Monthly Archives: September 2012

Treehouse holiday

Back in 2010, we stayed in a treehouse in the South of France. It was really quite high up (lots of steps)…

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…really rather comfy…and a bit arty…

…had a posh bathroom…

…and a hammock on the balcony!

I just couldn’t stop grinning after we arrived and were shown to our treehouse. I’d have loved to have stayed somewhere like this when I was little. Especially as one of the other treehouses there, aimed at families, actually had a little bridge to a mini-treehouse where the children sleep!

The treehouse, and three others, is among the trees in the garden of the owner. There’s an outdoor breakfast area next to her house where she served croissants to us and the other guests each morning…

Down in the middle of the garden is a swimming pool that is filtered naturally rather than using chlorine and looks like a big pond around the edges…

It’s all very pretty and peaceful. I found the place when I was looking for ‘green’ holidays and came across a review on the GreenTraveller.co.uk website. The place itself is called Orion. It’s very close to Nice and is lovely. I recommend it.

While we were there, we spent a day at the not-so-green Monaco, just 3 weeks after the F1 Grand Prix so we were able to walk the track, go up into the grandstands that had yet to be put away, and see the rubber tyre marks on the ground:

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It was pretty cool too.

(I took all the photos except the last one, which is an @tonywhitmore original. I like it a lot and you can even buy in pretty much any reasonable size here.)