Châlons is renowned for its stained-glass windows, and fine examples can be seen in the gothic Cathedral of Saint Etienne and in the Notre- Dame-en-Vaux collegiate church, classified as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The carillon comprises 56 bells making it one of the biggest in Europe. The Musée des Beaux Arts et d’Archéologie contains some very interesting fine art and archaeology collections.
The only school for contemporary circus arts in France
The town is home to the only school for contemporary circus arts in France, the National Centre for Circus Arts (Centre National des Arts du Cirque, or CNAC). At the beginning of June, Châlons organizes the annual Festival des Furies dedicated to circus arts, during which the town comes to life with street performances, special shows and circus arts demonstrations.