Chambre d'hôte

Do you want to escape from the hustle and bustle of the cities for a while? What do you think about spending your holiday in the heart of nature? You will be away from the crowds and be able to recharge your batteries. Enjoy some time exploring the beauty of fauna and flora that surrounds your nice chambre d’hôte.

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Chambre d'hôte

Do you want to escape from the hustle and bustle of the cities for a while? What do you think about spending your holiday in the heart of nature? You will be away from the crowds and be able to recharge your batteries. Enjoy some time exploring the beauty of fauna and flora that surrounds your nice chambre d’hôte.

There are so many natural sights to see and plenty of activities to do outdoors. Some exercise in nature will have a beneficial effect on your wellbeing. Even just hugging a tree can increase the level of oxytocin in your body and therefore, this makes you feel calmer and happier. In the mornings, you can delight yourself with a delicious breakfast prepared from local natural products. For lunch or dinner, you can have a lovely barbeque with your friends or family and perhaps enjoy the colourful sunset together. On the website of Nature.house, you will find a wide variety of really nice chambre d’hôtes where you can relax during your vacation!

The beauty of nature

Flora and fauna can be so diverse in each region. If you continue reading, you will find out some general information about what you should expect to see in the main regions of the European continent:

Western Europe

If you plan to go to Germany, Belgium, France, or the Netherlands, you should know that there you will find heathlands, a multitude of evergreen oak forests, and the crystal-clear Loire, Seine, Rhine, and Elbe Rivers. Sounds like the perfect region for outdoor activities, right? Any passionate bird watcher should know that this is the paradise for them. Just in the Netherlands, more than 440 species of birds have been recorded. Don’t forget to take your binoculars and camera with you to spot even better the colours of the lively nature. If you are lucky enough, you might even see some rare species, such as the Ortolan bunting, Spotted crake, or Kentish plover. That’s not all! It’s common in the West European region to see red and fallow deers, badgers, otters, and minks.

Central-Eastern Europe

Beech forests, the Carpathian Mountains, and the Danube River are the main natural treasures of Eastern Europe. The Carpathian Mountains can be found in the Czech Republic, Poland, Slovakia, Hungary, Romania, and Ukraine. It is the home to the largest population of lynx, brown bear, and wolf in Europe. The Danube River rises in the Black Forest Mountains, in Germany, and is the second-longest river in Europe, after the Volga. It passes through 7 countries and 4 capital cities, namely Vienna, Bratislava, Budapest, and Belgrade. It finishes its journey in the Black Sea via the Danube Delta.

Northern Europe

In Northern Europe, there are mixed deciduous forests with beech, oak, and birch trees. A large population of wild animals lives in forests and mountain landscapes. For example, wolves, bears, lynx, moose, and wolverines are some common animal species that you can spot in Northern Europe.

Southern Europe

In Italy, you will be able to see sunny vineyards, natural parks, and olive groves. Moreover, the Italian flora is mainly represented by evergreen cork oaks, stone and Alep pines, olives, and carob trees. Italy is one of the few places where you will be able to spot golden eagles, Italian wolves, and lynxes. If you decide to go to Spain, the most common mammals that you can see are the wolves, foxes, wildcats, lynxes, deers, Spanish ibexes, and wild boars. Spain is also an important stop point for flocks of migratory birds on their journey to and from Europe and Africa. When visiting Spain, you can most likely spot - ducks, flamingos, herons, cranes, and bustards. Are you already curious to see all of these in real life? Then have a look on the website of Nature.house and book one nice chambre d’hote in Southern Europe.

What can you do in nature?

More and more people are having a sedentary life, which means sitting daily in front of a laptop from 9 a.m. till 5 p.m. Therefore, a holiday in nature is what you need. There are plenty of outdoor activities that you can practice in nature, such as hiking, jogging, mountain biking, and several water sports, depending on the region you choose to go to. You also have the option to enjoy some excursions to national parks or other natural sights. Take a basket with food and drinks and have a relaxing picnic alongside your loved ones by the water or in the woods. A break from your hectic schedule and electronic devices will definitely connect you with your body, soul, and mind.

