In an era defined by a heightened awareness of environmental preservation and a growing appreciation for authentic local experiences, the landscape of luxury hospitality is undergoing a transformative evolution. The essence of travel has evolved beyond mere exploration; it now entails a profound commitment to sustainable practices and a genuine connection with the destinations we visit. As we venture into this new chapter of travel, we find ourselves at the crossroads of luxury and sustainability, a junction where LUSH plays a pivotal role.
Through this article, we embark on a journey that spotlights three exceptional accommodations, each embodying the ethos of LUSH Association. These sanctuaries not only envelop guests in the lap of luxury but also immerse them in the untouched beauty of nature while upholding the principles of sustainable living. With each passing day, discerning travelers are seeking more than just a place to lay their heads; they are in pursuit of experiences that rejuvenate the soul and resonate with their values.
The online reservation platform MooVert is committed to showcasing dedicated, genuine, and responsible tourism experiences in France.
With the aim of safeguarding local craftsmanship and the ecosystem, this platform endeavors to establish a fresh momentum for sustainable tourism development in the country. Thus, it strives to encourage experiences that are mutually advantageous for both travelers and the regions they explore.
Each offered stay delivers an experience in harmony with nature. Ranging from castles, villas, farms, and mini-houses to cottages and ready-to-camp options, conscientious travelers can find travel experiences that are more eco-conscious and considerate of the environments they visit.
Here are three lodgings that have sparked our interest due to their special affinity with the outdoors:
- KOKONI K-BANES MINI-HOUSES IN THE PYRENEES
Nestled deep within the French Pyrenees, KOKONI accommodations offer an extraordinary setting in proximity to the mountains. From this vantage point, one can opt for strolls through the Béarn and Basque Country hills, treks in the Barétous, Aspe, and Ossau valleys, or various cycling routes. The more daring can take on the challenges of Tour de France mountain passes. On-site bike rentals are available for the day, followed by a rejuvenating soak in a Nordic bath.
During the winter, activities encompass alpine and Nordic skiing, snowshoeing, and dog sledding at the Pierre Saint Martin resort. When summer arrives, equally spirited pursuits present themselves, such as climbing, paragliding, canyoning, rafting, and aerial courses.
Price: Starting from roughly $176/night
More information: moovert.fr/kokoni-k-banes-posees
2. CABANES AU BOIS D’ORIENT, 2 HOURS FROM PARIS
Situated about a 2-hour drive from Paris and 1.5 hours from Dijon, within the heart of the Forêt d’Orient Regional Natural Park, lies a charming lodging experience: four cabins ensconced among the trees. These ready-to-camp structures, devoid of running water or electricity, provide an authentic escape to embrace the encompassing Champagne nature.
Within the park, one can amble by foot or pedal to observe migratory birds resting near the three man-made lakes. In the summer, the option to kayak on Lake d’Orient is also available, guided by the Park’s experts. Navigating through this submerged forest unveils a labyrinth reminiscent of a mangrove.
Price: Starting from approximately $191/night
More details: moovert.fr/cabanes-au-bois-d’orient
3.GEODESIC DOME OF INNER ADVENTURES, NEAR NICE
A mere 45 minutes from Nice, this family-friendly accommodation and camping site is nestled close to the charming village of Coaraze in the Alpes-Maritimes region. Within this natural haven, one finds themselves encircled by woodlands, mountains, and a river.
Among the accommodation choices, the wooden Geodesic Dome stands out due to its uniqueness and enchanting surroundings. Perched above the river, which can be accessed by descending the steps, it provides a tranquil experience accompanied by the gentle murmur of water.
Are you ready to redefine luxury in the world of hospitality? Join LUSH Association today and elevate your establishment to new heights of eco-conscious opulence. As a member of LUSH, you’ll gain access to an exclusive set of benefits, network of like-minded hoteliers, resources to enhance your sustainable practices, and a platform to showcase your commitment to responsible luxury. Together, we’re shaping the future of travel, one exquisite experience at a time.