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A lush eco-friendly retreat, set amongst acres of magical forest land and sparkling lakes in dreamlike Franche-Comté.

As one of France's very first eco-resorts, Coucoo Grands Lacs (that's "Great Lakes" in English) is sure to re-awaken your love for the natural world in all its timeless glory.

Spread across over 200 acres of forest land and shimmering lakes in the glorious Franche-Comté region, you'll discover a beautiful variety of holiday havens...some perched in the trees, and some floating gently on the water.

Dedicated to protecting the beauty of this spectacular natural environment, each cabin blends perfectly with its surroundings, using no water or electricity (though some cabins are equipped with a chemical-free Nordic bath on the terrace...proving that eco-friendliness doesn't mean compromising on luxury!)

Choose your natureful paradise from a selection of nest-like cabins, ‘perched' in the trees, or serene floating cabins. Each type is available for two, or in larger sizes for families, sleeping 4-7 people.

The innovative tree cabins, some perched up to 9 metres high, were the first of their type to be constructed in France, without the use of nails or screws. Cosily insulated with wool, they are accessible via ladder, suspension bridge or staircase.

(The larger family cabins are equipped with stairs, and are secured with gates and nets to ensure the little ones get to enjoy all the fun safely).

Meanwhile, the floating cabins can only be reached by boat or pontoon, for that delicious feeling of being cast adrift from the rest of the world.

Whichever cabin you choose, you'll find plenty of space to stretch out and relax in, with a separate dining space and cosy beds, and a dry toilet - so there'll be no wandering around in the dark! Lighting is from solar panels, and you'll be provided with water for everyday use.  

Ideal for freshening up, there are six communal bathrooms housed in the nearby eco-lodge, each one equipped with a piping hot shower, and a selection of organic bath products.

Though if you're in the mood for some extra luxury, why not upgrade to a spa cabin, which includes the aforementioned Nordic bath, all to yourselves? Secluded on a platform attached to your tree or floating cabin, you'll be in prime wildlife-watching position.

Add even more indulgence with a local produce breakfast basket, a gourmet dinner, rose petals and bubbles for romantics...or even a massage.

Spend your days doing lazy laps in the supervised swimming lake (during summer months), kayaking or canoeing through the lush, expansive resort, or taking an invigorating forest walk. Adrenaline-fuelled activities include treetop adventures for the brave!

A break spent at Coucoo Grands Lacs is to relax and forget the passing of time, as you surround yourselves with natural luxury at its finest.

Things to note

The cabins are completely off-grid, with no WiFi, electricity, or running water (water is provided for everyday use). A check-in slot will be allocated on booking, check-out before 11am. Gift vouchers are available. Regrettably, pets are not permitted.

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The basics

The basics

Region: Chassey-lès-Montbozon, Franche-Comte
Cost (from): £130 per night
Sleeps: 2-7 per cabin
Bedrooms: Varies
Bathrooms: Communal
Minimum stay: 1 night
Property ref: 1210

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Duo tree and floating cabins, each sleeping 2 people: 1 double bed, bed sheets provided, towels on request, dry toilet, terrace, indoor dining area, battery-powered lighting, solar panels, candles, space heater during low season, sink with a water reserve of 10 litres for floating cabins, and a 1.5 litre bottle for tree cabins.

Spa duo cabins include a coffee maker, bathrobes, and a chemical-free Nordic bath on a private terrace attached to the cabin.

Family tree and floating cabins, each sleeping 4-7 people: 1 double bed and single beds, bed sheets provided, towels on request, dry toilet, sink with water supply, terrace, indoor dining area, battery-powered lighting, solar panels, candles, space heater during low season, sink with a water reserve of 20 litres for floating cabins, and bottled water for tree cabins.

Spa family cabins include a coffee maker, bathrobes, and a chemical-free Nordic bath on a private terrace attached to the cabin.

Please note that the family tree cabins include stairs, gates and safety nets for access.

Also on site: communal eco-lodge with six shower rooms.  Organic toiletries and towels provided on request.

Local Activities

Canoeing, kayaking, forest walks, treetop adventure, biking.

At a glance

At a glance

  • Eco-resort featuring 13 tree cabins, 10 floating cabins on the lake, and 2 raised cabins, set amongst 175 acres of lake and forest land in France's Franche-Comté region.
  • Easily accessed by road, air and rail. Basel-Mulhouse is the closest airport, 118km from the site.
  • Choose your off-grid tree or floating cabin from duo or family-sized (sleeping 6-7 people), or upgrade to a spa cabin, which includes a chemical-free Nordic bath set on a private terrace.
  • A locally-sourced breakfast is included. Optional additions include gourmet dinners, rose petals, champagne and massages.
  • There is a supervised swimming lake on site (during summer), and plenty of scope for forest and water-based activities throughout.

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