During your stay, make sure you visit the medieval building project at Guédelon where a castle is being built using tools and methods from the 13th century. It is one of the most visited places in Burgundy. Also on a historical theme, the spectacular show at the castle at Saint Fargeau is one of the largest in Europe with 600 performers and 60 horse riders. The area is also the birthplace of many literary figures : Pierre Larousse of encyclopaedia fame (statue at Toucy), Romantic author Colette (museum and birthplace at Saint-Sauveur en Puisaye) and Jean d’Ormesson, author and member of the Académie Française (originally from Saint Fargeau). Puisaye also has lots of outdoor attractions for all the family, like Lac du Bourdon for swimming and pedalo hire and popular Boutissaint Animal Park where 400 animals live in semi-captivity (deer, bison, mouflon sheep and wild boar).
«Every year I take great delight in going to see how the castle construction has progressed, an amazing achievement by dynamic enthusiasts which appeals to both adults and children » says Aude from Gites de France.
To get to the Puisaye area by road, take A6 autoroute from Paris, then A77 and exit Bonny-sur-Loire or Cosne-sur-Loire (1¾hours).
Discover the loveliest places in Nièvre with Gites de France Nièvre : Charité sur Loire, the town of Nevers, Circuit de Nevers Magny-Cours, Destination Sancerre-Pouilly Fumé and Giennois, Etangs de Baye et de Vaux, Canal du Nivernais, Le Morvan, Lac des Settons, Bibracte."