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(shălôN`-sür-sōn), town (1990 pop. 56,259), Saône-et-Loire dept., E central France, in Burgundy, on the Saône River and the Canal Central. It is an inland port and railway center with a large wine and grain trade. The town contains a thermal power station; its many manufactures include metal products, electrical equipment, barges, textiles, chemicals, and glass. Of pre-Roman origin, it was the capital of King Guntram of Burgundy (6th cent.) and the scene of 10 church councils, most notably the one convoked by Charlemagne in 813. Its cathedral, begun in the 12th cent., was completed in the 15th cent.



a city in eastern France, in Saône-et-Loire Department, on the Saône River and the Canal du Centre. Population, 71,000 (1975). Chalon-sur-Saône is a transportation junction and a river port. Industries include metallurgy and machine building, with the manufacture of atomic power plant equipment, machine tools, riverboats, and locomotives. The city also produces metal structural components and photographic film and has a sugar factory.

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The intriguing yet seldom studied Douze Fables de fleuves ou fontaines by the Pleiade late-comer Pontus de Tyard (1521-1605), Lord of the familial estate at Bissy near Macon and (beginning in 1578) Bishop of Chalon-sur-Saone, provides a case in point.
The excursion to Dijon starts at another lovely town, Chalon-Sur-Saone.
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Taking place on June 5th, 6th, and 7th at "Espace des Arts", Chalon-sur-Saone, France, Dimension-3 Expo is one of the first conferences of this kind.
The next year he gained one of the finest wins in the race when he won the stage from Annecy to Chalon-sur-Saone by over 20 minutes.
Chalon-sur-Saone, St Helen's twin town, is to host the trip which has been arranged to coincide with the localAutumn fair.
Five years later, he was appointed to head SF Gardy in Chalon-sur-Saone.
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