La Celle-sur-Nièvre

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La Celle-sur-Nièvre
The church in La Celle-sur-Nièvre
The church in La Celle-sur-Nièvre
La Celle-sur-Nièvre is located in France
La Celle-sur-Nièvre
La Celle-sur-Nièvre
Coordinates: 47°12′23″N 3°13′12″E / 47.2064°N 3.22000°E / 47.2064; 3.22000Coordinates: 47°12′23″N 3°13′12″E / 47.2064°N 3.22000°E / 47.2064; 3.22000
Country France
Region Bourgogne-Franche-Comté
Department Nièvre
Arrondissement Cosne-Cours-sur-Loire
Canton La Charité-sur-Loire
Intercommunality Pays Charitois
Area1 12.95 km2 (5.00 sq mi)
Population (1999)2 168
 • Density 13/km2 (34/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
INSEE/Postal code 58045 / 58700
Elevation 203–337 m (666–1,106 ft)

1 French Land Register data, which excludes lakes, ponds, glaciers > 1 km² (0.386 sq mi or 247 acres) and river estuaries.

2 Population without double counting: residents of multiple communes (e.g., students and military personnel) only counted once.

La Celle-sur-Nièvre is a commune in the Nièvre department in central France.


The commune is made up of five villages, La Celle-sur-Nièvre, Mauvrain, Gagy, Saint-Lay and Le Bas de La Celle. It is surrounded by French Oak forests and is in the Coteaux Charitois wine region.

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The Mayor is Mme Ginette Saulnier who has been in office since 2008 and will hold office until 2014, she was preceded by M. Camille Melaye

As in most communes there is a local school based in the same building as the Mairie (Townhall).

Mairie La Celle sur Nièvre Bourg 58700

Telephone : 0386381740


Being a small commune of only 167 people there are however a variety of different nationalities represented locally, Portuguese, Norwegian, English, Dutch and Irish to name a few and to add to that are the second or family home owners many now living in Paris.

Historical population
Year Pop. ±%
1962 212 —    
1968 242 +14.2%
1975 212 −12.4%
1982 212 +0.0%
1990 173 −18.4%
1999 168 −2.9%
2006 167 −0.6%


There are two local wine growers both with tasting at Mauvrain. It also achieves note for the local Charolais cattle.

The nearest shop is in the bar at Beaumont-la-Ferrière, a small town about 3 km (1.9 mi) distance where English is spoken. Vans visit the outlying villages to sell their produce.

La Celle has a Church St Martin's but it is only open for special events or in rotation for services. The church is otherwise available in Beaumont.

The area has significant natural beauty with its forests and lush green rolling landscape which lately is favoured by artists who now find the South of France too arrid and overpopulated.

Camping is available at the Municipal Camp Site at Prémery, the nearest larger town with a supermarket and other shops and services including a Charity shop.

Other local villages have restaurants attached to their bars and serve a variety of cuisine including West Indian and Spanish.

The next nearest and larger town is La Charite-sur-Loire, 20 km (12 mi), and Nevers, the capital town of the department, is about 40 km (25 mi) away


Local photos

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