Chalon-sur-Saône is in the heart of southern Burgundy. It lies 140km north of Lyon, 70km south of Dijon and within a two-hour drive of Paris. The city was established some 3,000 years ago and its rich cultural heritage, including its notable vineyards which produce a number of renowned wines, has earned it a ‘town of art and history’ designation.
Today, Chalon-sur-Saône has some 45,000 inhabitants and is the first industrial hub in Burgundy. Vibrant and attractive, it has a diverse and thriving economy. Tourism is popular thanks to its charming scenery, its wide range of gastronomic delights and its reputation among wine lovers.