• The Lodge

    Ekalogic by Eka Acosta

It is the light that magnifies the work of Eka Acosta, Argentino-Swedish artist. The light that gently penetrates the lodge seduced Eka and gave him the idea to create works specifically for this place. The lighting of this lodge is made to magnify these sculptures and give life to the occupants of the room, who are also the inhabitants of this forest. Deer and woodcock. Two beautiful animals. The colours of the interior of the lodge are inspired by their fur and their plumage. Colours of the deep forest. Even if EKA’s ones take on the colour of love : red. You may also sometimes encounter a pink pig…

It is the light that magnifies the work of Eka Acosta, Argentino-Swedish artist. The light that gently penetrates the lodge seduced Eka and gave him the idea to create works specifically for this place. The lighting of this lodge is made to magnify these sculptures and give life to the occupants of the room, who are also the inhabitants of this forest. Deer and woodcock. Two beautiful animals. The colours of the interior of the lodge are inspired by their fur and their plumage. Colours of the deep forest. Even if EKA’s ones take on the colour of love : red. You may also sometimes encounter a pink pig…

  • Design, brightness and openness

    • Architecte : Isabelle Poulain
    • Construction and Cladding : Rémi Becherel - Nid Perché
    • Stairs : Laurent Garreau - Le Terrier

    “Light, osmosis with the forest, transparency, space” inspired the design of our 18 lodges. Built on stilts, from wood species present in the surrounding forest – douglas, chestnut, oak – our lodges are real, warm and cosy suites. Their large windows and open terraces, equipped with a private spa, promote an harmonious dialogue between the interiors and the forest. And for the final touch, each lodge has been designed by a contemporary artist.


  • Equipements

    • King size bed
    • Mini bar
    • Heating system
    • Double basin
    • Standing Mirror
    • Walk-in shower
    • Indoor dining area
    • Outdoor dining area
    • Separate toilets
    • Outdoor furniture
    • Hair dryer
    • Safety deposit box
    • Cloakroom with walk-in closet
    • Walkie-Talkie
    • Flashlight
    • Kettle
    • Espresso machine
    • Relaxing bath

A relaxing Soak

Alone in the world… Slip into hot, enveloping water directly on your terrace, whenever you wish. A timeless moment of intimacy and relaxation.

Digital Detox

To optimize your immersion in nature and to wake your senses, we have deliberately chosen not to include Wifi and TV in our lodges.
You will nevertheless find:
  • a walkie-talkie in your room, connected to the reception, for all your requests
  • a free WiFi connection and a large screen in the common areas of the hotel
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Walk or not

Walking is the best way to get around and explore our forest and the woods that surround it (the W.H.O recommends 10,000 steps a day to be healthier!). However, electric carts are provided for ease of travel, in case of necessity or a momentary lack of energy… here everything is allowed.

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Interview

Eka Acosta

Sculptor

Tell us what motivated you to join this project, how did you draw inspiration from the space and the nature around it ?

“Ah la la”, it’s a long and beautiful story. A story of respect, admiration and friendship. I met Anne- Caroline a long time ago, at a complicated time in my life. She then opened the doors of her artists' residence to me and I spent several months here in Touraine, at her home, carving mesh and giving life to many animals who found a second life at her friend’s collections. Since then I’ve been back on my way and moved to Stockholm, but we’ve always been in touch. We have great respect for each other and a certain complicity. So I logically wanted to be one of the artists who gave shape to this beautiful ecological project and eco-responsible, Ekalogic?

And how did you choose the works that inhabit the lodge that bears your signature ?

Logically, I chose the animals from this Duporterie forest. Deer and woodcock.

Biography

A rope "twister" who has no one like him to grasp the animal in movement

Eka Acosta, born in Paris in 1970, grew up in Buenos Aires. After working in design and interior design in Argentina and Paraguay, he decided to devote himself to Art and went to study in Europe.
His journey takes him to Stockholm where he has been living for ten years and his passion for sculpture leads him to discover what will be henceforth its preferred technique: metal mesh
modelling. From London to Paris to Stockholm, Eka Acosta’s reputation is well established. His subtle observation of animals, his patient dexterity and his solid experience as an iron wire twister are the secrets of his talent. He has no equal to grasp the animal in the movement that is natural to him. To the elegance, the charm or the strangeness of its subjects is added the fascinating transparency of its life-size sculptures, as if we were contemplating them from several sides at the same time. A good way to encourage us to do and redo things. Jean Ploteau

Eka, if you were...

  • A forest of the world, you would be...

    The Amazon forest

  • A tree, you would be...

    An oak

  • A part of this tree, you would be...

    The trunk

  • A forest dweller, you would be...

    It's guardian

  • A season, you would be...

    Summer

  • A mushroom, you would be...

    A chanterelle

  • A wind, you would be...

    A soft breeze

  • A smell, you would be...

    That of wood