Sir Oak tree
Our century – old oak tree – cardinal protective tree of the natives of March 21 – welcomes you and offers you the shadow of its protective branches all day long, for a moment of reading but even better daydreaming…
Let go and let yourself be rocked, he certainly has some great stories to share with you.
Front desk /concept store
At your arrival, our reception team takes you for a visit of the place and guides you to your lodge.
Next to the reception, the concept store offers a selection of works related to nature, art, design, protective trees, as well as paintings, scultpures, or photos of the artists represented at Loire Valley Lodges. You will also find our Deep Nature essential oils, a selection of scents from Bon Parfumeur, and essential products such as solar products.
The aromatic courtyard
You arrive at Loire Valley Lodges through the aromatic courtyard – after parking and leaving your car in the parking lot – you will probably be caught up in the coriander, basil, thyme scents…
The aromatic courtyard is in the immediate vicinity of the kitchens and the bar so that your herbal teas and salads are guaranteed fresh! Perhaps you will also want to taste our homemade sorbets with thyme and rosemary? In this same courtyard, our red fruits garden takes the sun so that currants, blackcurrants, raspberries or blueberries illuminate your dishes and awaken your tastebuds.
Le mot du Chef...
“Cooking: it is all about sensations…
My cuisine offers a taste of adventure where simplicity does not prevent originality. We carefully select local products and award them to each other in order to highlight their high quality. We work close to the land and surrounding nature and hand in hand with the regional producers, but my chef adventurous spirit is inspired by the gastronomies of the four corners of the world. In all modesty, this is a local cuisine nourished by cultures from elsewhere.”
Our restaurant welcomes you on the terrace by the pool, or indoors according to your wishes for lunch and dinner every day. All the à la carte products come from local producers or Houses with recognized know-how.
We favour short circuits and organic producers, especially committed and passionate producers, always wanting to highlight their terroir and give the best of themselves through their products. You will find the list of our local suppliers and producers at the reception. Because we are proud to offer you their products, grateful for their desire to satisfy you, we brought them together with our artists in a book «Origines».
At Loire Valley Lodges, cooking is really part of the arty concept, this is why our menus are frames. However, you can download our season menus by clicking here.
Dinner, a moment of sharing…
Once again, we want to awaken your senses and make your meal a source of emotion. To enjoy the privacy of your lodge, our chef Hippolyte offers you a special Room Service menu, cooked on site from fresh products according to the seasons. Choose an assortment of flavors according to your desires of the day among thirty proposals in tasting format.
Your dinner is delivered to your lodge, accompanied by the wine of your choice.
In order to ensure the best service, we thank you as far as possible to order in advance. Download here the room service menu and the wine list.
In the heart of the ” Main House” awaits you a friendly and warm space: the living room with fireplace and a bar. Ideal to prolong an evening, to warm up in winter after a forest bath, to have a drink in love or to meet friends.
Ludovic and his team will be happy to advise you on a cocktail, offer you infusions of fresh herbs, prepare you a fresh fruit juice or talk about our wine list.
On the walls, paintings and photos of the artists who signed 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.
A swimming pool of 20m long 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, sofa areas around aromatic and perennial plants and offer a comfortable setting to enjoy coffee, a tea, a fresh herbal tea, a fruit juice or a glass of wine.
Druids in the Celtic civilization had a central role. They lived in close relationship with nature and considered the trees sacred, since they were inhabited by Gods. In Celtic astrology we find 21 trees/ signs corresponding to periods of the year.
Each calendar date corresponds to one of the 21 protective shafts. The Duporterie forest that surrounds the Loire Valley Lodges naturally shelters many, but not all, protective trees. Also we planted the missing species. Go and discover all these trees and find yours. You will certainly recognize yourself by reading the characteristics of its native… If you want to extend your relationship to your protective tree, we grow plants of the 21 Celtic trees in our greenhouse, they are for sale at the concept store. You will be able to leave with your little tree, plant it in your garden or a green space near you and watch it grow and flourish at your leisure and recharge your batteries with it.