Ever fancied staying in a Treehouse? Or even a Mongolian yurt? Or how about my children’s favourite, la Maison Escargot (pictured below)? Well we have found somewhere very special for you for 2016.

IMG_8676DéfiPlanet’ à Dienné in the Vienne department, just 30 minutes from Poitiers offers all the above types of holiday homes and more, in the midst of wooded land and stunning countryside.

To give you an idea on the accommodation you could stay in, their tree houses sleep 4 to 6 people and offer 2 bedrooms (one double bed and one with 2 sets of bunk beds), a fully-equipped kitchen with fridge, microwave, 4 ring hob with oven, toaster, coffee maker, dishwasher; a bathroom with sink, toilet and power shower; heating and electricity. The price also includes bed linen, towels, blankets, duvets and pillows. Cot and high chairs available free of charge but pre-booking is required. See their full range of accommodation here


DéfiPlanet’ theme park is based on sustainable development and during your stay your children will understand how we can all help to protect the environment.  Your guide at the park is ‘Petit Sabot’, with him you’ll explore villages from around the world and learn about the animals that inhabit those lands including camels, yaks, lamas and long haired pigs – all residents on the park.  le lutin profIt’s through Petit Sabot that you enter the Magic Forest – that’s if you pass the 9 activities waiting for you on the path of truth!

The Magic Forest includes a half-buried village, where elves explain their lifestyle, the construction of their homes and cave dwelling.  They pass on their knowledge of nature, and essential tips for protecting the planet.  The forest also features a tree-top canopy walk, a bees world and a wall of water that gives life to the fairy Melusine. Read more about the magic forest here

Your children will have fun enjoying their unique sorroundings. And if you think that was enough, the park also offers scheduled activities such as archery, a riding centre and mini-golf.  There are also restaurants, outdoor and indoor swimming pools.


Glamping Holidays in FranceOur tip: Book early and book yourself a Manor in the Trees with its own hot tub. And why not combine a stay here with a visit to Futuroscope.

To find out more and book your holiday at DéfiPlanet’, visit their website http://en.defiplanet.com/