Rejuvenate for a weekend in top-of-the-range accommodation in the heart of nature: that’s what Center Parcs offers in its 6 estates in France. Cosy, fully-equipped cottages, Deep Nature wellness areas, a wide range of restaurants, numerous opportunities for walks and activities… From the Aisne to the Vienne, via the Moselle, here are 6 ideas for a cocooning weekend in France.

A tree house in the Vienne
Center Parcs Le Bois aux Daims Estate 

Ideally located on the riverbank or in the forest, Les Maisons dans les Arbres are entirely wooded and designed by architect Michel Linet-Frion, who has used only natural materials, handcrafted furniture and antique objects; in an ecological and environmentally friendly approach. These houses are real perched nests offering a spectacular view from the private terrace. A most unusual experience that continues at the Deep Nature® spa and through the paths of the Domaine, where visitors discover numerous animal species in the Animal Heart: deer, badgers, wild boars, jays, thrushes, blackbirds, turtle doves, or even fallow deer, which roam freely and can be seen at the bend of a walk.
From €893 for a weekend (3 nights) for 4 people

A Country Chic cottage in Sologne
Center Parcs Les Hauts de Bruyères Estate 

Elegant, the VIP Bois Nouveau Design cottages have a resolutely Country Chic spirit. The kitchen opens onto the living room with a central island, a wood-burning fireplace, large windows overlooking the pine forest and, on the bathroom side, a private sauna, hammam, whirlpool bath and rain shower… Relaxation guaranteed! On the leisure side, more than 100 activities are available: massages and facials, golf, fishing, ice skating and even diving. Here, holidaymakers can also combine a relaxing and cultural stay. 4 Renaissance castles are located less than 45 minutes from the Domaine: Chambord, Ferté Saint-Aubin, Cheverny and Beauregard. 
From 540 € for a weekend (3 nights) for 4 people

A natural setting at the gates of Paris
Villages Nature Paris

Located in the heart of the village or by the lake, the VIP flats and cottages, on one or two levels, offer an atmosphere of well-being and refinement. Designed by the architect Ana Moussinet, with materials such as wood, stone and velvet, the living space evokes the forest. In the bathroom, which offers a panoramic view of nature, the massaging shower and the jacuzzi invite you to relax.
After a break at the Aqualagon, the Domaine’s aquatic area, to enjoy its 30° geothermally heated waters, head to Cépages for dinner. This Restaurant and Wine Bar founded by Nicolas Paradis, owner of the Parisian establishments Ô Chateau and Les Caves du Louvre, offers a range of French products and regional produce. A delicatessen, a selection of bottles to take away and wine tastings are offered.
From €473 for a weekend (3 nights) for 2 people

An exclusive experience overlooking the Vosges
Center Parcs Les Trois Forêts Estate

Unique to Center Parcs, these Exclusive cottages, designed by Ana Moussinet, offer a real art of living, in terms of equipment and atmosphere, as well as lighting and the choice of materials. The living space is vast and contemporary, with a living room with fireplace, a dining room and a fully equipped kitchen. The large picture windows invite you to extend the experience outside, and more precisely on the large private wooden terrace, designed on stilts and with a private sauna, with a view of the Vosges. The bathroom, with its whirlpool bathtub, rain shower and relaxation bench, has been designed as a real spa for an exclusive experience. The weekend programme includes relaxation at the 1,600 m2 Deep Nature spa for an immersion in the heart of nature, followed by dinner at the Forest Lodge, at the table of Michelin-starred chef Bruno Poiré and his menu of local and seasonal products. All this in the heart of the largest Center Parcs in France and its 435 hectares of nature.
From €586 per weekend (3 nights) for 2 people

A charming hotel in the Normandy countryside
Center Parcs Les Bois-Francs Estate 

In the heart of a 310-hectare forest, the rooms of the Maison du lac, with their soft colours and pure lines, are all equipped with a large double bed, a sitting area with a reading chair, a desk, a bathroom with a bathtub, and a terrace or balcony with a breathtaking view of the lake. The Maison du Lac also offers a convivial space dedicated to relaxation and games: shared library, fireside, board games, photocall and table football. Buffet breakfast and daily cleaning are included. 
From €236 per weekend (3 nights) for 2 people

A cottage by the water in Picardy
Center Parcs Le Lac d’Ailette Estate

Sit on your private terrace and enjoy the panoramic view of the lake: the VIP lakeside cottages offer a relaxing setting, with your feet in the water. Inside, an elegant decoration of blue and wood, a large living room with fireplace, a fully equipped open kitchen and a dining area. In the bathroom, a whirlpool bath and a private sauna… The Lac d’Ailette is a domain where you can take the time to disconnect, by pedalo, canoe, on foot or by bike! It is also the ideal starting point to visit the cellars of the Champagne Houses nearby.  
From €485 per weekend (3 nights) for 4 people