A weekend in the heart of the forest

just outside Lyon
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A weekend in the heart of the forest near Lyon!

Head for the Domaine de la Dombes in St Paul-de-Varax for a night or more. The promise of a real change of scene!

Léo tells us

A night in a forest cabin

A night perched among the trees

We wanted to treat ourselves to an out-of-the-ordinary weekend getaway near Lyon. We eventually chose to spend a night in one of the forest cabins at Domaine de la Dombes!

As soon as we arrived at our cabin perched among the trees and surrounded by animal parks, we felt an overwhelming sense of calm and appreciated the serenity that reigns here.

A true suspended cocoon

After dropping off our belongings, what a surprise it was to see, at the foot of our lodgings, the Domaine’s first residents, the fallow deer! These harmless and very sociable animals made adorable neighbors and instantly added to the warm and friendly atmosphere of this place.

Being at one with nature is undoubtedly what we enjoyed most about our stay! To be able to switch off so completely and enjoy such silence is really something of a rarity these days.

A unique moment

We have to admit, the Domaine de la Dombes strikes the perfect balance. The unique view from our cabin and the tranquility that reigns here only enhance that sense of being at one with nature.

Thanks to this, added to the warm welcome from our hosts and their generous hospitality throughout our stay, it won’t be long before we return!




Domaine de la Dombes

Why should you come?

A preserved site in the heart of nature
A chance to relax
A unique setting
We tell you everything!

How to get the most out of your experience?

Domaine de la Dombes

Etang du Moulin – Chemin de Verfey – 01240 Saint-Paul-de-Varax

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Contact us by email

04 74 30 32 32 


The Domaine is open to visitors 8 months of the year, from March to November. The campsite and lodges are closed during the winter.

For reservations, information or gift voucher purchases, a telephone hotline is available all year round, every day from 10am to 5pm.

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