The house where Nicephore Niépce took the first photograph in history has been open to visitors since 2002.

Peak season openings

The Nicéphore Niépce House is open from July 1st to August 31st, every day from 10am to 6pm (closed on Tuesdays).
Guided tours take place every hour, from 10am onwards. Last tour at 5pm.

Off-peak season openings

Feel free to contact us at +33 (0)1 40 09 18 58 or  for booking information and quotes.


Adults: 6,00€ / Children: 3,00€ / Students: 4,50€
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Address and Access to the House

Reception: 2 rue Nicéphore Niépce, 71240 Saint-Loup-de-Varennes