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Musee Nicephore Niepce

28 quai des Messageries, 71100 Chalon-sur-Saone, France
+33 3 85 48 41 98
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Interesting museum of history of photography

We were in Chalon sur Saone this month, June, and the guided tours of the museum only happen during... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
pamelamary52
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Johannesburg, South Africa
Must see for clasicalphotography fans

A place you can not miss if you are interested in the history of classic photography. Free entrance... read more

Reviewed 14 October 2017
LaNufka
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“two floors” (2 reviews)
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28 quai des Messageries, 71100 Chalon-sur-Saone, France
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+33 3 85 48 41 98
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We were in Chalon sur Saone this month, June, and the guided tours of the museum only happen during July and August. The information is only in French so I feel I would have got a lot more from the museum if I had understood...More

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Reviewed 14 October 2017

A place you can not miss if you are interested in the history of classic photography. Free entrance and exceptionally friendly staff.

Thank LaNufka
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Reviewed 6 September 2017

Chalon is known for its history of photo/image this museum has crazy old cameras and funny techniques to show the process of making a photo.

Thank 博 李
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Reviewed 13 February 2017 via mobile

This museum contains antiques of photography such as daguerreotypes but also has a semi permanent exhibitions of different contemporary photography. A must see for photography lovers!

Thank jo_est_fine
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Reviewed 6 August 2016

This museum dedicated to the famed photographer is well worth the trip. Besides information about him and his art there is usually an good exhibit of photos. Not a large museum, it is suitable for children also.

Thank Carolee L
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Reviewed 30 July 2016 via mobile

This photography museum is entirely free. It exhibits multiple very old cameras and daguerréotypes. There are also multiple movies and one interactive very old 3D pictures. 1 hour is enough to see most of it. Not much is done for kids.

Thank tristof_Liege
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Reviewed 22 April 2016 via mobile

An interesting museum for photography enthusiasts but most people would find something of interest in this extensive display. You can see old photography equipment, learn about the development of photography techniques or even just view an extensive collection of photographs from early examples to the...More

Thank Helen S
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Reviewed 9 November 2015 via mobile

As a amateur photographer hoping to become a pro, this museum was a real treasure for me. A lot of historical exhibits, plenty of audio/video material, 3d slides, and ofcourse many many awesome photos from 1800, and beggining of 1900... only thing lacking is the...More

Thank ognyen r
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Reviewed 21 October 2015

Even if you're not into photography it is still very interesting and worth a visit. As a keen photographer I've been many times as exhibitions change continually. So many things to see .... camera equipment from the dawn of photography, all sorts of other photographic...More

Thank Brent1950
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Reviewed 17 September 2015 via mobile

History of photography both technical & the art photography. Missed a lot because my French is very limited @ not enough of the descriptions were in English. The museum should consider having the display signs in English as well as French.

Thank 1xmasgirl
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