The nature getaway to book for the Holidays with family

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If there's one holiday idea that the whole family agrees on, it's definitely Center Parcs! In fact, it's a bit of the ultimate dream for kids when the TV commercial comes on... Understandably so: booking a few days in one of the 2 to 12-person cottages in the heart of nature is the promise of a highly feel-good getaway... and the best last-minute plan for Christmas holidays (psst: your festive meal can even be delivered straight to your living room). Among our favorites, let's zoom in on 4 delightfully cozy domains to book for the holidays.



les trois forêts

The mood: at the foot of the Vosges, beautiful cottages nestled in the midst of fir trees with a grandiose spa, for an enchanted interlude and memorable forest walks.

The activities: an Aqua Mundo area with 7 slides (dare to take on the longest one, aka the imposing Master Blaster?), a playground with climbing walls, bumper cars, arcade room, and even laser tag... and the Deep Nature® Spa, which happens to be the largest Center Parcs spa in Europe.



les landes de gascogne

The mood: in the Landes pine forest, extraordinary houses perched in the trees. Do not disturb! A tranquil atmosphere is a must, in total harmony with nature.

The activities: an epic Aqua Mundo (wave pool, outdoor pools, and slides are part of the experience), very enjoyable cooking classes to share with the family, and also a large farm with goats, ponies, and beautiful vegetable gardens to learn all about seasonality.



les bois-francs

The mood: 1 hour and 30 minutes from Paris in the Normandy countryside, charming and particularly spacious cottages, as well as VIP Pagodas with private sauna or hot tub.

The activities: a nine-hole golf course (ideal for both beginners and experienced players), a water park, a pony club, a climbing course, and even a mini-farm for petting animals.



les hauts de bruyère

The mood: charming wooden cottages near the Loire Valley castles in the heart of a pine forest. Your itinerary? Bike rides, hot chocolate, sauna, repeat!

The activities: a fantastic bike trail to explore the region, XXL pools with slides and a wild river, as well as a bowling alley - in short, everything to expend energy before the comfort of a cozy lounge.



You're going to love it!

The Aqua Mundo: its pools, its slides, and its Wild River.

The Deep Nature® Spa: a sensory journey with personalized massages.

The Adventure Course: a real treetop adventure for budding Indiana Joneses.

The Winter Wonderland: the magic of Christmas with music, games, hot drinks, and a photo session.


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