La Paulée and the Côte Chalonnaise Marathon
La Paulée is a meal held to celebrate the end of the grape harvest, and is a tradition in the Burgundy vineyard. The name comes from the last scoop of grapes put into the press, symbolising the end of the harvest.
In the Côte Chalonnaise, this tradition has been turned into a big event, combining wine, gastronomy and photography. Over a whole weekend, La Paulée de la Côte Chalonnaise is held in Chalon-sur-Saône, the town where the art of photography was first invented.
Every year in the spring, the Côte Chalonnaise Wines Marathon also takes place, for a festive and sporty weekend in the midst of the various appellations in the area.