So we’re just back from 2 magical weeks in the South of France, and so let me just warn you, there will be a loads about our trip coming up in my feed! From markets, to accommodation to the sights and scenes. So if you’ve ever wanted to go to the South of France, stay tuned!
Our trip took a few very different turns, in terms of accommodation style, which was quite fun. One, staying here in a tree house. Tiffany was so helpful and really looked after us. We arrived on Easter Sunday afternoon, not thinking that everything would be closed. She offered us some lasagna which we were very grateful for. We ended up being presented with a delicious 3 course meal. (Which they offer daily if you let them know by 11 you’ll be eating in)
Breakfast in the sunny courtyard was also a treat – a real French style spread with cold meats and cheeses, bread and croissant selection, yogurts, sweet bread/cake, boiled eggs and fruit salad.
The hotel is 3 star and the tree houses basic, but absolutely perfect. So clean and really charming. We had a separate bathroom in our tree house with large shower, hair dryer, lovely french soaps & citrus shampoo & body lotion. There was a pile of extra thick blankets, heater and waking up to the incredible views, wind in the trees and birds chirping was a real treat! (Not to mention no wifi – in the treehouse at least)
Above, another larger tree house. In fact it’s 2 connecting tree houses, great for a big family.
The first afternoon we just appreciated the peaceful scenery over a bottle of wine at the pool, absorbing the last rays of the day. (Just not quite warm enough to really swim yet in April, but the boys did have a go one afternoon)
Tiffany was really knowledgeable about the local wines and our un-educated (sauvignon blanc please!) palettes were treated to knew French flavours. (A visit to Citadelle Wine farm was a nice little outing)
La Bastide du Bois Breant is about a 2km walk from the teeny, tiny hillside village of Maubec.
The pizza at La Bergerie is a must!
Maubec is also pretty central allowing for great day trips to the medieval hillside villages of Menerbes & Gordes, St Remy market and the Lourmarin market – more on those to come.
It was so much fun to do something slightly different and the tree house and grounds really allowed us to relax – striking the perfect holiday balance of exploration and down time.
Do check out Le Bastide du Bois Breant – they have various other accommodation on offer too. xx
P.S. Harry, our 3 year old, is very disappointed we’re not permanently now living in a tree house. He LOVED it!