Traveling in the South of France Treehouse Style

Treehouses are a growing passion for many people. For eight years, I lived in a pretend treehouse, with three floors of back of the house glass and decking, facing a wooded ravine.

The travel website Indagare takes us to Provence, which is enough to send me wandering through memories my many trips to the south of France. I can’t possibly imagine adding the pleasure of staying in a treehouse hotel room — an arbor suite guaranteed to inspire ardor in the coldest of human hearts.

All except Richard’s heart, of course. We flew home separately from the South of France.

You are looking at Suite 28, L’Hôtel les Ateliers de l’Image in St.-Rémy-de-Provence. The living room of your suite is located in the tree house.

According to Indagare, even though the tree house holds only two sofa beds, many guests prefer sleeping there, facing stunning views of the Alpilles and the hotel’s grounds.

Perhaps you’re more of a traditionalist and not wowed by fusion architecture, as I am.

If a genuine, authentic treehouse is your only pleasure — here you have it: a Cabane Perchée 15 minutes from the St. Tropez scene, yet light years away from the club crowds. I’ve stayed at a sister hotel and the area is fantastic.

Highlights of the tree house include a spacious furnished terrace with comfy loungers and a handsome red cedar writing desk. The sandy Pinède beach lies just minutes away. Anne

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