Things to see and do - Nevers
Unmissable tourist sites
Nevers Travel guide
Nevers : Michelin's recommendations
Nevers, capital of the Nivernais, is famous for its earthenware, which was introduced from Italy by Duke Louis de Gonzague in the 16th C. This renowned industry used to employ up to 1,800 people at its height. Today, four craftwork companies continue this traditional savoir-faire.
From the red sandstone bridget that crosses the Loire, you can get a view of the old town, stepped up a hill and dominated by the cathedral and the elegant shape of the ducal palace.
Tourist attractions Nevers : Things to see and do
r. du Cloître-St-Cyr F - 58000 Nevers
Scattered with buttresses, pillars, flying buttresses and pinnacles, the building has some lovely portals and a 52-metre-high square tower. Inside, there is a wide nave and a 16C clock. The 12C fresco is on the Romanesque apse with a caul-de four vau..
1 Place de l'Hôtel-de-Ville F - 58000 Nevers
This wonderful example of early Renaissance architecture was the home of the dukes of Nevers. Building began in the 15C by Jean de Clamecy, the Count of Nevers, who had tired of the fortress that stood where the town hall now is. The palace was embel..
r. St-Martin F - 58000 Nevers
This chapel was part of a Visitadine convent. The façade is loaded with ornamentation and is in the Italian Baroque style - niches, entablature, columns and pilasters. Built in the time of Louis XIII, by Jean Collignon.
8 Rue Saint-Didier F - 58000 Nevers
Hôtel Clèves is situated in the historic district of Nevers, just 300 metres from the Nevers Train Station. St Bernadette Reliquary is 1 km from this hotel which offers en suite guest rooms. The guest rooms at Hôtel de Clèves feature private bathroo..
Rue du Plateau de la Bonne Dame F - 58000 NEVERS
Close to the banks of the Loire River, 3 km from the Espace Bernadette spiritual centre and only 10 km from the famous Nevers Magny Cours racetrack, the ibis Nevers offers 56 airconditioned rooms refurbished in 2007. The hotel features an airconditi..
38 Rue du Midi F - 58000 Nevers
The Best Western Hotel De Diane has been owned by the same family for 4 generations and offers modern comforts whilst retaining its original, period charm. This 18th-century house presents cosy accommodations blending classic architectural features ..
r. du Plateau-de-la-Bonne-Dame F - 58000 Nevers
quai Médine F - 58000 Nevers
pl. de la Résistance F - 58000 Nevers
Seared scallops, skate served in an individual casserole dish, cherry soup... There is no doubt about it that in this cosy bistro (chocolate tones, "Zen" paintings) the chef knows how to delight food lovers!
25 rte de Paris F - 58640 Nevers
Diners race to this restaurant a stone's throw from the Nevers-Magny-Cours motor racing circuit, so it is best to reserve as the place is often fully booked. This popularity is not surprising, as the chef and his team concoct delicious dishes: the in..
38 r. du Midi F - 58000 Nevers
21 r. St-Étienne F - 58000 Nevers
Fine inventive cuisine in a little street in old Nevers. Diners can also eat beneath the vaulting (14C) of the old cloister of the St Étienne church!
r. du Petit-Château F - 58000 Nevers
Traditional cuisine, an ambience of medieval inspiration and swords hanging on the staircase emphasise the reference to the famous fencing-thrust of the Duke of Nevers.