Camping de l'Arquebuse, Auxonne, Burgundy

auxonne saone river
Photograph - G CHP - Wikimedia Commons 

A spacious and relaxing campsite, Camping de l'Arquebuse has good sized pitches and is situated on the banks of the Saône river.

The parc has excellent facilities and is ideal as a stopover en-route south or ideally spend some time to explore this lovely area. Auxonne is located 40 km south-west of Dijon, on the border of Burgundy and Franche-Comté and is a former border town between France and the German Empire.

The campsite is only 500 metres from the centre of Auxonne.

  • •  Swimming pool - the municipal pool is next to the campsite
  • •  A bar-restaurant (le Pinocchio) - with pool and wide screen TV
  • •  a pizzeria (le Cro-magnon)
  • •  a shop with fresh baked bread daily
  • •  campsite run children's club and other entertainments during High Season of July and August
  • •  bouncy castle and playground
  • •  cycle routes - cycle hire and pedalo hire and sailing club (please check up to date details with campsite)
  • •  trampoline, table tennis, volleyball
  • •  internet access and free WiFi available
  • •  fishing and kayaking and boat launch on river
  • •  WiFi network
  • •  usual campsite facilities - washing machines, showers, toilets etc

Booking Your Holiday

Getting There


  • Calais Ferry : 593 km


  • Dole Tavaux : 12 km
  • Dijon Longvic : 30 km

To come via Canal or navigable water!

The campsite is next to the Saône river -

  • Canal de la Marne à la Saône
  • Canal de Bourgogne
  • Canal du Rhône au Rhin
  • Canal du Centre
  • Canal de l’Est

Public Transport

Train Station: Gare d’Auxonne-Tillenay
TER via Dole ou Dijon

Things to Do in the Area

Dijon (20 minutes)

The city of Dijon is home to museums, restaurants etc. and the countryside around is famous for Burgundy wine, with numerous wine chateaux to visit.

Hospice de Beaune

Worth visiting to see its wonderful coloured tiled roof. Beaune is in the heart of the Burgundy wine region.


In Southern Burgundy you can visit the ecumenical community of Taizé which is famous among other things for its wonderful music - modern church music with haunting sounds.

Burgundy Region

The region is good for walking and cycling. The vineyards of the Mâconnais and particularly the Roche de Solutré are very suitable for nature walks and the Voie Verte (former rail road transformed into cycling path) offers more than 60 km secure and very pleasant cycling, running from Chalon sur Saône to Mâcon.

Jura Mountains (30 minutes)

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