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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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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 the Semence, which allows very pleasant walks and gives the city a medieval air.

Many vestiges of the 15th and 16th centuries remain: Tour of Charles the Bold, Diamond Tower, Bailiwick Hall, Convent of the Poor Clares, Priory of the Madeleine. Charolles is also known for the artisanal manufacture of the faience that bears his name. The pottery of Charolles was created in 1844 by Hippolyte Prost, it has never stopped producing since.

Charolles, sub-prefecture of about 3000 inhabitants, is a flower town (3 flowers), step village and a green holiday resort. It is also the cradle of cattle and sheep breeds. Charolais beef is undoubtedly one of the jewels of French gastronomy.

Recently, Charolles has become a passionate center of interest for music lovers in France and beyond because of the installation in his church of a beautiful large organ. This exceptional adventure can be followed on the website of the Friends of the Organ Charolles where are announced the many high level concerts and other events organized around the instrument.

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
Population3167 inhabitants
Density158 inhabitants/km²
PrefectureMâcon (33 mi, 48 min)
Insee code71106
IntercommunalityCC Le Grand Charolais
DepartmentSaône-et-Loire
TerritoryBurgundy
RegionBurgundy-Franche-Comté

Nearest cities & towns

Vaudebarrier3 mi (8 min)
Changy3 mi (7 min)
Champlecy3.2 mi (7 min)
Vendenesse-lès-Charolles3.4 mi (9 min)
Lugny-lès-Charolles4.2 mi (10 min)
Marcilly-la-Gueurce4.2 mi (11 min)
Viry4.4 mi (10 min)
Fontenay4.6 mi (10 min)
Baron5.1 mi (10 min)
Saint-Aubin-en-Charollais5.8 mi (12 min)
Ozolles6.1 mi (15 min)
Saint-Julien-de-Civry6.2 mi (11 min)
Grandvaux6.4 mi (13 min)
Hautefond6.6 mi (16 min)
Nochize6.9 mi (16 min)

Things to see and do

Places of interest

Leisure centres
Monuments
Performance halls

Events and festivities

Photos

Quay of the Arconce
Quay of the Arconce
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Convent of the Poor Clares, seat of the Tourist Office of Charolles
Convent of the Poor Clares, seat of the Tourist Office of 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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Big bridge
Big bridge
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Priory
Priory
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Great organ of the church
Great organ of the church
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Board Bridge
Board Bridge
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Bailliage Hall
Bailliage Hall
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Charles the Bold Tower
Charles the Bold Tower
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Charles the Bold Place
Charles the Bold Place
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Medieval Nocturnes
Medieval Nocturnes
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Medieval Nocturnes
Medieval Nocturnes
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Medieval Nocturnes
Medieval Nocturnes
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Medieval Nocturnes
Medieval Nocturnes
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Medieval Nocturnes
Medieval Nocturnes
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Medieval Nocturnes
Medieval Nocturnes
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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 Heart of Charolles
Church of the Sacred Heart of Charolles
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Choir of the Sacred Heart Church
Choir of the Sacred Heart Church
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Nave of the Sacred Heart Church
Nave of the Sacred Heart Church
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The organ cabinet of Charolles announces the beauty of its sounds...
The organ cabinet of Charolles announces the beauty of its sounds...
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The smallest details are of extreme refinement
The smallest details are of extreme refinement
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Weather

Wednesday 26 april
Min. 6°C - Max. 14°C
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Thursday 27 april
Min. 7°C - Max. 12°C
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Friday 28 april
Min. 6°C - Max. 12°C
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Visits, leisure and activities nearby

Leisure activities

Last nameActivity typeRateCity
Cruise on the boat Ville de Digoin
Entertainment5 € to 43 € Digoin (14.1 mi)
Tour and wine tasting at Oenothèque Burrier
Local flavoursFreeFuissé (25 mi)
Helicopter flight over Bourgogne
Sports sensations74 € to 122 € Charnay-lès-Mâcon (27 mi)

Outings

Last nameOuting typeDifficultyDurationDeparture municipality
Greenway
Cycling itineraryEasy2h00Marcigny (15.8 mi)
From Maizeray to Saint-Martin-du-Tartre
HikeEasy2h00Saint-Martin-du-Tartre (21 mi)
Solutré Rock
HikeEasy1h00Solutré-Pouilly (23 mi)
Clochemerle
Village visitEasy40 minVaux-en-Beaujolais (30 mi)
Towpath along the Saône
HikeEasy5h00Tournus (31 mi)

Restaurants

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Campsites

Hotels

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