Chalon-sur-Saone (Lyon), France
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Spend a while in Chalon-sur-Saone, which is 20 miles (32 kilometers) to the northeast of Saone-et-Loire. A popular spot for visitors, Chalon-sur-Saone is 35 miles (56 kilometers) from Dijon - Burgundy Airport.
Many of Saone-et-Loire’s key attractions are located within easy reach of Chalon-sur-Saone, so it is a convenient place to base yourself. Two attractions that should be at the top of every visitor’s to-do list is the fascinating Musee Denon and the iconic Musee Niepce. Two other worthy points of interest that are located close by Chalon-sur-Saone are Chalon Cathedral and the Maison des Vins. Those interested in exhibits and shows will find plenty of unique cultural highlights in and around Chalon-sur-Saone. Spend a few hours of admiring the exhibits at the Burgundy Wine Museum in Beaune.
To really get a feel for the area, don’t miss the nearby local attractions such as Hotel Dieu in Beaune, Hotel-Dieu in Tournus and the St. Philibert Abbey. These are popular with locals and tourists alike. See some sacred places such as the Collegiate Church of Notre-Dame in Beaune. Enjoy the atmosphere and gain an appreciation of the role religion in Chalon-sur-Saone.
If you have a passion for golf, visit the Beaune Levernois Golf in Levernois. It's a perfect way to get out and enjoy the outdoors.
LYON – Chalon-sur-Saone
- Chalon-sur-Saone is the town on the Saone River where most river cruise vessels dock. It is approximately 50 miles north of the main Lyon hotel area. Travel Time: Approximately one hour depending on traffic.
- Lyon-Saint Exupery Airport (LYS) is approximately 15 miles outside the Lyon city center. Travel time to the city is approximately 30-minutes depending on traffic.
- Distance from the Lyon-Saint Exupery Airport (LYS) to Chalon-sur-Saone is approximately 72 miles with a travel time of approximately 1½ hours depending on traffic.
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