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

Many remains of the fifteenth and sixteenth centuries remain: Tour of Charles the Bold, Diamond Tower, Room Bailiwick, Convent of the Poor Clares, Priory de la Madeleine. Charolles is also known for the handcrafted pottery that bears his name. Charolles of the pottery was founded in 1844 by Hippolyte Prost, she never stopped producing since.

Charolles under prefecture of 3000 inhabitants, is a city flowered (3 flowers), village stage and a green holiday. It is also the cradle of cattle and sheep breeds. Charolais beef is undoubtedly one of the jewels of French gastronomy.

Recently, Charolles became a passionate focus for music lovers of France and beyond due to the installation in his church by a beautiful pipe organ. This extraordinary adventure can be followed on the website of the Friends of the Organ of Charolles.

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
Population3143 inhabitants
Density157 inhabitants/km²
PrefectureMâcon (53 km, 48 min)
Insee code71106
IntercommunalityCC du Charolais
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

Wharf Arconce
Wharf Arconce
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Convent of the Poor Clares, the headquarters of the Tourist Office Charolles
Convent of the Poor Clares, the headquarters of the Tourist Office Charolles
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Inner courtyard of the convent of the Poor Clares
Inner courtyard of the convent of the Poor Clares
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Grand Bridge
Grand Bridge
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Priory
Priory
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Big church organ
Big church organ
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Plank Bridge
Plank Bridge
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Bailiwick Room
Bailiwick Room
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Tower Charles the Bold
Tower Charles the Bold
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Place Charles the Bold
Place Charles the Bold
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Nocturnes Medieval
Nocturnes Medieval
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Medieval Night
Medieval Night
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Night Medieval
Night Medieval
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Medieval Night
Medieval Night
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Night Medieval
Night Medieval
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Medieval Nocturnes
Medieval Nocturnes
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Sacred Heart church Charolles
Sacred Heart church Charolles
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church of the Sacred Heart of Charolles
church of the Sacred Heart of Charolles
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church of the Sacred Choir -Coeur
church of the Sacred Choir -Coeur
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Nave of the church of the Sacred Heart
Nave of the church of the Sacred Heart
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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)
Internship artistic painting to artbucher method
Arts and Crafts35 € Le Rousset (21 km)
Carriage ride in South Burgundy
Nature and the great outdoors65 € to 390 € Tancon (27 km)
Tour and tasting at a wine estate
Local flavoursFreeFuissé (40 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)
Clochemerle
Village visitEasy40 minVaux-en-Beaujolais (49 km)
Towpath along the Saône
HikeEasy5h00Tournus (51 km)

Restaurants

Bed & breakfasts

Vacation rentals

Campsites

Hotels