In the heart of the Natural Park the Morvan (Parc naturel regional du Morvan)

At Le Relais des Lacs, you are in the center of an authentic natural landscapes of forests, valleys and lakes. The rich natural and cultural heritage is in line with everyone’s curiosities and aspirations.For the outdoor sport enthusiasts, there is a wide range of watersports on the many rivers and lakes and paths for hikers, mountain bikers and horsemen. There is also rafting, climbing and adventurous tracks for high-sensations lovers.

The nature lovers will be able to go search for beautiful landscapes and the protected fauna and flora. For the passionate old stone visitors, the archeological site of Bibracte, the Colancelle vaults, the 16 locks of the canal du Nivernais and the historical city of Autun are examples of enriching and diverse excursions.

Our team will be on hand to make sure your stay in the Relais des Lacs combines relaxation and discoveries.

Sightseeing and activities around Planchez

Saint Brisson space

Morvan Reserve’s home

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The Maison du Parc is composed of several buildings including a castle and its outbuildings built in 1802. These buildings are also the home of the tourist office of the regional natural park of the Morvan, but also a museum about the resistance during the second World war in the Morvan, an environmental museum "La Maison des Hommes et des Paysages" and, in the gardens, there are discovery paths and an arboretum.

The lake "Lac des Settons"


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Surrounded by green, broad-leaved trees and rivers, you will very much appreciate the relaxing character of the lake "Lac des Settons". Swim suitable beaches and a watersports center with catamarans, sailboats, windsurf rental and classes. You can discover the lake and its beaches, islands and bays with a canoe, kayak or rowboat for a swim or a picnic. The professional and amateur fisherman can enjoy the many fishing spots reachable on foot or with a boat. This attractive area offers a lot of calm spots and small fishes.

The lake "Lac de Pannecière"

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This lake is the biggest artificial lake of the Morvan and only at 8km of Le Relais des Lacs. It was built between 1937 and 1949, after the big floods of Paris to regulate the water of the Seine and is now a beloved place for fishermen with the big amount of fish in the lake. There are paths for the hiking lovers on the wooded shores.

The archaeological site of Bibracte

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It used to be a gallic city, today it is an archaeological site. A research center with archaeological museum with many archaeological objects, documents, models recontruction but also with inovative multimedia tools which will tell you the story, the history of Bibracte and make you discover the work of the archaeologists. Bibracte is also a place with exceptional nature and certified as « Grand Site de France » in the heart of the regional natural park the Morvan.

Wit hits 2000 years of history, this is an inescapable city of Bourgogne. Born from the desire of the Emperor Augustus, about 15 before our era, it kept of this period the Gallo- Roman vestiges still visibles : the Temple said of Janus, Doors of Arroux and Saint André, theater, walls and towers, Couhard stone… The Christian middle-Ages left the Cathedral Saint-Lazarre of Clunisien style built from 1120, the bishop’s palace, the high districts with their narrow streets and their half-timberings houses.

Vézelay and the Sainte Madeleine Basilica


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This only name mention a village crowned by a church – marvel of the Romanesque art – classified as a world heritage site by UNESCO.
This is one of the most beautiful village of France. Located at the top of Vézelay’s hill, the Sainte Madeleine basilica welcome all those who want to meditate, contemplate the Narthex eardrum, the historiated capitals, live a spiritual experience, make a pilgrimage …
The basilica is open to the public every days, all the year from 8AM to 8PM continuously.

The Nivernais canal

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The Collancelle vaults and the 16 locks : remarkables sites of the Nivernais canal. On boat, on bicycle or on feet, go to discover these magnificent works of engineering : Collancelle vaults, three galleries dug in the granite to allow the transit of the canal, and the valley of Sardy where the scale of the 16 locks remains an enigmatic place. Do not hesitate to borrow the towpath reserved for the bicycles and the walkers, a pleasant route to enjoy the ambient serenity. However, the boat remains the best way to admire the vaults.

The Bazoches castle

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The feudal castle of Bazoches was acquired in 1675 by Vauban. Descendants of the Marshal elder daughter, the owners preserve a rich furniture and many memories from their illustrious ancestor.
Phone : +33 386 22 10 22

The Haut-Folin

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Did you know that we can ski in the Morvan ? The summit of the Haut-Folin peaks at a height of 902m. When the snow coverage allow it, 40kms of ski slopes are opened for cross- country ski practice. In winter, with its conifer forests covered with snow, we imagine us quickly in Canada or Lapland !
In summer, the high Folin is the starting point of numerous hiking trails.