Philosophy

LIVING NATURE AS AN ART

In the heart of the Loire Valley châteaux, 25km from the château of Chenonceau and the château of Amboise

LOIRE VALLEY LODGES offers you an exceptional location with 18 suites of 55m2 nestled in the heart of the trees, perched 4m high, each offering a large terrace equipped with a private spa. The lodges are scattered throughout a private forest surrounding a renovated farmhouse, which offers all the comforts of a luxury hotel – swimming pool, bar-lounge, restaurant, room-service.


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Reconnecting with one’s Deep Nature

Because we all have a tree hidden deep within us, whether the one of our childhood memories, the one to whom we loved to tell our secrets as a kid, the one in which we climbed, the one that offered us fruit in the summer.

Because the colour green and its light soothe us, because the curved shapes and slow movements of nature reassure us, because the forest brings us a sensitive comfort so necessary to our well-being, today even more than yesterday.

Because we are all descendants of the hunter-gatherer for whom the forest was a source of peace, shelter, food and water. Because our lungs are so similar to a tree’s root system.

Because deep down we feel that the forest is one of the last vital components of our survival, and yet, it is threatened.

Here, the luxury is being able to escape, to rise above it all with a forest bath, the promise of an exceptional sensory experience

Contemporary art blends into every corner of the forest; trees reveal their secrets; the taste of a dish or a glass of wine excites your taste buds; comfortable lodges open onto the forest through large windows and private terrace guarantee your immersion in the raw nature; spas and massages open the way to sylvan well-being with essential oils from our trees. In this natural and warm setting, time stand still. And your senses awaken. Nature seeps into your innermost being to take you on an unforgettable journey.

Feel Alive

Awaken your senses, discover new ones, just remember what it means to “be alive”. It is so good to be alive: to stop chasing after time, needing to go faster and farther, to surpass oneself… Here, we propose you to go to the essential: live in the moment, follow a desire, listen to each other. Reconnect with yourself, feel free, be whole, true. Recharge your energy. We accompany you on this sensory immersion in the heart of deepest nature.

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Reconnect with Nature

Let the forest come in and guide you. Inhale its scent, feel its energy, the changing temperatures, textures. Caress the trunk of a tree, the green moss of the earth. Breathe it in. Let yourself be swept away by the wave of emotion rising within you. Find your verticality by standing tall like a tree, reach to the sky, towards the light. Feel this inner warmth. It is your light. It is the life that is in you and asks only to be lived. With you, in harmony.

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Live with a Purpose

To live an experience in LOIRE VALLEY LODGES is to choose a place in harmony with nature, with an eco-responsible approach in terms of the choice of materials used, local suppliers, the use of wood native to the surrounding forest and an unconditional respect for trees.

It is a place for nature lovers in search of immersion in deep nature, of freedom – For fans of cultural tourism, visitors to the chateaux of the Loire, for enthusiasts of gastronomic tours, of oenological excursions, of exploring French heritage – For lovers of unusual experiences, in search of emotions and sensations and off-the-beaten-path adventures  – For those seeking well-being, slow living, a place to recharge, cosy and zen

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Interactive map
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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
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.
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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 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
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.