Nevers is a quiet town, capital of the department of Nièvre. The streets are along the Loire. Among its points of interest include the Palais Ducal, the Cathedral Saint-Cyr Sainte-Julitte and the Church of St. Bernadette of Banlay. In summer the council organizes visits to the Cathedral and the Doge's Palace has activities for people of all ages. It has enabled a beach in one of the banks of the Loire which has performances and workshops for kids.