Orion B&B & Treehouses, Saint-Paul de Vence, France
Think Tarzan and Jane! One of the best tree houses we have visited. Close to medieval fortified village of St Paul de Vence inland from the French Riviera, Orion's tree houses and gorgeous natural outdoor pool are a great place to go with the kids.
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From €160 per night (based on a minimum 2 night stay)
Why we've chsoen Orion's Treehouses
A fantastic collection of treehouses offering a true combination of back-to-nature adventure and luxurious interiors. These four unique treehouses come in all shapes and sizes, from the double-decker Colonel Hathi to the family-friendly combination of King Louis and Mowgli, where kids can have their own little adventure. There's also an additional cottage for those looking to keep their feet on solid ground.
Surrounded by some 700 square metres of French countryside, the resort also has a natural swimming pool and an eco-friendly sauna where you can treat yourself to a Turkish Bath.
Reviewed by Richard Hammond
"The treehouses are the main attraction but back on terra firma you can chill out on a sun lounger by a swimming pond that is designed to integrate into the garden "like a natural lake". It is cleaned not with chemicals but through a sophisticated natural system of gravel and aquatic plant filtration: compared with your average chlorinated pool, it feels like you're swimming in Evian.
If you can stir yourself away from the tranquillity, a short walk up the hill behind Orion is La Brouette, a wonderfully intimate Danish-owned restaurant overlooking the medieval fortified village of Saint-Paul de Vence."
Read Richard's full review of Orion Treehouse B&B
Why is this a greener holiday?
To truly minimise the environmental impact, guests are encouraged to arrive by public transport: the nearest train station is Cagnes-sur-Mer and from there, the number 400 bus goes to Saint Paul. Onsite the owners have taken a number of green measures to reduce the environmental impact of their tourism business, and the treehouses are very low impact. The site has a natural pool and there is an eco friendly sauna.
Top eco features at Orion's Treehouses
The treehouse accommodation is very low impact
The site has a natural pool
There is an eco-friendly sauna
Directions from station:
From Cagnes-sur-Mer, take the number 400 bus to Saint Paul