Camping de Santenay

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Gorgeous scenery (added by manager 10 Oct 2016)
Pitch among the trees (added by manager 07 dec 2021)
Great cycling routes nearby (added by manager 07 dec 2021)
Aerial view of santenay (added by manager 07 dec 2021)

  • Quiet site 20 minutes' walk from the little town of Santenay
  • Well placed for walking or cycling to the Burgundy vineyards
  • Access to payable municipal pool 150 metre from the site (July/August)
What splendid times await the casual cyclist and the avid wine-sipper around the Burgundy area – no lycra-clad days puffing up and down slopes around here, just meandering gently down quiet country lanes as you flit between vineyards to sample and purchase wines, or generally take in the gorgeous greenery that comes with the territory. If your little ears have perked up at the very idea, you’d do well to consider a stay at Camping de Santenay, just outside the little town of Santenay and handily placed for pedalling off to the many, many wineries that pepper the area. Less confident (or energetic) cyclists can pick from one of the 15 or so wineries that are within 10 minutes’ bike ride, while those looking to work up a thirst can head up to Beaune with a ride of an hour or so for a well-earned tipple or two. And if you’re accompanied by kids too young to appreciate such wine-based wanderings? Fret not, for more attractions are on hand – châteaux galore, plus canoeing, amusement parks and simply sauntering around the scenic lanes (who knows, you may just happen upon a winery as you go – and it would be rude not to pop in, of course). When your legs declare it to be time for a rest, retreat to your peaceful pitch to snooze in a sunny patch or shaded spot while the nippers nip off for games of badminton, volleyball or table tennis, or a bit of playground clambering. After your restorative doze maybe you’ll have summoned enough energy to bring the old arms into action by gathering la famille for a round of miniature golf or pétanque (top tip: balance out your bowling arm by clasping a glass of red in the other). Great wine deserves great food, of course, and it’s really rather easy to eat very well indeed around these parts. It’s a 20-minute trot into town for restaurants serving up local faves such as coq au vin, escargots and steaming plates of boeuf bourguignon, or to scour the shops for bits and pieces to inspire your own creations (keep an eye out for local cheeses, sausages, wild mushrooms and venison depending on the season). There’s no need to go far for your simple snackage though – plenty of everyday essentials, including fresh bread and pastries to fuel your day’s activity, can acquired at the site’s grocery store.

Site type

Touring caravan pitches 145
Motorhome pitches 145
Tent pitches 145
Caravans for hire 12
Lodges, cabins, pods or huts 2
Open now

Tourist board rating

Please note
  • No hen/stag parties permitted via Pitchup.com.
  • Twin axle vehicles are not permitted on site.
  • Discount cards and gift vouchers cannot be applied to bookings made via Pitchup.com.

Languages spoken

English

French

Open from Mon, 18 Mar to

Pitch types & availability

Reviews

78%

would recommend this site to a friend

75%

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Only showing reviews for the last 30 months.

Excellent

Overall 10/10
Location 10
Value for money 10
Accommodation 10
Facilities / Activities 10
Customer service 10
Child friendliness 10
Cleanliness 10
Wifi 2
Graham P. The reviewer booked through Pitchup.com

Electric grass pitch

Liked: Absolutely brilliant site, lovely clean toilets and showers to die for. Cycle routes a dream. Lovely staff. 10 out of 10

Disliked: Shame about the free WiFi near reception…they said it was broken…but Wi-Fi is only software so should of been fixed next day.

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Very friendly staff…

Overall 6/10
Location 6
Value for money 8
Accommodation 4
Facilities / Activities 4
Customer service 10
Child friendliness No rating
Cleanliness 8
Wifi 2
Martin H. The reviewer booked through Pitchup.com

Electric grass pitch

Liked: Very friendly staff

Disliked: A general feeling of being a bit run down

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Nice location

Overall 8/10
Location 8
Value for money 8
Accommodation 8
Facilities / Activities 4
Customer service 8
Child friendliness 8
Cleanliness 4
Wifi 6
Ian S. The reviewer booked through Pitchup.com

Electric grass pitch

Liked: Nice pitch private in country side. Short walk to small town had a good meal in the only open restaurant.

