Nevers tourism and travel guide

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France This Way comment: The ancient centre of Nevers contains several interesting monuments and houses dating from the 12th century

Nevers is situated in the Nievre department and Burgundy-Franche-Comté region.

Important note

This page features a summary of highlights that you might like to explore near Nevers. For detailed visitor information see the Nevers travel guide.

Tourist classifications for Nevers include "town of art and history".

Below you can see some of the places that we have visited and reviewed and can recommend when you are sightseeing close to Nevers in Burgundy-Franche-Comté.

Popular places to visit nearby include La Charite-sur-Loire at 23 km and Sancerre at 45 km.

Nevers, France: places to visit and attractions

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



Most Beautiful Village at 12 km (direction south-west), in the Cher department

The story of the renewal of Apremont-sur-Allier is fascinating, and leads us...

See Apremont-sur-Allier guide
La Charite-sur-Loire

La Charite-sur-Loire

at 23 km (direction north-west)

In La Charité-sur-Loire you can visit the abbey church and other monastery...

See La Charite-sur-Loire guide


at 45 km (direction north-west), in the Cher department

The pretty village of Sancerre is best known for the famous wines...

See Sancerre guide


at 49 km (direction south-south-east), in the Allier department

In the historic centre of Moulins it is the cathedral that is...

See Moulins guide


at 49 km (direction east-north-east)

Corbigny, on the edge of the Morvan Regional Parc, includes an abbey...

See Corbigny guide

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Markets in and near Nevers

Market days in Nevers: weekly market: Saturday all day;

  • Nevers: market Saturday all day (0km)
  • Fourchambault: market Sunday (6km)
  • Sancoins: market Wednesday (26km)
  • La Machine: market Saturday (26km)
  • Decize: market Friday (29km)
  • Lurcy-Levis: market Monday (34km)
  • Baugy: market Friday (34km)
  • Saint-Satur: market Thursday (45km)
  • Dun-sur-Auron: market Saturday (47km)
  • Corbigny: market Friday (49km)

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Tourist attractions near Nevers, France

What to do at Nevers? Some places with official tourist classifications and other places of interest to visit nearby that should provide inspiration if you are visiting Nevers.

Heritage sites

Most beautiful villages in France

(see also beautiful French villages)

Recommended detour towns (fr: plus beau détour)

Churches and religious monuments

  • Eglise de Saint Germain (Blet) (34km)
  • Prieuré de Saint Révérien (Saint-Reverien) (36km)
  • Eglise de Saint André (Jussy-Champagne) (39km)
  • Eglise de Notre-Dame-du-Pré (Donzy) (42km)
  • Eglise de Saint Martin (Ygrande) (44km)
  • Collegiale Saint Etienne (Dun-sur-Auron) (46km)

Remarkable gardens

  • Forgeneuve (3km)
  • Parc floral d'Apremont (13km)
  • Arboretum de Balaine (34km)
  • Parc et jardin du château du Chatillon en Bazois (38km)
  • Jardin du château de Limanton (44km)

Sites of natural beauty

  • Foret de Troncais (51km)

Villages d'etape

(recommended place to break a long journey)

  • Pougues-les-Eaux (10km)

Geography and distances

Nevers is in the eastern-center of France - it is the prefecture (capital) of the Nievre department (general information: Nevers is 216 kilometres from Paris).

Geographical Information

Commune: Nevers

Canton: Nevers

Arrondissement: Nevers

Department: Nievre

Region: Burgundy

New region: Burgundy-Franche-Comté

Postcode: 58000

Distance to Nevers

from Nevers (prefecture): 0 km

from Paris: 216 km

from Calais: 450 km

from Nice: 487 km

from Bordeaux: 375 km

from Strasbourg: 386 km

Getting here

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 Nevers from anywhere in France see driving distances and route planner.

We have 8 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Challuy, Coulanges-les-Nevers, Fourchambault, Garchizy, Gimouille, Marzy, Saint-Eloi and Sermoise-sur-Loire.

This page in French: Visiter Nevers