Our gourmet restaurant Ardent welcomes you all weekend for lunch and dinner, as well as Monday, Thursday and Friday evenings. For your lunches, you can discover the Chef's other culinary offerings through our Finger Food offering at the bar on the terrace or in front of the fireplace, or our Nomad offering, in the form of bentos to take wherever your desires take you..."
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A few words from the Chef...


« What particularly drives me in my job is to arouse emotion, to create surprise.

Share the pleasure of cooking with the team and communicating it to the guests…


This melody at Ardent we play thanks to the living notes of the forest, the flame and our superb vegetable garden. »


Thomas Besnault


New Year's Eve

Celebrate the magic of the New Year with an unforgettable dining experience at Ardent! Our exclusive New Year's Eve menu has been meticulously crafted to make your evening a memorable feast.




Our restaurant welcomes you for lunch and dinner, on the terrace or indoor, from Thursday evening to Sunday evening, including lunch.

All items on the menu are made using products from our garden, local producers or from specialty houses renowned for their savoir-faire.

Immersed in the forest’s universe, the spirit of his cuisine with local and wild luxury will proceed between authenticity and pure creation. Whatever the place or the moment, you can discover and savor dishes with living flavors, inspired by the surrounding nature and the last crops of our vegetable garden.



In the heart of the « Main House » awaits you a friendly and warm space: our living room with fireplace and a bar. The perfect place to prolong an evening, to warm up in winter after a forest bath, to have a drink in love or to meet friends.
Jennifer and her team will be happy to advise you on a cocktail, offer you infusions made with fresh herbs, prepare you a fresh fruit juice or talk about our wine list.

On the walls are paintings and photos of the artists who designed the lodges, as well as a large screen to watch a live event or documentaries about nature and art.

The bar and terrace offer free wifi.

The wine List


The wine, a matter of emotions…

This selection only gathers wines that we tasted, valued and re-tasted or pampered in our wine cellar, for a few of them since years. You will find a lot of wines from artists, authors, nature lovers, privileging the “jajalogie” methods rather than chemistry. Without being ayatollahs from Nature, biodynamic cultivation or organic wines, we love committed winemakers and we are convinced that the ground has to be tilled, that weeds are an attitude of mind and that quantity is not always conciliable with quality. We love winemakers and wines that express their terroirs. We hope to share this point of view with you thank to those bottles picked with love and generosity.

Bertrand FREY

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In Room Dining

For dinner our Chef is offering 2 formulas cooked on site with fresh produces from local producers or directly from our garden.

You can choose between two services : from 7 p.m to 7h45 p.m or from 7h45 p.m to 8.30 p.m.



For lunch our Chef imagined for you the « Bento ».

With a price of €35 per person, they will be given at the reception between noon and 1 p.m.

You will have the possibility to have your meal in your Lodge or in open air (we will give you a map where you will find the localisation of tables). You could also take them away with you if you are going on a tour or on a visit…

Finger food


At the bar, near the swimming pool or by the fireplace, our team will be delighted to serve you everyday from 11am to 6pm.



You will wake-up with a breakfast basket at the foot of your lodge. It will be leaved at the doorstep. Your basket includes : (choose one of our baskets) a « Continental » or « Healthy » breakfast. Moreover you can add more ingredient in your breakfast : see the menus down below.



Asperatus is the second restaurant at Loire Valley Lodges.
IT IS CLOSED during the winter period. It will welcome you again in fine weather, around the outdoor kitchen over a wood fire.

Our customers talk about their experience