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Camping in Burgundy, a must-see

Château et vignoble en Bourgogne
Château et vignoble en Bourgogne

Burgundy is part of the Burgundy-Franche-Comté region and is located in the north-eastern quarter of France. Known primarily for its prodigious cuisine and its great vineyards, it will also please you for its admirable and bucolic nature as well as for its generous and varied historical heritage.

Where to pitch your tent?

In the heart of Burgundy and equidistant from the city of Dijon and the Morvan Regional Nature Park, the Lac de Panthier campsite **** is both quiet and family friendly. It offers a heated indoor swimming pool, a fitness area and outdoor pools with slides. All this on the edge of a magnificent lake where you can practice water sports. An ideal campsite to discover the Hospices de Beaune, Dijon, the Fontenay abbey or the Burgundy canal.
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Burgundy's unmissable heritage

Capital of the former Duchy of Burgundy, let yourself be guided through Dijon's medieval houses, pedestrian streets and Renaissance town houses. Discover the medieval sculpture "Le Puits de Moïse" and the "Halles de Dijon" built by the Eiffel company.

Built on a rocky spur, it is from the town of Châteauneuf-en-Auxois that you will enjoy one of the most beautiful panoramas of the region, but also animations for the children around the medieval theme.

The Guédelon castle, whose construction will be completed in 2025, will allow you to discover the construction techniques of the 13th century. A day spent outside of time but punctuated by workshops for young and old alike, such as an introduction to stone cutting or medieval cooking.

With its three abbeys, Cluny Abbey remained the largest religious building in Europe for five centuries until the construction of St Peter's in Rome. Today, the imposing remains can be visited and there are calls for the reconstruction of the abbey.

The Fontenay Abbey, a Unesco World Heritage Site in northern Burgundy, is the oldest surviving Cistercian abbey. A magnificent site, it is also a venue for film shoots and musical evenings.

Fontenay Abbey in Burgundy
Fontenay Abbey in Burgundy© Adobe Stock

Classified as a historical monument, the Hospices de Beaune is famous for its extraordinary traditional Burgundian architecture and the admirable wine-growing estate of almost 60 hectares that surrounds it. It is in the great hall that the mythical scene from the film La Grande Vadrouille was filmed.

The Hospices de Beaune in Burgundy
The Hospices de Beaune in Burgundy© Adobe Stock

Natural sites not to be missed

The Roche de Solutré, the emblem of southern Burgundy, is the result of a rare geological phenomenon. It is also the ideal place to hike through the vineyards of the three wine appellations and enjoy a splendid view of the Roche and the Saône valley.

The Roche de Solutré at the foot of the vineyards in Burgundy
The Roche de Solutré at the foot of the vineyards in Burgundy© Adobe Stock

In the north of the Morvan Regional Nature Park, the large lakes offer a complete change of scenery two hours from Paris. You can enjoy hiking and numerous water sports. The Settons lake is also one of the important stages of the "Grande Traversée du Morvan à VTT". Labelled for the good quality of its water, you will find a family and sporting atmosphere. When evening comes, the lake is decked out in its flamboyant colours for the sunset ceremony, a spectacle not to be missed! An equally enchanting phenomenon takes place on the shores of Lake Pannecière in the western part of the Morvan nature region. The largest lake in Burgundy is also wilder than that of Les Settons. Finally, the shores of Lake Saint Aignan, located in the heart of the Morvan Regional Nature Park, is particularly seductive with its immense meadows and forests, reminiscent of Ireland for some and Canada (in a small way) for others.

The lake of Pannecière in Burgundy
The lake of Pannecière in Burgundy© Adobe Stock

The Morvan Regional Nature Park is the lungs of Burgundy and is full of preserved sites. The state forest of Pontigny will dazzle you with the diversity of its landscapes.

In Bèze, discover the caves of the second largest underground network of French rivers, on foot and then by boat. A fun activity for the whole family.

25 metres high, the magnificent waterfall "at the end of the world" is at the foot of the Nolay vineyard in Cormot-Vauchignon. It is located in the centre of a cirque. It is also the starting point of a hike for sportsmen, called "Tour du bout du monde".

Finally, and even if there are many others, let's finish with the panorama of the Bec d'Allier, located near Nevers, it offers a grandiose landscape, that of the confluence between the Allier and the Loire. You can even see migratory birds and beavers!


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