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
European Heritage Days
Take advantage of the European Heritage Days 2021 to visit the house where Nicéphore Niépce invented photography: guided tours will be organized on September 18 and 19, 2021, from 2 to 6 pm. Tickets will be sold on site – sanitary pass required.
Exceptional visit in the presence of the co-founders of the project:
– Jean-Louis Bruley, responsible for the reconstruction of the Pyreolophore,
– Manuel Bonnet, direct descendant of Nicéphore Niépce, actor, co-author with Jean-Louis Marignier of the book Niépce, correspondance et papiers published by the Maison Nicéphore Niépce in 2003, and at the initiative of the bi-centenary in 2007 of the Pyréolophore of the Niépce brothers,
– Pierre-Yves Mahé who has been in charge of the Maison Nicéphore Niépce project since its beginning in July 1999.
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 take place every hour, from 10am onwards. Last tour at 5pm.
Adults : €6 / Children : €3 / Students : €4.50
For off-season visits, please consult Spéos for a quote.