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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 several renowned wines, has made it known as the ‘Town of Art and History’.
Today Chalon-sur-Saône has some 45,000 inhabitants and is the first industrial centre of 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.