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Burgundy-Franche-Comté, camping to discover the region

Panorama de la ville de Vezelay
Panorama de la ville de Vezelay


Located in the north-eastern quarter of France, Burgundy-Franche-Comté is the fifth largest region in mainland France. Loved by those who appreciate ancient architecture as much as preserved natural landscapes, the region offers both cities of Art and History such as Auxerre or Besançon, the Ducal Palace of Nevers, the Basilica of Vézelay, the castles of Cormatin and Bazoches, the abbeys of Fontenay and Cluny, and preserved natural landscapes such as the Regional Natural Parks, the famous vineyards, the immense lakes and the mountain ranges. Camping is obviously the ideal way to discover this rich and rewarding territory.

Frequently asked questions about campsites in Burgundy-Franche-Comté

More than 340 campsites in Burgundy-Franche-Comté are fairly evenly spread over the five departments that make up this region. Thus we have 46 campsites in Côte d'Or, 55 campsites in Nièvre, 35 campsites in Doubs, and 35 campsites in Haute-Saône, then 39 campsites in Yonne and 58 campsites in Jura. Finally, only 2 campsites in the Territoire de Belfort.


Burgundy-Franche-Comté campsites by number of stars

The number of stars of a campsite defines the personal expectations of each one in terms of comfort. This is why its classification will tell you the size of your pitch but also the number of facilities the establishment has (swimming pools, auditorium, sports hall...) and the services it offers (children's clubs, entertainment, wellness area...).

Most of the campsites in the Bourgogne-Franche-Comté region are rated three stars with a total of 113 *** campsites. There are also 47 ** campsites and 26 campsites rated ****. There are only three ***** campsites and 14 campsites with a one-star rating.


Size of campsites: how many pitches do campsites in Burgundy-Franche-Comté have?

The vast majority of campsites in Burgundy-Franche-Comté have less than 100 pitches. There are 250 campsites spread throughout the region, reflecting a generally calm and relaxing atmosphere for a holiday with family, friends or couples. Like the Bourbon-Lancy *** campsite in Saône-et-Loire, which has only 70 pitches divided equally between bare pitches and rentals. Located 20 minutes from the Pal zoo, it invites you to a relaxing stay. Only three of them have more than 300 pitches, they are large holiday clubs with a large number of facilities and XXL structures.


Which campsites in Burgundy-Franche-Comté are situated near a lake or river?

There are 289 campsites located near a lake or river in the Burgundy Franche Comté region.

Like the Lac de Panthier campsite **** in the Côte d'Or, located on the shores of Lake Panthier, which welcomes you in a green environment with direct access to the lake beach. Located in Burgundy, it also has an aquatic area with three pools and a water slide.

In the Jura, the Les Pêcheurs *** campsite is both on the banks of the Ain and 500 metres from the famous Vouglans lake. A shady natural setting, a family atmosphere and tranquillity make this campsite a delight for holidaymakers.


Which campsites in Burgundy-Franche-Comté have unusual accommodation?

There are 61 campsites in the region that offer unusual accommodation. For a night, a weekend or a few days' holiday, unusual accommodation is a break from everyday life. They are there to give you a change of scene and allow you to escape from everyday life in a fun and pleasant way.

With its Ecopod, the Nevers *** campsite combines both ecology and the unusual. From 2 to 4 people and without sanitary facilities, it is still comfortable and above all charming!

In the heart of the Morvan countryside and close to the Burgundy vineyards, the Huttopia Etang de Fouché campsite **** offers a wide range of accommodation from comfort tents to chalets and caravans! With a capacity of 4 people, it has two bedrooms and offers a real change of scene for a holiday with family or friends.


The essential natural heritage of the Bourgogne-Franche-Comté region


Lac des Settons is one of the large lakes in the Morvan landscape. It is very popular with holidaymakers because of the water sports facilities it offers, as well as its calm and friendly environment.

Lac des Settons
Lac des Settons© iStock

The Hedgehog waterfalls, an infinite spectacle

Consisting of 31 impressive waterfalls, they are part of the Vallée du Hérisson, itself nestled in the Jura massif and listed in the network of the Grands sites de France. Among its many waterfalls, the 60-metre-high Grand Saut waterfall and the stunning Eventail waterfall are worth a visit! A footpath allows you to discover each of the waterfalls during a lovely walk of almost 4 kilometres. After the walk, the Maison des Cascades provides information on the history of the site in a dedicated museum area.

