• The Lodge

    Lost Lodge by Aurele

A very special lodge, that is crossed by a tree. A lodge that seduced Aurèle and his Lostdog with whom he toured the world with, making us wonder about big societal issues. In this lodge dressed in blue, you will coexist with an original sculpture, a unique piece of the “Lost Love Dog”, the leg of wild boar… He made the room of his master his own and does not move.

A very special lodge, that is crossed by a tree. A lodge that seduced Aurèle and his Lostdog with whom he toured the world with, making us wonder about big societal issues. In this lodge dressed in blue, you will coexist with an original sculpture, a unique piece of the “Lost Love Dog”, the leg of wild boar… He made the room of his master his own and does not move.

  • 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

Aurele

Visual artist

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

I’ve always loved nature, trees, the forest. This idea of the tree house, a moment of meditation in the heart of the forest among animals is the most beautiful thing that can be offered to those who live in the city. This opportunity to live a moment in communion with nature can, I hope, give everyone a taste, to want to save it for future generations.

How did you select the works that you wanted to integrate this place ?

It is more an atmosphere to live than a selection of works, it is more an art of living, a desire to create an atmosphere, a climate of contemplation, a place where we can take the time to live fully.

Biography

This opportunity to live a moment in communion with nature can, I hope, give everyone a taste, to want to save it for future generations.

Graduated in 2016 with Arts and Letters, Aurele Ricard, dit Aurele Lostdog, born in Paris on October 24, 1963, is a French post-industrial visual artist. He lives and works between Paris, New York and Shanghai. Self-taught fanatical of the work of Yves Klein, he develops the yellow of chrome nᵒ 2 which he baptizes, in homage to the International Klein Blue, the International Aurele Yellow. The patent of the formula is filed at the INPI.

One night, at the turn of an avenue, in 1986 he discovers a poster placed on the top of a lamppost: It’s an APB on a lost dog named Bob, offering a hundred dollars”; worth of reward to the owner. The poster depicts the naive design of a bull terrier framed by the words “$ 100 Reward for friendly “Bob” the Bull Terrier wanted”. It is also at this time that he meets Andy Warhol with whom he envisions an artistic work around the image of the dog: a series of silkscreens on the lost dog. But this collaboration was abruptly interrupted following the death of Andy Warhol on February 22, 1987. Three days later, Aurele Ricard exhibits in Paris at the Duval Dunner gallery, a representation of the poster of the «lost dog» built from molten tar and pieces of metal recovered at the Caulaincourt bridge in Paris then in restoration. By becoming the first public homage to the pioneer of pop art, the exhibition heralds the end of industrial art, and the « tar dog » is called the «first post-industrial work of art».

Since Aurele and his lost dog have travelled around the world via the Aveyron and Shanghai… Shanghai where in 2009, Aurele is invited by the French State to participate in the 2010 Universal Exhibition (« Best city, best life ») on the theme of sustainable development and «news» environmental technologies in urban areas. For the occasion, he creates, with the help of Chinese engineers, a giant plant sculpture: a dog 4.5 meters high covered with a selection of depolluting plants : (LostDogCO2), largely inspired by the work Puppy by Jeff Koons (1992). “It is a sculpture of greenery made of clean plants,” explains Aurele. “It is also the prototype of a new generation of actresses”; works of art of their own message”. At the same time, the Chinese government and the city of Shanghai presented him with the Art Fair of Shanghai Sculptor of the Year Award.

In 2010, his sculpture LostDogCO2 was presented from May 1 to October 31 at the Shanghai World Fair in the atrium of the French pavilion.

Aurele, if you were...

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

    The Amazon in flames

  • A tree, you would be...

    A Banyan

  • A part of this tree...

    The roots

  • A forest dweller, you would be...

    An ara

  • A season, you would be...

    Fall

  • A mushroom, you would be...

    Magic

  • A wind, you would be...

    The meltem

  • A smell, you would be...

    The foam