La Machine

La Machine is a municipality with 3504 inhabitants (as of January 1, 2011 ) in central France. La Machine is located in the department of Nièvre in the Burgundy region and belongs to the district Nevers. La Machine is the capital of the Canton La Machine. The inhabitants are called Machinoises.


La Machine is located north of the Loire, about 25.5 kilometers southeast of Nevers.


Was the significance of the community through the coal mines. At times the place had more than 6000 inhabitants.

Population Development


  • The pond Grenetier ( Etang Grenetier ) with campsite
  • The Mine Museum
  • The Château de Barbarie at Etang Neuf

Community partnerships

La Machine has partnered with the Polish community Stronie Śląskie in Lower Silesian Voivodeship.