The Best European Eco-Lodges: Instants d'Absolu, France

I’d like to take an outdoorsy and earth-friendly vacation in Europe. What are the top eco-lodges there?

Auvergne Volcano National Park

Auvergne Volcano National Park via Shutterstock     Photo: Corentin

A:Built on the edge of a nature reserve in the high alpine plains of the Auvergne region, about five hours south of Paris, sits this ancient 12-room farm restored into a Euro chic eco-lodge. Use it as a well-appointed base camp for mountain biking, fishing, and hiking in the Auvergne Volcano National Park and, in the winter, cross-country skiing. Rates start at about $130 a night.

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