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…
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.
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.
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.
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.