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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.

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

Important : The Maison Niépce is entirely financed and managed by Spéos photography school. We can only answer questions directly related to the Maison Nicéphore Niépce Museum, and to the extent of our availability. We have made all the sources and resources available free of charge (see the Correspondances et Papiers website) and cannot answer the hundreds of individual questions that are sent to us.