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Montsauche-les-Settons

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Montsauche-les-Settons - Tourism, holidays & weekends guide in the Nièvre
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The Morvan is a land of granite, medium mountains with incomparable natural wealth which the inhabitants have preserved the environment and identity. The vastness of its landscapes, clean waters, gives it a special and unique. At the heart of the Parc Naturel Régional du Morvan and the Great Lakes territory, Montsauche-les-Settons covers 4626 hectares including 2,000 forest. It comprises around town as Montgirault different hamlets, Bonin, Nataloup, Champgazon and The Eagle, the Settons the motion which are located directly on the lake Settons.

Chief city of Canton, Montsauche was ranked joint tourism. The town saw the seasons, its forests and meadows are adorned with a thousand colors and shimmering each time of year is celebrated in style.

Lake Settons culminates at 600 m altitude. A lake of 367 acres retained by a stone dyke, historical monument, unique in France. The lake was built for the boating and water sports. It also practice fishing, hiking and many outdoor activities. The beauty of the site, alternately playful and wild, this lake is a place to stay popular.

Geographical information

MunicipalityMontsauche-les-Settons
Postcode58230
Tourism labels
Latitude47.2146720 (N 47° 12’ 53”)
Longitude4.0256126 (E 4° 1’ 32”)
AltitudeFrom 467m to 701m
Surface area44.30 km²
Population546 inhabitants
Density12 inhabitants/km²
PrefectureNevers (55 mi, 1h31)
Insee code58180
IntercommunalityCC Morvan Sommets et Grands Lacs
DepartmentNièvre
TerritoryBurgundy, Nivernais
RegionBurgundy-Franche-Comté

Nearest cities & towns

Gouloux5.1 mi (11 min)
Ouroux-en-Morvan5.7 mi (12 min)
Dun-les-Places5.8 mi (11 min)
Planchez6.4 mi (14 min)
Brassy6.6 mi (16 min)
Saint-Brisson8.3 mi (15 min)
Moux-en-Morvan9.5 mi (18 min)
Lavault-de-Frétoy10.6 mi (20 min)
Gien-sur-Cure10.8 mi (20 min)
Gâcogne10.9 mi (21 min)
Champeau-en-Morvan11 mi (21 min)
Chaumard11.2 mi (24 min)
Alligny-en-Morvan11.5 mi (20 min)
Saint-Agnan11.9 mi (23 min)
Ménessaire11.9 mi (27 min)

Things to see and do

Events and festivities

Photos

An exceptional natural environment (© PNRM)
An exceptional natural environment (© PNRM)
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The Lake Dam Settons (Gadrey © Laurence Hall)
The Lake Dam Settons (Gadrey © Laurence Hall)
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A lost village in the countryside (© Laurence Gadrey)
A lost village in the countryside (© Laurence Gadrey)
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A paradise of nature
A paradise of nature
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The Lake Settons: 367 hectares of happiness! (© Bruno Desplats)
The Lake Settons: 367 hectares of happiness! (© Bruno Desplats)
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For the short cuts ... (© Laurence Gadrey)
For the short cuts ... (© Laurence Gadrey)
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Lake Settons (Gadrey © Laurence)
Lake Settons (Gadrey © Laurence)
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Weather

Sunday 17 february
Min. -1°C - Max. 13°C
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Monday 18 february
Min. 1°C - Max. 12°C
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Tuesday 19 february
Min. 2°C - Max. 9°C
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Visits, leisure and activities nearby

Leisure activities

Last nameActivity typeRateCity
Binding, gilding and paper decorating course
Arts and Crafts120 € to 300 € Moulins-Engilbert (18.6 mi)
Museum of Livestock and Charolais
Culture and education2 € to 3 € Moulins-Engilbert (18.7 mi)

Outings

Last nameOuting typeDifficultyDurationDeparture municipality
Champgazon Peat Bog
HikeEasy1h30Montsauche-les-Settons
Tour of Grand Champ Wood
HikeEasy1h00Montsauche-les-Settons
Tour of Settons Lake
HikeIntermediate4h00Montsauche-les-Settons
Tour of Saint-Agnan Lake
HikeEasy2h15Saint-Agnan (7.8 mi)
Walk along the Nivernais canal
HikeIntermediate3h00Corbigny (16.2 mi)

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