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Camping Alésia, Venarey-les-Laumes
Venarey-les-Laumes, Burgundy, France
Wednesday, 30 June, 2010
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Location name:Camping Alésia, Venarey-les-Laumes
Camping Alésia, located just outside the small town of Venarey-les-Laumes and in close proximity to the Burgundy Canal, is an ideal base for cyclists wishing to explore the canal and this region.
Camping Alésia is a municipal campsite of which the town should be very proud. Though on the periphery of the residential area the site proved to be very quiet and security proved not to be a problem.
Along the northern boundary of the campsite is Nid à la Caille, a lake (best viewed with Google Earth) and a beach, presumably man made. An area is designated for swimming, another for fishing. Volley ball, showering facilities and refreshments are also available and I understand supervision of children is provided for at certain periods. To access Nid à la Caille from Camping Alésia, turn left over a small footbridge immediately after exiting the campsite gates. Click here to read more about Nid à la Caille.
The Burgundy canal is easily accessed by cycle or on foot by exiting the campsite and immediately turning left over the footbridge. Here a dedicated cycle route leads past Nid à la Caille towards the Burgundy Canal. The route crosses the main road and winds through quiet residential streets before joining the canal towpath at Lock Mussy 53, Port du canal de Bourgogne.
The town of Venarey-les-Laumes, though cut in two by the TVG railway system, has most facilities including a supermarket, many small shops, sporting facilities and a railway station.
Further information about Camping Alésia and Nid à la Caille is available from Office de tourisme Pays d'Alésia et de la Seine.
3 star classification, 65 pitches, 2 toilet blocks, internet access, telephone, washing machine and dryer.
5 comfortable timber chalets available all year.
Tel:03.80.96.07.76 Fax: 03.80.96.07.76
Another wonderful municipal camp site and ideally suited for those cycling the Burgundy canal.
Having spent most of the day driving down from Arras we were very tired and needed to decide quickly on a camp site. Originally we had planned on camping at the northerly end of the Burgundy canal, but on reflection I decided that a more central position would be preferable.
While driving further south we looked at several sites along our route before deciding on Camping Alésia at Venarey-les-Laumes.
This town and camp site had everything we required together with many historic villages and properties well worth visiting.
We only intended to spend a few nights at this site but we were so pleased with the camp site and our location that we spent 12 days here before once again heading north.
A site I can thoroughly recommend.
Places to go, sights to see, things to do - within 25km
|Buffon, Santigny and Talcy||Visit||2005-08-17||24.83 km|
|Burgundy Canal, Venarey-les-Laumes to Buffon||Cycle||2010-06-28||17.60 km|
|Burgundy Canal, Venarey-les-Laumes to Charigny||Cycle||2010-06-30||11.33 km|
|Camping Alésia, Venarey-les-Laumes||Camping||2010-06-30|
|Château de Bussy-Rabutin||Visit||2010-07-03||5.81 km|
|Collégiale Notre-Dame, Semur-en-Auxois||Visit||2010-07-05||10.66 km|
|La Grande Forge de Buffon||Visit||2010-06-28||18.39 km|
|La maison de l'éclusier, Burgundy Canal||Visit||2010-06-29||2.15 km|
|Le Lac du Pont, Semur-en-Auxois||Visit||2010-06-29||11.09 km|
|Nid à la Caille, Venarey-les-Laumes||Visit||2010-07-05||0.15 km|
|Port du canal de Bourgogne, Venarey-les-Laumes||Visit||2010-07-05||0.93 km|
|Venarey-les-Laumes to Chassey via Grignon and Lantilly||Cycle||2010-07-06||4.78 km|
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