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Situated at the confluence of the Loire and Nievre rivers, Nevers is one of the principal art centers in Burgundy. Under the power of the Italian Gonzaga family during the 16th century, Nevers became home to a school of artists skilled in the arts of faience and glassblowing, brought in by the Gonzaga family. The city is still noted, today, for the fine porcelain produced there. The citys historical center lies in the upper town and includes both the Gothic Cathedrale St-Cyr and the nearby Ducal Palace. The bustling lower town boasts the 11th-century church of Saint-Etienne, built in the Romanesque style.

Tourist OfficePalais Ducal - Rue SabatierBP 81858008 NeversPhone: 33 3 86 68 46 00Fax: 33 3 86 68 45 98

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