• The Lodge

    Yellow Shelter par Aurele

A lodge in the colours of the sun, joy and good mood. A specific universe in the colours of the artist Aurele who with his giant dogs has toured the planet to make us ask ourselves questions on many topics. Here, in his “Yellow Shelter” you will be able to wonder why you feel so good…

A lodge in the colours of the sun, joy and good mood. A specific universe in the colours of the artist Aurele who with his giant dogs has toured the planet to make us ask ourselves questions on many topics. Here, in his “Yellow Shelter” you will be able to wonder why you feel so good…

  • 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
    • Hospitality products
    • Indoor dining area
    • Outdoor dining area
    • Towels & Bathrobes
    • Separate toilets
    • Outdoor furniture
    • Hair dryer
    • Safety deposit box
    • Cloakroom with walk-in closet
    • Walkie-Talkie
    • Ecological wooden speaker
    • Flashlight
    • Kettle
    • Fresh herbs for infusions
    • Espresso machine
    • Jacuzzi

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
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 ?
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
Lost Dog
by Aurèle
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
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
Our Ardent restaurant welcomes you on the terrace or inside for your lunches from Friday to Sunday and for your dinners from Thursday to Sunday. 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
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.



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.


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

    A cime

  • A forest dweller, you would be...

    An ara

  • A season, you would be...


  • A mushroom, you would be...


  • A wind, you would be...

    The meltem

  • A smell, you would be...

    The foam