If the allure of a treehouse retreat sounds like a distant dream, restricted only to remote tropical paradises, think again. A mere journey north from the bustling heart of Paris will lead you to the lush realms of Cabanes des Grands Chênes. Here, carefully camouflaged amidst the dense green, these treehouses stand proudly within the grandeur of a quintessential French château’s grounds.
Diverse in design and intent, Cabanes des Grands Chênes boasts a unique treehouse for every kind of traveler. Couples seeking a secluded hideaway can nestle into the intimate sleeping pods, each thoughtfully adorned with a plush king bed. Meanwhile, families looking to stitch together moments of adventure will find the larger accommodations, fit for five, a perfect match. And between these two extremes, a spectrum of luxury awaits. Some chambers invite guests via intricate wooden rope bridges, and for an elevated relaxation experience, others offer a balcony hot tub, ensuring guests remain cocooned in nature’s embrace.
Mornings begin with a flourish as breakfast, included in the room rates, promises a gastronomic delight. Yet, the true marvel lies in the dinner service. Guests desiring a day ensconced in their lofty sanctuaries can order an evening feast. Delivered in a quaint picnic basket, they can hoist their meal using a rope and pulley system, making every dinner a whimsical experience.
Elevated between 8-13 meters off the forest floor, these treehouses encourage immersion in the arboreal world, making descents purely optional. Yet, if the ground beckons, a plethora of activities awaits – from golfing, theme parks, and balloon rides to immersive walking and cycling paths.
Pricing at Cabanes des Grands Chênes starts at a modest €185 for the snug sleeping pods, with the cost ascending relative to the suite’s grandeur. Every stay promises not just a room, but a unique treetop story set against the scenic backdrop of the French countryside.
Photo Courtesy: SAS Les Cabanes des Grands Chênes