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Morvan Regional Natural Park - 4 Things to Know Before Visiting

Lieu-dit, Les Petites Fourches, 58230 Saint-Brisson, France

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About Morvan Regional Natural Park

Morvan Regional Natural Park is a protected area of woodlands, lakes, and traditional farmland in the Bourgogne-Franche-Comté region of central France. It covers a total area of 285,000 hectares and extends through four different departments with the majority being in Nièvre. The area was officially designated as a regional natural park in 1970. One of the nice trekking destinations and also a picnic spot.

Attractions Near Morvan Regional Natural Park

Lac des Settons
Lac des Settons10.52km from Morvan Regional Natural Park

Lac des Settons is a reservoir in Nièvre, France, with a surface area of 3.67 km2. It is supplied mainly by the River Cure and is situated at the heart of the Morvan Regional Natural Park, in Nièvre. The lake is found south of the town Montsauche-Les-Suttons. It is one of the Great Lakes of the Morvan. The dam became a listed site in 1937. The lake then became a popular leisure destination. In 1956 the first camping site opened for business, whilst the hotels increased in number.

Lac de Pannecière
Lac de Pannecière20.39km from Morvan Regional Natural Park

The Lake Pannecière or reservoir-lake Pannecière-Chaumard is an artificial lake located in the department of Nièvre in Burgundy, Franche-Comté, in the western part of the natural region of Morvan. Its surface area is 520 hectares, with a capacity of 82.5 hm . It is located at the confluence of the Yonne and the Houssière. It is thus both the oldest and the smallest of the great lakes of the Seine and the largest and one of the most recent great lakes of the Morvan.

Château de Bazoches
Château de Bazoches25.68km from Morvan Regional Natural Park

Built-in the twelfth century, halfway up a wooded hill. The original castle was built by Jean de Saillenay in 1180, on the site of a Roman outpost guarding the road between Autun and the administrative center of Gallia Lugdunensis, now Sens. Today it is private property, and classified as a listed Historic building.

Haut-Folin31.46km from Morvan Regional Natural Park

Haut-Folin is the highest point in the region of Burgundy in France. It is the summit of the Morvan mountain range. It forms part of the drainage divide between the Seine and Loire rivers. It is located in the commune of Saint-Prix. There is a 40 km of cross-country skiing ski resort. One of the nice trekking destinations in this area and also a good picnic spot.

Parc de l'Auxois
Parc de l'Auxois36.37km from Morvan Regional Natural Park

The Park of Auxois is a zoo and leisure park located at a place called Le Foulon in the town of Arnay-sous-Vitteaux. In 2018, it welcomed 125,000 visitors. The zoological park is the most important part of the establishment and has around 500 animals of 90 different species. There are also several domestic breeds of poultry raised and offered for sale.

Mont Beuvray
Mont Beuvray39.13km from Morvan Regional Natural Park

The Beuvray mount , which rises to 821 meters, is part of the Massif du Morvan in Burgundy and Franche-Comte . It is located in the municipalities of Saint-Léger-sous-Beuvray and Glux-en-Glenne and Larochemillay. Its summit corresponds to the old Gallic oppidum of Bibracte , capital of the Aedui . On its flanks is the Museum of Celtic Civilization, opened to the public in 1996.

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Bourgogne-Franche-Comté is a region of east-central France, created in 2016 through administrative reorganisation from Burgundy and Franche-Comté.It is well known for its rich history and diverse scenery, the region stretches from the rolling Burgundy wine country in the west, to the Jura mountains and Swiss border in the east.