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Saône, France

The River Saône rises in the Monts Faucilles in eastern France near Vioménil, and joins the Rhône at Lyons to the south. In its three-hundred-mile course it flows into the Haute-Saône département near Corre, meets the Canal de l'Est, flows to Pontailler-sur-Saône and crosses Côte d'Or département to enter Saône-et-Loire département. It passes Chalon-sur-Saône, Tournus, Mâcon, and Villefranche, finally joining the Rhône.

The Saône was the site of the first demonstration of a paddle-wheel steamboat in 1783.