Activities

On Site

Massages

Created exclusively for LOIRE VALLEY LODGES by Anne-Sophie DUFEUTRELLE, specialized in energy massages and energy rebalancing, our forest massages are practiced in your private lodge –on the terrace or in your room– in harmony with the scents and sounds of the surrounding nature. All our massages incorporate natural elements from trees, plants, flowers or even the essences of our forest, starting with our exclusive massage oil based on essential oils. An energy boost, an inner journey, a sensory experience to help you reconnect with your body, and your self.

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Art Path

Composed of monumental contemporary works installed by renowned artists. Nature inspires, welcomes and magnifies. Take a stroll and pause before a bronze by Clauda, a stag by Laurent Garreau, a giant ant by Michel Audiard, an XXL scale by Pierre Marie Lejeune, a totem by AURELE, a cow from the Cow parade painted by Jacques BOSSER.

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Forest Baths

We have much to learn from trees, from their wisdom, from their resilience, from their strength, from their kindness to each other, from their relationship to the other species around them. We have assembled a team of well-known and recognized practitioners to give you the keys to the benefits of trees, for they are both our ancestors and our future.

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Bike Rides

We have bicycles at your disposal so that you may explore our wooded lanes and discover the different atmospheres of the forest. You can also visit the charming village of Esvres, just 5 km away, with its church and shops offering local products, as well as the picturesque banks of the Indre River.

Reading

Let time go, let it stretch out and dissolve… This may be a good time to wallow in a book. Our library and corner-shop offer an array of books on nature, trees, sylvotherapy, slow-living, contemporary art… To open the mind, the spirit, to be amazed.

Relaxing at the pool

A 20m long swimming pool is available from April to September, from 9am to 8pm, behind the house. In addition to the pool terrace where mattresses are at your disposal to enjoy the sun, you will find outdoor seating areas tucked amongst aromatic and perennial plants, offering a comfortable setting to enjoy coffee, tea, a fresh herbal infusion, fruit juice or a glass of wine.

Nordic Bath

  • only available in winter

Have you ever felt how much it is pleasant to stay into a hot jacuzzi while having your head in cool air staring at the nature when it’s cold outside ?
We have pushed the idea further : we put the swimming pool into use (but not heated !) and we installed a nordic bath right next to the swimming pool to allow you to live another sensory experience.
You can warm up in a 40°C bath, then swim a few lengths in the cold pool and go back in the hot bath…
You just need to book a time range at the reception to enjoy this experience. (Towels and blanckets at are your disposal in the locker room near the pool as well as a hairdryer.)

All around

Visit of Castles

Spend a royal weekend visiting the Valley of the Kings and its 150 listed monuments. For sale at the reception, we offer skip-the-line tickets for the following castles: Chenonceau, Azay-le-Rideau, Amboise, Clos Lucé, Chaumont sur Loire, Chambord and Cheverny.

Nearby the Hotel

Tours, capital of France during the reign of Francis the 1st, has a vast cultural and historical legacy and spans the longest river in France, classified by UNESCO: The Loire. Walk its cobbled streets of the Middle Ages and admire its half-timbered houses. Discover its monuments (St Gatien Cathedral, a Gothic jewel listed as a historic monument; St Martin’s Basilica; the Opera house, whose staircase is inspired by Paris’ Opéra Garnier), visit its Museum of Fine Arts which contains a collection of works by Balzac or even Monet, admire the Place Plumereau, elected most beautiful square in France. If the weather is right, continue along the banks of the Loire and observe a beautiful summer sunset on the terrace of a “guinguette” (an open-air bar). You might also enjoy Tours’ museum of contemporary art (the CCCOD) or the museum of wine and vines which is only 10 minutes away from the city centre by car.

Wine Itinerary

Want to discover the rich variety of Loire Valley wines ? Take advantage of your getaway to visit a troglodyte cellar, explore vineyards and discover the secrets of the best wines of the region. Taste Loire wines paired with an array of local dishes. LOIRE VALLEY LODGES has selected the best winegrowers to guide you in this discovery.

Golf

For lovers of greens, the region offers several golf courses within a radius of 35 km around the hotel, such as the Château des 7 Tours golf course, or the Ardree golf course. Our reception team will be happy to advise you and reserve a tee time for you.

Hot Air Balloon Flight

Fly over the chateaux of the Loire and the surrounding vineyards on a VIP hot air balloon excursion. A thrilling experience !

Boat trips

River trip: Discover the Cher on a cruise or a gourmet cruise, glide beneath the castle of Chenonceau or opt for the rental of an electric boat for an excursion in complete freedom. Sportier ones can explore the Cher in a canoe.

