Bussières is a small hamlet with no shops, but the village of Ouroux-en-Morvan is only 3 km away from the cottage (5 minutes by car, 15 minutes by bike, less than 30 minutes by foot on the Jallois path) with its shops and local services.
Website of the municipality of Ouroux-en-Morvan : www.mairieourouxenmorvan.fr
For more choices and services, the easiest way is to reach the city of Château-Chinon, sub-prefecture of Nièvre, located 21 km away (about half an hour by car), with its 2 supermarkets (bi1, Lidl) and its shops in the city centre.
Website of the city of Château-Chinon : www.ville-chateau-chinon.fr
The Cottage of Bussières is located in the heart of the Morvan Regional Natural Park, a real and authentic green setting straddling the 4 departments that make up Burgundy : Nièvre, Saône-et-Loire, Yonne and Côte-d’Or. This park is known and recognized for hiking, horseback riding and bicycle tours.
Directly from the cottage, the hiking trail leads to the GR of Pays Tour du Morvan and the Chemin de Compostelle Vézelay-Autun, both of which pass through Ouroux-en-Morvan, and also to the GR13, as well as many other remarkable places (Maquis Bernard, Lake of Pannecière…). As well as horse riding and mountain bike tours (GTM/Grande Traversée du Morvan). Find all this information on the website of the town hall of Ouroux-en-Morvan : www.mairieourouxenmorvan.fr
Aside from hiking, many other sports activities are possible, including all water sports and fishing, thanks to the many lakes in the Morvan Park. A few suggestions :
Besides being a green setting, Morvan is full of a vast historical and cultural heritage, from prehistoric times to the present day, some of which is carefully preserved in museums.
Around the Cottage of Bussières and the village of Ouroux-en-Morvan, there are many sites to see that have marked the history of the Morvan and are accessible within walking distance from the house :
And of course, more widely throughout Morvan and Burgundy, and to mention a few of them :
Of course all traditional festivals and commemorations are celebrated but many other events take place during the high season/summer period, such as the Short Film Festival in Ouroux-en-Morvan in July or the Vézelay Music Festival in August, concerts, exhibitions, flea markets, plus many local events throughout the year (The month of pléchie in March, Commemoration of the Bernard Maquis on 1st week of September, … !)
To make it easier and avoid a long litany, all the specific information on these events is available on the website of the town hall of townhall of Ouroux-en-Morvan
It is located at the post office of the village and is run by Sébastien, a passionate of his native region who has a rich tourist documentation, excellent advice and great competence.