Cabanes des Grands Chênes

A soaring nature escape for couples and families, set in fairytale forest land just outside the city bustle of Paris.
  • Sleeps: 2-6 per cabin
  • Bedrooms: Varies
  • Bathrooms: 1 per cabin
  • Minimum stay: 1 night

The philosophy at Cabanes des Grands Chênes (that’s “Great Oaks” in English), is to sit back, relax, and enjoy nature at its timeless best.

Though you’ll be under 40 miles away from Paris, you’ll feel as though you’ve stepped into another world entirely, surrounded by acres of lush Picardy forest land that’s home to a golf course and the historic Raray castle – made famous by Jean Cocteau in his screen adaptation of the book ‘Beauty and the Beast’.

Almost hidden from view, set around eight metres above ground amongst towering, 100 year-old oak trees, are an exquisite selection of designer tree cabins for romantic couples and adventure-seeking families to enjoy. With each cabin separated by at least 70 metres from its neighbour, you can luxuriate in almost complete privacy throughout your stay.

Each of the cabins is unique in its beautiful design, crafted from larch and Douglas fir, and you’ll find them equipped with water and electricity for extra holiday comfort. Oh, and you’ll also have your very own bathroom and shower, so you won’t have to head back down to Earth just to freshen up.

Accessed via rope bridge, ladder or spiral staircase, you’ll feel like George of the Jungle as you make your way to your new home in the trees! Inside, cosy beds and chestnut-crafted furniture are sure to relax you immediately.

In the mood for even more luxury? Why not upgrade to a spa cabin, which includes a chemical-free Nordic bath, all to yourselves? Secluded on a platform attached to your cabin or on the terrace, you’ll be in prime wildlife-watching position.

Devour the contents of your delicious, locally-sourced breakfast basket, delivered each morning to your cabin by a handy rope, and plan out your exciting day ahead.

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At a glance

  • Resort featuring 25 privately-spaced tree cabins, set amongst 100 year-old oak trees in France’s Picardy region, just outside Paris.
  • Easily accessed by road, air and rail. Roissy Charles de Gaulle is the closest airport, 25 minutes from the site.
  • Choose your tree cabin from duo or family-sized (sleeping 3-6 people), or upgrade to a spa cabin, which includes a chemical-free Nordic bath set on a private terrace.
  • A locally-sourced breakfast basket is included. Optional additions include gourmet dinners, rose petals, champagne and massages.
  • The site is set within a protected golf course. There are many walking and cycling routes, with castle grounds and theme parks close by.


  • Family Friendly
  • Hot Tubs


Duo tree cabins: 1 double bed, bathroom with shower, toilet, terrace, tettle, electricity, bedsheets and towels provided, indoor/outdoor dining areas.

Family tree cabins: 1 double bed, 3 single beds (2 bunk beds and 1 floor bed), bathroom with shower, toilet, terrace, kettle, electricity, bedsheets and towels provided, indoor/outdoor dining areas

A coffee machine, bathrobes and a Nordic bath are included in spa cabins of both sizes.

Local activities

Golf, tennis, walking, cycling, castles, museums, theme parks, treetop adventures.


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You won’t have to travel very far to enjoy a few rounds of golf, with a 9 and 18-hole course right on the doorstep! But if you prefer a more scenic walk with nothing else to do, a stroll through the stunning gardens at the nearby Château de Chantilly could be just the thing.

There’s plenty more to do, with something to suit just about everybody…whether you’re taking a forest hike, grabbing your bike and whizzing through the resort, taking the kids to the local theme parks, or even gliding through the air on a scenic balloon ride!

(Or of course, you could always just relax in your tree cabin with a good book, or arrange an indulgent massage).

Whatever you decide upon, you can feel safe and happy in the knowledge that your treetop haven will be waiting to greet you, after yet another day packed with rural delights.

Things to note

A check-in slot will be allocated on booking, check-out before 11am. Gift vouchers are available. The tree cabins are positioned at various heights amongst the trees, with the lowest family-sized cabin at six metres above ground. Regrettably, pets are not permitted.

Where you'll be staying

Raray, Picardie

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