Interactive map
Click on the dots on the right to discover our 18 lodges, works of art, swimming pool and much more
Lodge 1 "O'Plumes" by Charlotte Perrot
The softness and subtlety of feathers, an ode to feminity
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Lodge 2 "Lost Lodge" by Aurèle
A shelter for Aurele's Lost Dog
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Lodge 3 "T(h)rees" by Zou
Three, 3 trees, 3 canvas speaking of trees, T(h)rees... an evidence
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Lodge 4 "Kabine" by Kosmos
Coming inside Kabine is a real journey...
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Lodge 5 "JungOne" by JonOne
When the urban graffiti artist meets the forest
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Lodge 6 "Nude" by Gilles Ballini
The strength and power of Earth's elements
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Lodge 7 "Houppelandes" by Elisabeth Riou
Travel through time and around the globe
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Lodge 8 "Picto Heaven" by Pierre Marie Lejeune
From washed blue to indigo blue, a journey to the heart of color so dear to Pierre Marie Lejeune, sculptor
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Lodge 9 "Moodywood" by Cédric Marcillac
A Hollywood worthy score in the heart of the forest
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Lodge 10 "Yellow Shelter" by Aurèle
International Aurele Yellow
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Lodge 11 "Lucien" Hommage Serge Gainsbourg
A tribute to the great Serge Gainsbourg
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Lodge 12 "Uzume" by Jacques Bosser
Black and white chic recreated by Jacques Bosser and his talent
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Lodge 13 "Les Ailes du Désir" by Michel Audiard
Will an angel renounce its celestial standing ?
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Lodge 14 "Paradis" by CharlElie Couture
"Adam et Rêve" paradise by CharlElie Couture
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Lodge 15 "Sixtie's" by Anne-Caroline Frey
With Mick Jagger, Polnareff or Sylvie Vartan as roommates
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Lodge 16 "Via Nilo" by Philippe Borderieux
The subtlety of the painter's palette
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Lodge 17 "Efflorescences" by Cédric Porchez
A special lodge, probably the most romantic one
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Lodge 18 "Essentielle" by Tara
Recharge in a lyrical forest bath
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La Femme Loire
by Michel Audiard
Abraccio
Lost Dog
by Aurèle
Arboretum
Around the farmhouse is an arboretum of the 21 protective trees of the Druids. Some were planted recently, others have been there for tens or even hundreds of years. At the foot of each species is a sign explaining the characteristics of these natives...
Mr. le Chêne
We call him Monsieur because he is our ancestor, he was there long before us and will be there long after us. Nearly 200 years old, Mr le Chêne is the very example of strength, wisdom... he takes his time. Go and recharge your batteries under its coal-bearing branches, it is benevolent and discreet but will inspire you
Car park
The car park is reserved for hotel guests. It has charging stations for electric cars, as well as a Porsche terminal. A disabled space is reserved for people with reduced mobility, near the reception
Greenhouse
Our greenhouse is home to many small seedlings of druid-protecting trees. If you want to buy one to take with you and plant it, in your garden or somewhere in a forest, to meet it and watch it grow, they are on sale at the concept store, along with books on their history.
Red berries garden
The Green Room
Meeting room for seminars, creative sylvotherapy room, relaxation or yoga room, the green room welcomes groups. It has all the cutting-edge technology for videoconferencing, projection, etc. Its capacity is 18-20 people in normal layout, up to 35 in “theater” layout.
Aromatics courtyard
Confined space in the inner courtyard, furnished with armchairs and sofas, this space is open to you at all times. Do not hesitate to ask yourself a few minutes and breathe the scents of the plants. Our chefs and bartender come here to sample the aromatic herbs for the dishes and drinks of the day.
Left luggage
Reception / Concept store
Our concept store dedicated to nature and art offers you a selection of products, which varies regularly according to the news of the place. You will always find works of art by our artists, a selection of beautiful books and novels, but also our exclusive essential oils, made from essences present in the forest.
Lounge bar
A warm space where it is good to cool off in summer or meet in front of the fireplace in winter. In this comfortable space you can consult artistic magazines, books on trees, forests, nature, artists, drink a cold beer, a detox fruit juice, a glass of cocktail wine, an infusion of fresh herbs from the garden… You have free Wifi and a large screen TV which will of course broadcast major sporting events, but also reports on our artists, trees, nature in general
Restaurant
Our Ardent restaurant welcomes you on the terrace or inside every Wednesday evening as well as from Thursday evening to Sunday evening. All the à la carte products come from the forest, our vegetable garden or local producers with recognized know-how. Immersed in the world of the forest, the spirit of its cuisine with local and wild luxury will navigate between authenticity and pure creation. Whatever the place or the moment, you will be able to discover and savor dishes with lively flavors, inspired by the surrounding nature and the latest harvests from our vegetable garden.
WC / Locker rooms
In order to avoid having to go back to your lodge, a locker rooms is available near the swimming pool to change before or after lunch on the terrace or in the restaurant.
English garden
Swimming pool
The swimming pool (20x5m) is open from May to October. Sunbathing, parasols, bath towels and foutas await you. The bartender will be happy to come and serve you a drink by the water if you wish. The swimming pool is strictly reserved for hotel guests
Terrace
Reachable from the bar, our large terrace opens directly onto the swimming pool, the forest and the English garden. You can have a drink or eat there at your convenience. The terrace is open from 9 a.m. to 10 p.m.