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Destinations from Orly airport to the best attractions in the region
NICÉPHORE NIÉPCE MUSEUM
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SAINT VINCENT CATHEDRAL
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DENON LIVING MUSEUM
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Chalon-sur-Saône is a French commune in the Bourgogne-Franche-Comté region. This city is located in the Saône-et-Loire department and is the fourth largest city in the region, as well as the main city of the department.
The first archaeological traces of Chalon-sur-Saône date back to the time of Julius Caesar when the city was known as Cavillonum. It served as a link between Lugdunum, now known as Lyon, Augustdunum, modern-day Autun, and Gesoriacum, now Boulogne-sur-Mer. During antiquity, Chalon-sur-Saône was considered the largest commercial and artisanal center of the Eduens.
In the Middle Ages, Chalon-sur-Saône became the capital of the kingdom of the Burgundians. The city was destroyed in 732 by Muslim invaders known as the "Saracens", with its reconstruction overseen by Charlemagne fifty years later.
During the Renaissance, Chalon-sur-Saône found itself at the border of the kingdom of France and the Habsburg states. Because of its location, the city was touched by new ideas and became the ultimate bastion of resistance to Henry IV. The rise of the bourgeoisie played a significant role in the city's history, initially supporting the Reformation, but quickly aligning with the King of France, Henry IV.
The modern period saw significant transformation in Chalon-sur-Saône, particularly during the first half of the 20th century, due to the construction of several railway facilities. These developments also brought about changes in the urbanization of this French city.
Economic Growth and Infrastructure
In order to further improve the traffic of the port of Chalon-sur-Saône, docks were constructed in the 18th century. Concurrently, construction work on the Canal du Centre was completed. These projects contributed to the city's economic growth, especially by providing access to the Saône from the Creusot-Montceau-les-Mines basin.
Trade and Industry
The city's trade boom dates back to the First Empire, due to the Continental Blockade, a policy implemented by Napoleon I to cripple the United Kingdom's ability to develop its trade worldwide. The industrial development of Chalon-sur-Saône was driven by the Schneider brothers, Adolphe and Eugène, in 1839, who initiated the "Le Petit Creusot" shipyards, leading to rapid industrial growth. Consequently, Chalon-sur-Saône became a significant industrial hub of the region. Today, this company is known as "Pinette Emidecau Industries" or PEI.
Booking a car service from Paris to Chalon-sur-Saône is an option to consider for those who want to delve into the city's rich history in detail.
Demographics and Growth
As of 2017, Chalon-sur-Saône had a population of 50,110 inhabitants. The city's population continues to grow year by year, increasing from 44,985 in 2014 to 45,390 in 2015. Consequently, the city remains the most populated in its department.
Photography and Festivities
Chalon-sur-Saône has also gained global recognition as the birthplace of photography. Its vibrant economy is further supported by its market festivals and numerous fairs, which draw a large number of visitors each year.
For years, river trade, largely driven by the Schneider factories at Creusot, has played a significant role in the city's industrial and economic development. In early 2018, the city's economic dynamism index was 0.20%. This index indicates a favorable business climate, with the creation of a large number of companies in recent years. In fact, 27 companies were established in 2017, while only 16 were in default.
The 1,522-square-kilometer city is home to over 6,700 companies, with the majority being real estate businesses. However, the energy sector is the oldest in the city, with a history of over 30 years. Conversely, the environmental sector, which includes waste treatment, materials, and water, is the newest, at approximately six years old.
Key Economic Sectors
Today, the most vibrant sectors of activity in Chalon-sur-Saône include management, business administration, real estate, hospitality, catering, tourism, services to individuals, communities, businesses, and the construction, building, and public works sector.
Chalon-sur-Saône is a tourist destination not to be overlooked. The city is rich in historical and cultural heritage, boasting several impressive attractions.
For history enthusiasts, the 11th-century St. Vincent Cathedral is a must-visit. It is a tranquil place with stunning, somewhat austere architecture featuring ornate stone arches and other elements reminiscent of the medieval era. It is located at the Place du Marché, the original center of the medieval city.
The Nicephore Niépce Museum offers a journey into the past in an original form, regularly hosting various exhibitions. Other notable museums include the Denon Museum, dedicated to the history and traditions of the city, housed in a classical building in the Place de l'Hôtel de Ville.
