Airbnb and Volvic are teaming up to offer a stay in a mini home, with jaw-dropping views of the Chaîne des Puys Volcanoes in Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes, France. The stay will be hosted by the record-breaking mountain athlete Killian Jornet, for a one-night stay on September 18, 2021.
Guests will spend the night surrounded by 80 volcanoes in a ‘LUMIPOD”*, a unique mini home concept blending indoor and outdoor space through glass offering panoramic views. Priced at just 1€*, the night at the famous source of Volvic’s natural mineral water includes:
- A virtual welcome video call from Host Kilian Jornet
- A guided tour from the on-site team to learn about the rich biodiversity of the natural park
- A sumptuous locally-sourced dinner for two by local Michelin star chef Adrien Descouls
- A private morning yoga session with breathtaking views of sunrise over the volcano’s peak
- A volcanic hike designed by Volvic Global Ambassador and Host Kilian Jornet
- A hot air balloon ride overlooking the Chaîne des Puys Volcanoes**
All activities will be a balance of energizing and restorative, giving guests all they need to relax, recharge, and reconnect with nature. Guests will also be able to learn more about how volcanoes provide essential natural ecosystems.
As more people seek reconnection with The Great Outdoors, natural parks offer an alluring inspiration for adventure seekers. In fact searches on Airbnb for listings near natural parks in France have seen a significant increase compared to this time in 2019, and Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes is arguably one of the most beautiful in the country.
It has been difficult to reconnect with nature after a year of staying inside. Many of us are itching for the opportunity to reset and recharge and what better way to do so than by unplugging, breaking out of your routine in the stunning area of Volvic where our water is born. We are excited to bring a bucket-list experience to nature-loving consumers via our partnership with Airbnb. We can only hope travelers will feel refreshed from this experience as they see just how much strength nature can truly provide.
Shweta Harit, global VP Marketing at Volvic.
We are thrilled to partner with Volvic and Kilian to offer this exciting and exclusive stay that celebrates one of the natural wonders that France has to offer to the world. The past year demonstrated how connecting with nature is an important resource to regenerate and deal with stress. Natural parks across the country provide endless opportunities for adventure for everyone.
Emmanuel Marill, EMEA Director at Airbnb
Bookings will open on July 19 at 9:00 AM CEST, on a first come first serve basis. Interested guests should note that booking rules are in strict adherence with local COVID-19 guidelines and those who request to book must be able to comply with their country of resident international travel and COVID-related safety rules and regulations and share the same household to minimize risk. Guests can rest easy knowing that onsite staff have committed to following Airbnb’s five-step enhanced cleaning process. Guests are responsible for their own travel to and from the stay.
Explore Airbnb listings near natural parks*** in France and create your own adventurous stay in nature.
* Developed by LUMICENE, a French company based in Lyon, developing a circular and reversible window concept in collaboration with Saint-Gobain, as well as prefab modules such as LUMIPOD. **Depending on weather conditions. *** Search for listings with less than 1hour drive to Natural Parks in France.
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