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The Nièvre and the Regional Natural Reserve of the Morvan.
The Morvan, a granite outcrop in the heart of the limestone Burgundy region, is a place of mountains that rise to between 400 and 900 m, running from north to south. It is scarred by deep valleys and faults, and crossed by many rapids that make it a playground for white-water sports enthusiasts. The peaks are covered in dense forests, the mountainsides dotted with bogs and broom-covered heaths. The valley floors, made of water-retaining granite formations are mostly covered with rush and sedge swamps. The area has always been sparsely populated and, while it does not have a real historic capital, has always been under the influence of Château-Chinon and the three large cities that surround it: Autun to the south, Avallon to the north and Saulieu to the east.
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Maps of the Nièvre.
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Map of the Regional Natural Reserve of the Morvan.
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