Chevroches, Burgundy, France
Chevroches is a commune in the Nievre department in central France. It is a charming hilltop village overlooking the Canal du Nivernais in Burgundy, located 180 km from Paris and 408 km from the port at Calais.
Chevroches is an important archeological site. A Gallo-Roman town has been discovered here, probably called Augustodunum. The site is very rich as the Roman occupation lasted from the second quarter of the 1st century until the 5th century AD. The Zodiacal "curved disc" of Chevroches is one of the main discoveries. It is inscribed with three lines in Greek transcribing Egyptian and Roman months, and the twelve signs of the Zodiac.
Things to see and do
* Clamecy (2km)
* Vezelay (15km)
Cruise Season – March - Dec
Currency – Euro (EUR)
Language – French
Land Area – 3.21 km²
Population – 150 approx
Electricity – 2 round pins European style.
Time – UTC plus five hours
International Country Telephone Code – + 44
Port Location – Chevroches is located on the Canal du Nivernais.
Travel Links - Nievre is in the eastern-center of France. Most visitors fly into one of the Paris airports and hire a car or drive from a channel ferry port, perhaps Calais or Dunkirk at about 5 - 6 hours.