Waytypes of the stage
From the centre of Verdun-sur-le-Doubs, the signposted route takes you across the Saône to follow the towpath down the river’s west bank as far as Sassenay. To reach the centre of Chalon-sur-Saône, the track leads you away from the river, via Crissey. Crossing town, you reach Saint-Marcel, starting point of a section of greenway that also forms part of the Voie Bressane cycle route, up to Ouroux-sur-Saône. Chalon can also serve as a starting point for futher greenways, for example EuroVelo 6, if you head north along the Canal du Centre, or the Voie Verte Givry – Cluny, if you head south.
SNCF (French national railways network)
TER line Dijon <> Chalon-sur-Saône <> Lyon
- Verdun-sur-le-Doubs: the shady square by the port, old Verdun, the Quai du Petit-Doubs. The Ile du Château, which can be reached via a footbridge on the right bank of the Doubs.
To visit: the St-Jean church and the chapel of the Thirteen built by 13 families of the city who escaped the Great Plague of 1348. The House of Wheat and Bread, a museum which presents the origin of wheat cultivation in the world, the history of the milling and mills, all the baking trades...
- Chalon-sur-Saône: a pleasant pedestrian centre, walking circuit "le chemin de l'Orbandale", the old town with its beautiful medieval residences and its Saint-Vincent cathedral, the Saint Lawrence Island with its street famous for its restaurants that reveal the excellence of Burgundian cuisine.
To visit: the Nicéphore-Niépce museum, one of the most beautiful museums in France dedicated to photography. The Viant-Denon museum for lovers of Roman archaeology.