Charolles

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GEOGRAPHIC INFORMATION

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TownCharolles
Insee code71106
Postcode71120
Latitude46.4354420
Longitude4.2770040
AltitudeFrom 272 to 355 meters
Surface19.98 km²
Population3151 inhabitants
Density157 inhabitants/km²

CLOSEST CITIES & TOWNS

National labelsVaudebarrier at 3.4 km
Chief townMâcon (at 53 km, 48 min)Changy at 3.9 km
DepartmentSaône-et-LoireMarcilly-la-Gueurce at 4.4 km
RegionBurgundySearch another town

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TOWN PRESENTATION

To the south of Burgundy, Charolles, City of Charles the Bold Duke of Burgundy, is the former capital of the County of Charolais. The city is surrounded by two rivers: the Arconce and Seed, which allows very pleasant walks and gives the town a medieval air.

Many relics of the 15th and 16th centuries remain: Tour of Charles the Bold, Diamond Tower, Room Bailiwick, Convent of Poor Clares, the Priory of Madeleine. Charolles is also known for the craftsmanship of pottery that bears his name. The pottery of Charolles was created in 1844 by Hippolyte Prost, it has never ceased to produce since.

Charolles, sub-prefecture of about 3000 inhabitants, is a city flowered (3 flowers), a village stage and green holiday resort. It is also the birthplace of breeds of cattle and sheep. The Charolais beef is undoubtedly one of the jewels of French cuisine.


SIGHTSEEING

  • The remains of the 15th and 16th centuries: Tour of Charles the Bold, Diamond Tower, Room of the Bailiwick, the Poor Clares Convent, Priory de la Madeleine.
  • Charolles offers two museums to visit:
  • The Municipal Museum of the Priory: This museum is housed in a former Benedictine priory built in the 10th century. The building is famous for its ceremonial room, and decorated with masks engoulée beam passing through it. It is Cluny site. It presents an outstanding collection of porcelain from Charolles. Are also paintings of Jean Laronze (1852-1937), painter bourguignon. In the chapel of the priory are presented the works of René Davoine (1888-1962), sculptor Charolais, who exhibited at the Salon of French Artists.
  • La Maison du Charolais: a museum space for the whole family. At the heart of the birthplace of Charolais cattle breed, the Charolais House invites you to discover a family or group, this animal and the meat world famous.
Detailed information
Leisure centresMuseum René Davoine,   Museum of the Maison du Charolais,   Museum of the Prieuré
MonumentsCastle of Charolles,   Castle of Corcelles
Performance hallsExhibition Park of Charolles

EVENTS AND CELEBRATIONS

  • Large flea market with over 150 exhibitors, in July, organized by the VCC Charolles.
  • Large flea market on August 15 with over 150 exhibitors.
  • The Tourist Office organizes guided tours of the city at night. The guide in medieval clothes is accompanied by a score of extras and troubadours, fire eater, riders ... Even Charles the Bold made an appearance!

ATTRACTIONS, LEISURES AND ACTIVITES AROUND

Leisure activities
NameType of activityPriceTown
Visit the House of the CharolaisCulture and educationFrom 3.50 € to 7.50 €Charolles
Buy beef straight from the farmLocal flavours118 €Saint-Julien-de-Civry (6 km)
Horse ride in Charolais BrionnaisNature and the outdoors20 €Nochize (8.7 km)
Carriage ride in South BurgundyNature and the outdoorsFrom 60 € to 380 €Tancon (27 km)

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PHOTOS

Convent and the headquarters of the Office of Tourism CharollesConvent and the headquarters of the Office of Tourism Charolles
 
Courtyard of the Convent of the Poor ClaresCourtyard of the Convent of the Poor Clares
Great BridgeGreat Bridge
 
PrioryPriory
Bridge BoardBridge Board
 
Room BailiwickRoom Bailiwick
Tour of Charles the BoldTour of Charles the Bold
 
Place Charles the BoldPlace Charles the Bold
Quai de l' ArconceQuai de l' Arconce
 
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Drawing the future organ Charolles (under construction)Drawing the future organ Charolles (under construction)

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WEATHER

Sunday 31 August
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Min. 12°C - Max. 22°C
Monday 1 September
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Min. 10°C - Max. 21°C
Tuesday 2 September
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Min. 8°C - Max. 23°C