Sacred Sites and Historical Landmarks
Sacred and religious sites, such as the Abbaye de la Ferte, the Saint-Pierre Church, and the Monument aux Morts, are also worth visiting. The Old Saint Laurent Hospital is another historical site that has left its mark on the history of Chalon-sur-Saone. Additionally, the Church of St. Peter, which represents the Baroque style era, is an equally surprising monument.
City Life and Local Specialties
Beyond its historic monuments, Chalon-sur-Saône is a vibrant city filled with shops, bars, and clubs that cater to younger visitors. A highlight for wine enthusiasts would be a visit and tasting at the House of Wines, which offers a selection of local wines carefully curated by regional specialists.
Near Chalon-sur-Saône, the old town of Beaune, with its medieval hospital complex, and Brancion, an important regional center for the Dukes of Burgundy in the 13th and 15th centuries, are worth exploring. Both are less than 30 km from the city.
Luxurious Transport Services
A limousine service is available for those wishing to enjoy the city in style, offering pick-up right at your doorstep.
Stay at the ibis Chalon-sur-Saône hotel
Located in the city celebrated as the cradle of photography and renowned for its excellent wine and gastronomy, the ibis Chalon-sur-Saône is a three-star hotel-restaurant that is ideal for business, leisure, and tourist stays. The hotel offers seventy-two modern, air-conditioned, and soundproofed rooms equipped with all the necessary amenities.
Why Choose the ibis Chalon-sur-Saône Hotel?
For guests traveling by car, the hotel provides a free, secure parking area that can accommodate buses. The hotel's bar, which features a terrace, operates 24 hours a day. The restaurant, "Le Gourmand," is situated in a warm environment and offers a selection of the best wines from the Côte Chalonnaise, along with a contemporary menu inspired by traditional Burgundian cuisine. This establishment is famed for its wine bar. Guests have the option to enjoy their meals either on the poolside terrace or on a newly designed terrace in a green setting. Every morning, a buffet breakfast featuring a variety of sweet and savory dishes, such as pastries and fruit salads, is available. The hotel also provides a round-the-clock snack service.
Hotel Features and Facilities
For business needs, the ibis Hotel is equipped with a reception hall that includes three modular lounges, a sub-committee room, and a dance floor. This fully equipped and adaptable space can be rented by businesses or individuals for seminars, study days, and meetings.
The hotel is ideally situated just off the A6 North motorway, only a few minutes away from the historic city center, train station, various business parks, and service sector. Guests can explore the wine route between Mâcon and Beaune or visit the Chalon-sur-Saône exhibition center, the nautical center, and the eighteen-hole golf course, which are all just a few kilometers away.
Discover the Nicephore Niépce Museum
If you are a fan of photography, don't miss a visit to the Nicéphore Niépce Museum. Here, you will journey through the history of this art form from its earliest days.
A Journey into the History of Photography
A visit to the Nicéphore Niépce Museum is an immersive exploration into the history of photography. The museum boasts a vast collection organized into different themes: the challenges of photography, the randomness of the collections, the life of the collections, and the library. The permanent exhibits display a collection of several hundred works by some of the most significant figures in photography. Expect to spend a few hours to fully experience everything.
The Nicéphore Niépce Museum also offers a variety of activities that will appeal to photography lovers. For instance, the museum often holds temporary exhibitions showcasing the work of photography's pioneers. This venue is an excellent choice for family visits. With introductory workshops to drawing, it's easy to get children interested in the art of photography. The museum's calendar of events is available on its website. Keep in mind, to participate in these activities, reservations are necessary and can be easily made online.
Planning Your Visit
The Nicéphore Niépce museum is open daily, except on Tuesdays and public holidays. Doors open from 9:30 a.m. to 11:15 a.m. and then again from 2 p.m. to 5:45 p.m.
Car services on arrival at Orly airport to Chalon-sur-Saône
Chalon-sur-Saone is in the East of France, 100 km from the French-Swiss border and 120 km from the city of Geneva. The city is 75.5 km from the Touroparc Zoo and 80 km from the Museum of Hieron. For information, it is located 331.7 km from Orly Airport and more than 373 km from CDG Airport for a journey of 4 hours 32 minutes.