Energy & Ambience
The charm of the unexpected
The forest gives way to a wall of stones at the edge of the road and announces La Clairière, the Clearing. A curved driveway, surrounded by a beautifully tended garden, leads visitors to the entrance. Water splashes over a stone slab and quietly reveals the water and sauna world of this wellness hotel. The scene then changes in the reception area, with dark wood panelling showing the origins of the hotel and providing a discreet framework for the multilingual talents of the friendly reception staff. Guests are welcomed with a melodic bonjour or bonsoir, depending on the time of day, with English never a problem.
La Clairière has grown over the years with two generations of the same family and four charismatic people. Every one of them has left their mark; rooms and corners full of character await visitors. Here standards are emphatically not the rule and there is no place for stereotypes. It has a soul that has evolved over the years, individually and boldly. Thus the original bar is modelled on an English pub, a tribute to the love story of the founders. The modern fireplace lounge is inspired by Lisbeth’s love for Indian culture. The spacious café terrace offers views of the forest that covers the rolling hills of the surrounding area. The sauna world and beauty area are inspired by clean lines and natural materials: wood, stone and glass. A number of the hotel rooms have been renovated and offer surprises in the form of an old-style armchair, a picture, or the countryside feel of the furnishings.
La Clairiére is perfect for those seeking organic vegan cuisine to purify and cleanse the system. Those who have consciously chosen France as their destination will appreciate the straightforward French charm of the staff. Those seeking to discover the local way of life in Alsace will be received with both authenticity and sophistication. Those wishing to learn new aspects of their unknown selves will be delighted by the variety of offers and activities . One thing is for sure: those who engage with La Clairière and what it has to offer will return home the better for it.