Invention of photography Museum – Seasonal opening

Nicéphore Niépce House is open from 1st July to 31 August each year.

Visit the house where Nicéphore Niépce took the very first photography in history some years before Daguerre and Fox Talbot!
National Heritage Site preserved by Spéos since 1999, labelled “Maisons des illustres” by the French Ministry of Culture, with sponsorship of the Académie des sciences & the Académie des beaux-arts.

Visit the website

Correspondence of Nicéphore Niépce, the inventor of photography, is compiled in a book of 1,600 pages written by a descendant of Niépce and a researcher of the CNRS. This book is fully available online (in French only).

Spéos continues to invest in research into Nicéphore Niépce’s inventions.

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