Day 1

Town centre

Begin your exploration of Nevers on a tour of the town by following the blue trail, which will lead you around the unmissable monuments, then recharge your batteries at a restaurant in the historic district, and taste some local products.

End your day with a discovery of a speciality of Nevers: earthenware, at the Musée de la Faïence et des Beaux-Arts (Museum of Earthenware and Fine Arts).

In the evening, come and stay at a bed & breakfast in a private mansion in the town centre.

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Discovery tour

The blue trail of Nevers

Follow the blue markings and you'll discover the rich heritage of Nevers, along 2 walking loop trails. As you wander through the town, various lecterns and signs will provide you information about the town's curiosities and any secrets they may be hiding.

Walking tour, the blue trail
Repas chez le chef Jean-Michel Couron
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Gastronomy

Jean-Michel Couron

The chef is a "Toque Nivernaise" and his restaurant bears the label "table de prestige". The menu is renewed regularly to ensure fresh and seasonal products are offered, depending on the chef's inspiration, for delicious dishes that are also a pleasure to look at, without being pretentious.

Jean-Michel Couron's Restaurant
Musée de la Faïence à Nevers
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Museum

Musée de la Faïence et des Beaux-Arts

The Museum of Earthenware and Fine Arts has a collection of 1,500 earthenware pieces from Nevers dating from between the 16th and 20th century, 2,500 ceramic objects and a unique collection of spun glass objects. The collections also feature artworks, paintings, sculptures, and international objets d'art.

Musée de la Faïence et des Beaux-Arts
Hôtel de La Chasseigne à Nevers
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Accommodation

Hôtel de la Chasseigne

This wonderful 16th-century private mansion is at the heart of the historic old town of Nevers. It is brimming with history, with some modern touches that blend in perfectly. The rooms of this guesthouse, former residence of historian Héron de Villefosse, can be accessed via the enclosed garden, that is such a peaceful place.

Hôtel de la Chasseigne

Iconic monuments of Nevers

Day 2

Banks of the Loire

For your second day in this ducal town, it's time to enjoy the great outdoors and get some fresh air on the banks of the Loire! There's no better a way to explore the Royal river, than aboard a traditional boat.

After a delicious lunch in the town centre, head up to the heights and admire the breath-taking view of the Loire from the cathedral tower!

Sortie bateau au fil de la Loire
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Nature outing

Sailing down the Loire on a traditional boat

Nesting birds, beavers... after a bit of practice, you'll be able to easily spot these inhabitants of the Loire. Once you arrive near Bec d’Allier, a natural area classified with the WWF, where the Loire and Allier converge, just stop to enjoy the view all around you.

Nature outing at Bec d’Allier
Restaurant O Puit
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Gastronomy

Restaurant O Puits

In the shade of Saint-Pierre Church, the chef, a "Toque Nivernaise", has concocted elegant and inventive dishes from traditional, light cuisine.

Restaurant Ô Puits
Au sommet de la tour de la cathédrale de Nevers
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Heritage

Visiting the cathedral tower

Known as Tour Bohier, this tower was built between the 15th and 16th centuries on the southern side of Nevers cathedral's nave.

Climb up the 285 steps to enjoy the view, 52 metres off the ground, until October!

As you climb the winding staircase, you'll pass by the various floors, with statues, sculptures and other treasures on display.

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Explore Nevers in a different way

Comfortably seated in the back, your driver will take you on a tour of Nevers at a slow pace. You'll discover the heritage sites, medieval district and town centre. The driver will be delighted to tell you about the history of each monument, and will add some captivating anecdotes along the way. You'll be able to stop and take photos at regular intervals.

Ride on a tuk tuk bike

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