Old 02-15-19, 12:19 AM
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Nevers is in many ways the forgotten town in Burgundy. That said, if you take that route and like wine, spend time at Pouilly-sur-Loire and Sancerre. Sancerre is a pretty hilltop town and well worth a stop/detour, plus the white wine can be exceptional. It is a whie wine region, by the way, and Pouilly claims still to have the oldest white wine grape - sold under the town’s name. The other wine is the more familiar Pouilly Fumé, which has sauvignon blanc as the ony grape.

Aside from wine, there’s also the photogenic town of La-Charité-sur-Loire, which is well worth a visit, if only for the book fair. No wine, but the town has a long history and has managed to maintain its historic buildings well. It is also one of the key stops on the Compstelle, the ancient pilgrim route still well frequented in summer.
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