2005: The Reconstruction of Nicéphore Niépce’s Velocipede

Adding an adjustable saddle and a guiding wheel, Nicéphore Niépce aimed at perfecting this new means of transportation, which – as its name indicates – allowed its users to walk very fast on foot.

The Niépce House decided to build an exact copy of the existing original (exhibited in the Musée Niépce at Châlon). The newly built velocipede – the work of Bernard Wala, artisan carpenter in Saint-Loup de Varennes – can now be seen and tested by the visitors during their stay at Niépce’s House.