Description of the region …

- The village of Champallement perches on a hill overlooking the fields and forests of the region. It surrounds a green square planted with old trees of which a centuries old lime tree. It is surrounded by a few forests.

The château of Champallement and its surroudings are located on the border of the village and have the most beautiful view over the country and the hills of the Morvan.

Champallement is of great historic interest with its Gallo-Roman site of Compierre situated only one kilometre from the village. It is possible to visit it for free and since the summer of 2003, guided visits are organised once a month. It is the ideal location for walking enthusiasts as this tranquil area is situated in the heart of an area of spectacular natural beauty.

- For sport lovers, there is a tennis court in Brinon-sur-Beuvron 6km away; horse riding is possible only 5/6 kms away.
It is possible to rent and/or take sailing and windsurfing lessons at the lake of Vaux 15km away and it is possible to swim in different lakes in the area.
Bicycles are available on the spot. There is also a table tennis and a baby foot.

There are a few hundred kilometres of circuits organised for mountain bikes. If you are feeling intrepid you can go rafting in the Morvan park. (see the web sites and

Anglers can fish for a few Euros in the local lake.

Every week-end there are many flea markets in the villages and towns around the village where local people sell their antiques and souvenirs. Every week in Corbigny, Brinon-sur-Beuvron and other towns there are local markets where you can buy products from the region. The flea market in Champallement is usually organised on one of the first Sundays of July and on the 14th of July, the National hollyday, there is a meal which gathers all the inhabitants and guests of the village. The day ends with a fire work displaid either in front of the château or over the lake.

For wine amateurs, Champallement is located in the middle of renowned vineyards such as Sancerres, Chablis, Pouilly-sur-Loire and less than 20km from Les Caves Tannaysiennes witch date back to the XVIth century and which are worth a little detour

And for guests who just want to rest, Champallement is a haven of peace and beauty. You can just sit and admire the nature in front of you.

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- Perched less than 45 kms away is the splendid medieval town of Vézelay with its basilica and its charming little streets. Not far from the town the small church of Saint-Père sous Vézelay is worth the detour as well as the château de Bazoches owned by the Vauban family heirs of the famous general.

Not far from Vézelay is Clamecy another medieval town well known in old times for the gathering of fire wood which was sent to Paris by flotation. A feast is organised in the middle of August to commemorate the event. You can also visit the museum where some vestiges from the site of Compierre are displayed.
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More towns worth visiting are Tannay, 20 kms away, a friendly small town and Nevers, the "préfecture" and its cathedral. If you want to know more about the other monuments in Nevers, you can see them by following a blue line marked on the foot path. La Charité-sur-Loire, town of books will give you the pleasure of living "La France".

For Formula 1 enthusiasts, Champallement is located 45 kms from Magny-Court where the French Grand Prix is staged.

The region is well known for its gastronomy and you will find, within 15/20 kms a few nice restaurants of good quality.