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Campsite on the banks of the Saône

The Saône River

The Saône is one of the largest rivers in Eastern France. It has its source in the Vosges and flows for almost 500 km into the Rhône, at the level of Lyon. Navigable for more than 3,000 years, the Saône river crosses 3 regions (Grand Est, Bourgogne-Franche-Comté, Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes) and 6 departments (Vosges, Haute-Saône, Côte-d’Or, Saône-et-Loire, Rhône, Ain). It waters several large towns and cities such as Chalon-sur-Saône, Mâcon and Lyon, and has around fifty tributaries including the Doubs. It is navigable and it is possible to practise several water sports  such as kayaking, canoeing and rowing.


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Kayak and boat: the charm of the Saône seen from the Saône river

« O ! Saône my river,
Your languorous current,
Your light reflections,
Make my heart happy.

When I’m on your shore,
To follow you wih your eyes,
My being adrift,
Rises a little towards God. »

If René Domeguet was able to feel this kind of emotion from the shore, can you imagine the sensations you will experience when you are on the waves?

Near the campsite, three service providers invite you to enjoy the bewitching atmosphere of the Saône while gliding on the water.


Boat trip on the Saône

  • An original idea : the boat departing from the river stop situated in front of the campsite.
    From April to October, “InZeBoat” offers “authentic, wild and natural” boat trips for up to 7 people as well as boat hire without a licence.
  • “Single ride “ from half an hour to two hours, for up to 7 passengers.
  • « Combined Boat-Bike Tours “, with different possible circuits, from 4 to 27 km
  • “Pleasant Strolls” , with the possibility of having breakfast, a snack or an aperitif on board.
  • A “Taxi Boat” service is also available, with destiations to various terraces on the banks of the Saône (return trip).

Otherwise, another possible experience, with the Tourist Office of Pont-de-Vaux :

A cruise between Trévoux and Pont-de-Vaux, on the restaurant boat “Ville de Pont-de-Vaux 2”. On the programme: lunch on board, passage through the locks of Dracé and Pont de Vaux, guided visit of the Chintreuil museum (named after the landscape painter) and return by coach. Reservation required at the tourist office.


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Campsite on the banks of the Saône

What would you stay to a campsite on the banks of the Saône for your stay in the Ain?
Opting for a riverside campsite means you can enjoy a peaceful and quiet holiday.
Most holidaymakers who spend their holidays in an open-air hotel want to be in direct contact with nature, listen to the birds singing when they wake up, lose their gaze in a green setting and enjoy outdoor activities.
The campsite close to Lyon on the banks of the Saône River, will allow you to practice water sports without having to take your vehicle.


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Kayak and boat: the charm of the Saône River
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Water activities on the banks of the Saône River
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A holiday by the water

As soon as you arrive at KanÔpée Village, you will understand the advantages of a stay as a couple, with family or friends in a riverside campsite. Get on your bike to pedal along the banks, walk along the hiking trails that follow the course of the Saône, and allow yourself a few stops for a refreshing bath in the summer.

A camping holiday on the banks of the Saône offers the opportunity of experience how life on holiday can indeed be a long, quiet river. Unless you prefer to go down the slides of the water and leisure park located at the gates of the campsite, which you can access free of charge…


Rent a mobile home on the banks of the Saône River

Are you looking for a campsite on the banks of the Saône river with a heated swimming pool to alternate between a refreshing swim and a relaxing bath in water at a temperature of 24 °C?

The KanÔpée Village welcomes you to its vast wooded estate set in the heart of nature, for a peaceful family stay with your feet in the water by the river. And to guarantee your comfort, our 3-star open-air hotel near the Saône river offers around 30 rental units with private terrace and equipped kitchen that can accommodate between 4 and 11 people.

From the traditional mobile homes with a modern design to luxury wooden chalets and from luxury cottages to PMR mobile homes accessible to people with reduced mobility, our selection of prestigious accommodation is aimed above all at families and groups of friends who wish to recharge their batteries and enjoy a change of scenery in a green setting close to the Saône.

Do you like unusual accommodation? Book a My drop caravan, the perfect accommodation solution for couples looking for freedom and privacy. By reserving a luxury rental caravan at KanÔpée Village, you will enjoy your family holidays in a campsite on the banks of the Saône at an affordable price.

As for us, we will make your stay more enjoyable by giving you free access to our facilities and the water park Les Cascades.


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Swimming on the banks of the Saône River

Do you like controlled adventure? Secure thrills?

When you travel as a family, you don’t mess with your children’s safety. The KanÔpée Village is located on the banks of the Saône, where the river is calm and easily accessible.

The weak current and the surrounding vegetation are an invitation to refresh oneself during fine weather. Swimming in the Saône at the gates of the campsite is permitted for adults and children, under the supervision of their parents.



Aquatic activities on the Saône

Have you just booked your fully equipped rental accommodation in our campsite on the banks of the Saône KanÔpée Village ? Get ready to paddle a few strokes between two baths. The river attracts canoe, kayak and stand up paddle enthusiasts.

These water activities can be enjoyed alone, as a couple, with family or friends, and are suitable for all ages.

Do you want to rent a boat to navigate in complete freedom? To go on an outing supervised by a qualified instructor? Ask at the KanÔpée Village reception desk on your arrival to choose the activity and formula that suits you.



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