Chalon-sur-Saone is a commune in the Saone-et-Loire department in the region of Bourgogne in eastern France. It is a sub-prefecture of the department. It is the largest city in the department; however, the department capital is the smaller city of Macon. Chalon-sur-Saone lies in the south of the Burgundy region of France.
It is located on the Saone river, and was once a busy port, acting as a distribution point for local wines which were sent up and down the Saone river and the Canal du Centre.Chalon-sur-Saone hosts, every year in July, an international street artists festival, called Chalon dans la Rue ("Chalon in the street"). Over four days, artists from across Europe and beyond come to the streets of Chalon to perform, mostly for free, in music, theatre, acrobatics, comedy, etc.