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Nevers

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Nevers is the prefecture of the Nièvre department in the Bourgogne-Franche-Comté region in central France. It was the principal city of the former province of Nivernais. It is 260km south-southeast of Paris.HistoryNevers first enters written history as Noviodunum, a town held by the Aedui at Roman contact. The quantities of medals and other Roman antiquities found on the site indicate the importance of the place, and in 52 BCE, Julius Caesar made Noviodunum, which he describes as in a convenient position on the banks of the Loire, a depot (B. G. vii. 55). There he had his hostages, corn, his military chest, with the money in it allowed him from home for the war, his own and his army's baggage and a great number of horses which had been bought for him in Spain and Italy. After his failure before Gergovia, the Aedui at Noviodunum massacred those who were there to look after stores, the negotiators, and the travelers who were in the place. They divided the money and the horses among themselves, carried off in boats all the corn that they could, and burned the rest or threw it into the river. Thinking they could not hold the town, they burned it. This was a great loss to Caesar; and it may seem that he was imprudent in leaving such great stores in the power of treacherous allies. But he was in straits during this year, and probably he could not have done other than he did. Dio Cassius (xl. 38) tells the story of Caesar out of the affair of Noviodunum. He states incorrectly what Caesar did on the occasion, and he shows that he neither understood his original nor knew what he was writing about.
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Hidden gems in Nevers

Church
Cathedrale Saint-Cyr-et-Sainte-Julitte
4.4
Duration: 1h 30 min
Religious Site
Saint Gildard Convent & Museum
4.9
Duration: 1h 30 min
Wildlife Area
Le Domaine de la Beue Varennes-Vauzelles
5.0
Duration: 1h 30 min
Nature / Wildlife Tour
Instant Nature
4.9
Duration: 1h 30 min

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Zoo
Le Pal Saint-Pourcain-sur-Besbre
4.5
Duration: 8 hours
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Castle
Guédelon Treigny
4.5
Duration: 4 hours
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World heritage site
Cathedrale De Bourges Bourges
4.8
Duration: 2 hours
World heritage site
Chateau de Fontainebleau Fontainebleau
4.5
Duration: 3 hours

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Landmark
Espace Bernadette
4.3
Duration: 1h 30 min
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Gift & Specialty Shop
Hellas Produits Alimentaires Grecs
5.0
Duration: 1h 30 min
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Church
Eglise Saint - Etienne
4.3
Duration: 1h 30 min
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Historic Site
Porte du Croux
4.3
Duration: 1h 30 min

Historic Sites in Nevers

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Historic Site
Tour Goguin
4.5
Duration: 30 minutes
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Castle
Palais Ducal
3.6
Duration: 1h 30 min
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Church
Chapelle Sainte Marie
4.4
Duration: 30 minutes
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Historic Site
Eglise Saint Pierre
3.4
Duration: 30 minutes

Museums in Nevers

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Specialty Museum
Musee Nivernais de l'Education
4.3
Duration: 1h 30 min
Specialty Museum
Musee de la Faience et des Beaux-Arts
3.9
Duration: 1h 30 min
Art Gallery
Faiencerie Montagnon
4.1
Duration: 1h 30 min

Shopping in Nevers

Gift & Specialty Shop
Faience Bleue
3.3
Duration: 1h 30 min
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Gift & Specialty Shop
Au Negus
2.9
Duration: 30 minutes

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