The Nivernais Canal by bike
For our cycling holidaymakers, this 14 km long cycle route is accessible from Saint-Léger-des-Vignes, located 3.8 km from the campsite, and takes you to Cercy-la-Tour. Take the time to stop in Cercy-la-Tour, this small, old and flowery village is situated at the confluence of three rivers (the Alene, the Aaron and the Cane), joining the Canal du Nivernais. Take a break in its historic centre, which hosts a guinguette in the summer, and relax by the pretty pond, from where you can see the marina. You can also cycle to the towpath of the marina to enjoy the peace and quiet on the banks of the Morvan.
The city of Decize
The charming town of Decize is the gateway to southern Burgundy and the Nivernais region. The fortified town centre is built on a rocky outcrop and is hemmed in by two arms of the Loire. Accessible on foot and even by bike, beautiful walks are to be expected on the banks of the river, for all nature lovers. By exploring the surrounding paths, discover the fun and sensory paths allowing you to admire the fauna and flora as well as the interpretation path of the Vieille Loire, to explore while having fun. Decize is also known as “the fishermen’s paradise” due to its ideal geographical location and its high stocking rate. It has no less than 5 bridges overhanging the numerous waterways and has developed largely around river activity, particularly in the transport of goods. Decize is an unmissable stopover during your stay in Burgundy! Guided tours are available in July and August.
Promenade des Halles
Listed as a Historic Monument in 1932, this walk in the midst of linden and plane trees several hundred years old, stretching for almost a kilometre, is located a stone’s throw from the campsite, near the nautical base. Named in old French and meaning “Promenade des terres hâlées” (land burnt by the sun), this walk offers you a breathtaking panorama of the confluence of the rivers and the St-Léger-des-Vignes dam.
Mine Museum and Glénons Shaft
8 km from the town of Decize (in the commune of La Machine), discover these two complementary sites and retrace the history of the life of miners and coal through numerous objects, period photographs, fossil models whose testimonies will not leave you indifferent. On the same site, guides will show you the heavy daily life and extreme conditions that the miners’ families lived. The tour is partially accessible to people with reduced mobility.
Morvan Regional Nature Park
In the heart of Burgundy, the Morvan Regional Natural Park is an area that will be much appreciated by our holidaymakers looking for a relaxing stay close to nature. Nowadays, the park is oriented towards ecotourism, nature and culture. Discover the numerous hiking and horse riding trails, for all levels. For the more sporty, explore the marked mountain bike trails or venture out on the white water courses (rafting, kayaking…). For fishing enthusiasts, it’s a real paradise (rivers, lakes…): just cast your line and relax! Keep an eye out for wildlife, with many observation points to help you identify species. It is also a rich cultural and landscape heritage (museums, eco-museums, viewpoints…) to enjoy with your family.
For all fine gourmets…
It would be a shame to visit the Nièvre without tasting it… In the many local restaurants that await you, here are a few selected specialities that will add a gourmet touch to your stopover: Andouillette de Clamecy, Jambon du Morvan, Crottin de Chavignol and Nougatine de Nevers, a 100% Loire Valley tasting. To accompany with a small glass of wine for a fruity touch, opt for Pouilly-fumé!
Where are we heading to next ?
A trip to the Mâconnais…
To make your Burgundy break a real holiday based on nature, gastronomy and the discovery of a unique heritage, continue your journey towards Mâcon! Numerous sites and local treasures await you… We will welcome you for your stopover, at the campsite Le Champ d’été in Pont-de-Vaux, only 26 minutes away from Mâcon. For more information: firstname.lastname@example.org or www.camping-pont-de-vaux.fr