Camping du Lac de Panthier

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The Lac de Panthier french campsite at Vandenesse is a Sunêlia campsite set on the edge of a lake, in the countryside of Auxois in the Burgundy Region. The site is only about 2 or 3 km from a main route south, the Autoroute du Soleil (A6 / E60 ?) so is ideal for either an overnight stop or a few days stopover on the route south or a longer stay.

The campsite restaurant offers a panoramic view over the lake and offers regional specialities. There is a sandy beach on the lake as well as a sailing centre. Bikes can be hired and there is a cycle or walking route around the lake.

The nearest town is Pouilly-en-Auxois which is 8km away.

This French campsite offers a choice of well sized pitches (120 to 160m²) for tents, caravans etc. You can stay near the lake or near the pool, in a sunny or shaded pitch. Pets are welcome.

There is also a variety of accommodation offered, in cabins and mobile homes, offering accomodation for up to 6 people. There is also an accommodation suitably converted for wheelchair access .

  • • Indoor Pool : heated throughout the season. With a sauna and fitness centre in same area. Mornings are reserved for adults, afternoons for all the family
  • • Outdoor aquatic area : sunbathing on the beach and a shallow toddlers pool. Open from May 28 to September 8, the complex consists of 3 pools (200m ² of pools in total, not heated) including 1 children's pool and a waterslide. In summer, an outlet for ice and drinks for a little refreshment at the waterside.
  • • Small reminders about swimming : Swim shorts forbidden, Access to pools is free and reserved only for camping guests. Shorts or Bermuda shorts are forbidden. Swimming is not monitored. Every child must be accompanied by a responsible adult.
  • • Sandy beach on the lake with supervised swimming in July / August
  • • Restaurant with panoramic views, Bar, pancake house, ice creams, takeway including pizzas etc.
  • • Minimarket with baguettes,croissants (may need to order in low season), and of course local Burgundy wine !
  • • TV rental (on some models of accommodation)
  • • 2 Playgrounds
  • • Ping-pong, Volleyball
  • • Fishing on the lake: whitebait, carp, perch, pike etc. (permits/accessories sold at the campsite)
  • • Cycle of Warlk Around the lake (4.5 miles)
  • • Cycle Hire
  • • Canoe rental
  • • Terminals and Internet connection WIFI
  • • Children's club in High Season offering activities and sports tournaments for ages 5-12.
  • • Evening entertainments in high season, including karaoke, bingo and clown shows etc.
  • • Arcades
  • • Cable TV in the bar
  • • Walking tour: "Tour of Auxois Lakes" (160 kms of marked trails around various lakes -contact the campsite for further details)
  • • Sailing center with windsurfing and sailing boats to rent.

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Getting There

GPS : Lat 47°14’11,8’’ - Long 4°37’43,7’’


If you are going to drive then it is quite a distance from the Channel Ports so will need careful planning and perhaps a stopover night somewhere:

  • • Calais (580 km) (5 hrs 45 mins drive)
  • • Le Havre (471 km)
  • • Caen Ouistreham (527 km)


  • • Dijon : 55km (45 mins)
  • • Paris Charles de Gaulle (279 km)

Public Transport

  • • TGV to Dijon

Things to Do in the Area

Dijon (40km)

centre of Dijon old historic buildings around a square

Dijon is the historic home of the Dukes of Burgundy. The following website will tell you more about the Dijon card which will give you access to museums etc and also an excellent cheese maker (fromagerie) you can visit

Beaune (35km)

Beaune is the capital of the wine region of Burgundy. The Hôtel Dieu, the Hospices de Beaune, in the centre of Beaune is famous for its colourful tiled roof. There is a wine tasting takes place in an ancient church, where, for 10 Euros you can taste the famous wines of the region. Sometimes the best reds are kept to the end ! Open every day throughout the year from 9.00-11.30 and 14.00-17.30 in July and August (to avoid disappointment please double check opening times before you go. Market Day is Saturday.

Beaune with coloured roof

Visit Burgundy Vineyards

Between Dijon and Beaune you can visit many vineyards. There are big familiar names such as Gevrey Chambertin, Nuits St Georges, Clos de Vougeot among others. The area south of Dijon is known as Côte de Nuits and you will find 24 Grand Cru vineyards there. It is famous for its Pinot Noir wine. Further to the south is the Côte de Beaune area, which is named after the medieval village of Beaune that is the heart of wine commerce in Burgundy.

straight rows of vines at Gevrey Chambertin vineyard

Possibly easiest just to go on an organised tour :

Guided Tour in French of Nuits St Georges

Find out more about the history, architecture and wine growing in Nuits St Georges.

Burgundy Canal

The canal is over 200 km of canal with 209 locks and passes through the small villages and coutryside of Burgundy as well as passing through the town of Dijon.

Chateauneuf en Auxois

Lovely village to visit.

Burgundy by Bike

Lots of routes - /

Natural Parc de Morvan


Gallo Roman cathedral town).

Châteauneuf en Axois (2 km)

(Thanks to Denise Hunter, Nicola P (Lyon), Kati Jokinen and Liam Heffernan for their lovely photos featured on this page from



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