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Palais de Loire
Rue du Général de Gaulle
BP 111

Tél : +33 (0)3 86 28 11 85

Opening hours

From April to September: Monday to Saturday 9am-12pm (in July-August 12.30pm) and 2pm-6.30pm.
Sunday 10am-12.30pm (in July-August 1pm).
From October to March: Tuesday to Saturday 9am-12pm and 2pm-5pm. Closed on Sunday and Monday.


Tour du Pouilly-Fumé
30, Rue Waldeck Rousseau

Tél : +33 (0)3 86 24 04 70

Opening hours

February, March, November and December: 2pm-6pm. Closed on Mondays.
April, May, June, September and October: 10am-1pm and 2.30pm-6.30pm. Closed on Mondays.
July and August: 10am-7pm every day.

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Nature lovers


To fish in our territory, many places are available to you :
- the Loire deploys its sandbanks to the delight of frying fishermen in summer and predators in autumn. As a family, taste the pleasures of "panty bag" fishing to garnish your baskets with gudgeons and bleaks.
- several 1st and 2nd category watercourses (the Nohain, the Vrille...)
- the "Etang de Bourdoiseau" (2ha) on the D955, between Myennes and Saint-Amand-en-Puisaye.
- the "Plan d'eau des Brocs" to Celle-sur-Loire.

- the pond of Pouilly-sur-Loire.
- the Vrille fishing course between Neuvy-sur-Loire and Annay (trout fishing over 4 km).

Find a suggestion of fishing spots on our territory here :

And don't forget to come and buy your fishing cards at the Tourist Office, in Cosne-Cours-sur-Loire and in Pouilly-sur-Loire.

More information on fishing on

The wetland trail

Located near the city center of Donzy, not far from the market square (Place Gambetta), by which it is accessed, discover this pretty path on stilts, recently installed in a remarkable natural site. You can walk through this preserved wetland to appreciate the calm, with the only background sound, birdsong. And soon, panels to discover flora and fauna will be installed. Precautions should be taken in the event of rain and frost. Only pedestrians are allowed to walk this path, the circulation of two wheels is prohibited there, even bicycles. Information from the town hall of Donzy at +33 (0)

The pond of Marvy

The site of the pond of Marvy, in Neuvy-sur-Loire, consists of a body of water of about 12 ha, a reed bed (classified in the top 3 reed beds in Burgundy), various wetlands and a fishery.
Managed by the Departmental Federation of Hunters of Nièvre, the development of the Marvy pond aims to introduce the general public and schoolchildren to a classified site, maintained and managed by man.
An observatory and presentation panels are placed, in free access, on the dike of the pond along the short hiking trail (PR3). Don't forget your binoculars for bird watching !
For more information, contact the Tourist Office at +33 (0) or the Departmental Federation of Hunters at +33 (0)

Donkey rides

Meeting with Style Nature Evasion, starting from Donzy, for :
- rides in a Canadian float, starting from the Moulin de l'île oil mill, for country outings around the village, with Sultan and Sonor, the magnificent horses.
- Donkey rides for children and families, with Quinze, Nohain, Kyrielle and Josephine, the donkeys. Departure from the Ferme de la Bretonnière.
Information and reservations at +33 (0) or on

Camargue Equitation Loisirs en Nièvre

The main activity of the Manade Favrot is to share the pleasures of Camargue riding. The owners breed Camargue horses. The cavalry is labeled Loisirs by the Haras Nationaux.
This place offers boarding for horses, breaking horses and demonstration of a specific riding (monte gardianne). It participates in many competitions and shows too.
Horse riding by appointment on weekends : 2 hours with a qualified equestrian tourism guide.

Opening hours : all year round by appointment.
Information on +33 (0) or on

Ecuries Les Bréjoires

This horseback riding center, riding school and boarding of horses is located in Garchy. The stables are quiet with capacity for 10 horses. A.Laure Gounelle is a DEJEPS graduated teacher (coach with training specialty), former groom, stable manager, judge and rider. She is a passionate teacher who wants to transmit the fundamentals of horse riding with all her personality.

Different horseback riding and teaching lessons are offered to the stables. Information on +33 (0) or on

L'Agora du Cheval

Riding school for children from 4 to 12 years old, teenagers and adults.
L’Agora du Cheval has been around for many years and offers recreational, educational and advanced riding lessons. It is affiliated to the French Federation of Equestrian Sports. The lessons are taught by a state-certified instructor.

Opening hours : during school holidays. Information on +33 (0)

The Jardin des Merlettes

In Saint-Loup-des-Bois, an "educational garden" offers training courses (courses and practical workshops), for amateur or professional gardeners.
A practical experience in a real learning workshop : the garden is planted to allow trainees to practice, equipped with the tools they would use in their own garden. The opportunity to understand the theory, then to practice in a concrete way, in particular in planting and pruning plants: ¼ of theory, ¾ of practice ! The possibility of deepening and mastering a problem or a technical question in a two-day internship in a group of up to 8 people.

The Jardin des Merlettes is cultivated according to the principles of organic farming and certified by the company ECOCERT.

Information and registration at +33 (0) or on

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