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- Lakeside site in the woods between Crux-la-Ville and Saint-Saulge
- 45 minutes' drive from Nevers-Magny motor racing circuit
- Outdoor pool and lake access for fishing, canoeing and walks
Love a lakeside location? Then you’ll likely be more than happy with the setup at Camping de l’Etang du Merle, a friendly Burgundy site between the small towns of Crux-la-Ville and Saint-Saulge (and a leisurely five-minute drive from either).
Gorgeous as the greenery and wooded areas of this site are, the central attraction has to be direct access to the lake (the very same Étang du Merle that gives the place its name). On balmy days you may wish simply to dangle your feet in the waters while clutching an ice cream, but it’s also a good place to fish and there are canoes and pedal boats available to rent.
Those intrepid types that require a whole heap more activity can set forth on around 250 kilometres of mountain bike or hiking trails in the area around the site, clamber through the trees at adventure parks or head into the Morvan Regional Natural Park for rafting and horse riding. Meanwhile, folks with something more laidback in mind can stick around on site for days spent splashing around at the pool or playing volleyball, pétanque, table tennis or badminton.
Naturally, you’ll be needing eats whatever you’ve been up to: pick up supplies at the grocery store or at Saint-Saulge’s supermarket, or delegate catering responsibilities to staff at the site’s snack bar.
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Friendly, helpful family run site. Delightful!
Peaceful relaxing site with friendly staff.
Lovely family site for campers with young kids,
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Leisure on site
Bar or club house
Indoor swimming pool
Outdoor swimming pool
Amenities on site
Car parking by pitch/unit
Ice pack freezing
Parent & baby washroom
Pick-up from public transport
Single-sex groups welcome
Student groups welcome
Commercial vehicles allowed
Dogs allowed all year
Lake and/or mountain
Gas cylinders available
No drinkable water point
No hot water
No running water
Public transport nearby
Large (51-200 pitches)
Cycle hire nearby
Horse riding nearby
Leisure/theme park nearby
Touring and motorhomes
Motorhome service point
Those with an eye for pretty things should certainly take a trip to Nevers (40 minutes’ drive), for its excellent fine arts and porcelain museum, and have a trot around its castle and cathedral. Other châteaux nearby include those in Bazoches (45 minutes) and Castellux (an hour).
There’s a rather fine collection to peruse at the François Mitterand museum in Château-Chinon (40 minutes) too: all the splendid pieces here were gifts to the ex-president from around the globe.
Folks who know a few things about motor racing may have perked up their ears at the mention of Nevers: it’s just a little further (45 minutes) to the racing circuit at Nevers-Magny, where a top-notch programme of car and motorbike races takes place throughout the year.
If you’d like your activities with a more scenic green backdrop, head to Lac des Settons (an hour away) for watersports, climbing and mountain biking, head into the Morvan Regional Natural Park for rafting trips (50 minutes) or climb up into the treetops at Les Z’Accrochés adventure park (half an hour).
Permitted arrival/departure time
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|Arrive:||3 p.m. –||Anytime|
|Depart by:||10 a.m.|
Camping de l'Etang du Merle cancellation policy
No refunds within 1 day of arrival date.
No refunds/discounts for inclement weather, late arrivals or early departures.
If you need to cancel or amend your booking, please give as much notice as possible so that someone else has the chance to book. You may wish to buy holiday insurance for cancellations and for your property/injury whilst away.
Please note that your deposit is paid to Pitchup.com and is non-refundable.
Deposit transferable during COVID-19. Camping de l'Etang du Merle will debit the balance from your card 1 week before arrival, or if the arrival date is sooner than 1 week then the balance will be taken immediately.Deposit transferable during COVID-19. During COVID-19 you can transfer your deposit to a future stay booked within 3 months of your arrival date. Read more.
You can also opt to pay the full amount at the time of your booking.
Local tax of €0.40 at least age 18 doesn't apply.
Payment methods accepted on the parkVisa
Terms and conditionsSite booking terms and conditions
- Does Camping de l'Etang du Merle have a swimming pool? Yes View all features
- Is Camping de l'Etang du Merle dog friendly? Yes View all features
- What attractions are near Camping de l'Etang du Merle? Those with an eye for pretty things should certainly take a trip to Nevers (40 minutes’ drive), for its excellent fine arts and porcelain museum, and have a trot around its castle … Read more
When can I check in and check out of Camping de l'Etang du Merle?
Camping and touring Arrive: Anytime – Anytime Depart by: Anytime On-site accommodation Arrive: 3 p.m. – Anytime Depart by: 10 a.m.