This historic town with its Ducal Palace has an attractive mooring and an interesting town centre to explore.
At the "Butte", a hillside looking over the Loire, you will see the old quarter of the town and several monuments celebrating the town's history.
Visit the Cathedral of Cyr Sainte-Julitte with its two naves - one roman, one gothic.
In the 17th century, the town was best known as the principal manufactor of china in France. Today, 5 manufacturers continue the tradition.
The body of Bernadette Soubirous, made a saint in 1933, rests in the chapel of Saint-Gildart à Nevers.
The market is held on Saturday morning at Parc Roger Salengro
Piscine de la Jonction, next to the Port de Nevers. Tel. 03 86 37 55 95
Opening Hours: Open June, July and August.
Alternative: Nevers Plage is a bathing area open from mid July to mid August on the banks of the Loire.
Office de Tourisme, Palais Ducal, 58000 Nevers. Tel. 03 86 68 46 00 Web : www.nevers-tourisme.com
Yes at Magny-Cours, approximately 15 kms away., Tel. 03 86 58 18 30. Web : www.nevers-tourisme.com
Close to the du Pont-Canal de Guétin the village of Apremont sur Allier is regularly voted as one of the prettiest villages in France and makes a enjoyable ride from Nevers.
The are numerous cafes and restaurants in the old town, approximately 1 km from the Port de Plaisance.
La Marine, situated immediately next to the Port de Nevers
Address: 10 Quai de la Jonction, 58000 Nevers
Atmosphere: It offers a terrace with panoramic views over the canal
Cuisine: Regional cuisine Menus from approx €11 to €24 per head
Speciality: Friture fraiche de la Loire, rosti morvandiaux
Opening Hours: open every day except Monday
Contact Details: tel. 03 86 37 58 61
La Cour Saint-Etienne, in the old town, approx 2 kms from the port.
Address: 33 rue St Etienne, 58 000 Nevers
Atmosphere: Good value, traditional cooking.
Speciality: Charolaise beef
Opening Hours: Closed Sunday evening, Monday and Tuesday evening.
Contact Details: Tel. 03 86 36 74 57
Restaurant Jean-Michel Couron, a one starred Michelinrestaurant, situated approx 2kms from the port.
Address: 21 rue St Etienne, 58 000 Nevers
Atmosphere: The restaurant is located in a medieval house
Cuisine: Local and seasonal produce
Opening Hours: Closed Sunday evening, Monday, and Tuesday lunchtime.
Contact Details: Tel. 03 86 61 19 28, Website: www.jm-couron.com
Champion, approx 1km from the port. They will deliver on Monday, Weds and Friday afternoon for a fee of approx €10 Prévenir le supermarché le matin par téléphone. You need to call the supermarket in the morning to arrange this
12 avenue Général de Gaulle, 58000 Nevers. Tel. 03 86 59 00 22
Opening Hours: open Monday to Saturday 09.00 to 19.30 and Sundays 09.00 - 12.00
Géant, situated 2kms from the port.
Rue Bernard Palissy, 58000 Nevers. Tel. 03 86 93 24 00
Boulangerie "Au P'tit Talmelier", 7 place Mossé. Tel. 03 86 57 62 20. Opposite the Pont de la Loire, open every day except Weds and Sunday afternoon.
There is a good range of shops in the town centre.
Opening Hours: Most of the shops are closed Sundays and Mondays
The port of Nevers is situated 10 minutes from the centre of town. It offers pontoon moorings equipped with water and electricity. The cost is approximately €7 per night
Yes and a washing machine and drier.
Bernard Leclerc, 6 rue Basilique, 58000 Nevers, tel. 03 86 36 95 95
Pharmacie de la Gare, 49 avenue du Gal de Gaulle, 58000 Nevers, tel. 03 86 57 00 28
Taxi Defresne, tel. 06 87 03 08 07
Librairie Forum Espace Culture, Espace Saint Arigle, rue de Nièvre, 58000 Nevers. Tel. 03 86 59 93 40. Open Monday 14.00 - 19.00 and Tuesday to Saturday 10.00 - 19.00 cost approx € 3 per hour.