Château de l'Epervière Campsite
This lovely spacious family run campsite, Domaine de l’Epervière at Gigny-sur-Saône, is situated in the heart of the Burgundy countryside, between Beaune and Mâcon.
The region is famous for its vineyards and wine production. The campsite is set in the grounds of a partly restored 16th century chateau, and is an attractively laid out parc with plenty of open space for children to play in and mature woodlands to explore
The parc has excellent facilities and is ideal as a stopover en-route south as it is located just 16km from the A6 Autoroute du Soleil. However, the parc also offers lots to those who wish to stay for longer. Its excellent facilities include a delightful restaurant in the château and a super pool complex with both indoor and outdoor pools, jacuzzi and sauna. There is also a large lake, with a river just a brief stroll away and the famous vineyards of Burgundy within an easy drive. Wine growers from the region come to the chateau to run wine tasting sessions to introduce you to the wonderful wines of the Burgundy region. And if you are visiting later in the summer, the annual Wine Festival is held in the region between 29th August and 4th September in Dijon and Beaune.
The facilities on-site are as follows :
- three swimming pools - a heated indoor pool for all the family, an outdoor pool for all the family and an outdoor children's pool with a maximum depth of 0.3m. Please note : men and boys should not wear swim shorts - speedo style swimming trunks may be necessary as in most of France)
- restaurant in the chateau with a covered terrace. The chef cooks specialities of the region.
- takeaway, pizzeria and bar
- campsite run children's club and other entertainments during High Season of July and August
- table tennis, football, playground
- cycle hire
- canoeing and freshwater fishing
- internet access and free WiFi available
- washing machines, showers, toilets, sinks etc
Booking Your Holiday at this Campsite
Here are details of how to get to the Château de l'Epervière campsite.
If you are going to drive then here are the distances from the Channel Ports :
There are flights by a variety of airlines from the UK and Ireland to the following airports :
- Lyon : 143 km
- St Etienne : 190 km
- Dijon airport: 83 km
Train station: Tournus Gare 15 Km
Services to: Mâcon, Chalon sur Saône, Lyon, Dijon
Things to Do in the Area
Geneva (191 km)
The Hospice de Beaune is worth visiting to see its wonderful coloured tiled roof. Beaune is in the heart of the Burgundy wine region.
In Southern Burgundy you can visit the ecumenical community of Taizé which is famous among other things for its wonderful music - modern church music with haunting sounds.
The region in good for walking and cycling. The vineyards of the Mâconnais and particularly the Roche de Solutré are very suitable for nature walks and the Voie Verte (former rail road transformed into cycling path) offers more than 60 km secure and very pleasant cycling, running from Chalon sur Saône to Mâcon.
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