Cultural and sporting life in Chalon sur Saône is abundant, its town centre historic and its surrounding countryside irresistibly bucolic!

Kill two birds with one stone:  plan your weekend discovering the Côte Chalonnaise to coincide with one of its many highlights.

It’s your choice: “Chalon dans la Rue”, international festival of street theatre that brings together over 250,000 people each summer, “Carnaval” with its floats and giant puppets, plus lots of confetti,  The “Espace des Arts”, national theatre, and its varied programme of dance, plays, circus and music...

For the more sporting, maybe a basket ball game at”l’Elan Chalon”, a club playing in the French national Championships, or perhaps take to the air in a hot air balloon during the “Montgolfiades” festival?  There are also some great opportunities to prolong the festivities with lunch on a sunny terrace or a nature walk through the vines of the Côte Chalonnaise.