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First, the Loire. "Over a length of 120 kilometers, the Loire crosses and then runs along the Nièvre department, which it separates from that of the Cher. In summer, we see it undulate, wiggle, meander, in a bed too big for her, between islands where willows or bushes grow: green contrasts with the bluish gray of the river, and especially with the light color of blond sand "(The colors of the Nièvre, Henri Nicolas, 2000)

Activities and leisure near the cottages

The town is large and rural enough to cover many paths and small roads. In the welcome folder, you will find, as for the race, the descriptions of several routes accessible on foot from Gondières.

  • + A badminton court faces the Farm. Snowshoes and shuttlecocks are available.
  • + Down the path, a pétanque court. Don't hesitate to ask for the balls.
  • + Two and three kilometers away respectively, a pony club (Poney Club de Trangy) and a riding club (Cavaletti Nivernais) welcome all horse riding enthusiasts.
  • + Also two kilometers away, the arboretum of the Feuilles Fleuries, All year round by appointment on 06 07 17 80 93
  • + In Sauvigny les Bois, a tree climbing park 7km away.
  • + 9 km away, in Nevers, access to the Loire cycle paths by bicycle. Possible access to Chevenon, along the Nivernais canal.
  • + 10 km from Imphy, a fun pool, the Amphélia area
  • + In Chevenon, 12 km away, a landscaped body of water

The town of Nevers

To visit the city of Nevers at 4 km, we advise you to follow the blue line on the ground in the city center. To see: the Ducal Palace, the Cathedral, the earthenware makers, the museums, the Hunting Sainte-Bernadette, the Romanesque church of Saint Etienne.

  • + Activities along the Loire at Nevers-Plage in July and August.
  • + Also remember to take a walk in Nevers along the Loire and cross the bridge to take advantage of the complete renovation of the Port de la Jonction

Other places to visit

  • + the medieval town of La Charité,
  • + the remarkable flowery village of Apremont,
  • + the panorama of the Allier's beak,
  • + the vineyards of Pouilly, Sancerre ...

For your shopping the first day

No more shopping chores at the finish. Before leaving, prepare your order on the Leclerc Drive site in Saint-Eloi and collect it before closing in the evening.

The store is 2km by road, less than 5mn from door to door. In addition to the drive, a Leclerc convenience store and a 24-hour petrol and washing station will also help you out.

A little hungry?

  • + Very close to Gondières, in Forges, la Forgette, relaxed atmosphere, rich menu
  • + Just as close, at the entrance to Nevers, the Bistrot du Boucher
  • + For the holiday atmosphere, the Bar de la Marine with its terrace on the Port de la Jonction
  • + For gastronomic memories, Jean Michel Couron, rue Saint Etienne in Nevers

The cool bars

  • + Chic and cozy atmosphere in France, opposite the Porte de Paris in Nevers
  • + The historic Nevers pub, Donald's Pub
  • + Le Continental, Conti for regulars