Granges is the closest commune to Chalon-sur-Saône (Grand Chalon) and is located at the north-eastern gateway to the territory of the Communauté de Communes of the South Côte Chalonnaise. This extensive commune with more than 1,000 hectares, a large part of which is unspoiled nature, is divided between a town and several hamlets, the most important of which are Les Ponts and Les Curles. Granges was a very early shelter for humans. Archaeological work has dated the cut flints found at the place known as "La Sablière" to 150,000 years BC. Much later, around 30 BC, the Romans built villas and developed the town, building a temple and, perhaps, a theatre. Granges owes its name to the fact that in the 6th century Queen Brunehaut gave this territory to the abbey of Saint-Martin d'Autun, which established a priory and a storage place for grain (granges). Cereal crops and cattle breeding still dominate the landscape. Granges is known for its deciduous forest which extends over 92 hectares and offers numerous possibilities for walks and hikes, horseback riding or mountain biking. It is also possible to cycle towards Buxy using the Voie Verte.
Not to be missed is a pretty and peaceful washhouse at the place called La Boudoire (from "bouder" which means to overflow).