RESTAURANTS

 
French cuisine restaurantRestaurant de la basilique  
10
Paray-le-Monial
Two air-conditioned restaurants, including one especially reserved for groups. (See pictures on our site) - a Burgundian cuisine. Culinary specialties and exclusive. A fast, attentive...
Located 12 km from CharollesFrom 15 € to 55 € per person 
French cuisine restaurantLe Saint-Cyr  
8.4
Montmelard
Le Saint-Cyr welcomes you in a friendly atmosphere in the heart of a small village in Burgundy Montmelard. Located in the countryside a few kilometers from the shelf, you will enjoy...
Located 15.5 km from Charolles21 € per person 
French cuisine restaurantL'Auberge de Baudemont  
9.5
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Baudemont
Located in the Brionnais near the shelf, Auberge Baudemont opens its doors. The hotel is distinguished by the quality of the home and its warm interior. The room, with its stone walls...
Located 16.5 km from Charolles26 € per person 

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BED & BREAKFASTS

 
Farm with 1 bedroomLes Pensées d'Or    
9.8
Baron
Les Pensées d'Or is a so called 'chambre d'hôtes'. This means that you are a guest in our home. We offer our guests a spacious guest apartment. The attractive, authentically renovated...
Located 5 km from CharollesFrom 145 € to 165 € the double room 
House with 3 bedroomsLe Monastère    
9.7
Viry
Michel and Christel you receive in this former mépart whose origins date back to the xii th siècle. Deux large bedrooms (35m²) with bathroom and toilet you expect to stay in calm and...
Located 6 km from Charolles70 € the double room 
House with 4 bedroomsDomaine Le Pré de La Serve    
9.2
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Lugny-lès-Charolles
Domaine du Pré de la Serve is a true village house, formerly a village café and hotel, built in 1863 and entirely renovated in 2007. The warm colored rooms have a relaxing and modern...
Located 6 km from Charolles65 € the double room 

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VACATION RENTALS

 
House for 8 personsLe domaine de la tour
Champlecy
4 km from Charolles between Cluny and Paray le Monial, between meadows and woods, beautiful character house which satisfy both lovers of authenticity, with its oak beams, stone tiles...
Located 3.9 km from CharollesFrom 450 € to 740 € per week 
House for 3 personsLe gîte de Mireille
Champlecy
3 ears lodging for 2 people. And a baby. The heart of the Charolais countryside, 4 km and 10 km from Charolles Paray-le-Monial. Internet Phone free on mobile and fixed according Morm...
Located 4.7 km from Charolles295 € per week 
House for 4 personsLe gîte du tilleul
Champlecy
In the Charolais-Brionnais at the edge of the forest Charolles, our house of 'lime' and the family home 'lilac' welcome you to the charming village of Champlecy located 7 km from Charolles,...
Located 5.6 km from CharollesFrom 250 € to 380 € per week 

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CAMPSITES

 
40 places over 2,5 haCamping du lac    
9.3
Palinges
The three-star camp site du Lac is a small site with 40 pitches near a swimming and fishing spot. Ideal for peaceful holidays. Many activities and touristic tours: culture, sports,...
Located 14.5 km from Charolles23 € per day 
90 places over 3 haCamping des bruyeres la clayette bourgogn    
9.2
La Clayette
Family Camping: Locations view on lake and castle tent, caravan, motorhome (Home Camping Car, bike and rrandonneurs stopover in Euro 11 location 2 persons) Chalet, Holiday Canvas from...
Located 16.3 km from CharollesFrom 12.20 € to 15.40 € per day 
108 places over 4 haLe village des meuniers     NEW
Dompierre-les-Ormes
Arriving at Camping Village Millers, you'll be immediately impressed by the splendor of nature and the beauty of the hills of Burgundy. Due to its location, the site is marked by a...
Located 17.1 km from CharollesFrom 19.50 € to 26 € per day 

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HOTELS

Hôtel de la Poste - Hotel in CharollesHôtel de la Poste     
8.9
Charolles
This hotel invites you to relax and offers the ideal backdrop to your break. The Hotel de la Poste features comfortable and elegant guest rooms and suites offering warm, cosy atmosphere...
Located in CharollesRoom from 90 €
Le Val D'or - Hotel in CharollesLe Val D'or    
7.5
Volesvres
Le Val D'or is located in the village of Volesvres, in the heart of the Pays Charolais Brionnais, Burgundy. It offers free Wi-Fi internet access. The bright rooms are equipped with...
Located 9.7 km from CharollesRoom from 43 €
Delfotel - Hotel in CharollesDelfotel     
7.5
Hautefond
The Delfotel is nestled in a lush and peaceful area 2 km away from the centre of Paray-le-Monial, right in front of the famous Canal du Centre. It features a heated swimming pool. Rooms...
Located 10.3 km from CharollesRoom from 48 €

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Comfort Hôtel Mâcon Sud
Near the Mâconnais and Beaujolais Vineyards, this hotel is 7.5 km from the city centre of Macon. It offers free Wi-Fi internet access and is accessible...
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