The hotel's name, which evokes a family close to French royalty and at the head of the Duchy of Nevers throughout the 16th century, plunges history lovers into the heart of the French Renaissance. Just a few streets away you can explore the Ducal Palace of Nevers , the first of the Loire Châteaux. There are also a number of private mansions of interest along the streets of the city.
Lovers of the Middle Ages will thoroughly enjoy visiting the cathedral with its new stained glass windows reviewed by renowned artists and exploring the historic centre of Nevers, its half-timbered houses, the watch turret, ancient towers and ramparts, the belfry...
Nevers is also famous for its unique pottery: follow the potters' trail and meet the artists that carry this magnificent tradition into the 21st century.
Not far from the hotel you can also visit the Saint Bernadette retreat, where the remains of the visionary from Lourdes are preserved in a glass case.
Around Nevers, nature and history have combined beautifully: there is something for everyone, nature and heritage with the Loire, the last wild river in Europe, which winds along to Apremont, one of France's most beautiful villages; marvel at the acclaimed vineyards of Pouilly and Sancerre; enjoy the thrills of the Nevers Magny-Cours Formula 1 circuit and its neighbouring technology park. A little further on, the Morvan offers an invigorating area with streams, lakes and untamed open spaces. Enjoy the wonderful walks in the Morvan Regional Park and a tour of Bibracte, the capital of ancient Gaul with its European archaeology centre.
There is so much to do and see in and around Nevers. We will guide you with pleasure on unforgettable trips and tours by foot, bicycle or car. The Hotel is ideally located for those wishing to take time to explore the past and present of the Ducal City and its surrounding area.