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  • 1 Cathédrale St-Cyr-et-Ste-Julitte Recommended Recommended

    Religious buildings

    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..

  • 2 Palais Ducal Interesting

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    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..

  • 3 Porte du Croux Interesting

    Museums and art

    rte Porte-du-Croux F - 58000 Nevers

    This beautiful tower with machicolation and corbelled turrets is a ruin from the fortifications of Nevers. It was built in 1393 and today houses the Nivers Archaeological Museum, with its antique and Romanesque sculptures.

  • 4 Église St-Étienne Interesting

    Religious buildings

    33 r. St-Etienne F - 58000 Nevers

    This church was built from 1063 to 1097 on the initiative of the Count of Nevers, Guillaume Ier. It has an elegant chevet and luxurious interiors, thanks to the golden tone of the stone used. A fine example of Romanesque art.

  • 5 Chapelle Ste-Marie Interesting

    Religious buildings

    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.

  • 6 Musée municipal Frédéric-Blandin

    Museums and art

    16 r. St-Genest F - 58000 Nevers

    This museum is housed in the old abbey and must be seen for its collection of Nevers earthenware, grouped according to style - Italian, Persian, Chinese, popular or... Nivernais. The visit ends at a collection of delicate enamels and spun glass, alle..

  • 7 Espace Bernadette

    Museums and art

    34 r. St-Gildard F - 58000 Nevers

    Those wishing to walk in the footsteps of Bernadette Soubirous need not go to Lourdes. The future saint left her home town in 1866 to enter the Saint-Gildard convent, mother house of the Congregation of the Sisters of Charity of Nevers, where she rem..

  • 8 Palais de justice

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    Place du Palais F - 58000 Nevers

    The law courts are housed in the 18C former bishop's palace near the cathedral.

  • 9 Promenade des Remparts (Nevers)

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    Promenade des Remparts F - 58000 Nevers

    From the Porte du Croux to the Loire, these remparts were built by Pierre de Courtenay in the 12C and rebuilt in the 15C. You can take a lovely walk along the Quai des Mariniers, giving a view over the Loire bridge.

  • 10 Église Ste-Bernadette-du-Banlay

    Religious buildings

    r. du Banlay F - 58000 Nevers

    Built in 1966 by Claude Parent, founder of modernism in architecture, this church looks like a blockhaus from the outside. Inside, the light on the concave nave gives the building a great sense of space, seemingly inspired by Cistercian churches.

  • 11 Nevers-Magny-Cours Circuit

    Nature and gardens

    Technopole F - 58470 Magny-Cours

    Inaugurated in 1960 and named after Jean Behra (French racing driver who died in 1959), the Nevers-Magny-Cours car/motorcycle circuit has since been the venue of many competitions. The most prestigious of these are the French Formula 1 Grand Prix (si..

  • 12 Ligier F1 Museum

    Museums and art

    F - 58000 Nevers

    The Ligier F1 Museum exhibits cars which marked the history of the Ligier stable also known as the "blue stable". The models are all stamped with the initials JS in memory of Jo Schlesser, who died on the Essarts Circuit (Rouen). Some items..

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