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The house where Nicephore Niépce took the first photograph in history has been open to visitors since 2002. The house is located at 2 rue Nicéphore Niépce, 71240 Saint-Loup-de-Varennes, France.

Plan your visit

  • Opening days and hours

    The Nicéphore Niépce House is open each year from July 1st to August 31st only, every day from 10am to 6pm (closed on Tuesdays).

  • Guided tours

    Guided tours take place every hour, from 10am onwards. Last tour at 5pm.

  • Fees

    Adults : €10 / Children : €3 / Students : €5
    For off-season visits, please call +33 (0)1 40 09 18 58 for a quote.


The Musée Maison Nicéphore Niépce can only be contacted by telephone at : +33 (0)1 40 09 18 58

Important: Please note we can only answer questions directly related to the Musée Maison Nicéphore Niépce, and to the extend of our availabilities.