand Chalon
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Centre Nautique du Grand Chalon
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Duration: 1h 30 min
Eglise Saint-Pierre ©
Religious Site
Eglise Saint-Pierre
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Duration: 30 minutes

Historic Sites in Chalon-sur-Saone

Ancien Hopital Saint Laurent ©
Historic Site
Ancien Hopital Saint Laurent
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Duration: 1h 30 min

Spas in Chalon-sur-Saone

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Museums in Chalon-sur-Saone

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History Museum
Musee du Souvenir du Combattant
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