Since Gray, in the wake of water marks the seventeenth century, browse the noble estates of the realm of gastronomy and the art of living ... What diversity of landscapes !
Saône covers a distance of 480 Km ( 25 locks) to its junction with the canal des Vosges Corre north to south Lyon , its confluence with the Rhône . Conditions very pleasant navigation through rich pastures, and beautifully wooded forests , create an atmosphere close to the Thames upstream part . The naturally clear water invites you to swim through small beaches on the shore.
You can choose between other on a river cruise to Dijon , a city renowned for its stores of mustard.
With about 10 000 inhabitants , Gray is one of the most important cities on the "Little Saône ." Despite two fires that have ravaged the Middle Ages , people have completely rebuilt . In the seventeenth century, the city has even become an important commercial and industrial center , and more in the nineteenth through the river trade .
The city is rooted in history , with some remarkably well restored buildings such as the church, the fortified castle of Baron Saint Martin ( now transformed into an art gallery and museum) and a beautifully restored theater in the classical Italian style . The Mayor , with its roof of glazed tiles , is a national monument , as well as several other beautiful architectural pieces .
Throughout the summer , find exhibitions of painting with great artists Baron Martin museum .
There is also a summer outdoor festival " Sound and Light " with spectacular fireworks on the river fire.
The market is held on Saturday morning and every second Wednesday of the month .
In the region, several specialties : coq au vin, pochouse ( river fish soup ) , cheese ( cancoillote , Epoisses and county), wines and Champlitte Fourgerolles , cherry liqueur.