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Villa Castel Danynou

Cercy la Tour, Canal du Nivernais, Lock 30

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The Canal du Nivernais is acclaimed for its natural, unspoiled beauty, its lush foliage and pastoral landscapes and at this chambres table d'hôte on the canal bank there are country pursuits literally on the doorstep. Cycling, walking, boating and relaxing come top of the list. You are a minute's walk from the village of Cercy la Tour with its outdoor pool, or head for the lake or river nearby to cool off. There are no crowds here - it is an unhurried way of life surrounded by nature at its finest.

Within an easy drive there's the Morvan Natural Park, the River Loire, the towns of Nevers and Bourbon Lancy, and the wine growing areas of Burgundy to explore. Magny Cours racing circuit provides karting and events too. Throughout your stay, a minibus with driver is available for excursions, and trips on the canal can be arranged too.

The Accommodation

Villa Castel Danynou at Cercy la Tour Burgundy chambres d'hote

Villa Castel Danynou is the home of Elisabeth and Steve Roberts who live on the ground floor of the house. The middle floor is the guest area with three bedrooms each having a double bed and a single bed. Two of the bedrooms have a shower room en suite and the third bedroom shares either of these shower rooms with a jack and jill door system. Breakfast is included in the room price. There is also a living - dining room with sun terrace and a kitchen on this floor forming an apartment which can be rented in its entirety on a self-catering basis. There is free WiFi throughout.

Elisabeth, a keen cook, offers meals on request either in the dining room or garden restaurant, drawing on her herb and vegetable garden and fruit trees for seasonal produce. Cyclists, hikers and folk off the canal boats will drop in for refreshment and maybe a cream tea.

Themed Long Weekends

Themed weekends at Villa Castel Danynou, Canal du Nivernais Burgundy

If you would like an active long weekend with all the planning and catering done for you, Elisabeth and Steve propose a choice of five themes - fishing, wine tasting including the Route des Vins, cycling, foods of the region or event days at Magny Cours racing circuit. Prices range from 450 - 586 euros per person.

Leave the car at home

To get to Cercy la Tour, there are regular train services from Paris via Nevers so this is one holiday location where a car is not essential. As mentioned above, excursions can be organised and bikes can be hired by prior arrangement.


Bed and breakfast: 125 euros per night per room
To rent the self-catering apartment, 2-4 persons. 200 euros per night
6-9 persons, 375 euros per night