La Fontaine Saint-Jean

La Fontaine Saint-Jean


We are located in the Bourgogne, France's last big river that remains wild, flows 3km away.
The Canal latéral à la Loire is located only 300m away from us.
La Fontaine Saint-Jean used to be a small farm located on a spring; back in the Gallo-Roman times. Its water was known for having miraculous properties for one's eyes.

COVID-19 Notice
During the Covid pandemic, we offer free cancelation of your stay for any reason directly related to the Covid-19 (lockdown or prohibition to travel ordered by the authorities).

Gites - Cottages

On a domain spanning over 2 hectares, there's a 7000m² fishing pond where you can catch roaches, tench, studs, carp.
Starting from 270€ : a week in lush greenery, enjoying the calm of an authentic rural France ....

We offer three independent cottages where you can stay for your holidays. Concerning the Covid-19 situation, each family will have their own living area, separated from each other.
It is a very quiet place surrounded with meadows where the famous Charolaise cows graze ; and some cultivated fields.
We adorned our place with several flowers which reveal their various colors as the seasons pass. The ponds are often visited by ducks and even fishing herons.
The closest village, Gannay sur Loire, is only 2 km away and provides a bakery, a small grocery store, a restaurant, a hairdresser and a post office. Within 300m, the village also offers a nautical base with a playground for children and a restaurant bar offering a terrace.

Vintage car enthusiasts are welcome. Here, two fun cars : a Lomax and a Sovam, a french-made artisanal sports car from 1967.

Also, some chickens freely walking around will welcome you.
In short, we offer a calm place within a typical French old-fashioned context.

La Fontaine Saint-Jean
58300 Lamenay sur Loire
Tel: 04 70 43 48 65


The French owners Aline and Yannick are both handcraft potters. Please feel free too visit the exhibition space where you can see their stoneware works. You'll also find some of their daughters' works. Elsa makes traditional earthenware from Moulins and Tania makes stoneware animal sculptures.

Our Region

The Morvan mounts start less than an hour away by car, with Moulins Engilbert, but also Mont Beuvray and its Gallic museum.
Decize, located on a former Loire island, is 20 kms away, Nevers 50kms. To the south, in the Saône et Loire, the spa town Bourbon Lancy is 20 km away.
Towards the Bourbonnais there's Moulins, city of art and history, offering multiple museums such as the C.N.C.S. The amusement parc le Pal is also 30 km away from us, the racing circuit of Magny cours (40 kms). The museum of the mine in La Machine is also not too far away.

For your daily needs, there's small grocery store Garnat sur Engièvre (15 km), and some bigger ones in Decize and Bourbon Lancy (20 km).