Les Suisses is a small hamlet in the middle of the parc naturel régional du Morvan, between the villages of Moux en Morvan and Montsauche-Les Settons. It is located in an area of outstanding natural beauty with many walks and cycle trails from the doorstep. The area teems with wildlife and with red squirrels, deer, pine martens and buzzards all having been seen by guests staying here. Star gazers will be amazed at the visibility of the milky way at night. Lac des Settons is less than 5 minutes walk away via a picturesque footpath with only one country road to cross. In the summer, a quiet lakeside beach is less than 10 minutes walk, with the Lac des Settons watersports centre and restaurants around 15 minutes walk (or less than 5 minutes to drive). During July and August there are numerous activities for all the family around the lake – pedallos, bike hire, boat hire, wind-surfing, bungie trampolines, and lake tour boats. Also, horse-riding, quad biking and river rafting are all available through local companies. So whether you are a walker, cyclist, swimmer, fisherman or just want to relax on the terrace with a good novel there is something for everyone at Les Suisses. Between Easter and late autumn there are a number of good traditional French restaurants within easy reach of the house (3 are within 15 minutes walk). More restaurants are a short drive away and include a pizza restaurant and a creperie. For those with a generous budget the 3 Michelin starred Bernard Loiseu restaurant in the nearby town of Saulieu is about 20 minutes drive away.
The local area is crammed full of history with plenty to see and experience. Find out about the Romans and Gauls at Bibracte and Autun (1 hour and 40 mins away respectively), visit the Unesco World Heritage site at Vezelay (1 hour away), find out about la Résistance at the museum at Saint-Brisson (15 mins). Or visit the local museums and exhibitions at Chateau Chinon (30 mins) and Saulieu (20 mins).
And of course, Burgundy is famous for its world class fine wines. The beautiful town of Beaune, with its famous vineyards, is around an hour's drive from Les Suisses.