I do not like returning from holidays! So each year, we try to relieve the journey home with a pleasant stop-over to prolonge holidays a little bit more.
This year, we wanted some ‘adventure’ … Why not trying a night in a tree-house? Sleeping in the trees, lighting the torch … The children jumped for joy!
We just had to find the right tree-house between the South of France and Paris…
We opter for the Domaine d’Archambaud in Beaujolais.
The cabins are in the middle of the forest, without electricity, with just a water point … but they’re very comfortable, with real beds! Because we wanted adventure … But also comfort with our three little ones ;)!
The site is made up of three tree-houses and a fourth on the ground floor, which seemed more convenient for our youngest daughter (2 and a half).
What a great moment we spent in our magic hut ! Called the “Octogone” (named because of its octagonal shape of course, but also in reference to “Gônes” , as we call children in the Lyon dialect), our tree-house was wide, with a terrace overlooking the woods.
The houses were extremely clean, with an eye for every detail: nice towels and nice curtains, nice bedding, deckchair on the terrace, books and comics available, etc.
The packed lunches and breakfasts presented in lovely baskets were very good and generous (make a reservation a few days before).
The kids really enjoyed playing as if they were adventurers : reading with the flashlight in their beds, running into the woods to go to the evening shower… But what probably the funniest were… composting toilets! ☺
We also appreciated that our hosts were welcoming and very helpful.
There are plenty of activities the area: Quincié- In- Beaujolais offers many walks, including the discovery of the vineyard.
We would have stayed longer… It felt so good to slow down: be quiet, in direct contact with nature, without TV, without plug for Iphone, Ipad …nor videogames ! Falling asleep hearing the owl’s footing will stay in our memories for a long time.