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Tourism, holidays & weekends guide in the Nièvre

This picturesque village is situated on a hillside, overlooking the valley in part of Chalaux. The occupation of Chalaux dates back to antiquity. Much later, Chalaux witnessed the defeat of the Normans in 840, following a battle that took place in dishes, Hamlet no longer depends on the town now. The parish church is built on a spur of the mountain The Pommerée and dominates the village, building once dedicated to Saint Germain and now Saint Fiacre, an Irish monk.

Geographical information

Latitude47.3391230 (N 47° 20’ 21”)
Longitude3.9112010 (E 3° 54’ 40”)
AltitudeFrom 278m to 557m
Surface area10.19 km²
Population75 inhabitants
Density7 inhabitants/km²
PrefectureNevers (83 km, 1h33)
Insee code58049
IntercommunalityCC les Portes du Morvan

Nearest cities & towns

Marigny-l'Église4.1 km (7 min)
Saint-Martin-du-Puy5.2 km (8 min)
Empury9.9 km (15 min)
Quarré-les-Tombes11.9 km (16 min)
Chastellux-sur-Cure12.5 km (18 min)
Brassy12.7 km (19 min)
Lormes13 km (18 min)
Saint-Germain-des-Champs13.5 km (19 min)
Saint-André-en-Morvan13.6 km (18 min)
Dun-les-Places15.1 km (23 min)
Neuffontaines17.2 km (26 min)
Bazoches17.3 km (25 min)
Saint-Léger-Vauban17.8 km (24 min)

Things to see and do

Mi River, mid stream, the river rises near Chalaux Floor-en-Morvan, Chaumeçon feeds the lake and ends in Lake Crescent. A beautiful trail along the river. When water releases, caution is required. This route is popular with fishermen and minnow toc handled.

The Chalaux sometimes takes the appearance of a torrent which allowed him to receive large kayak competitions in 2005 and 2008.

Tip: Check out this river rafting or hydro, accompanied by qualified instructors.


Rafting on the Chalaux
Rafting on the Chalaux
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Visits, leisure and activities nearby

Leisure activities

Last nameActivity typeRateCity
Museum of Medieval Innovation
Culture and education4 € to 7 € Lichères-sur-Yonne (31 km)
Binding, gilding and paper decorating course
Arts and Crafts120 € to 300 € Moulins-Engilbert (40 km)


Last nameOuting typeDifficultyDurationDeparture municipality
Tour of Saint-Agnan Lake
HikeEasy2h15Saint-Agnan (14 km)
Champgazon Peat Bog
HikeEasy1h30Montsauche-les-Settons (16.3 km)
Tour of Grand Champ Wood
HikeEasy1h00Montsauche-les-Settons (16.3 km)
Tour of Settons Lake
HikeIntermediate4h00Montsauche-les-Settons (19.5 km)
Around Châtillon-en-Bazois
HikeEasy2h00Châtillon-en-Bazois (37 km)


Bed & breakfasts

Vacation rentals