Have you ever tried to ski on water? It is a really fun activity for those who want to do something adventurous. If you decide to ski on water, you will get for sure the necessary dose of adrenaline. There is also a lot to be done by those who are less courageous. You can swim in the crystal-clear waters and admire the beautiful scenery. If you are a really patient person, then you should grab a fishing rod with you, spend some time by the water, and perhaps you are lucky enough to catch your meal. Furthermore, there are several excursions by ferries that will show you the natural wonders of the region while being on the water. In case you are not a water sports fan but you still want to admire the lakes and rivers, numerous hiking and cycling trails are waiting for you. It sounds like a lot of fun to spend time outdoors, right? If you are already excited about all of this, check out Nature.house and rent a nice chambre d’hôte.

Wonderful natural sights

Puy de Dôme Volcano, Auvergne

Don’t miss the chance to visit this unique natural sight. The volcano has a height of 1,465 meters and it is the highest in the mountain range of Chaîne des Puys. Also, it is considered to be the “Great Site of France”. You don’t need to worry about the activity of the volcano because it has been dormant in the past 12,000 years. From there, you have a breathtaking view over the Chaîne des Puys, Monts Dore, Monts du Forez, and the city of Clermont-Ferrand, which is just 15 kilometers away from the volcano. If you are an adventurous type of person, you should definitely go there and try paragliding or hang gliding. You will get the desired amount of adrenaline and enjoy such an unforgettable experience. Click here and you will see all the chambre d’hôtes that are available on the website of Nature.house.

Balos Lagoon, Crete

This is a must-see natural attraction, which is located in Crete. The blue-turquoise water and pristine beaches are absolutely superb. Each photo that you will take there will look like a postcard. The colorful sunshine is worth waking up early in the morning. Once you are there, you should also visit the Gramvousa Island, which is a stunning isolated place that has a splendid Venetian castle. Are you looking forward to seeing this in reality? Have a look on Nature.house and find the desired chambre d’hôte in Crete.

La Montagne des lamas et alpagas, Lorraine

Visit this beautiful place in Lorraine, a region in the north-east of France. If you plan to go with your children, it will be so much fun as they can see more than 50 llamas and alpacas. You can enjoy a lovely day admiring the natural setting of La Bresse and feeding the friendly llamas and alpacas. No matter what age you are, you will definitely have a great time in nature together with your loved ones. Would you like to know more about this place? Don’t hesitate and choose one nice chambre d’hôte in the gorgeous French region of Lorraine. Hurry up and pack your luggage for a memorable holiday!

Where to go to?

Alsace, France

Are you looking for a destination for your next holiday? How about Alsace? It is a wonderful region in France, which is located between the Rhine River and the Vosges Mountains. Its culture is mostly influenced by Germans and that’s why you will hear locals speaking the Alsatian dialect that is similar to the German spoken in Switzerland. The capital of this region is Strasbourg, well known for being the central city of the European Union. Alsace is famous worldwide for its wine. Get lost in the flavours of the French vineyards and delight yourself with the local beverage. Enjoy a trip to the beautiful villages of Alsace and discover the colourful half-timbered houses. Moreover, if you are planning your Christmas holiday, don’t miss the chance to see Strasbourg’s Christmas market. It dates back from 1570 and is considered to be the oldest and one of the largest Christmas markets in Europe. Can you already smell the scent of mulled wine and cinnamon? All this can become reality if you book one nice chambre d’hôte in the lovely region of Alsace.

Fribourg, Switzerland

Fribourg, also known as Freiburg in German, is located in Switzerland and surrounded by the Saane (or Sarine) River. Its history dates back to 1157 and you can still spot the medieval charm of its 200 impressive Gothic facades from the 15th century. Enjoy the spectacular view from 74 meters above the ground, from the tower of St. Nicholas Cathedral. Also, all around the city of Fribourg, you will be able to see 11 historic fountains that have unique names, such as Strength, Courage, and Fidelity. Enjoy the peace and quiet of this wonderful place in one of our nice chambre d’hôtes in Fribourg. Click here to see the available offers on the website of Nature.house.

