Sir Oak Tree
Our century-old oak tree – the cardinal protective tree of those born March 21 – welcomes you and offers you the shade of its protective branches all day long, for a moment of reading or even better, daydreaming…
Let go and be lulled; Sir Oak certainly has some great stories to share with you.
Front desk /concept store
At your arrival, our reception team will take you for a visit of the place and guide 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 the paintings, sculptures, and photography 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 items such as solar products.
The Aromatic Courtyard
Once you’ve parked and left your car in the parking lot, you will arrive at Loire Valley Lodges by way of our aromatics courtyard, where you will be caught up in the scent of coriander, basil, thyme…
The aromatics courtyards 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 you dishes and awaken your tastebuds.
A few words from the 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 pair them with each other in order to highlight each ingredient’s high quality. We work close to the land and surrounding nature and hand in hand with the regional producers, but my adventurous chef 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 every day for lunch and dinner, on the terrace by the pool or indoors, according to your wishes. All items on the menu are made using products from local producers or from specialty houses renowned for their savoir-faire.
We favour short supply chains and organic producers, especially committed and passionate producers who strive to highlight their terroir and give the best of themselves through their products. You will find a list of our local suppliers and producers at the reception. Because we are proud to offer you their products and grateful for their desire to satisfy you, we brought them together with our artists in a book entitled «Origines». At Loire Valley Lodges, cuisine is considered art too, which is why we frame our menus…
You may download our seasonal menus by clicking here.
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.
Dinner, a moment of sharing…
Once again, we want to awaken your senses and make your meal a source of emotion. To fully 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 flavours according to your desires of the day from a selection of thirsty or so proposals in tasting formats.
Your dinner is delivered to your lodge, accompanied by the wine of your choice.
In order to ensure the best service, we thank you for ordering as far in advance as possible. Download here the room service menu and the wine list.
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.
Ludovic and his 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.
A 20m long swimming pool is available from April to September, from 9am to 8pm, behind the main building. 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 tea, fruit juice or a glass of wine.
Druids held a central role in the Celtic civilization. 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 trees. The Duporterie forest that surrounds the Loire Valley Lodges naturally shelters many, but not all, of these protective trees, so we planted the missing species. Go and discover all these trees and find yours. You will certainly recognize yourself by reading the characteristics of your birth tree sign… If you want to deepen your relationship with your protective tree, we grow each species of the 21 Celtic trees in our greenhouse ; the saplings are available for purchase in our 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. It will be a source of energy for you.