Disliked: Shower block ok typical french. Hot water though no problems as in previous reviews

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We enjoyed our stay with great scenery and weather.

Overall 8/10
Location 8
Value for money 8
Accommodation 8
Facilities / Activities No rating
Customer service 6
Child friendliness No rating
Cleanliness 8
Wifi 4
Di H. The reviewer booked through Pitchup.com

Electric grass pitch

Liked: Site grounds well maintained. Great location for walking.

Disliked: Could do with modernisation- lights over wash areas not on at night. Plugs for sinks. Showers unpredictable. Motorhome service and water points no info given. Information on arrival scarce.

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Poor

Overall 4/10
Location 8
Value for money 6
Accommodation 4
Facilities / Activities 4
Customer service 6
Child friendliness 6
Cleanliness 4
Wifi 4
Stephen L. The reviewer booked through Pitchup.com

Non-electric grass pitch

Liked: Great location for exploring the vineyards of the Burgundy region on the many cycling routes

Disliked: Sanitary blocks in need of a refresh. Limited facilities on site, no snack bar and Épicerie had very limited stock I.e not even water. Also looked like migrant workers tents on site. Looked like Sangatte.

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Not recommended

Overall 2/10
Location No rating
Value for money 2
Accommodation No rating
Facilities / Activities No rating
Customer service 2
Child friendliness No rating
Cleanliness No rating
Wifi No rating
Richard T. The reviewer booked through Pitchup.com

Electric grass pitch

Liked: Nothing

Disliked: Booked this site as it said reception open until 7pm, despite traffic holdups managed to arrive before then. On arrival reception closed, and looked as it had been for a while. No answer to the supplied phone number, or any of the numbers posted on reception window. Stayed overnight on an Aire a few miles further on, which was good, but lacking some facilities. Complained to Pitchup early October, but despite them chasing site, no response to date. As today is last day I can post review, it will have to be this; if you can't access the site and customer service appears non-existent you can only give the lowest rating possible. If we had been travelling with young children this would likely have been much more of a problem than it was for us.

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Viel Platz, kein Pool, Toiletten ohne Sitz, Ok für den Preis

Overall 6/10
Location 10
Value for money 8
Accommodation 6
Facilities / Activities 2
Customer service No rating
Child friendliness No rating
Cleanliness 4
Wifi No rating
Anonymous The reviewer booked through Pitchup.com

Electric grass pitch

Liked: Viel Platz

Disliked: Am Abend war ein Mega lautes Konzert direkt neben dem Platz, vor dem ich nicht gewarnt wurde! Wäre dann evtl. weiter gefahren. Konnte bis 12 nicht schlafen und musste morgens früh los! man hat den Eindruck beim Googeln, dass ein Schwimmbad dazu gehört. Es ist aber das öffentliche nebenan und kostet Eintritt!

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Great location, good services.…

Overall 8/10
Location 10
Value for money 6
Accommodation 8
Facilities / Activities 6
Customer service 8
Child friendliness No rating
Cleanliness 6
Wifi 4
Anonymous The reviewer booked through Pitchup.com

Electric grass pitch

Liked: Great location, good services.

Disliked: Facilities getting a bit tired

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Not as clean and friendly but ok

Overall 6/10
Location 10
Value for money 6
Accommodation 6
Facilities / Activities 8
Customer service 8
Child friendliness 8
Cleanliness 6
Wifi 2
Tina K. The reviewer booked through Pitchup.com

Electric grass pitch

Liked: Position is great for driving down to south of France

Disliked: Not as friendly as last year . Last year we had use of the pool next door with a wristband but this year had to pay

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Ruhiger Platz zu günstigen Kosten ohne Einkaufsmöglichkeiten

Overall 8/10
Location 8
Value for money 10
Accommodation No rating
Facilities / Activities 4
Customer service 6
Child friendliness 8
Cleanliness 8
Wifi 2
Anonymous The reviewer booked through Pitchup.com

Non-electric grass pitch

Liked: Ruhiger Platz, nahe der Autobahnen. Gut für Stopover.

