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From Lorraine to Normandy, five cocoons for a night among the animals


You don't have to fly far to wake up in the middle of bears, kangaroos or horses. In a safari version and a total or more classic change of scenery, at the hotel with strong experiences to boot… Five post-confinement scenarios to surprise your little world.

The Safari Lodge at the Zoo de la Flèche, in the Sarthe

More than a stay in the middle of animals, it is a distant journey that the zoo offers with 18 lodges designed as a stopover in its own right according to the "safari" that you choose: waking up to grizzly bears in an atmosphere from huts in Canada, to lemurs in lodges on stilts in the middle of a Madagascan nature, to Sumatran tigers in a tropical forest of Indonesia ...

The lodges, very upscale, are worthy of the finest accommodations that can be found on safari tours and the experience is complete with floor-to-ceiling windows encouraging face-to-face with the animals.

With a private garden, they can accommodate up to seven people.

From € 155 per adult and € 69 per child per night with half board, two-day park visit included.

Safari Lodge

, zoo de la Flèche, Le Tertre Rouge 72200 La Flèche, Sarthe.


: 02 43 48 19 19.

The Barn Hotel, in the Yvelines

In the heart of the Regional Natural Park of the Upper Chevreuse Valley, the Barn offers a change of scenery around nature and in particular horses.

Barn Hotel

In the heart of the Chevreuse valley, two enthusiasts had the idea of ​​investing in old farm barns and a stud farm to imagine the ideal country hotel, just 45 minutes from Paris.

The result: a hotel with a retro decor signed by Studio Be-Pôles and designed for families, even with dormitories for children.

All around: meadows, a forest and grazing horses.

Backed by the Cense stud farm, the place of reference for the man-horse relationship, in addition to the mounted rides, experiences such as that of the whisperer are offered.

We learn to whisper in the ears of horses for a first approach or to better overcome our fears.

Two weekends a month, a passionate guide organizes a trip to the forest to observe wildlife, attract forest birds and learn to communicate with them.

Le Barn

, Moulin de Bretigny, 78830 Bonnelles, Yvelines.


: 01 86 38 00 00.

Read also: Le Barn, another way to live a weekend

The Lodges of the Parc de Sainte-Croix, in Lorraine

At the Sainte-Croix animal park, you can stay among wolves.

Four trapper's huts and a den offer this experience in the heart of the forest.

Holy Cross

One hour from Nancy, Metz and Strasbourg, this animal park offers 46 lodges spread over and a small hotel with 11 rooms, housed in a huge barn typical of the American bush.

In addition to the tree houses, the family lodges are divided between

Le Nouveau Monde

, dedicated to the great American spaces with bison, black bears and coyotes,

La Grande Plaine des Cerfs

where 150 deer live in freedom, and

La Rivière de l'Ours noir.

with cabins on stilts.

For those who dream of staying among wolves, four trapper huts and a den offer an even more immersive experience, in the heart of the forest.

At the hotel, library, billiards and large fire under the stars.

From € 125 per night per person with half board with entry to the park for two days.

Nature Lodges

, Sainte-Croix animal park, 57810 Rhodes,




: 03 87 03 92 05.

Read also: Zoological parks, places of detention or Noah's arches?

The Country Lodge, in the Perche

The Country Lodge is an unspoiled area of ​​24 cabins in the Perche Regional Natural Park, just 1.5 hours from Paris.

Country Lodge

A former Parisian who returned to his roots imagined a completely sustainable concept, focused on the family, nature, with a vegetable garden and an educational farm (between 100 and 200 animals).

In total, there are 13 lodges and 11 cabins for 4 to 8 people, which are fully equipped and each have a terrace.

The accommodations, such as the large common living room with a fireplace and board games, are decorated in a rustic chic spirit.

The eco-sustainable approach extends from the garden to the resources used (wood for buildings and heating, insulation in sheep's wool), to the waste policy, waste is reduced to a minimum and to this, of course, is added. a 100% local approach to consumption (harvesting vegetables, fruits, meat, etc.).

From € 200 per night in a lodge, and € 260 in a cabin (4 people).

Country Lodge - Domaine de cabanes

, Hameau les Epasses, 61290 Longny les Villages.


: 07 63 11 09 58.

The Cerza Safari Lodge, in Normandy

The Premium lodges at Cerza are located in the heart of a wooded area where wallabies live.

Cerza Safari Lodge

A pioneer in terms of accommodation in the midst of wildlife in semi-freedom, this 70-hectare zoological park has 120 species from five continents and several types of atypical lodges for observing Indian rhinos, antelopes, alligators, gibbon monkeys. siamang or camels… The yurts, fully equipped, offer a simple change of scenery, the “zoobersavatoires” on stilts are intimate, fun and equipped with a private terrace and 16 larger lodges (including 16 “premium”). of a real high-end rental.

This park, very committed in terms of sustainability and animal preservation, organizes “safari snacks” to get closer to caregivers, and unfolds an ecological fable in 3D.

From € 219 per person per night with breakfast.

CERZA Zoological Park

, 14100 Hermival les Vaux Lisieux,


. Phone. : 02 31 62 17 22.

Source: lefigaro

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