Chalon is a place that I invariably bypass – heading south to Mâcon, and then back north to Beaune – but there was a window in the forecast for rain today, so we successfully see the last of the market, drink a coffee, make a small tour of the old town and safely make our way back to Beaune whilst staying dry. Actually the rain is late, it doesn’t arrive until 18h00 – so good for us!
Chalon is really a large town, or rather, city. The old town is quaint and has the benefit of the Saone river running through the centre – I’m sure it looks great on a nice early summer day. The old buildings are far from as well kept as is the case in Beaune, but fascinating all the same. We’ll make another visit when the weather is warmer…
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Hi Bill, it seems we just missed one another on the Chalon sunday market by not much more than a few minutes! You’re right that Chalon is less pretty than Beaune, but it is also more “normal”, i.e. not a tourist hotspot. When in Beaune, I sometimes have the feeling to walk in a large museum / theme park. Drinking a good glass of local wine on Cathedral square in Chalon on a warm summer evening is definitely something I can recommend …
Shame! But next time Roelof – when we can sit outside and enjoy the atmosphere!
And then there’s the current mayor of Chalone . . . .