A sensory immersion...

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    • Céline CONNAN, naturopathe, sylvothérapeuthe
    • Laurence PAGANUCCI, sophrologue
    • Vincent KARCHE
    • Jean Marie DEFOSSEZ

    In order to take you to that raw and wild forest and to make you enjoy the benefits of the trees and the colour green, LOIRE VALLEY LODGES has the tremendous pleasure and honour to offer you the best forest ambassadors, great professionals that are generous and benevolent and know how to communicate with nature as well as with humans. Whether they breath it, sing it, touch it, invent it, they will all take you to your own rhythm to a complete disconnection, letting go and re-discover your senses and reconnect with your inner-self.

Let the forest

Take you in

The simple fact to be in nature, in a raw forest, alive, whether it’s plane forest, deep forest, in the heights of the forest or in the wide forest… with all its senses awaken, it fulfils you with a deep well-being. Walk slowly, take the time to take the time, let yourself be guided by the sound of a bird, be carried by the wind, look at the ballet of leaves above your head. Re-discover you have a skin, a body, a heart… that work out in perfect harmony with this green, benevolent universe from where we all come from. It is calming, southing, revitalizing. Walk to go somewhere or nowhere… it doesn’t matter in the end. This moment is yours. Let the forest come to you and guide you. Sniff the smells, the energies, the different temperatures, textures, touch the trunk of a tree, the green moss or the soil. Smell it, breath it, feel that overwhelming wave of emotions coming from your inner-self rise in you, they belong to you only, to your life, it is truly here. Find your verticality inside you, rising like a tree to the sky, to the light. Feel that heat inside you. It is your light, the life inside you that only asks to be lived. In harmony with you. A forest bath to make
you feel alive, simply.

70€ /pers.

Forest Bath : a 3h journey

A special experience guided by Céline CONNAN, sylvotherapist and nature specialist. Just for you or with a group, go breathe with the trees and discover how to feel your senses again. You will learn how to feel the forest differently to let it in inside you and to make you enjoy its benefits. You will find out how to breathe with the trees according the “Coach respiration” method by Jean-Marie DEFOSSEZ, and why not, to reconnect with a tree or sing and dance with it.

DEEP GREEN : 400€ /pers.

The Sensory immersion experience and Coachrespiration method by Jean-Marie DEFOSSEZ

The Sensory immersion experience and Coachrespiration method by Jean-Marie DEFOSSEZ.
A true experience to wake your senses up, let go of the things you can’t control, you will feel the first signs in the first few hours. Rediscover your body, your breath, open the door to feeling in order to find your true self back, take roots. That is the sole purpose of Jean-Marie DEFOSSEZ, biology doctor, specialist of stress management, writer of “sylvothérapie, le pouvoir bienfaisant des arbres”. He will be accompanied by Laurence PAGANUCCI, sophrologist. This exceptional moment, out of time, will allow you to completely reconnect with nature and your deep nature. Guided by Jean-Marie and Laurence, you won’t see the forest the same as before, you won’t breath like you did, you won’t be able not to remember this out of time moment, just to you, only for you.

A well-being spring to carry with you for a long time. Jean Marie will initiate you to his exclusive method “Coachrespiration”, breathe with the trees.
– Price for a 3 days experience (accommodation not included but can be arranged)
The effects and signs of this experience can be felt during it or after a few weeks.

SPECIAL GREEN : 90€ /pers.

The “Lyrical Hikes” of Vincent Karche

Former forest man now world renowned tenor, Vincent lost his voice and recovered it thanks to the trees and a lifelong cohabitation with Canada’s famous Douglas’. Strong of this amazing experience, Vincent offered to share his passion and proximity with the trees with you. Because trees are masters of living in the moment and being here, because sing make all your cells vibrate, sing in the forest with Vincent and feel the joy of life rising inside you. It is a notifiable moment of emotions.

Price of forest baths and Lyrical Hikes guided by Vincent KARCHE – 3 hours with 20 people maximum.
Vincent is the author of the work “Les 12 sagesses des arbres” you will find in your lodge, for sale in our concept store at the reception or on our website.

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.