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In Burgundy-Franche-Comté, Nièvre offers the best of the union of the Loire and Burgundy.
Du Loire Valley in Morvan, the Nièvre is a wooded department crossed by many rivers. It offers many opportunities for discovery through the natural and historical heritage. In Nevers, the City of the Dukes, the ancient and medieval heritage is sublimated by the charm of the Loire.
The essentials of the Nièvre department
In the Nièvre, the Nivernais canal, the Puysaie, the Morvan Regional Nature Park, the lake of Settons and the vineyards offer a variety of discoveries. Succumb to a tasting of Sancerre or Pouilly-Fumé on the wine route. Then enjoy a walk in the forest. On the heritage side, several buildings from all the great eras await you in this land steeped in history.
Remarkable natural sites
In the Nièvre, the lake of Settons is one of the jewels of the Morvan. Do not miss the Goulou jump. The impressive Caillot waterfall gushes there in a fascinating tumult. In this department, forests, lakes, rivers and gorges are all an opportunity to refresh and recharge your batteries.
Swimming, fishing, rafting, hydrospeed, tree climbing, hiking… There are so many sports and activities to share with loved ones in the Nièvre. In the Morvan, the waterways can be peaceful or tumultuous. Something to satisfy everyone white water sports enthusiasts. Treat yourself to an experience climbing in Surgy. For young and old alike, the courses in the trees promise dizzying sensations.
In the Nièvre, Nevers Cathedral et the Ducal Palace fascinate history buffs. The Montreuillon aqueduct is for its part a masterpiece of innovation supplying the 16 locks of the Sardy valley in Port-Brulé. In the Morvan, the castle of Bazoches tells the story of Marshal de Vauban. To finish, Corbigny Abbey and the priory of Charité-sur-Loire are exceptional.