The Regional Parc du Morvan is found in central Burgundy south of Avallon, Vezelay and Clamecy, east of Corbigny and west of Autun. It has a landscape of hills and low mountains, woodland and small scale agriculture, crossed by streams, rivers and waterfalls, and hiding numerous traditional villages.

The park was created in 1970 to preserve this natural environment that covers approximately 2,800 square kilometres of rolling Burgundy countryside and falls within four different departments: Cote d'Or, Nievre, Saone-et-Loire and Yonne.