• The Lodge

    Moodywood by Cédric Marcillac

When fashion meets art… A Lodge totally inhabited by the spirit of Cédric, from furniture to lamppost, to the bed throw, everything was thought, created, assembled, sewn, embroidered by Cédric. This lodge is in the image of his creativity : explosive ! A lodge in the colours of life, to offer you an “arty” cocoon in the middle of this beautiful forest.

When fashion meets art… A Lodge totally inhabited by the spirit of Cédric, from furniture to lamppost, to the bed throw, everything was thought, created, assembled, sewn, embroidered by Cédric. This lodge is in the image of his creativity : explosive ! A lodge in the colours of life, to offer you an “arty” cocoon in the middle of this beautiful forest.

  • 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.


  • Equipement

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

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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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
Abraccio
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 every Wednesday evening as well as from Thursday evening to Sunday evening. 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.

Interview

Cédric Marcillac

Plastic Artist

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

So what motivated me in this project? ... Well, I’ll say at the very beginning: it’s our meeting, the way you told me about your project... your dynamic personality. I immediately liked the idea of the association between the forest, design and art!! A crazy project but one that makes you take time for it, which at the opposite of my character normally... and yet once inside the lodge, I calmed down... I could even start drawing if I had planned paper... I went home and immediately a lot of images came to mind.

And how did you finally choose the pieces you were going to put in your lodge?

First of all, to paint on the walls to leave a trace of my presence on the wood ! sensual… Immediately after the desire of textile... cocooning/ the urge to snuggle in comfortable while facing this huge window towards the trees... so I felt like offering you plaids or bed covers to bring a comfort and a touch of sensuality with the textile I have been working with for 10 years. I love the material and we also find it in the lodge... When you showed me the terrace there came the sexy side of the lodge. I could have had the urge to bask naked on this terrace and there it made me think of my 500 leg Barbies lamppost... the erotic side to my work. I also thought of my work of braiding of “scoubidoos” present in the lamppost but this time on metal chairs where I interpreted a braid made of cactus. and lord, I imagine them very well on this terrace !

Biography

Cédric Marcillac

Born on the 14th of April under the sign of the ram, Cédric studied in Tours, and after graduating, he headed to Paris. On the advice of Karl Lagerfeld, he attacks the Berçot studio for 2 years. He loves the arts and everything that sticks to it, he opened his eyes to everything! Trained with Claude Montana and with Jean Paul Gaultier as a prop stylist, he then looks at the press at Vital magazine, then looks at the artistic direction and creates the windows of the Zadig & Voltaire group. In 2000, he returns to his hometown and opens a tailor-made clothing shop, bridal dresses, Tailoring costumes with his plastic paw. It is Marie Claude Valentin who propels him on the planet Art. The centre of Contemporary Creations of Tours commands him an installation on the theme of Christmas trees where he meets Régine Charvet Pellot, the design papergirl who offers him a luxury setting to solo exhibit his famous cabinet of curiosities, Oversized insects painted with cement on luxury textile patchwork. An impertinent worker, he keeps on being…

Cédric, if you were...

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

    The forest of Lady Chaterley

  • A tree, you would be...

    A dogrose

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

    Its flower

  • A forest dweller, you would be...

    The wildlife

  • A season, you would be...

    Spring

  • A mushroom, you would be...

    A mellow

  • A wind, you would be...

    The melthem

  • A smell, you would be...

    The smell of fresh foam