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Saint-Loup-de-Varennes is a commune in the Saône-et-Loire department in the region of Bourgogne in eastern France.

Saint-Loup-de-Varennes
A sign showing the name of the inventor of photography
A sign showing the name of the inventor of photography
Coat of arms of Saint-Loup-de-Varennes
Coat of arms
Location of Saint-Loup-de-Varennes
Saint-Loup-de-Varennes is located in France
Saint-Loup-de-Varennes
Saint-Loup-de-Varennes
Saint-Loup-de-Varennes is located in Bourgogne-Franche-Comté
Saint-Loup-de-Varennes
Saint-Loup-de-Varennes
Coordinates: 46°43′43″N 4°51′41″E / 46.7286°N 4.8614°E / 46.7286; 4.8614Coordinates: 46°43′43″N 4°51′41″E / 46.7286°N 4.8614°E / 46.7286; 4.8614
CountryFrance
RegionBourgogne-Franche-Comté
DepartmentSaône-et-Loire
ArrondissementChalon-sur-Saône
CantonSaint-Rémy
IntercommunalityLe grand Chalon
Government
 • MayorFrancis Debras
Area
1
8.32 km2 (3.21 sq mi)
Population
 (2016-01-01)[1]
1,184
 • Density140/km2 (370/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+01:00 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+02:00 (CEST)
INSEE/Postal code
71444 /71240
Elevation171–205 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.

GeographyEdit

It is 6 km (3.7 mi) south of the centre of Chalon-sur-Saône.

Historical significanceEdit

 
View from the Window at Le Gras, one of Nicéphore Niépce's earliest surviving photographs

Nicéphore Niépce, the inventor of photography, lived in Saint-Loup-de-Varennes, where he died in 1833. Most or all of his photographs, including one taken in 1827 and now the oldest known surviving camera photograph, were made at Le Gras, his ancestral family estate in this village.

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Populations légales 2016". INSEE. Retrieved 25 April 2019.

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