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One of France's most famous female writers, Colette was a woman way ahead of her time.
Known for his large metal structures, notably the Eiffel Tower, he built bridges and the magnificent market hall in Dijon...
Pierre Larousse, the king of dictionaries, wanted 'to educate everybody about everything'
Forging his political career in Burgundy, he went on to become the first Socialist President of France
Inventor of the first ever photograph in 1826 in Chalon-sur-Saône.
Composer of Baroque opera.