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Camping de l’Etang du Merle

Camping de l’Etang du Merle

France, Burgundy, Nièvre, Crux-la-Ville

03 86 58 38 42
25 March - 16 October.

Ref: FR58080

Alan Rogers Review

Le Merle is a low cost woodland site located on the edge of the Morvan Nature park. There are 59 pitches here with 43 for touring and all have 6/10A electricity. The irregular shaped, slightly sloping and uneven pitches are laid out naturally under mainly silver birch trees, which give pleasant dappled shade. The site is on the banks of a small lake and the adjacent watersports centre, open in July and August, has pedaloes, bikes and canoes for hire. The snack bar and bar overlook the small swimming pool, paddling pool and lake. Twin-axle caravans are not accepted. Rock pegs are essential.

The lake, fed by spring water, has a sandy beach and a lifeguard is on duty in peak season. Fishing is very popular here and the lake is well stocked with carp, tench, perch and others. Cycling is also very popular, with over 500 km. of marked trails in the region. By way of contrast, the Formula 1 circuit at Magny-Cours is close at hand and hosts numerous events throughout the year. Another popular excursion is to the city of Nevers, the principal city of the Nivernais, with a history dating back to Roman times.


One modern heated toilet block is adequate and clean. Snack bar/takeaway (15/5-15/9). Small swimming and paddling pools (15/5-15/9). Lake swimming. Fishing. Play area. Boules. Games/TV room. WiFi (free).

  • Accommodation to Rent
  • American Motor Homes
  • Bicycle Hire Nearby
  • Bar on Site
  • Lake/River Beach Nearby
  • Lake/River Beach Onsite
  • Fishing on Site
  • Childrens Play Area
  • Riding Nearby
  • Facilities for disabled visitors
  • Lake/River Swim
  • Outdoor Pool on Site
  • Pets allowed
  • Takeaway Food
  • TV on Site
  • Wifi Free
  • Wifi Partial Site



Leave autoroute A77, exit 36. Take D978 east then D958 northeast to St Saulge (29 km). Take D38 northwest for 4 km., turn right (site signed), site on right in 1.5 km.

Location Coordinates

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    47.136965 3.493186
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