Disliked: Fußläufig am Nachmittag kein Restaurant und kein Geschäft erreichbar

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Features

Leisure on site

Bar or club house Cycle hire Evening entertainment Fishing Fitness centre Games room Indoor swimming pool Kids' club On-site restaurant/cafe Outdoor swimming pool Play area Pétanque TV room Take away Tennis Watersports

Amenities on site

Bath available Car parking by pitch/unit Composting toilet Dog park Drying room Food shop Free wifi Ice pack freezing Internet access Launderette Local produce Parent & baby washroom Pick-up from public transport Portable toilet Pub toilets Public telephone Shower available Toilet block Washing-up area Wifi

Groups welcome

Family friendly Motorcycle friendly Rallies welcome Single-sex groups welcome Student groups welcome

Rules

Barbecue provided Barbecues allowed Campfires allowed Commercial vehicles allowed Dogs allowed Dogs allowed all year

Themes

Budget/backpacker Gastronomic delight Peaceful Remote location Walkers' paradise Wildlife haven

Utilities

Charging facilities Chemical disposal Electric car charging point(s) Gas cylinders available Recycling available Renewable energy

Nearby amenities

Bar nearby Dog walk nearby Nearby farmers' market Public transport nearby Shop nearby

Type

Large (51-200 pitches)

Accessibility

Disabled facilities

Nearby leisure

Cycle hire nearby Cycling nearby Golf nearby Horse riding nearby Leisure/theme park nearby Mountain biking nearby Outdoor pool nearby Restaurant nearby Tennis nearby

Touring and motorhomes

Motorhome service point

Location

Camping de Santenay

Avenue des Sources

Santenay

Côte-d'Or

France

21590

Directions

Timezone

Europe/Paris CEST (GMT+02:00)

GPS

46.90891°N
4.68539°W

Route directions

From the A6 take exit 24 and follow directions for Beaune centre. In Beaune take the N74 signposted Chalon-sur-Saône. Turn onto the D974 and continue towards Le Creusot. When you reach Santenay follow the signs for our campsite.

Please note: All distances on this page are calculated "as the crow flies" - please check actual distance depending on your mode of travel using the Get directions button above.

Local attractions

One could happily spend days (weeks, even, if one were truly dedicated) pottering around the various wine establishments nearby – if your radius stretches to an hour’s bike ride you may well find your mind boggled with choice before you’ve even touched a drop. If you like to have a little order to your plans, perhaps set out on one of the prescribed routes in the area, such as the Route des Grands Crus (which takes in several of the area’s finest cellars) or the Eurovelo 6 long-distance trail, which skirts the Canal du Centre as it passes through Santenay. Warm days may require the cooling presence of a bit of water – in July and August, dive in to the municipal pool that’s 150 metres from the site (an extra fee is required), or stick to the surface with kayaking, paddleboarding, windsurfing and the like from the watersports centre up in Autun (40 minutes away). Landlubbing leisure-seekers may instead prefer a round of golf at the course just under a half-hour drive away or a spot of fishing at Etang de Torcy, 40 minutes away. Even if you’re not taking in the wine producers it’d be wrong to leave the area without visiting at least one of the area's châteaux – gawp at the pretty patterns on the tiled roof of Château de Santenay, make the 15-minute drive to the turreted Château de la Rochepot, or take the tour at Château des Couches (also 15 minutes away) to poke around in the underground tunnels and dungeons. Any kids in danger of going cross-eyed at all this history can be safely restored to (relative) sanity with the various rides and a trip on the little tourist train at Parc des Combes or by flinging themselves through the treetops on the forest adventure trails at Acrogivry, both of which are around half an hour’s drive from the site.

Nearest sites

Unfortunately, we have no nearby bookable sites.

  • Does Camping de Santenay have a swimming pool? No View all features
  • Is Camping de Santenay dog friendly? Yes View all features
  • What attractions are near Camping de Santenay? One could happily spend days (weeks, even, if one were truly dedicated) pottering around the various wine establishments nearby – if your radius stretches to an hour’s bike ride you may well … Read more
  • When can I check in and check out of Camping de Santenay?
    Camping and touring
    Arrive:  2 p.m. –  7 p.m.
    Depart by:  12 p.m.
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  • How much does it cost to stay at Camping de Santenay? From £13.46 (for 1 night, 2 adults) - prices may change depending on your dates and party.