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Flying with birds

Fancy a magical, volcanic Auvergne? Christian Moullec invites you to discover it from the sky, in a hot-air balloon or, even more intimately, in a microlight with wild geese. It’s an experience like no other, just a 30-minute drive from the ecolodge.

Since 1995, inspired by the work of the famous Austrian ethologist Konrad Lorenz and thanks to his extensive knowledge of the world of birds, Christian has been flying with birds. His initial aim was to raise awareness of the need to protect migratory birds and to reintroduce the Lesser White-fronted Goose to Sweden. Here, he invites you to realise that dream of flying which has always been a human dream. As the rising sun casts watercolour hues over Europe’s largest volcano, the pilot explains the biology of the species flying with you. Time seems to stand still as you gaze up at the Cantal mountains.

Every day from May to October (weather permitting), by prior arrangement.

« Calme is to be had in abundance. The farmhouse is surrounded by forested parkland and the 12 rooms are furnished with pinewood tables and rough-luxe fabrics (virgin wool, alpaca, leather…). »

(Travel + Leisure)

The very flavour of the ecolodge is to invite you to reconnect with nature.
Nature? High plateaux and wide open spaces will make you feel protected, in conjunction with our deep desire to make you feel more aware and sensitive towards Nature.

Isn’t connecting with the land the final link in the soul of an ecolodge, reminiscent of African farms and their highly naturalistic approach ?
Our ultimate wish, for absolute luxury: to make you feel and understand deep inside how close nature brings us to our own human nature… while reconnecting us with our inner child.

Would you like to live this transformative experience?
We have a very special offer for your first stay, upon subscribing to our newsletter.

  • Closed on Mondays and Tuesdays, except during school holidays.
  • Available for stays only (minimum 2 nights).
  • Pets are not allowed in order to preserve these wild spaces.