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


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.

For special off-season openings, please contact Spéos on +33 (0)1 40 09 18 58 or to receive a quote.


Adults: €6 / Children:€3 / Students: €4,50
For off-season visits, please consult Spéos for a quote.

Address and access to the House

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