Make the most of the water activities on offer in the Morvan regional nature park, such as kayaking in the Settons, swimming in the Lac de Pannecière, white-water rafting on the Lac de Chaumeçon and fishing at Saint-Agnan. You can cruise the 174 km of the canal in a licence-free canal boat, and watch logs being floated downriver at Clamecy. Meanwhile, in Montsauche-les-Settons go hiking and bird watching in the moors.
At the lookout point at Marzy, you can observe more than 190 species that live in the Bec d'Allier region, which is a protected Natura 2000 site. You can even hike or cycle on more than 2,000 km of trails, most notably along the Loire, which is considered to be one of Europe's last untamed rivers. You can visit Bibracte, Europe's largest Celtic archaeological site, and its museum, in Saint-Léger-sous-Beuvray. And don't leave Nevers without having visited the palace of the dukes and the Romanesque cathedral. The Nôtre-Dame priory is an emblematic monument of La-Charité-sur-Loire.
After all the legwork, you'll be delighted to taste some of the local culinary specialities such as the Crottin de Chavignol goat cheese, the Nivernais cream cheese, a tartare of Charolais beef, honey from Morvan, along with a glass of Pouilly-Fumé.