Le Paradis Perdu: unusual wooden chalets, nature and wild animals…

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Do you like unusual accommodation, extraordinary experiences and surrounded by nature ? Follow us as a family for a stay at Paradis Perdu a few kilometers from Orthez in Béarn . In the heart of an oak grove and pine forest, are nestled 9 Canadian- style log chalets . Hospitality, friendliness, connection with nature ... Here, there is a herd of fallow deer , goats , ducks , peacocks , fish and thousands of birds to keep you company. Let's go ?


A large-scale project made with the heart

Le Paradis Perdu is a residential and leisure area for spending a natural , relaxing and atypical holiday in Béarn , near Orthez .

Jean-Luc developed this 25-hectare site acquired in 1985. Farmer , he created a lake to irrigate the plots of his farm. In 1992, when the farm manager took a walk with Latvians who came to discover the region after the fall of the former USSR, and wondering how to develop this vast area , visitors told him about the attractions of log cabins (in " log ") and the enthusiasm that this type of holiday accommodation arouses. In 1993 the adventure began with the arrival of the first 4 chalets in kit form from Latvia. The construction of the first 4 chalets has started.


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Comfortable wooden chalets made with an ancestral and traditional method

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Small forest paths

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Chalets in the middle of the woods

It is a success ! Vacationers are delighted, they take advantage of the fishing lake sheltering carp and pike (which does not require a map), walk on hiking trails and go mountain biking … Jean-Luc decides to continue the adventure by building himself- even with close friends and family, 5 new chalets. He trained in log construction , and equipped himself with the necessary tools. In 1999, an occasional contest, a mature red cedar plantation was offered to her, and, improbably, it was located a few dozen kilometers from Paradise Lost, in Arudy !! 5 years have passed, the logs have been peeled, dried in a shed, presented, cut, stacked, marked, dismantled, and reassembled in their defenitive location and thus trunk by trunk , pretty little houses were born.


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Cottages surrounded by nature

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A magnificent fishing lake

Today, Paradis Perdu has 9 chalets , arranged in 2 residential areas . Each has its own personality, depending on its location , its disposition in relation to the surrounding nature. It is reached by a carriage road and once installed, you are alone in the world ... There is only the sound of the wind in the trees , birds and the visit of Bombonnette la cochonne , to remind you that civilization does not is not far!


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Bombonette, affectionate and very cute


Fallow deer, to feed and discover

We see white and bushy tails appear. Rabbits ? Woods protrude from tall grass and a spotted and not very shy animal approaches us! It is a deer , soon joined by dozens who come to greet us with curiosity.

Strolling near the lake, we can see a large park , or rather an area of nature delimited by a high fence. 4 ha dedicated to fallow deer "at the fallow deer"! Jean-Luc and Valérie join us, they explain to us that these fallow deer come from an exploitation which was to separate from them. With a very large park , requiring maintenance , Jean-Luc made all the arrangements with the NFB to make this crazy adventure possible.

Fallow deer are deer, cousins of deer, which keep their wild instinct even in semi-freedom. It is for this reason that a certificate of capacity was required to welcome these wild-instinct animals to Paradis Perdu.

Looking at them, we are quite sure of their well-being , they appreciate that we give them good corn kernels as a treat that Jean-Luc cultivates (farmer being his first job) and receive respectful attention and astonished by vacationers . It is not every day that such an animal nibbles in the palm of our hands!

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The visit "to the Fallow deer" depends on several factors: the season (because the antlers of the Fallow Deer are soft and velvety when they grow, they then become hard and pointed in autumn!), The behavior of the hosts (no screams and excitement, you have to be calm because they are wild animals) and the availability of Jean-Luc and Valérie. Don't hesitate to tell them about it when you book. The Fallow Deer are always present, always visible in their enclosure, all year round.

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At Paradis Perdu, there are also very cute dwarf goats , which graze everywhere, there are ducks and peacocks . An attractive and happy bass course, which gossips, blows, braille and bells!


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An incredible experience, the children are delighted!

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Fallow deer are sensitive to the curious who come to say hello

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They roam freely in a very large park, a real forest

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Dwarf goats

 

Chalets to disconnect, to rent all year round

The wooden chalets are available for rental all year round . During the summer and in the summer, it is a perfect place for family vacations . Here, we really disconnect . The chalets are very well equipped with all the necessary comfort , they are simple and warm . There is no television , but you can request and rent it . Few holidaymakers take this step and with our 3 children, we enjoyed the free time it offered us, to play cards , go to the multisport field , the playground , mini-golf, play baby- football, spending time with family , cooking ... The chalets are equipped with barbecue outside and everything you need to eat outside .

In winter , the 5 most recent chalets, built by Jean-Luc, are available for rental . They are equipped with a wood stove and a heated floor , you will be good for 1 week, a weekend and even more, because long term rentals are possible at favorable rates . Do you have a book to write, need to make a retreat, discover the region? Think of Paradise Lost!


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Children's play area

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Multisports ground

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Fishing lake

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Play pétanque!

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The flavor of the holidays, the BBQ!

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The indoor meals are just as warm

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Each little chalet is welcoming

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Children have fun outside, no TV needed!

Nearby, visit the region

Le Paradis Perdu is not that much… Nearby, there is everything you need for shopping, to discover the attractions of Béarn, to occupy children, to take beautiful walks…

  • A leisure center is available in Biron at 5km
  • Salies de Béarn thermal baths are 30 minutes by car
  • The town of Orthez is very close
  • Navarrenx at 25km


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