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the surroundings

Near Champallement, there are plenty of opportunities for excursions, relaxing or exerting yourself, enjoying old villages or busier towns.

If you like hiking, you will find plenty to do here. The hilly landscape is perfect for it. From the campsite you can walk to an excavation of an ancient Gallo-Roman site. In the salle commune you will find maps with walking routes.

Cyclists also have plenty of options here. The terrain is undulating but not extremely steep, so even less experienced cyclists can make nice trips here. Along the Canal du Nivernais with its 16 locks, for example, there is a beautiful cycle path of over 175 km. For a small fee we will bring you and your bikes to your starting point for the day.

Lovely touring through the beautiful landscape of the Morvan with its small roads, quiet villages, lakes, forests and views! A super environment for driving: hilly, endless curves and 95% good tarmac. Also eat and drink at one of the many terraces along the way. What more could a biker possibly want!

If you prefer sunbathing and swimming, there are two lakes nearby where you can go: the Etang de Baye and the Etang du Merle: sunbathing, swimming, pedalos and/or canoeing.
A little further on in the Morvan are the beautiful Lac de Chaumeçon and the Lac de Pannecière where you can do plenty of water sports.

For those who also love culture, a visit to the Basilica of Vézelay is highly recommended. This 12th-century basilica, listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site, was traditionally the regional gathering point of pilgrims and the starting point of one of the hiking routes to Santiogo de Compostella.
Vézelay also boasts quaint craft and art shops, as well as stunning views of the Morvan mountains.

In the town of Guédelon, you can see how a castle is recreated in the original, medieval way and using local materials. Well worth a visit!

By the way, there are several castles to visit in the area (Bazoches, St Fargeau and the castle ruins of Chateau les belles Fontaines).

Bibracte. Ruins of an old-gallic fortified town as far as the eye can see, in a beautiful setting with a very modern museum to go with it.

Nevers, the capital of Nièvre, has a beautiful Gothic cathedral, Saint-Cyr-et-Sainte-Julitte, and a ducal palace.

Apremont-sur-Allier is a picturesque medieval village and classified as one of the most beautiful villages in France. You can visit the stable and carriage museum and walk around the beautiful castle garden.

Avallon. A little further away but definitely recommended with its beautiful authentic streets, cosy squares and tempting terraces. You combine a day in Avallon with a nice day trip through the beautiful natural park of the Morvan.