Covering an area of 5,000 hectares in the woods, the Vent des Forêts is an open-air museum of contemporary art, with original works that are renewed every year, to the delight of walkers and art lovers.
Located between Saint-Mihiel and Verdun are the six villages involved in the Vent des Forêts event. Since 1997, they have been inviting international artists to take a different look at nature and create ephemeral works of art in the woods of Meuse. More than one hundred works have been created and set out along the 45 km of signposted footpaths accessible on foot, horseback or all-terrain bikes from March to September.
Let the magic of the works in the Vent des Forêts exhibition take you to a different place.
Why not prolong this fantastic experience by becoming a “Robinson Crusoe” of the Vent des forêts exhibition, a temporary resident?
Designed by Matali Crasset as a residential work of art in the woods that comply with the notion of sustainable development, the Woodland House (Maison Sylvestre) "Le Nichoir" provides visitors with overnight accommodation.
The shell-shaped house has been designed with lightweight structural elements and an area of 20 sq. metres. It is built of acacia wood, Douglas fir and steel and can accommodate 4 people in basic comfort. There’s nothing superfluous in the facilities – it has a wood burner and dry toilet. After a stroll in the depths of the forest, settle into the Woodland House the “Perch” (Nichoir) that lets you observe birdlife.
Nature is surprising in any season, seen from this chic, cosy lookout, and you can enjoy a dinner beneath the stars if you order a hamper of local produce.