At the crossroads of the Loire and the Nohain, Cosne-Cours-sur-Loire has occupied a privileged position since Gallo-Roman times: this bend in the right bank of the Loire was an ideal place to settle down and live peacefully without missing a thing. Near Pouilly-sur-Loire and its famous wine, the town of Cosne and its surroundings enjoy a remarkable built and natural heritage, the richness of which you can see in the Donziais.
Very dynamic, the city offers many shows throughout the year and sets up initiatives that allow everyone to get closer to culture in all its forms. One-off events, often in the summer season, such as “Boy, the Note!” offer various cultural events of high quality to an ever-growing audience.
You can also take advantage of your stay to visit the Loire Museum, which is dedicated to this waterway, as well as to the Fine Arts. Speaking of the Loire, its banks offer many routes that you can explore on foot or by mountain bike for an unforgettable hiking experience.
The Loire also allows you to practice water sports for lovers of the genre or for those who want to discover this practice: canoe or kayak, it’s up to you to choose your boat to discover the city in a different way by sailing on the waves of the Loire, to reach Pouilly-sur-Loire or Saint-Satur. On the mainland, you can also go karting or play a game of bowling. Choose a strange means of transport to explore the city and its surroundings: the cyclorail. By travelling along the railway lines on board this machine, you will enjoy the landscape.
Its historical and architectural heritage will amaze you. At the essential points of your walk, don’t miss the churches of Saint-Agnan and Saint-Jacques, the Bishop’s Palace, the former Augustinian convent that houses the Loire Museum, the Forges de la Chaussade site, the enclosure of the old castle cleared of the dwellings that it hid and the chaplains’ house. The tourist office also offers you a city walk, come and get it!
Cosne is at about 1/2 hour driving distance from the B&B, you’re welcome!