Camping Merry-sur-Yonne

Europe France Bourgogne Yonne

  • Electrical hook-ups
  • Children’s playground
  • Laundry
  • Dogs welcome
  • Groups welcome
  • Short walk to pub
  • Good walks nearby
Riverside camping on the banks of the Yonne by the famous Roches du Saussois cliffs – the perfect family base to explore the Burgundy region

A series of limestone cliffs loom 150ft high above the village of Merry-sur-Yonne, hugging a row of houses against the River Yonne. On summer weekends they’re pimpled with the tiny bodies of rock climbers, suspended from ropes as they clamber around on the impressively irregular face. From the top the view is stunning. The river sweeps in a wide meander, a thick wodge of trees skirts its edge and, below, in the inside of the river’s bend, sits a tent-speckled, family field – Camping Merry-sur-Yonne.

Climbing the famous ‘Roches du Saussois’ is just a small part of the attraction here. Though the cliffs may be a mere five-minute walk from your tent it’s easy to get side-tracked by something else along the way – a giant outdoor chess set covers a section of the camping meadow, there’s an excellent playground for kids and the pair of onsite tennis courts even come with raised umpire's chairs, so you can authoritatively wag your finger and yell the words “out!” from up on high.

The main field itself is populated by the full variety of camping types. Tents, campervans and caravans are all welcome, with electricity on just over half the pitches, while modern glamping pods and a gîte are also available to hire, if you fancy slightly plusher accommodation. Pets are welcome (there’s even a dog washing point) and the English owners speak the full range of French, German, Italian, Dutch, Spanish, Portuguese and Tagalog. Everyone is made to feel welcome.

When you venture out there’s plenty to be found nearby. The Bourgogne region is famous for its wine and there are several vineyards in the vicinity that offer tours and tastings – just flick through the ideas and information sheets in reception. Historic Auxerre, a 35 minute drive away, is also an excellent starting point. It’s grand cathedral with famously expansive stained-glass windows and the Benedictine abbey, now a museum, both stand tall over the waterfront. Magnificent canal boats chug upstream in the direction of the campsite – it’s considered one of the most beautiful inland boating areas in all of France – and you can even hire your own for a morning, afternoon or day-long excursion.

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Facilities

The luxury toilet block has individual cubicles each with a toilet, shower and sink, plus disabled facilities and baby changing rooms. Laundry with washer, dryer and ironing board. Communal kitchen with fridge, freezer, kettle, toaster, microwave, electric oven a hot-plates plus utensils, crockery and cutlery. Kids outdoor playground, tennis courts, a giant outdoor chess set, outdoor ping-pong and a games room with pool, table football, air-hockey and arcade machines. Dog wash station. Caravan service point. Free Wifi. Bike rental available.

Suitable For

Everyone! Tents, campervans, caravans, families, couples, groups, dogs...

Nearby

Le Roches du Saussois, a Mecca for rock climbers, is a 5 minute stroll from the campsite. Though much of it is very challenging, there are hundreds of routes with something for every level of climber. Chablis., Irancy and many other famous wine villages are less than 20 minutes drive away, most with vineyards you can tour, while in the village of Merry-sur-Yonne itself the beautiful Canal du Nivernais and the River Yonne can both be explored by boat with hire easily available. You can fish in the river or visit one of the fishing lakes nearby, while walking, cycling, trekking and horse-riding are all available with full information available in reception.

Food & Drink

There is an on-site grocery store with local produce and a bar-café-restaurant serving snacks and drinks all day and an a-la-carte table service from 12–2:30pm and 5pm–9pm. Takeaway options also include pizzas, fish and chips and ice creams. The restaurant has a large outdoor terrace. Elsewhere, Le Hostellerie de la Poste (0033 (0)3 8627 0155) in Clamecy is highly recommended.

Opening Times

All year.

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The Owner Says

Nestled at the foot of the famous Roches du Saussois rocks and on the banks of the River Yonne, this riverside family campsite in Bourgogne with excellent modern facilities, is the perfect base to explore the Burgundy region.

Accommodation

50 pitches, 30 with electricity.
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Wooden Pod

Pod Sleeps 4 2 Available
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Standard Grass Pitch

Grass pitch Sleeps 6 25 Available
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Deluxe Grass Pitch with electricity

Grass pitch with electricity Sleeps 6 25 Available
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Hard-Standing Pitch

All-weather with electricity Sleeps 6 8 Available
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Location

Contact Camping Merry-sur-Yonne, 5 Impasse des Sables, Merry-sur-Yonne, 89660, Yonne, Bourgogne, France

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Getting There

From the A6 motorway, take the exit (20) for 'Auxerre Sud'. Take the N65 right towards Auxerre. At the first roundabout, take the D606 left towards 'Avallon'. Continue on the D606. At the next roundabout in 'Vincelles' go straight on. After approx 1 mile, take the D100 right towards 'Clamecy' and 'Chatel Censoir'. Continue on the D100. After the village of 'Mailly la Ville', head into the next village along the D100 'Merry-sur-Yonne'. When approaching on the D100, the village is on the right. Turn into the village right onto the D217. Cross the Canal and the river over 2 bridges. You are now entering the village, follow the road sharp left by the Church, you will pass the 'Mairie' on your left. Facing you is the small war memorial, bear left in front of the war memorial and you will be entering the campsite, reception is on the left as you drive through the gates. The nearest train station is in Chatel Censoir (5 minutes away) connecting you to Dijon (40 minutes), Auxerre (20 minutes) and Paris (1hour 45 minutes). Regular local services run direct from the village. Timetables are available from reception.

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