Camping La Grappe d'Or
Camping La Grappe d'Or is like an island in a sea of vineyards. On one side of the campsite there’s a clutch of houses, a hotel and a pair of tennis courts but, beyond that, the local villages of Meursault and Monthelie are connected via roads that feel like causeways through an ocean of vines. From your tent, peep over the sheltering hedgerows and the first thing you will almost always see is a vineyard. Rows upon rows of streaky green lines stripe away into the distance.
Yes, this is the heart of the Burgundy wine region and, if you like to taste the local tipple as you camp, you’ve come to the right place. It feels like every other house you pass has a placard outside, naming it one winery or another. In fact, within a mile of the campsite there are, technically, over 15 different wineries, though many are small-scale business affairs and not the sort of place open for tours.
The campsite itself is well organised and well equipped. Three different wash-blocks service the hundred-odd pitches, and different tiers and hedgerows break up the space so that it doesn’t feel sprawling or overcrowded. The folks at reception are warm and helpful – make sure you order bread and croissants for the regular morning delivery – and there’s an outdoor swimming pool. There’s even a waterslide for kids and a decent restaurant at the top of the campsite with good views of the surrounding stripes.
Despite the vineyards, which you might picture to be on steep slopes, the surrounding valley is actually relatively shallow and flat, with wooded hills in the distance. As a result, the local area is handy for family cycling and bikes are available to rent. One such route passes directly beside the campsite, though heading off on foot is just as achievable. With a wealth of good restaurants (usually linked with a vineyard) in Meursault, you can walk just 10 minutes from the campsite and find somewhere tempting to stop for a break. Then another, then another. You could be eating and drinking all day.
FacilitiesAll pitches have the option of an 16-amp hook-up. 3 wash-blocks, with showers, toilets, basins, washing up sinks and disabled-access facilities. Bike rental. Tennis courts. Fridges and BBQs for hire. Motorhome service area. Central playground, table tennis table and 3 swimming pools (1 large pool, 1 with a waterslide and 1 wading pool; open May–Sept, 10am–8pm). No campfires.
Suitable ForEveryone! Tents, campervans, caravans, families, couples, dogs (on a lead)...
NearbyIt's pretty much impossible to camp here and not visit one of the local vineyards. They're everywhere and even if you don't want to taste the wine or sip on the slightest drop of alcohol, this area lives and breathes grapes, so it's still worth taking a tour anyway and learning about it all. From the campsite, the local cycle route will take you through the vineyards and on through surrounding Burgundy villages – bikes available to rent on-site – and 10km away you can take the towpath along the canal, too. For an interesting local walk, follow signs to La Montagne, taking you up the hill west of the village. Mont Mélian was a Gallo-Roman camp and the old Roman Fort remains are still visible today.
Food & DrinkThere's fresh bread delivery each morning (order the evening before). The campsite has a restaurant open every evening in summer – enjoy homemade pizzas and meat grills – with a lovely terrace overlooking the Meursault vineyards. You'll be in no shortage of wine tasting treats – there are 15 different wineries within a mile or so of the campsite and there are multiple restaurants. For a really fancy treat, try dining beneath the painted ceilings and chandeliers of Château de Cîteaux (0033 3 80 20 62 80), a 15-minute walk away.
The Owner Says
All the team of « La Grappe d’Or » campsite welcomes you on 130 shaded pitches and 10 mobile homes for rent.From April to October come and relax and enjoy the vine filled landscape. The perfect environment to rest and relax !
Whether your stay with us is a relaxing stopover for the night or you’re in Burgundy to discover the many treasures of the region, you will find tranquillity, beautiful scenery and culinary adventures. The campsite is situated on the road to Southern France, 10 minutes from the A6 motorway exit.
Our pool is open to guests of the campsite from the 18th of May to the 16th of September. 3 pools: 1 large pool – the pool water slide – The wading pool. Open all day from 10 am to 8 pm under the supervision of parents.
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