The Nievre region of Burgundy is a wonderful green region, gentle and a little bit different. We are spoilt with the fine wines of Sancerre and Pouilly Fume, and the beautiful natural countryside between the river Loire and Allier. Pretty towns such as Apremont sur Allier http://www.apremont-sur-allier.com/en/ make for delightful days exploring.
A little further a field lies the great Parc du Morvan with its ancient fortified hill fort, http://www.bibracte.fr/ a fascinating place and well worth the effort of a visit.
The town of Nevers itself nestling on the banks of the Loire and steeped in its ancient history dates back to the time of Julius Ceasar who used is as an important depot along the Loire. https://www.nevers.fr/ Nowadays it is a centre of pilgrimage for those visiting the tomb of Saint Bernadette who spent her life in a nunnery in the town. http://www.sainte-bernadette-soubirous-nevers.com/en/
During the summer months Nevers hosts a great selection of music and art festivals and it becomes a bustling centre with much to attract including a summer beach on the banks f the Loire where you can enjoy a refreshing swim!
For us though our most famous and nearest point of interest however is the Circuit de Magny Cours. http://www.circuitmagnycours.com/en/ just 6 kms from Fonsegre. It is still a busy and active track drawing crowds from all over Europe and we love getting caught up in the excitement. There are bike events (World Super Bike) Classic Car days, Formula 1 Classique, all sorts of things to enjoy. Oh, and we have plenty of secure parking for competitors arriving with their cars on trailers.
The atmosphere and sound really is fabulous and not to be missed.