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Yurts of Domette are located only 45 minutes from Nice in the Alpes Maritimes just outside the village of Villars sur Var. In a wooded park of nearly 2 acres. Au bord du Var (river!) And along the river. Yurts are on a plateau overlooking the bed of the Var, you will enjoy the magical landscape.

In summer you can enjoy a nap in a hammock, swimming and sunbathing.
You will enjoy the singing of birds, the sound of water, tranquility and calmness ambient ...

A real breath of fresh air back to sources close to major cities and the French Riviera.
Live the adventure of natural in our yurts!

We have two yurts at your disposal:

A yurt 27m and can accommodate from 4 to 5 persons, decorated with Mongolian furniture and very comfortable. For large families or friends.

Another 20m yurt that it can accommodate from 2 to 3 people, also furnished Mongolian furniture. To be in couple ...






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A pleasant place to enjoy the sun and water ...









And health ...






The origin of the yurt



The Mongolian yurt has emerged there are about 2 000 years ago and has evolved substantially over the centuries.

The yurt has certainly orts as the ancestor, a simple shelter still in use by the Tsaatan (reindeer herders), now consisting of a conical framework of branches or wooden poles covered with animal skins. The discovery felt allowed the first Mongolian to easily and effectively isolate their homes, laying the foundations for what will become the first yurts. The images of gerlugs, or "carts yurt", were found on more than fifty paintings dating from the Bronze Age.

The most important element of the Mongolian nomadic lifestyle is undoubtedly the traditional yurt, or ger. Although since the second half of the twentieth century, Mongolia was heavily urbanized, more than half of Mongolians still live in their traditional habitat, whether nomads in the countryside or permanent residents of cities and villages.

It is a family house, comprising a single piece on a stove. There are several beds that serve as seats during the day and armoire or dresser, a coffee table where food is raised. The only opening is the entrance, opposite which is traditionally the head of the bed of the family.

The yurt also has an opening in its top to allow smoke to escape and inform the whole. In Mongolia, more than one million people still live in a yurt. The size of the yurts is dependent on the number of walls (khana) or wooden trellis. The standard size is a yurt of five walls with a diameter of 6.10 m, a maximum height of 2.30 m and minimum of 1.50 m. In addition to these five walls (Xanthi), the yurt is composed of a door (Xalag or haalga), a crown or keystone (thoone or toono), 81 poles (hunnu) forming the frame supported by two pillars (Bagan), one or two layers of felt (esgui), a waterproof canvas (berdzine) in cotton.

Yurts, in common, can have from two to twelve walls or 9 m to 122 m.

To assemble the yurt, the wall sections are folded and tied together to form a cylinder. The door is then attached to the frame formed by straps running along the walls. Then the roof is attached to the two poles and support is high in the center of the yurt. The branches are then fitted between the roof and walls. Several large pieces of felt are tied together outside the yurt for insulation and, finally, it is covered with a white cotton shell. The modern yurt has the advantage of keeping the heat in the winter, because of the excellent insulation properties of the felt, and be easily transportable.
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