Those who think one has to travel to some far-flung tropical island to find treehouse paradise need to think again and consider the Cabanes des Grands Chênes in France. Just hop on the highway and drive north from Paris and you will be transported into the forest in no time. These treehouses are hidden in the luxurious grounds of a picturesque French castle and when staying here it really feels as though you have been transported to another world.
The Cabanes des Grands Chênes has a treehouse to suit everyone. There are small sleeping pods fitting king beds, perfect for a romantic couple’s getaway. Larger treehouses can sleep up to five people, allowing for a family adventure that all will love. With a few other of varying sizes, plus a spa up in the treetops too, there is a bit of luxury for everyone here. Some of the facilities are connected via wooden rope bridges, which just adds to the adventure. The larger treehouses have a hot tub out on the balcony too. Is there anything better than enjoying a soak with nothing surrounding you but trees and nature? It is made all the more special of course by being up in the canopy with the birds.
Breakfast is included in the room rates at the Cabanes des Grands Chênes, and for those that really want to escape the real world for the duration of the stay, the staff here have a perfect service. Dinner can be ordered and delivered to your treehouse via a picnic basket, which guests can hoist up via a handy rope. So there is very little need to descend the 8-13 meters down to the ground (depending on the treehouse) and rejoin the terrestrial world, until departure day.
Room rates at the Cabanes des Grands Chênes start at €185 per room for the small sleeping pods and upwards for larger suites. There are plenty of activities both on-site and in the local area including a golf course, theme parks, hot air balloon rides, and many walking and cycling paths.
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