France: Burgundy

Côte Chalonnaise

The wines of Bouzeron, Rully, Mercurey, Givry and Montagny
By Jean-Pierre Renard and Wink Lorch

This Guide was last updated on 10 August 2010
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Hot Air Ballooning in Chalon

Every year at Whit weekend Chalon-sur-Saône organises a hot air ballooning festival. Around a hundred balloons take off from here in a blaze of colour.

Useful information: Information from 03 85 48 37 97.


Chalon Carnival

In the depths of the Burgundian winter, end of February and beginning of March, the Chalon-sur-Saône Carnival unites spectators and performers during a fantastic night-time parade with a cavalcade of colourful floats. Groups of musicians wander the streets playing music. If you are visiting at this time of year, don’t miss it!

Useful information: Information from 03 85 43 08 39, E-mail: or on the website


Jazz à Couches

This jazz festival has been held in Couches for the last 20 years, usually in early July. Some great jazz musicians come to play, there is a very good atmosphere and the concert tickets are reasonably priced. Highly recommended for jazz fans.

Useful information: Information from 03 85 49 66 29 or


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