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Ecogite de Villeplane

Esprit Parc national Mercantour
Introduction - Surcharge


Where is the ecolodge and yurts of Villeplane?


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The natural reserve of the Daluis Gorges offers a unique ecosystem:

A unique mountain in Europe:

With its peaks between azure and sunlight in the heart of the Mercantour National Park, these exceptional places have been recognized as a priority for preserving Europe's natural heritage sites.

The high Var valley in Mercantour: The least known and wildest of the valleys in the upper Nice countryside will amaze you with the beauty of its open landscapes. The trails are well maintained, well-marked, and rarely frequented.

Numerous activities around the eco-lodge:

Hiking: A network of hiking trails surrounds the eco-lodge, ranging from easy walks to alpine summits such as Mont ST Honorat at 2520 meters and the hike to the Point Sublime of the gorges.

Donkey treks: A herd of thirty donkeys accustomed to hiking.

Introduction to climbing: A climbing site is located within a 10-minute walk from the eco-lodge.

Canyoning and aquatic hiking (in summer): The eco-lodge is situated above a magnificent gorge, a 15-minute drive away.

Photo principale

Photo gallery

chambre hiver
Nos yourtes au coeur de la réserve naturelle des gorges de Daluis
ecogite de Villeplane chambre familiale
ecogite de Villeplane
les gérants du gite
une chambre familiale
Une soirée dans la nature
Bon appétit
yourte moderne à Guillaumes
chapelle hierro

Contact information

Code postal


Capacité maximum possible


Type label
Gîtes de France

Our ecotourism commitments

Qui sommes-nous ?

We are a whole family and a network of "mountain lovers" who have all chosen to stay in our home country, with three complementary activities:

  • An agricultural farm where we take care of a herd of about forty intelligent and gentle donkeys that can lead tourists from one accommodation to another without getting lost.
  • A hiking agency called "Itinerance-trekking" that has been founded more than 30 years ago, based on principles of sustainable development and putting them into practice through an environmental charter.
  • A comfortable and brand-new eco-lodge built with ecological materials and powered by renewable energy, offering homemade meals made with local products (vegetables from the garden, local lamb, cheese from our mountains).
Que faisons-nous ?


What are we doing?

We can host yoga, dance, meditation and theater workshops thanks to a dedicated room reserved for such events.

In addition, located just 50 meters from the lodge, there is a beautiful chapel, newly painted and decorated with floral motifs by a contemporary artist, which can accommodate unique weddings or baptisms. The eco-lodge can help you organize these events.

Each room is equipped with a private bathroom and toilet. For nature lovers, we also offer two contemporary alpine yurts built with modern materials. They are furnished with traditional furniture directly imported from Mongolia. Nestled in lush greenery, they are surrounded by flowers and "piboules" (local plants).

Each yurt is equipped with 4 beds (1.60m and 2-3 single beds), a coffee table and stools, as well as a mini fridge. Outside there is access to water, hot showers and electricity. 

Nos engagements écotouristiques

What is an ecolodge?

An ecolodge is an accommodation labeled “Gîtes de France” designed using techniques with a low environmental impact. It also has obtained the European environmental label “Clé vert”. (Green key)

Our ecolodge, built in 2012, is a low energy building. Little fossil energy has been used to build it. Hot water and heating come from solar energy in addition to a wood heating system.

In the summer, taking a shower in the evening is eco responsible behavior. You will find in the rooms a small manual of simple gestures that will not save the planet but engage us in an environmental reflection.

Notre petit +

We organise yoga, meditation and theater courses. Recently, the chapel of Villeplane was restored and painted "in fresco" by the artist Jean-Antoine Hierro.

chapelle Hierro à Villeplane
chapelle hierro



Half-board: from 62 €.

Opening period

Période d'ouverture

From 14/04 to 19/10/2023.



Board games
Book shop
Boules area
Charging stations for electric vehicles
Close to owner
Detached accommodation
Raclette set
Separate entrance
Shelter for bikes/mountain bikes


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Pets welcome