Discover the val-de-loire

TopicSciences and discovery

The Val-de-Loire was listed as world heritage in 2000 by UNESCO, it is part of the Loire Valley located between Sully-sur-Loire and Chalonnes-sur-Loire.

It is an exceptional site thanks to its biological diversity as well as the historical and cultural richness (Parks, castles, towns).

Visit Cosne-Cours-Sur-Loire


Cosne-en-Cours-sur-Loire is a commune located in the Nièvre department and the Burgundy region.

To see :

  • The Saint-Jacques church
  • The Saint-Aignan church
  • The Sévigné gate, a vestige from the Royal Forges of La Chaussade
  • The 'rue du mulet' street
  • The old courthouse
  • The 'Musée de la Loire' a museum
  • The Cosne Island on the Loire river

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Tours and sighseeings


Come and discover famous sites and monuments:

  • Saint-Loup: The museum of agriculture machines
  • Guedelon: The medieval building site of a fortified castle after the medieval military architecture dating from the 13th century.

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The 'Sentiers des Brocs' footpath is located on the commune of La Celle-sur-Loire and offers two educational tours on the wildlife in the Loire region and on the people and the Loire river.

Informative boards are scattered on the path and are written in French and English.

Discover : the old districts of the city centre, the Nohain banks, the tourist road, the gardens by the river Loire, Cosne Island, Levées and the Canal Lateral.

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The Cyclorail of Sancerrois


An unusual promenade towards the Sancerres vineyard on the Cyclorail Cosne/Loire -departure from Port Aubry.

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The Merlettes garden


The Merlettes garden is located in the 'Pays Bourgogne Nivernaise' in Burgundy on the hills looming over Cosne-sur-Loire.

The garden was created for amateurs and professional gardeners, this educational garden is dedicated to horticultural practices that respect the local environment.

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