L’Etape en Forêt

L'Etape en Forêt in Normandy offers an exceptional retreat with its eco-friendly tree houses, transparent bubbles and a range of outdoor activities, making it the perfect getaway for families, couples and groups seeking adventure and relaxation in the heart of nature
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L’Etape en Forêt is a sanctuary in the heart of the Bocage Normand, a place where the beauty of nature meets the thrill of adventure and the tranquillity of secluded accommodation. Spread over 10 hectares of lush grounds, the estate promises an escape like no other, where visitors can live in the treetops, stay in transparent bubbles under the stars, or choose from a variety of unique accommodations such as the lodges on stilts or the terraced chalets, many of which have their own private Nordic Spa.

The estate’s commitment to environmentally friendly practices is evident in its almost exclusively pedestrian layout, which ensures that the natural beauty and tranquillity of the surroundings are preserved. For those seeking relaxation with a touch of adventure, L’Etape en Forêt offers a range of activities right on the doorstep. From accrobranche (tree climbing) courses of various levels and giant zip-lines to tranquil outdoor wellness areas with saunas and Nordic baths, there’s something for everyone.

The accommodations themselves offer an unparalleled experience of comfort under the forest canopy. Designed with the environment in mind, these accommodations offer a modern twist on the traditional concept of a nature retreat, blending seamlessly with their forest surroundings. Nestled 9 metres above the ground among the majestic hornbeam trees of Normandy, the large treehouses at L’Etape en Forêt offer a unique blend of rustic charm and modern amenities for 4-5 guests. Each tree house opens onto a spacious 15m2 terrace, perfect for relaxing in the treetops or enjoying cosy get-togethers with loved ones.

The standout feature, a private Nordic spa heated to 40°C, promises tranquil pampering sessions under the stars, accessible throughout your stay. Inside, comfort meets convenience with a well-equipped kitchenette, cosy sitting area and separate sleeping quarters, ensuring an unforgettable retreat back to nature. These eco-friendly lodgings not only prioritise environmental conservation, but also cater for a variety of needs, including accessible options for guests with limited mobility. With the tranquillity of the forest as your backdrop, enjoy a unique stay where luxury, adventure and nature come together.

The site’s other offerings, such as transparent bubbles with spas and lodges on stilts, have also captured the hearts of visitors, offering unique vantage points to gaze at the stars or nestle among the trees.

L’Etape en Forêt is more than just a place to stay; it’s an experience designed to immerse you in the natural world while ensuring your comfort and convenience. The estate offers a range of facilities to enhance your stay, including a restaurant serving homemade food, a bar, a spa and a host of leisure and sporting activities. There’s even a conference facility for those wishing to combine business with the pleasures of the great outdoors.

Reviews highlight the property’s blend of excellent facilities and beautiful location, with particular praise for the helpfulness of the staff and the variety of activities on offer. Whether it’s a family adventure, a romantic getaway or a corporate retreat, L’Etape en Forêt provides an idyllic setting for creating memories that will last a lifetime.

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Route du Vieux Château
Noues de Sienne 14380 Normandie FR
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