Charming campsite, close to village of St Leger sous Beuvray. Small shops, charcuterie, boulangerie, brasserie, etc. Very quiet part of the world. Fantastic on and off road cycling, with great climbs and very little traffic. Superb walking area bisected by grand randonnee route.
Campsite is chilled. Plenty of Dutch visitors, clean and functional WCs toilets, wash basins etc. Lovely pitches, not massive, but comfortable.
Would definitely return with or without our (small) motorhome
What a little gem! Excellent directions from the site owner (a lovely, Dutch lady). The site itself is in a fairly wooded area in the heart of Burgundy. Pitches are flat or very slightly sloping. Many have electricity. Most of the campers whilst we were there were from the Netherlands.
You can buy wine, chilled beer and soft drinks, water, eggs and biscuits at the camp office. The little village of St Legere is withing walking distance and has a good mini supermarket. There are 2 bars in the village, a boulangerie, butchers/delicatessen and a garage.
The local environment is good for walking although quite hilly. The campsite also has a large, covered area with tables and chairs and a small natural pool near the entrance (not a swimming pool)
The toilets, showers and other washing facilities were immaculate.
What a lovely peaceful site; we can't wait to go back!
The facilities were spotless, everything was in a purpose designed prefab, now I know that doesn't sound great but the facilities were new and very very clean. The washing up sinks made us laugh though, as when the prefab arrived the sinks were huge - you need to put a bowl underneath your washing up bowl to lift it to a height where you don't end up with back ache.
There was a big covered area that is used for shelter for the tent campers during the summer when they're doing their cooking. There was also a reasonable sized fishing lake at the entrance to the site (you can buy a pass to allow you to fish). There is no children's play area on site, but there is a 5 a side pitch/basketball hoops and a bit more just outside the sites back entrance and this was new and well maintained.
The pitches are quite a reasonable size but they're all different shapes, some have deep shade and others loads of sun. The entrance to the site is quite narrow and may be difficult for any very large unit due to 2 right angle bends too.
The local village is about 10 - 15 mins walk away and reminded me of a Yorkshire village. The baker sells very good bread, and there is a well stocked village shop and 2 hotels, though we never tried their food. The nearest decent sized supermarket that we found was in Autun about 14 miles away.
There are loads of good walks in the area, many of which you can start from the site. Other attractions include the Bibracte archaeological site where the Gauls made one of their last stands against the Romans. Autun is an attractive market town (I think Friday was market day) and has good museums and plenty of Roman archaeology to discover. Take the time to view the town from the 'Croix de la Liberation' for a spectacular view. If anyone is interested in WW2 then there's a strong link here between the Maquis Resistance movement and the SAS/SOE. There are a couple of museums in the area (The Morvan) dedicated to this. The subject's also covered in books by Ian Wellsted and George Millar.
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