Camping in Burgundy
Burgundy is a land of rolling hills, waterways and rich pastures. This beautiful scenery is just waiting for you to explore by car - or by foot or bike along canal towpaths, vineyard tracks and country roads.
Our campsite in Burgundy is one of our favourite places: a small site with superb amenities, in the beautiful grounds of a 16th century château. The site is well-placed for visiting Burgundy’s lovely old towns and villages, or following the region’s many wine trails: top up your knowledge by joining the regular wine-tastings in the bar.
With a restaurant in the château itself and ducks to feed down by the lake, this is the perfect spot for couples and families alike.
Or if you’re heading further afield this year, why not enjoy a little taste of Burgundy by taking an overnight stop on your way to Italy or the Med?
Things to do when you’re camping in Burgundy
Beaune is the wine capital of Burgundy, and the wine museum in town is a good prelude for the candle-lit tasting at the Marché aux Vins – just one of several wine experiences on offer. It’s not all about wine of course: Beaune’s cobbled streets are home to plenty of interesting galleries and museums, including one devoted to the works of Salvador Dali.
At the Blanzy Mining Museum you’ll find everything from lamps to locomotives. An exhibition shows how the miners lived and worked here over more than two centuries. There’s also a school museum in the town and a centre offering pony rides for younger children.
Between Montceau-les-Mines and Le Creusot is a canal museum with an original 18th century lock and lock keepers house. Many of the exhibits are housed in an old canal boat and canal cruises are also available. In Le Creusot itself the Parc des Combes is particularly good for younger children, with a small rollercoaster and the Train des Combes tourist railway.
Autun bears many reminders of its glorious Roman past including the Temple of Janus and the largest amphitheatre in Gaul. Objects in the town’s museum include the sumptuous Romanesque carving known as the Temptation of Eve, originally part of Autun Cathedral.
If you’re looking for a day trip, Dijon has much to recommend it. Highlights include the mustard museum, the Musée des Beaux-Arts and the Museum of Burgundy Life: a fascinating collection of objects from town and country. If you’ve ever dragged bored kids round historical sites, Dijon’s Owl Trail maybe the antidote. Over 12s also have the option of taking a guided tour on a segway.
Mâcon gives its name to the Mâconnais wine district, best known for affordable but delicious white wines. Visit the museum dedicated to the Romantic poet Alphonse de Lamartine, or enjoy a coffee at the ornate Maison du Bois Doré. On the way to Mâcon stop off at the Grottes d'Aze prehistoric caves or the museum of prehistory at La Roche de Solutré – if you’re up to the climb, the rock itself provides memorable views of the Pouilly-Fuissé vineyards.
Chalon is a lively town, with half-timbered houses surrounding its historic cathedral square. The world’s first photograph – or heliograph – was taken near here by Joseph Nicéphore Niépce. Visit the photography museum named after him, or take a ‘bateau-mouche’ for an excursion or a dinner cruise.
Camping in Burgundy is easy to book online or by calling our knowledgeable Sales Team on 0845 268 0827.