An Artistic Journey

When nature and art connect

To offer you an unforgettable experience

Beyond the artistic world of each Lodge designed by a different artist, LOIRE VALLEY LODGES invites you to stroll amongst monumental sculptures you’ll find scattered along forest lanes, around the house and by the pool.

Aurele

Giant Lost Dog

Next to the oak totem that guards the reception desk sits Aurele’s dog. From high atop its 4 meters of bronze, “Lostdog” watches over you. Sit at his feet for a moment and become aware of his presence. You will perhaps start a very special conversation. Giant Lost Dog is the largest sculpture that Aurele presents in France. A little brother to this one chose to stay warm in the “lostlodge”.


Philippe Pasqua

Vanity with Butterflies

Philippe’s compelling “Vanity” was an obvious choice for us to install in this place.

This magnificent and poetic work reminds us of how futile our presence is on this planet to which we owe respect. The butterflies challenge us and impose resilience as an inexhaustible force. In bronze, its reflection in the water, at the foot of the great Douglas fir trees guarding the forest, it invites us to reflect, to dream, to feel serenity, the happiness of being, here and now.


Michel Audiard

The Giant Ant

This 10-meters long insect is created with resin. Saying that art magnifies is an euphorism. You will enjoy this huge artwork while strolling in the forest.


Matteo Lo Greco

Abraccio

You will be welcomed to Loire Valley Lodges by “Abraccio”, a monumental bronze by Matteo Lo Greco, an internationally renowned Venetian sculptor whose studios are located on the island of Lido.

This generous work reflects what we want to share with you. It invites you to commune, to enjoy the moment, to be deeply embraced by the forest, to become one with it.
Whether with a tree, your partner or yourself, we hope you will live the most beautiful emotions… so important to Matteo Lo Greco, el sculptore!


Jacques Bosser

Oh la Vache ! (Holy Cow!)

More surprising than a deer —a cow! Tired of traveling from city to city, running on concrete, breathing in pollution, this cow from the Cow Parade asked Jacques Bosser to paint her in camouflage so that she could be forgotten and stay here in peace, in the heart of the forest, out of sight. But it was a mistake, not knowing Jacques’ colour palette! Nature being well done, she has adapted very well and now loves to be watched and admired.


And again

Unexpected works of art...

Beautiful surprises hidden along forest lanes, created by contemporary artists, perhaps, or maybe by wildlife, or Mother Nature … It is up to you to discover them and maybe even to invent some, as you leave your footsteps in the forest, guided by instinct and emotion. Works that you will not find in museums or art galleries, but that you will not soon forget. Nature—it’s an art …


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
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 for your lunches from Friday to Sunday and for your dinners from Thursday to Sunday. 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.