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Charolles

Tourism, holidays & weekends guide in the Saône-et-Loire

Charolles - Tourism, holidays & weekends guide in the Saône-et-Loire
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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.

Geographical information

MunicipalityCharolles
Postcode71120
Tourism labels
Latitude46.4354420 (N 46° 26’ 8”)
Longitude4.2770040 (E 4° 16’ 37”)
AltitudeFrom 272m to 355m
Surface area19.98 km²
Population3151 inhabitants
Density157 inhabitants/km²
PrefectureMâcon (53 km, 48 min)
Insee code71106
IntercommunalityCC du Canton de Charolles
DepartmentSaône-et-Loire
RegionBurgundy

Nearest cities & towns

Vaudebarrier4.8 km (8 min)
Changy4.9 km (7 min)
Champlecy5.1 km (7 min)
Vendenesse-lès-Charolles5.4 km (9 min)
Lugny-lès-Charolles6.8 km (10 min)
Marcilly-la-Gueurce6.8 km (11 min)
Viry7.1 km (10 min)
Fontenay7.4 km (10 min)
Baron8.2 km (10 min)
Saint-Aubin-en-Charollais9.4 km (12 min)
Ozolles9.8 km (15 min)
Saint-Julien-de-Civry10 km (11 min)
Grandvaux10.3 km (13 min)
Hautefond10.6 km (16 min)

Things to see and do

Places of interest

Leisure centres
Monuments
Performance halls

Events and festivities

Photos

Convent and the headquarters of the Office of Tourism Charolles
Convent and the headquarters of the Office of Tourism Charolles
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Courtyard of the Convent of the Poor Clares
Courtyard of the Convent of the Poor Clares
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Great Bridge
Great Bridge
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Priory
Priory
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Bridge Board
Bridge Board
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Room Bailiwick
Room Bailiwick
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Tour of Charles the Bold
Tour of Charles the Bold
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Place Charles the Bold
Place Charles the Bold
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Quai de l' Arconce
Quai de l' Arconce
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Nocturnes Medieval
Nocturnes Medieval
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Medieval Nocturnes
Medieval Nocturnes
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Nocturnes Medieval
Nocturnes Medieval
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Medieval Nocturnes
Medieval Nocturnes
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Nocturnes Medieval
Nocturnes Medieval
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Medieval Nocturnes
Medieval Nocturnes
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Drawing the future organ Charolles (under construction)
Drawing the future organ Charolles (under construction)
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Weather

Tuesday 3 march
Min. 3°C - Max. 8°C
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Wednesday 4 march
Min. 2°C - Max. 5°C
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Thursday 5 march
Min. 2°C - Max. 3°C
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Visits, leisure and activities nearby

Leisure activities

Last nameActivity typeRateCity
Visit the House of the Charolais
Culture and education350 € to 750 € Charolles
Buy beef straight from the farm
Local flavours118 € Saint-Julien-de-Civry (6 km)
Carriage ride in South Burgundy
Nature and the great outdoors65 € to 390 € Tancon (27 km)
Rural heritage museum
Crafts150 € to 3 € Le Donjon (38 km)
Helicopter flight over Bourgogne
Sports sensations69 € to 138 € Charnay-lès-Mâcon (43 km)

Outings

Last nameOuting typeDifficultyDurationDeparture municipality
Greenway
Cycling itineraryEasy2h00Marcigny (25 km)
From Maizeray to Saint-Martin-du-Tartre
HikeEasy2h00Saint-Martin-du-Tartre (34 km)
Solutré Rock
HikeEasy1h00Solutré-Pouilly (38 km)
Towpath along the Saône
HikeEasy5h00Tournus (51 km)
Vaux Valley and botanical trail
HikeEasy2h00Saint-Martin-sous-Montaigu (54 km)

Restaurants

Bed & breakfasts

Vacation rentals

Campsites

Hotels