Here you find information about the different regions, departments around the Château du Creuset.
Romanesque abbeys, ducal cities, castles with glazed roofs and charming villages makes of Burgundy a region with a rich historical heritage.
An area of outstanding natural beauty as The Loire flows majestically to the west. The eastern Morvan forests are punctuated with rivers & lakes and the central Nivernais canals run through miles of fields & hedgerows. The Nièvre boasts a rich cultural & architectural heritage from the Benedictine monastery at La Charité-sur-Loire to Nevers with its Ducal Palace and worthy museums.
Nevers is a medieval city with an exceptional architectural history.
The Duke's palace and the cathedral are the most important monuments, and dominate this town situated on the Loire .. more »
Decize is a charming little town that sits on a rocky island in the middle of the river Loire. It is surrounded by some fantastic countryside that is home to the famous Charolais cattle that produce France's finest beef.... more »
MORE TOWNS & VILLAGES IN THE NIÈVRE
|Chatillon-en-Bazois||Pannecière Lake Dam|
|Towns & villages in neigbouring departments|
Château de Bazoches
The feudal Château of Bazoches is located midway along a wooded hillside at the site of an ancient Roman post, directly visible from Vézelay (10 km).
It was built in de XIIth century and... more »
Château de Chevenon (near Imphy)
Ancient XIVth century fortified château. Only the keep and dovecote remain.
MORE CHÂTEAUX IN THE NIÈVRE coming soon
|Château de Villemenant||Château de Chatillon|
|Château de la Motte-Josserand||Château de Mousseau|
|Château d'Arthel||Château de Lantilly|
|Château des Granges||Château de Villemolin|
|Château de Chitry||Château de Besne|
|Château de Giry||Château de la Montagne|
|Châteaux in neigbouring departments|
Morvan Regional Natural Parc
Due to local initiative, the Morvan, a granite island in the heart of chalky Burgundy, is now listed as one of the 40 French regional parks.
Its landscape and huge forests offer a multitude of outdoor activitities such as canoeing, skiing, horse riding, cycling, climbing & fishing. A favourite spot for walkers (3600 km of marked trails) and for white water sports enthusiasts, the Morvan has a wild beauty with unspoiled sites and the multifaceted traditions of a semi-mountainous region... more »
The Nivernais Canal
The Nivernais Canal, at the heart of Nièvre, winds its way between the Bazois plateau and hills to the Yonne valleys. The countryside is a paradise for walkers, cyclists or sailing enthusiasts alike... more »
The Loire, is like an open-air botanical garden and is one of the last unspoilt rivers of Europe. Sandbanks, meanders, river banks and wooded islands form a "natural arboretum" with a vast range of landscapes and colours as well as flora and fauna. Downstream where the Loire flows into the river Allier, at the place known as Bec d'Allier, the river bed spreads out....more »
within 20km of the Château
The rocky island of Decize
Medieval village of Saint-Pierre-le-Moûtier
Mining Museum at
Château de Chevenon
within 40km of the Château:
Palais Ducal at Nevers
Château de Châtillons
The "Forges Royales" old forge at Guérigny