Trip to Decize/Le Morvan/Sancerre
from the 16th to 22nd July 2018
Lake Settons (Cheutons in Burgundy-morvandiau) is an artificial lake of 366 hectares, fed mainly by the waters of the Cure, and located in the heart of the Morvan Regional Natural Park in the Nièvre. Lake Settons is located south of the town of Montsauche-les-Settons. It is part of the Great Lakes of Morvan.
Decize: The town is situated on a former island in the Loire ("en Loire assise") at the confluence of the Aron river. The right channel of the Loire was dammed up to reclaim land and now remains as an arm ("la Vieille Loire") stretching upstream to the centre of town. The Loire at this point is an important navigation point as it forms the junction between the Canal du Nivernais and the Canal Latéral à la Loire both of which are within the town boundaries.
A good opportunity to improve your French in a friendly atmosphere while doing some tourism.
La Machine: Mining marked its history. Coal was extracted beginning in the fifteenth century. The hamlet took the name of "La Machine" in reference to a machine which was used to extract the coal.Production stopped in 1974.
Private trip, only for the students of French Lessons in Kent.
Sancerre is a medieval hilltop town (ville), commune and canton in the Cher department of central France overlooking the Loire River. It is noted for its wine.Sancerre is a French wine Appellation d'origine contrôlée or AOC for wine produced in the area of Sancerre in the eastern part of the Loire valley, southeast of Orléans. Almost all of the appellation lies on the left bank of the Loire, opposite Pouilly-Fumé.
Lac des Settons
Apremont-sur-Allier is a commune in the Cher department in the Centre-Val de Loire region of France.