New English-owned campsite in Burgundy open all year

21 Sep

We just found out that two extremely nice English chaps have opened a campsite in Burgundy not far from our depot…and it’s open all year!

Looking towards the Rocher du Saussois rock formation

The view from Camping Merry-sur-Yonne

The campsite, in a glorious spot at Merry-sur-Yonne (85km south of the depot, about 1 hr 20 minutes drive), had been closed for years. We are so happy that these chaps have bought it and made this truly gorgeous spot available for all to enjoy again…all year round!

Zac and David are refurbishing the site and have already opened an onsite shop and café/bar/restaurant. The full sanitation block is a work-in-progress , but they have managed to open a wet room with W/C and shower (and piped music!). So whilst the mod cons are currently a bit limited, they are in place with more to come very soon. (See ‘Update’ below.)

UPDATE January 2017: The sanitary block has now been fully refurbished. Zac and David say, “You will find polished granite units, gilt-edged mirrors, luxury rain-fall showers with Artisan hand-made wooden shower trays, complimentary shower gels & soaps all in your own large, private shower-cubicle with ample changing space. We also offer cubicles with baths. Luxury, Artisan hand-made wooden bath tubs with unlimited hot water, luxury soaps and a large changing space, soft lighting and gentle music relaxes you after a hard day exploring the area….

Our sanitary block also offers a fully accessible disabled wet-room with toilet, sink and shower facilities. There’s ample room for wheel-chair access and all the relevant facilities needed. Both the Mens and Ladies toilets offer baby-changing facilities.”

New English-owned campsite open all year in Burgundy

The eclectic but charming café/bar/restaurant

New English-owned campsite open all year in Burgundy

The well-stocked campsite shop

Not only is this campsite in a lovely spot, it has the added advantage of being open all year and has some hard-standing pitches, making it ideal for winter stays in a motorhome. The area is really beautiful and well worth a visit with lots of activities on offer from gentle hiking to some of the most technically challenging rock climbs in France at the famous and splendid Rochers du Saussois rock formation. (Le Saussois was at one time a very popular climbing centre and home to the classic Chimpanzodrome – once the hardest route in France.)  Take a look at the campsite and all the local attractions here.

New English-owned campsite in Burgundy open all year

A typical hard-standing pitch at Camping Merry-sur-Yonne

With a wealth of local wines, weekly markets, historic villages and natural splendour, Merry-sur-Yonne is a great Burgundian destination in its own right, as well a great place to stay en-route to the south.

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