Aquitaine, France

Have a memorable holiday in one of our nice chambre d’hôtes in the third largest region of France, Aquitaine. Don’t know what to expect? Let’s see… Sandy beaches, crystal-clear water, medieval towns, and superb mountains. How does all of this sound to you? Explore the region’s natural gems, such as the Lascaux caves that are part of the UNESCO heritage. Moreover, the worldwide famous Bordeaux is located in Aquitaine. Therefore, delight your taste buds with some famous Bordeaux wine and local delicacies, for example, foie gras, duck breasts, or gizzards. Aquitaine is a culinary paradise with approximately 20 restaurants that have been awarded Michelin stars. It’s not all about food, but also sports. Swimming, surfing, and sailing are lovely water activities that you can do. Also, Aquitaine has 250 kilometers of beautiful beaches, which means that you have a lot to discover. This part of France is known for being the first spa region in the country and now it has 30 spa towns. Sounds like a relaxing holiday, right?

Rent a chambre d’hôte

Perhaps you are wondering what a chambre d’hôte is… It is the French equivalent of the English bed and breakfast. This type of accommodation is usually located in a small establishment that has no more than 15 rooms. Most of the time, this is owned by a family who also lives there and takes care of everything. On the website of Nature.house, you can find a wide variety of nice chambre d’hôtes in several picturesque locations, such as Luxembourg (Belgium), Languedoc Roussillon, Ile de France, or Limousin.

Imagine yourself waking up, taking a deep breath of fresh air, and enjoying a delicious breakfast prepared with fresh local products, some of which might have been grown in the garden of your accommodation. Then, the rest of the day, explore the natural surroundings and get lost in the beauty of those unique places. After a relaxing day in nature, return to your nice chambre d’hôte and have a lovely evening in front of the fireplace or sipping a glass of wine while admiring the sunset from your garden. You can also have a barbecue alongside your loved ones. Look on the left side of the website and select the desired facilities for your accommodation. That’s not all! You also have the opportunity to choose the location of the perfect chambre d’hôte for you. In the mountains, woods, by the water, or near the sea are just a few examples. What are you waiting for? Now is the moment to plan your holiday and get ready to prepare your luggage.

How is the weather?

The weather depends on the location of the chosen chambre d’hôte. If you plan to go to France, you should know that it has a temperate climate with mild winters and summers. There's a balanced mix of sunshine and rainfall. The temperatures get warmer in the Mediterranean region while colder in the North Atlantic Coast and East-Central France. Concerning Spain, it has an average temperature of 20 °C. The best time to visit Spain is either early autumn or late spring if you prefer to visit the coastal areas. Northern Spain is hot in July and August, while Central Spain is recommended to be visited in October. There are relatively mild winters. Are you organising a holiday in Belgium’s nature? You should know beforehand that this country has a temperate climate. In the eastern regions of Belgium, it is more likely to have a cooler and wetter climate with more rainfall due to the hills. You will also experience heavy snowfall at times during the winter. The good season usually occurs from April to October. Summers are pleasant and winters are wet and cool with frequent fogs. The country’s average temperature is 10°C, ranging from 3°C in January to 18°C in July. The best time for a trip to Belgium is during spring and summer months because the days are longer.

Therefore, no matter where you decide to go, be sure to check the weather forecast before you prepare your luggage. A jacket, an umbrella, and some sun cream are always a must-have during your vacation. Have you already booked one of our nice chambre d’hôtes? If not, check out now the offers in some lovely locations, such as Moselle, Nord Pas de Calais, or Hainaut. Don’t miss the chance to spend a memorable holiday in the heart of nature alongside your loved ones!