An eco-friendly project

When you respect your project, you enable it to grow. As everything starts with nature, it was the environment that guided this project and not the other way round. The way the accommodation and leisure activities were organised was specially designed to leave the ecosystem untouched. The aim was to avoid cutting down a single tree and to keep the water’s natural currents as they are. Accommodation was built so that there was no need for excavation or landscaping. The goal is to ensure that Your Nature is recognised Europe-wide as a site that is truly in harmony with the environment, in terms of the site’s facilities and its operation. We also want to ensure that our investors are proud of helping to build the site.

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CONSERVING NATURAL RESOURCES

The park is a natural setting with 280 hectares of forest, including 18 hectares of lakes that enjoy a unique micro-climate. The fauna and flora of the park’s original eco-system have been kept just as they were.

  • Pure water, preserved and filled with fish (pike, etc.)
  • Respect for the site’s topography
  • No changes to the forest
  • Collection of rainwater to supply the natural waterways and regenerate the site
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A CLEAN AND RESPECTFUL HABITAT

The buildings comply with all sustainable development standards – eco-labelling of materials, short supply chains, and buildings that comply with the EU’s Energy Performance of Buildings Directive.

  • Wood frame constructions on stilts (no excavation or landscaping)
  • Quality and regional materials
  • Zero waste on the site
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A HEALTHIER WAY OF LIFE

Travel is on foot, by bike, electric golf cars or small boats. This is to protect the site and offer clients a real break in the heart of nature. The dining facilities use products that are local and in season, resulting in a tasty, balanced and natural cuisine.

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A FULLY ECO-LABELLED PROJECT

The project boasts a significantly reduced carbon footprint, thanks to the use of regional firms, optimisation of trips and the prefabrication of housing components that reduce the environmental impact of installing the Cottages.
The spruce wood used for building is sourced from Ardennes forests, which are certified and labelled as PEFC (sustainably managed forests).
Wood waste is recovered by turning it into heating briquettes.
Materials are EcoSure certified to minimise their environmental impact.
Use of furniture certified as NF Environnement Ameublement (an official French eco-label).

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The wood comes from sustainably managed forests
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Energy recovery from wood waste: transformed into heating briquette
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Carbon balance overview: regional stakeholders,  routes optimized, assembly in factory
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Manufacture of furniture with the NF environment furniture certification (firm: Cuisine Schmidt)
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EcoSure materials: consistent with BREEAM standards. Minimizing the impact on the environment (Sikkens paint).
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