Throughout Morvan, you'll feel the irresistible urge to explore this mountainous area close to Paris. Here, Mother Nature reigns. You'll understand why a part of this area is a safeguarded Regional Natural Park.
A whole host of activities are available here, including cycling, swimming in the lake, and hiking up to some superb viewpoints such as Haut-Folin and Mont-Beuvray. And if you fancy staying for a whole weekend or longer, take a look at our ideas for stays and recommendations for campsites. What are you waiting for!
Morvan, tell us more about yourself!
Morvan is the green lung of Burgundy. This granite mountain range, with a peak at an altitude of 900 metres, is the closest mountainous area to Paris, less than 2 hours from the capital. It is home to some remarkable species and is covered with lakes and forests.
This area has been protected under the Regional Natural Park status since 1970 and visitors might just catch a glimpse of the kingfishers, grey herons and deer who have taken refuge here.
Come and explore Morvan Regional Natural Park
A rush of adrenaline
The Morvan is most definitely heaven-on-earth for nature lovers, those looking to enjoy the great outdoors and fans of thrilling adventures. There is something for everyone here, with 1,500 km of hiking trails, 2,500 km of MTB trails, 1,500 km of horse riding trails, and 6 lakes!
Thanks to its geographical location, visitors can expect some fabulous views in the Morvan. It takes a bit of effort to reach Haut-Folin, Signal de Uchon and Mont-Beuvray, but the views are most definitely worth it!
Stay in a Hobbit's house
In Morvan, fans of author J.R.R. Tolkien can have their dreams come true: spend a night in a Hobbit's house. The Domaine de la Pierre Ronde campsite (Côte-d'Or) has recreated the fantastic world of Bilbo Baggins. They have thought of everything, down to the last decorative detailing of the thatched roof.
Plan your trip!
A natural environment such as this is ideal for camping. In a tent or a mobile home, this is the perfect solution to get some fresh air and enjoy the great outdoors, from dawn to sunset. To help you in your choice, here is our selection of the nicest campsites in the region.
Our TOP 5 campsites in the Morvan
Find out about other accommodation here
Ideas for stays and weekends
Autumn weekend break in the Morvan
We met with Xavier who comes to the Morvan every year in autumn. He particularly enjoys coming here for a relaxing break in the fresh air of the great outdoors before winter. Every year, he surprises his partner by choosing to stay somewhere that is within driving distance from their home and offers a much-needed change of scenery. These autumn getaways have become a tradition and a highlight of the year for both of them. The breathtaking natural scenery, mysterious places in the midst of nature, and above-all, a romantic, magical and revitalizing stay. Everything you could possibly need for an exceptional experience at the most beautiful time of year.