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Nivernais ( /ˌnvərˈn/ , [1] [2] French:  [nivɛʁnɛ] ( Loudspeaker.svg listen )) is a former province of France, around the city of Nevers, which forms the modern department of Nièvre. It roughly coincides with the former Duchy of Nevers. [3]


The raw climate and soils cause the area to be heavily wooded.


À la nivernaise refers to a cooking style involving a glaze, usually of butter and sugar, although sometimes involving butter and some other ingredient.

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  1. "Nivernais". Lexico UK Dictionary. Oxford University Press . Retrieved 4 September 2019.
  2. "Nivernais". Merriam-Webster Dictionary . Retrieved 4 September 2019.
  3. Nivernais at the Larousse online encyclopedia

Coordinates: 46°59′N3°10′E / 46.99°N 3.16°E / 46.99; 3.16