1 - Unusual accommodation

Stay in a lodge in the great outdoors, dream up high in treehouse or watch the stars in a bubble room... See what unusual accommodation we have to offer, each one is a surprising as the last.

Seaside lodges in the heart of nature

Terragora Lodges in Epesses offer accommodation in unusual shaped environmentally friendly lodges unique in France.

Terragora Lodges - Les Epesses

Terragora Lodges have made a whole new world with their ecotourism holiday complex. Three cabin themes make for very comfortable havens in touch with nature. Chrysalis lodges are decorated in copper, wood and zinc and have two levels. Water Lily lodges are cubic, the studio room is decorated in vibrant colours and has amazing nature views. Borrow lodges will surprise you with their gently sculpted form.

The on-site restaurant offers tasty regional dishes with a twist all made with local produce.

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The Ferme du Marais Girard ecolodge, on the coast at Brétignolles-sur-Mer

ferme du marais girardThe Ferme du Marais Girard is located just 200 m from the seafront. This exceptional estate combines innovative wooden structures, preserved ancient buildings and green spaces. Guests at the farm are transported to a completely different world, a world created by the owners with their passion for heritage conservation and eco-building. The former barn has been fully renovated, featuring a vast courtyard and modern accommodation. Other attractions include a magnificent drying room and a vast greenhouse containing herbs and vegetables. Just a stone's throw away is the natural swimming pool and the "pontoon villas" with private, outdoor shower.

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Forest chalets

Chalets at the Château la Forêt 4* in Saint Julien des Landes.

Camping le Château de la Fôret - Saint Julien des LandesIn the depths of the château parkland there's also a treehouse suspended above the lake. The treehouse faces West and is accessed via wooden stairs to three 200 year-old trees (sleeps six). Set in a park of 100 year-old oaks around a 19th-century château, the camp site features 50 hectares of land, a 3-hectare lake for fishing, an adventure park (tree-climbing facilities) and paintballing, along with two water sports areas and an indoor, heated pool, well-being treatments and much more.

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Luxurious wooden houses on stilts at Château Boisniard 5* in Chambretaud.

Château du Boisniard - Chambretaud

The wooden houses blend into the green landscape of the grounds of the château, it's a case of Robin Hood meets Robinson Crusoe. Set on stilts (some 11 m above the ground), they are accessible from ground level. Enjoy relaxing on the private balcony, taking in the stunning views of the flora and fauna within the grounds. Hotel facilities are available during your stay: spa, cookery lessons given by the chef from the restaurant "La Table du Boisniard".

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Four tree cabins and one romantic cabin in Moutiers les Mauxfaits.

La cahute nichée - Moutiers les Mauxfaits

In the same forest as the "Indian Forest" attraction, five cabins are nestled in the trees, at the edge of a lake and the biggest adventure course in the West (of France). How about a candle-lit evening away from it all with the one you love? Choose the romantic cabin complete with round bed, panoramic window and spa on the terrace... The cabin has a DVD player, kitchenette and a café corner complete with fridge and coffee machine.

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Accommodation in unusual structures

Glamping at Le Village de la Guyonnière, Saint-Julien-des-Landes

village de la guyonniereLa Guyonnière offers a range of unusual "Glamping" accommodation options, including "Safari Lodges" on stilts (for 6-8 people),"Woody Lodges" with 2 or 3 bedrooms, and the very latest addition in 2015, the FAMILY ZEN. This product offers a luxury, VIP camping experience. These "new generation" lodges, located on the "Les Coteaux" field, can accommodate up to 4 people. These properties offer all the comfort and equipment of a mobile home, but with an attractive wood frame construction and untreated wood furnishings. Each lodge has a private Zen area where guests can relax in the great outdoors as well as a raised private solarium with a panoramic view over the Grand Pré field and the pond. 

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Caravans at the Le Bois Joly Campsite ****, Saint-Jean-de-Monts

Roulotte bois jolyThis 2/4-person caravan boasts a Bohemian atmosphere; made entirely of wood and featuring 2 bedrooms, with a fitted kitchen, shower unit and separate toilet. It also has an open-air concrete terrace. Located close to the centre of Saint-Jean-de-Monts and just 1 km from the large, fine-sand beach, Le Bois Joly features an aqua park with solarium beach area, a heated, covered pool and jacuzzi, a large 20-metre pool with wading pool and 4 water slides. 

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Lodges at Le Paradis Campsite ****, Talmont-Saint-Hilaire 

Camping le Paradis Lodges maoriLe Paradis is a campsite nestled between Jard-Sur-Mer and Les Sables-d'Olonne. The site offers two types of Lodge. The "Coco Sweet" lodges: with its unique design, this bungalow is a brand-new, functional, fun, comfortable and fully equipped concept (capacity: 4 people - 2 bedrooms - no washroom facilities). The "Maori" lodges: this lodge takes you back to camping as it should be, in harmony with nature, yet with an added touch of comfort. Rather than simple windows, the openings in the Maori lodge face upward towards the sky, the treetops and the stars! (Capacity: 4 people - 2 bedrooms - no washroom facilities).

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Fun, eco-friendly lodges at Domaine de l'Oiselière Campsite **** in Chauché

Domaine de l'oisieliereThis campsite was set up by a group of young entrepreneurs in 2015. In 2016, the site will feature 10 new, fun and eco-friendly self-catering lodges. These will include two "Original" lodges (eco-lodges with mezzanine), two "Lodges" (made from canvas and wood, without washroom facilities), two fun "Coco Lodges", and four "Cottages" (cosy, 45 m2 renovated properties made from wood). The team also offers high-end, innovative services, in a preserved natural environment. The campsite also boasts a 4,000 m2 play area, where children can have fun in the undulating, wooded landscape. It features hiding places, tunnels, slides and a sandpit. A new, heated swimming pool will also be opened on 15 May (closed from 15 September onwards), and guests will be able to relax on a sun lounger among the plants around the edge of the pool.

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Bubble room at the Château la Forêt in Saint Julien des Landes.

Bubble Room - Saint Julien des LandesEnjoy a night under the stars cocooned under a quilt. This is the experience offered by the Bubble room, a room for two people, made from inflated plastic, much of which is transparent.

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Mongolian yurt in the Domaine de la Boëre.

domaine de la boereEnjoy a taste of Mongolia in a yurt in Beaulieu sous la Roche, relive you childhood dreams and experience life in a traditional gypsy caravan.

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