Gabrielle d'Estrées is a treehouse built on a 150 years old oak tree. It is located between the impressive Castle of Graville and the surrounding forest, in a quiet area over fields and woods.
It can host 2 people. There is comfy double bed, and a hammock on the south-oriented terrasse so you can enjoy the early morning sunlight. No electricity in the tree house ! Candles lights only, which makes for an old school, romantic atmosphere in the evening.
A dinner can be delivered to you upon request, light pic nic or gourmet hot meal, depending on your fancy. Around 9 am in the morning, a basket with your breakfast will be delivered at the bottom of your tree, tied up to a rope, ready to be pulled up and enjoyed on the terrasse.
Water bottles and a bucket provided for brushing your teeth and freshening up. Dried toilets in the treehouse.
Showers and regular toilets accessible during the day in the castle.
You will be totally cut from the rest of the world, surrounded bu birds singing, horses running around, squirels and rabbits in their morning quests and the sound of the wind in the leaves. A pretty unique experience.
The car ride from Paris will take you around 1 hour. The train ride is 47 minutes, and then you can either take a cab, ride your bikes or walk from the station (the castle is 6 kms from the train station, so around 45 minutes walk).
You have to bring with you a quilt cover or a duvet cover, a flash light (especially if you're planning to go out for dinner) and a charged cell phone. Check-in during the week (including saturday) are from 2 pm to 6 pm, and from 4 pm to 6 pm on sunday. Check out at 11 am.
Vous devez venir équipés d'une housse de couette ou d'un duvet, d'une lampe de poche et d'un téléphone portable chargé.
Nos arrivées se font tous les jours de 14h à 18h sauf le dimanche de 16h à 18 heures. Vous devez libérer à 11h le lendemain matin.
This was an INCREDIBLE experience. I can't stop bragging about it to friends and family. We stayed in the Henry IV Treehouse (we were moved to this treehouse because the wind was too strong for the one we originally booked.) Even though it was winter and cold and wet, it was the best sleep of our lives. Cozy and pretty dang clean for "camping" conditions. I would recommend arriving as early as you can because my boyfriend and I arrived around 5pm which was too late to request dinner. We had to pully our luggage up in the dark and then navigate the unknown territory in search for dinner. We did find a very small town if you turn right-left-right from Chateau de Graville with a few restaurants and shop.
Breakfast was fantastic.
We will DEFINITELY be coming back here - it was so exciting and unique.
Prepare yourselves to get a bit dirty and if you stay in the treehouses, it's best to not be afraid of climbing as we had to use ropes and carabiners to ascend the tree ladder.
Best experience in a long time - Merci!! -Kate & Tim
It was really amazing to be in the tree house !!!!!
one of the best trips we did.
it is quiet , peaceful and relaxing. (also a little scary with the wind.)
thank you Dianne !
Absolutely loved staying in the tree house for two nights!! Angelic handled the accomodation and was more than happy to help with anything we needed, including an extensive conversation before our stay about trains from Paris! The breakfast delivery was delicous, hot and a very cool experience! We also ordered dinner, which came right on time and was well priced. The tree house was cleaned while we were out the second day, and they didn't miss a thing. The candle holders had fresh candles, our stuff (that was admittedly everywhere!) had been hung up and tidied, and the bin bags were all taken. We really recommend this unique experience!
The treehouse was good fun, sitting on the deck, enjoying our meal 8 metres above the ground with a beautiful view of the chateau. We slept well, it was really quiet and private. Candles were enough to light the treehouse. Not suitable for those who cannot climb ladders, need a lot of space to sleep (bed was rather small) or have to go out at night for a wee... there was a "toilet" at the bottom of the tree, consisting of a bucket with sawdust. Worked well enough for us. All in all a bit of an adventure, but very enjoyable, specially for those who seek peace and quiet.
The treehouse, chateau, and grounds were amazing. We would highly recommend staying here!
My partner and I spent just one night in the tree house but we wish we had stayed longer. The tree house is amazing, small but cozy. On a cold November night with the fire burning and candles lit, it was warm and romantic. Looking round the grounds and the other tree houses was a mini adventure. The Chateau is stunning, and Diane was more than helpful, we will be back.
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Welcome to our wonderful forest! You will be totally cut from the rest of the world, surrounded bu birds singing, horses running around, squirrels and rabbits in their morning quests and the sound of the wind in the leaves. A pretty unique experience whether you chose to stay in the Tree house, the Roulotte or the Fuste.