Avril-sur-Loire tourism and travel guide

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Visit Avril-sur-Loire: highlights and tourist information

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Avril-sur-Loire is situated in the Nievre department and Burgundy region (now part of the Burgundy-Franche-Comté region), in the eastern-center of France at 24 kilometres from Nevers, the department capital (general information: Avril-sur-Loire is 239 kilometres from Paris).

Popular places to visit nearby include Apremont-sur-Allier at 23 km and Nevers at 25 km. For more places to visit and local tourist attractions see the map and listings below.

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Avril-sur-Loire, France: places to visit and attractions

Some of the places that we have visited and reviewed and can recommend when you are sightseeing close to Avril-sur-Loire in Burgundy-Franche-Comté.

Note that all distances below are 'direct' and real driving distances will be greater!


... or see ALL recommended places to visit in Nievre

Map of places to visit near Avril-sur-Loire

Markets in and near Avril-sur-Loire

  • Decize: market Friday (8km)
  • La Machine: market Saturday (11km)
  • Nevers: market Saturday all day (24km)
  • Yzeure: market Wednesday (28km)
  • Moulins: market Tuesday & Friday (28km)
  • Fourchambault: market Sunday (30km)
  • Sancoins: market Wednesday (33km)
  • Lurcy-Levis: market Monday (33km)
  • Bourbon-l'Archambault: market Saturday (35km)
  • Dompierre-sur-Besbre: market Saturday (41km)

More information about Avril-sur-Loire, Burgundy

Tourist attractions near Avril-sur-Loire, France

Some places with official tourist classifications and other places of interest to visit nearby that should provide inspiration if you are visiting Avril-sur-Loire.

Heritage sites

Most beautiful villages in France

(see also beautiful French villages)

Churches and religious monuments

  • Eglise de Saint Martin (Ygrande) (35km)
  • Eglise de Saint Georges (Bourbon-l'Archambault) (35km)
  • Prieuré de Saint Révérien (Saint-Reverien) (45km)

Remarkable gardens

  • Arboretum de Balaine (16km)
  • Forgeneuve (24km)
  • Parc floral d'Apremont (25km)
  • Parc et jardin du château du Chatillon en Bazois (34km)
  • Jardin du château de Limanton (35km)

Amusement park / theme park

  • Le PAL (41km)

Towns of Art and history

Villages d'etape

(recommended place to break a long journey)

  • Pougues-les-Eaux (34km)

Zoo and/or wildlife park

  • Parc d'Attractions et Animalier (PAL) (41km)

Geography and distances

Geographical Information

Commune: Avril-sur-Loire

Canton: Decize

Arrondissement: Nevers

Department: Nievre

Region: Burgundy

New region: Burgundy-Franche-Comté

Postcode: 58300

Distance to Avril-sur-Loire

from Nevers (prefecture): 24 km

from Paris: 239 km

from Calais: 472 km

from Nice: 462 km

from Bordeaux: 376 km

from Strasbourg: 383 km

Getting here

Avril-sur-Loire is in the eastern-center of France. Most visitors fly into one of the Paris airports and hire a car or drive from a channel ferry port, operhaps Calais or Dunkirk at about 5 - 6 hours. For driving distances to Avril-sur-Loire from anywhere in France see driving distances and route planner.

We have 6 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Beard, Druy-Parigny, Fleury-sur-Loire, Neuville-les-Decize, Saint-Germain-Chassenay and Sougy-sur-Loire.

This page in French: Visiter Avril-sur-Loire