Hedgehog waterfall
Hedgehog waterfall © iStock

Belvédère des 4 lacs, one of the most beautiful panoramas in the Jura

This magnificent region of lakes will undoubtedly appeal to hiking enthusiasts and lovers of natural landscapes. It is in the commune of Le Frasnois that the 4 lakes lookout awaits you, with a magnificent view of the lakes of Ilay, Narlay, Grand and Petit Maclu. A magnificent hike to discover other breathtaking landscapes of the lake region such as the lakes of Chalain, Clairvaux or Vouglans. Throughout the hike, there are many easily accessible lookouts to allow you to admire the exceptional views.

The Saut du Doubs, impressive and wild

This grandiose waterfall is undoubtedly one of the natural sites not to be missed in Franche-Comté. With a height of 27 metres, it can be admired from two viewpoints and gives hikers the opportunity to discover a wild and preserved natural landscape. Other means can be used to access this spectacular waterfall such as kayaking or boating. It is most often in autumn that the Saut du Doubs reveals all its power when the rains are heavier and the environment reveals its shimmering colours.

Saut du Doubs waterfall
Saut du Doubs waterfall© IStrock

The essential built heritage of the Bourgogne-Franche-Comté region

The Abbey of Cluny, the most powerful Benedictine abbey in the West

For almost five centuries, its church was the largest Christian church in the West until the construction of St Peter's Basilica in Rome. Built in 910 in the Saône-et-Loire region, it has preserved precious vestiges of the many ravages caused by the wars of religion, such as the cloister, the bell tower of Eau Bénite, the farinier in which the capitals of the church choir and the clock tower can be admired today. The magnificent medieval sculptures of the abbey can be seen in the Jean de Bourbon abbey palace, which houses the Museum of Art and Archaeology.

Cluny Abbey
Cluny Abbey© Istock

Fontenay Abbey, the oldest preserved Cistercian abbey in the world

Listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site for over 40 years, Fontenay Abbey is located in Burgundy between Auxerre and Dijon. Built in 1118, it was inhabited by monks until the French Revolution. Today, the descendants of Elie de Montgolfier are in charge of it. Here, the Romanesque cloister, the forge, the monks' dormitory, the chapter house and the superb abbey church all bear witness to the splendour of Romanesque art. A stroll in the abbey gardens is a must, as the hundred-year-old trees in the middle of this natural area are particularly attractive. This landscaped park has also been awarded the honourable label of Remarkable Garden and the abbey was built on an area that is now listed and preserved.

Fontenay Abbey
Fontenay Abbey© IStock

The Hospices de Beaune, a symbol of Burgundian architecture

Famous for its legendary wine charity sale, the Hôtel-Dieu de Beaune is also world-renowned for its multicoloured, glazed roof, typical of Burgundian architecture in the Middle Ages. Classified as a historical monument, it was built to care for the most disadvantaged and now houses a museum of medicine. The magnificent Salle des Pôvres, the superb gothic fireplace in the kitchen, the collection of earthenware pots in the pharmacy and the murals in the Salle Saint-Hugues are not to be missed.image

Hôtel-Dieu de Beaune
Hôtel-Dieu de Beaune© IStock

The castle of Bazoches, home of the marshal of Vauban

Nestled in the north of the Nièvre, in the attractive village of Bazoches, this splendid trapezoidal castle was built in the 12th century. The residence of Marechal de Vauban in the 17th century, it consists of four round towers encircling the inner courtyard. During the visit, you can admire the great gallery, Vauban's bedroom and study, as well as the salons and libraries in which he drew up the plans for many future famous buildings.

Bazoches Castle
Bazoches Castle© IStock

Baume-les-Messieurs, ranked among the most beautiful villages in France

Located in the Jura, in the hollow of a valley and surrounded by large cliffs, the village of Baume-les-Messieurs benefits from an exceptional location and has an important architectural and historical heritage as evidenced by its 6th century Benedictine abbey, which houses a Romanesque church with a magnificent 16th century Flemish altarpiece. A village not to be missed under any circumstances.

Village of Beaume-les-Messieurs
Village of Beaume-les-Messieurs© iStock















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