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Chalon-sur-Saone

Châlon-sur-Saône's history can be traced back to about 354 AD, when the Roman Emperor Constantius II stationed troops here to protect the region from the threat of attack. From here the settlement grew and by the Middle Ages the town had become an important trading post thanks to its advantageous riverside position. In later years the town also acted as a port, transporting the region's famous wines. Yet perhaps Chalon-sur-Saône's finest hour came in 1827, when Nicéphore Niepce produced the world's first durable photograph: 'View from the Window at Le Gras'.

The beautiful town has much to recommend it today; not only its attractive clutch of authentic, half-timbered houses, but also the mighty neo-classical Cathedral of St Vincent, which dominates the town's skyline.

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2024JulAug
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Provence and The Elegant Rhône
12 Sep 2023
G Franklin
5 stars
“Third time with GRJ but first time on a river cruise with them. Everything 5 star as you would expect from our English tour operator, backed up by the Austrian cruise ship on the French waterways! Superb dining on an International menu and the crew did manage to include a local Provencal menu on one lunchtime. We chose to fly to Lyon from Luton rather than train from London and appreciated a private minibus to transfer to the ship. Nice leisurely excursions each day and I really enjoyed the new Tour App., but would have liked our flight tickets more readily available rather than chasing for an emailed pdf the week before our flight. Thoroughly recommended.
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Provence and The Elegant Rhône
12 Sep 2023
Colin Fry
4 stars
“A very pleasant trip with excellent organisation and a friendly and helpful crew. Great Rail managers
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