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Camping de l'Etang du Merle

9.1

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General

  • 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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9.1

Overall rating based on 13 reviews

 

100% would recommend this site to a friend.

100% would stay here again.

  83% described as Lake and/or mountain ?

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Friendly, helpful family run site. Delightful!08/21/2020

Reviewer's country: United KingdomAdrian G.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Electric grass pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    Friendly welcome, lovely shaded pitch with view of the lake. Play area and snack bar. Enjoyed a refreshing swim in the lake.

    Disliked: 

    Nothing.

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Peaceful relaxing site with friendly staff.08/26/2019

Reviewer's country: United KingdomRichard M.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Electric grass pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    Relaxed environment, very friendly and helpful staff, beautiful location with large pitches.
    Facilities are kept clean
    Plenty to do for kids
    Great food and the grill bar.

    Disliked: 

    Not really a dislike but the location is remote, but then France is a big country!

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Lovely family site for campers with young kids,08/06/2019

Reviewer's country: United KingdomEmma P.Confirmed

  • Electric grass pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    The lake view and big pitch we were given. Loved the walks and bicycle tracks around the lake. Clean showers and loos, unlimited electricity and water. Well maintained site.

    Disliked: 

    Noisy from young kids playing until late, also other campers playing music, which is to be expected but went on too late.

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Can recommend.05/12/2019

Reviewer's country: United KingdomAnonymousMobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Super Mercure Riviera 2 bedroom static caravan
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    Very helpful, clean, lovely setting. We didn't use the WiFi & some of the facilities weren't available as it's early in the season (early May).

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trés beau site07/23/2020

Reviewer's country: FranceAnonymousConfirmed

  • Electric grass pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    camping tres agreable et calme propre tout pour un séjour meme avec enfants a recommander accueil trés sympat

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Accueil très sympathique du gérant , s'y ajoute serviabilité , …07/13/2020

Reviewer's country: FranceAnonymousConfirmed

  • Alizé Junior 2 bedroom lodge
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  • Liked: 

    Accueil très sympathique du gérant , s'y ajoute serviabilité , connaissance de la région et des coutumes donc compétences élévées pour tenir un tel endroit ...........y' avait du beau temps en prime !!

    Disliked: 

    Améliorer la propreté de l'espace dépose des ordures , surtout les poubelles vertes et jaunes . Ajouter un contenair plus grand pour dépose les verres et bouteilles .

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l'accueil et la gentillesse du propriétaire11/06/2019

Reviewer's country: FranceGILLES P.Confirmed

  • Alizé Junior 2 bedroom lodge
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    l'accueil et la gentillesse du propriétaire

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le cadre boisé et vue sur le l'étang08/19/2019

Reviewer's country: FranceAnonymousConfirmed

  • Electric grass pitch
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  • Liked: 

    le cadre boisé et vue sur le l'étang

    Disliked: 

    Les sanitaires

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Vriendelijke ontvangst.08/13/2019

Reviewer's country: NetherlandsAnonymousMobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Electric grass pitch
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  • Liked: 

    Uitzicht op het meer en de rust op de camping. Ook veel kunnen wandelen.

    Disliked: 

    De dag met regen.

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Prachtige ligging met vriendelijke eigenaar08/05/2019

Reviewer's country: NetherlandsAnonymousMobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Electric grass pitch
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  • Liked: 

    Lokatie en camping op zich, eigenaar heeft het netjes voor elkaar

    Disliked: 

    Sanitair verdiend meer aandacht qua schoonmaak en onderhoud

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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

Disabled facilities

Drying room

Food shop

Free wifi

Ice pack freezing

Internet access

Launderette

Local produce

Parent & baby washroom

Pick-up from public transport

Portaloo

Pub toilets

Public telephone

Shower available

Toilet block

Washing-up area

Wifi

Groups welcome

Family friendly

Motorcycle friendly

Single-sex groups welcome

Student groups welcome

Rules

Barbecue provided

Barbecues allowed

Campfires allowed

Commercial vehicles allowed

Dogs allowed

Dogs allowed all year

Themes

Forest

Lake and/or mountain

Peaceful

Walkers' paradise

Utilities

Charging facilities

Chemical disposal

Communal fridge

Gas cylinders available

No hot water

No potable water point

No running water

Recycling available

Renewable energy

Nearby amenities

Bar nearby

Public transport nearby

Shop nearby

Type

Large (51-200 pitches)

Nearby leisure

Canoeing/kayaking nearby

Cycle hire nearby

Cycling nearby

Fishing nearby

Horse riding nearby

Leisure/theme park nearby

Watersports nearby

Touring and motorhomes

Motorhome service point

Location

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  • Le Merle, Crux-la-Ville, Nièvre, France, 58330
  • Timezone Europe/Paris +0200 (GMT+02:00)   GPS 47.1371°N 3.4936°E

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Local attractions

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).

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Permitted arrival/departure time

Camping and touring
Arrive:  Anytime –  Anytime
Depart by:  Anytime
On-site accommodation
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.

Payment

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.

You can also opt to pay the full amount at the time of your booking.

Tax

Local tax of €0.40 at least age 18 doesn't apply.

Payment methods accepted on the park

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Terms and conditions

Site 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.
    Read more

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Terms and conditions

Please read the park terms and conditions below and the Pitchup.com terms and conditions.

Admission
Admission is only permitted after registering at reception.
All guests spending the night at the park must present their ID at the reception desk and sign registration forms.

Dogs
Dogs must be kept on leads and supervised at all times.

General
Entertainment and activities are available between 01/07 and 31/08.

Arrivals and departures
Late arrivals must notify the park as soon as possible. Your booking will be held for 24 hours. After this period the management reserves the right to relet your unit.
No refunds/discounts for inclement weather, late arrivals or early departures.

Vehicles
No vehicle movement between 11 p.m. and 7 a.m..
Only one car is to be parked by the pitch. Extra vehicles must be parked in the designated area.

Safety
Open fires are prohibited.

General
Quiet hours must be respected between 10 p.m. and 7 a.m..
Radio, music and TV players must be kept at a low volume. Car doors and boots must be closed quietly.
The management reserves the right to deny access or terminate the stay of those guests whose behaviour is deemed unsuitable. No refunds will be offered.

Pool
The outdoor swimming pool is open between 15/05 and 01/09 (subject to weather conditions).

General
The restaurant is open between 15/05 and 01/09.

Dogs
The site does not accept breeds/crossbreeds listed in the Dangerous Dogs Act (i.e. Pit Bull Terrier, Japanese Tosa, Dogo Argentino, and Fila Brasileiro) and/or any of the following: Staffordshire bull terrier, American Staffordshire terrier, Rottweiler, any Mastiff or Tosa.

Vehicles
Twin axle vehicles are not permitted on site.

Admission
Under 18s must be accompanied by their parents or legal guardians.

Pitches
Units should not be left unoccupied unless previously agreed with the management. Please speak to reception when the need arises, a fee may be charged for unsupervised units.

Arrivals and departures
Units will be allocated on arrival.

Visitors
Visitors must register at reception and pay their fee.

Pitches
You must follow the management directives when pitching your tent/unit and related equipment.

Additional terms

Hired accommodation : electricity is metered on site at €0.22 per kWh and must be paid at check-out.

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