A fantastic little site. Very small and cosy but doesn't feel overcrowded. Pitches are on the whole a good size and pretty flat. Hedges and greenery separate most sites to give a feeling of seclusion. Most sites have electricity. The majority of campers there were Dutch. Very friendly and English speaking - not much good for improving your French.
The facilities are spotless, cleaned by the owner every day to a very high standard. Nothing fancy but everything you need. Showers were always warm and although operated by a push button there was plenty of time for each push not to be irritating. Take your own toilet paper though. There is a readily available freezer that you can put your ice-blocks in for free. Just help yourself to them whenever you want.
The Dutch lady who runs the site is lovely. Very friendly and helpful. She is very relaxed about where you pitch. Although she had reserved a site for us which she thought was best as we had three dogs with us, she was happy for us to pick another if we so wished. As it happens she selected the best site for our needs. The little shop she runs supplies all the basics including walking maps of the area.
St Legere sous Bouvray, the local village, is a classic, picturesque French village. Only 1 Km away it has a bar/brasserie, a lovely Hotel/Restaurant serving good basic food, a little supermarket and a Boulangerie that seems to sell absolutely everything you could possibly want as well as good bread.
The site is situated in the Parc du Morvan which is beautiful walking and cycling country. Stunning scenery and many very pretty French villages.
5Km from the site is Grand Verriere which has a delightful, rustic restaurant called Chez Cecile. No menu, just a board with a couple of choices, but beautifully cooked food, a lovely atmosphere and a chef who comes out at the end of service and goes around every table asking how people liked their food. We had pre-booked (which you need to do to get in) and informed him that our daughter is vegetarian and he cooked something especially for her. A real gem!
I recommend this site to anyone who wants a quiet, gentle site, with a lovely owner in beautiful countryside. Can't wait to go back.
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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