WELCOME TO BORVO NATURIST CAMPING:
Burgundy of course!

Whether you want to enjoy French regional cuisine, good wines, authentic villages, beautiful countryside, the thrill of a roller coaster or a visit to a casino …. experiencing what Burgundy has to offer …. is a real holiday!
In this region you will find Naturist Camping Borvo named after the Gallic God of the sources of Bourbon Lancy which is famous for its medicinal water bubbling out of the ground. This beautiful town is a 10 minute drive from the Camping. As well as being a famous spa town, it is also known for its gastronomy and its abundance of outdoor activities.
Within a 35 kilometer radius there is even more to discover. Towns like Moulins which is steeped in art and history are close by and for the children there is an Amusement Park and Zoo Le Pal within easy distance.

Information

Camping Borvo is run by Sandra and Mark van Stokkom who live on the grounds. The campsite is an old French farm which has been renovated single handedly by the owners. The grounds include a modern sanitary block (2015), 25 spacious pitches 12 of which have electricity. There is also free Wi-Fi in the bar.

The river Somme borders the grounds to the rear. There you can fish for trout or enjoy a refreshing paddle. A babbling brook, situated at the west side of the grounds flows into it.

For our guests with a dog we provide a kennel service. This service can be used if for example you would like a night out or a day without your four legged friend. The service is free of charge and is subject to availability.

Reception 

At the reception you can find information about the local area as well as hiking and cycling routes. Jeu de Boules sets, volley ball and golf clubs can be borrowed here. However, we do not provide golf shoes, you will need to bring your own.
Because of the septic tank the use of chemical cleaning products is prohibited. Aqua Kem Green can be purchased from us for the chemical toilet. We also have Campingaz for sale.

Terrace & Bar

Tea, coffee, beverages and ice cream are served in our bar and on the adjoining sunny terrace. In the bar we have a large reading table, a library and a variety of board games available for use. Orders for fresh bread can be placed daily before 18:00 hours, except for Mondays as our regular baker is closed. Bread can be picked up at the bar the next morning between 8:00 and 11:00 hours.

Activities

As well as boules we also have a volleyball court and enough space on the grounds to play football. You can also enjoy sunbathing or just relaxing while sitting underneath the shade of our big oak tree.

FUTURE PLANS 
We will not be standing still in the coming years. The top of our wish list includes building a swimming pool and sauna, planting more trees and creating a restaurant for breakfast/dinner. In addition, we also hope to offer courses/workshops. We plan to do all of this without interfering with the balance of nature within our grounds. Preservation of the native flora and fauna is very important to us. Deer are regularly spotted on our grounds and although we would like to expand our facilities for our guests we still want to keep the landscape the same as it has been for the last 130 years, a farming landscape with meadows and open pasture.
As we plan for the future we are open to ideas and welcome tips from our guests!

TRAVELLING TO THE SOUTH?

If you would like to stay just for one or two nights along your journey you are always welcome at Borvo!

Surroundings

In the beautiful region of Burgundy, where vineyards, historic villages and white Charolais cows dominate the landscape, lies Naturist Camping Borvo. In the middle of an area with countless beautiful sights and fun activities, we will give you a short summary of what’s on offer here…

Bourbon Lancy
A 10 minute drive to the Town Centre.
Bourbon Lancy is located in the Department of Saône-et-Loire not far from the Loire River, and borders the regions of Auvergne and the Allier Department in Central France. Bourbon Lancy has around 5,000 inhabitants. The town has a medieval center that is reached through the gate of the Bell Tower. Bourbon Lancy is well known for its thermal springs and there are various walking and cycling routes

Monuments & Museums
A 10 minute drive

In the historical Town Centre of Bourbon Lancy in July and August the tourist office organises guided tours of the historic town.

St-Nazaire Church Museum
The St-Nazaire Church Museum is open from the beginning of July to mid-September daily from 15:00-19:00 hrs. Admission free.

Château de Saint-Aubin Historic estate
For more information check the website.

Gastronomy, (Super) Markets & Restaurants
Bourbon Lancy has about 12 restaurants e.g. Pizza, Vietnamese, Kebab and of course restaurants serving French cuisine.
Camping Borvo will gladly give you information.

Supermarkets
A 5-minute drive from the campsite there are three supermarkets:
Intermarché Open Mon-Sat 8.30 hrs – 19:00 hrs. Sunday 9:00 hrs – 12.30 hrs.
Aldi: Open Mon-Sat 09:00 hrs – 19:00 hrs.
Bi1: Open Mon-Sat 08:30 hrs – 19:00 hrs. Sunday 09:00 hrs – 12:30 hrs.

Markets
Saturday: Place de la Mairie 8:00 hrs – 12:30 hrs.
Sunday: Rue des Forges 8:00 hrs – 12:30 hrs.
Thursday: Thermal baths Market for souvenirs; the thermal park behind Celtic from 14:30 hrs – 18:00 hrs.

Attractions

Le Petit Robinson
A 5 minute drive from the camping.
A theme park for children up to 12 years of age. This small family business is already an attraction in itself; it’s as if you have travelled back in time! The attractions include bumper cars, pony rides, go-kart track, miniature golf, and more.

Spa/Baths Bourbon Lancy
A 10 minute drive.
Bourbon Lancy Baths dates from the time of the Romans. You can seek relief here from disorders of the musculoskeletal system including all forms of arthritis and rheumatism. Thanks to its soothing effects which allows the blood to flow more freely the baths are also recommended for arterial cardiovascular disorders.

Celtic Health Club
A 10 min drive.
Here you can avail of a relaxing sauna and a variety of massages. Swimwear is cumpulsory.

Park Plan d’eau du Breuil
A 10 minute drive. In the park there is a beautiful lake where you can swim and fish. There is also a skate track, beach with a water slide, paddle boats and a children’s playground.

Fishing Is allowed in several places e.g. in the Loire river. Remember also in France, you must have a fishing license; this is available at the Tourist Office. In the grounds of Camping Borvo fishing is allowed without a permit.

Bike rentals It is possible to rent bicycles and mountain bikes in Bourbon Lancy.

Beyond Bourbon Lancy

Outside of Bourbon Lancy there are other beautiful towns to visit. Situated about a 30 minute drive away you will find Digoin, Lucy, Gueugnon and Decize. Within an hour’s drive you will reach Nevers, Autun and Vichy. A city that is well worth a visit is Moulins (30 min). There you can visit the Notre-Dame Cathedral, numerous museums and shops but a visit to the home La Maison Mantin is a must.

Recreation A 30 minute drive away you will find Le Pal. Le Pal is a unique combination of a theme park and zoological gardens. The park is 23 hectares and is home to countless attractions for big and small, young and old. There are about 100 animal species inhabiting a natural environment. Another unique attraction is the Hippogriffe, a medieval theme park where you can enjoy equestrian and falconry displays and see other birds of prey including hawks, eagles and owls.

Events Fête de la Musique (World Music Day) This is an annual free music festival which takes place each year in June on the day of the summer solstice.
Le Quatorze Juillet (Bastille Day): The national holiday of France on July 14, concludes with the traditional firework display on the Lake in Bourbon Lancy.
In Moulins there is an air show, see website.