A sign showing the name of the inventor of photography
|Intercommunality||Le grand Chalon|
|• Mayor||Francis Debras|
|Area1||8.32 km2 (3.21 sq mi)|
|• Density||140/km2 (360/sq mi)|
|INSEE/Postal code||71444 / 71240|
|Elevation||171–205 m (561–673 ft)
(avg. 191 m or 627 ft)
1 French Land Register data, which excludes lakes, ponds, glaciers > 1 km² (0.386 sq mi or 247 acres) and river estuaries.2 Population without double counting: residents of multiple communes (e.g., students and military personnel) only counted once.
It is 6 km (3.7 mi) south of the centre of Chalon-sur-Saône.
Nicéphore Niépce, the inventor of photography, lived in Saint-Loup-de-Varennes, where he died in 1833. One of his first photographs, circa 1826, the oldest known photograph, was taken in this village.
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