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.
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.
An utterly charming experience. The chateau, grounds and treehouse were very beautiful and comfortable. This was one of the best nights of our trip. We loved the location and atmosphere with all the farm animals and acres of forest. Service was superb as well, very clean, great breakfast, thoughtful touches like fresh flowers and firewood for the stove. We loved it! Highly recommend to anyone visiting the Paris area. :)
Une escapade d'une nuit, particulièrement reposante. Le calme de la jolie forêt, la mignonnerie de la cabane... Je referais !
Our stay with Diane couldn't have been more wonderful, for two nights we never left the grounds of the chateau, instead we wandered through the woods enjoying the wildlife and letting the calm of the calm of the campagne wash over us. We ate from the various deliciousmenus, with just enough left over for a spot of light lunch the following day.
We would love to stay again to visit the pretty local towns and do some of the activities we were recommended, but to be honest, we'd probably just go to enjoy the estate in the changing seasons.
We stayed in Henri IV and fell in love with the tree houses and entire grounds. This place is pretty magical. It's exactly as she says - you wake up surrounded by nature, birds singing, and realize how cool it is that you slept in a tree. It was clean inside, surprisingly very few bugs, the deck with chairs and table was nice to lounge on, and the gardens surrounding were beautiful. Our favorite part was reeling up the basket of breakfast goods and enjoying the morning in our treehouse! I highly recommend this experience, it's like none other.
My daughter and I have made memories for life during our lovely and tastful private dinner by candlelight at the treehouse. We were surprised to encounter there were even five more treehouses at the terrain, but none of them were in sight so it still felt like us alone into the woods. If you come by train, choose St. Mammes to arrive in stead of Vernou-sur-Seine; better connection with Paris!
Cosi, relaxing, romantic, a great place to stay for one night or a few days!!
We stayed two nights in the tree house.
The breakfast was lovely, what a nice idea to deliver it in a basket. For dinner we chose one pic nic menu and for the second night we had the gourmet meal, which was fantastic.
We really had a great time doing... nothing.
Very romantic too :)
Thanks for everything!
It's truly a unique experience! The treehouse is a solid build with a lot of character and a lovely breakfast. It's a bit hard to find but worth the search in this wonderful environment.
This was a really great stay. You can't compare it no nothing else.
The threehouse is comforable and feels safe.
The climb is easy but secure, after that the feeling of sleeping between birds at 8 meters is stackering. Within minutes we had a really romantic atmosphere. This is a "must do"
Diane and her husband are so nice, driving around with the tiny golf cars to get you anything. The showers in the castle a functional and good enough.
Pieter & Marloes
Note: Ask for the menu, we choosed the cold plate, this was really good food. Together with a simple wine, it made our night. We're never gonna forget this night.
Note2: We had no rain and a bit wind, this makes it ideal.
This is the final rate, including any fees from the host and Airbnb.