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Camping in the Nièvre, escape to a peaceful world

Nevers dans la Nièvre
Nevers dans la Nièvre

Nièvre, named after the river that runs through it, is a department in western Burgundy and is part of the Burgundy-Franche-Comté region. You will discover Nevers and its historical heritage, and you will be charmed by villages like La Charité-sur-Loire. But the Nièvre is also a peaceful area full of wide open spaces, lakes and rivers only two hours from Paris! A perfect place to get away from it all on a camping holiday.

Campsites in the Nièvre

For your accommodation, 60 campsites in the Nièvre welcome you for a peaceful holiday. Here is a selection to help you make your choice: Camping des Halles *** located in Décize, on the famous Loire à Vélo route. Camping de Nevers *** located on the edge of the famous Loire bridge, it offers a breathtaking view of the historic city centre of Nevers. La Saulaie *** campsite in La Charité-sur-Loire offers a heated outdoor swimming pool and mountain biking.

Discover the Nièvre

The Morvan Regional Nature Park is a huge, undulating granite massif with a wild nature. It extends over four departments and reaches an altitude of 900 metres. To observe the view of the Morvan peaks, you must go to the village of Lormes, from the Mont de la Justice. An ideal place for sports and nature lovers, the park is dotted with large lakes such as the Settons lake, ideal for water sports, and forests dotted with marked paths.

Classified as a Town of Art and History, the town of Nevers is proud of its important heritage. A former ducal city, the ducal palace of Nevers, which dates from the Renaissance, is a listed historic monument. A magnificent decorated building, it now houses exhibitions and the tourist office. The cathedral of Saint-Cyr-et-Sainte-Julitte is another monument not to be missed in the city. Its contemporary stained glass windows, 130 bays which took 30 years to build, form one of the largest ensembles in Europe. To discover the famous Nevers earthenware, go to the earthenware district and visit the Frédéric Blandin museum.

Built in the 12th century and the residence of Vauban in the 17th century, the Château de Bazoches is a feudal construction consisting of a square keep and four round towers. Inside, you will enjoy discovering the testimonies of the past, the world of the famous military architect, important furniture, libraries, lounges, and the large gallery in which the engineers and designers worked. In the church of the charming village of Bazoches you can see the tomb of the Marshal of Vauban.

Famous for its Cluniac priory, the medieval town of La Charité-sur-Loire is situated on the banks of the Loire. Its church, a testimony to Romanesque art, is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The Sainte-Croix bell tower, the cloister and the Benedictine garden with the remains of the Saint-Laurent church are worth seeing. The historic quarter is also of great interest with its ramparts and picturesque streets as well as the various workshops dedicated to books.


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