CHALON sur SAONE,the birthplace of PHOTOGRAPHY

Chalon-sur-Saone Travel Blog

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market and medieval houses under the rain in Chalon sur Sâone,a naval base in antiquity,a port at the junction of Centre canal and the Sâone river,a place of big fairs during the Middle Ages and the birthplace of photography.

                                Once a naval base in antiquity,later a capital of the Merovingian Kingdom of Burgundy and  a busy port on the banks of Sâone river at the jonction with the Centre canal,Chalon sur Sâone was a place of international fairs during Middle Ages and offers to the visitors many sights such as many old houses(15 th to 18th century),old fortifications and interesting museums.It is the birthplace of photography thanks to its famous resident Nicéphore Niepce and the starting point of the visit to Côte Chalonnaise vineyards,the south part of the Burgundy wine road  with Mercurey,Rully,Givry.

Saint Vincent hospital 16th-18th centuries stands on the St Laurent island,its refectory contains amazing 18th panneling,don't miss the pharmacy the Renaissance buildings,the pewter room serving the pharmacy and kitchen
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                               I visited the second largest city of Bugundy(the first is Dijon) on a rainy day and on a bankholiday,a 15th August and unfortutanely ,the Nicéphore  Niepce museum which contains over 2 millions pictures and photography devices and stuff was closed but I enjoyed to stroll along the picturesque streets of Saint Vincent's area.

MOST REMARKABLE FEATURES:

-The Niepce Museum,the most important European Museum of the Image 28 quai des Messageries

-The Old Saint Laurent Hospital founded in 1529,it stands on Saint Laurent island:don't miss the 18th pharmacy and the refectory with amazing pannelings

-Saint Vincent Cathedral and its area.

-The fortifications

-Denon museum for the fans of 17th and 18th paintings(Dutch,Flemish,Italian and French schools)

 

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aerial view of the Chalon town and…
aerial view of the Chalon town an…
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Tourism Office opening hours,loca…
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Pont Saint laurent bridge,since 1…
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view on theDoyenné tower which h…
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Tour du Doyenné and the famous f…
City hall
City hall
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in the pedestrian area on a rainy…
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house in Chalon sur Sâone
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medieval house,Chalon offers nice…
little girls clothes shop
little girls clothes shop
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medieval house
medieval house
medieval house
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medieval houses in front of the c…
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medieval house
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the Cathedral
the Cathedral
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I enjoyed for more than 10 minute…
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mural painting
old tower in Chalon
old tower in Chalon
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pedestrian area's map
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museum
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bikes to hire
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the Nicéphore Niépce museum,pho…
Nicéphore Niépce statue
Nicéphore Niépce statue
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photo by: bernard69