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Chalon-sur-Saône is the birthplace of photography. Its most famous resident, Nicéphore Niépce, created the world’s first known photograph here in the 1800s. There is a school named after him and a museum with exhibits of his work and early photography. Indeed this is a mecca for photographers and historians alike. Chalon-sur-Saône is a lovely city with quaint houses and flower-clad pavements.
It is a commune in the Saône-et-Loire department in the Burgundy region of eastern France. While it is the biggest city in Saône-et-Loire, it is not the capital, but it is full of welcoming cafés, fantastic bakeries and a tranquil river. It was once used as a port for transporting the locally-produced wines, but these days it is mainly used for leisure trips. The wine remains exquisite and there are plenty of places to sample them. Shoppers will love the bustling market and the speciality shops.