Kevin’s birthday was approaching and I wanted to resume my old habit of making surprises. A long weekend could have been a good opportunity to make a nice tour through the Tuscan hills, but wait, this is what I would have liked, to Kevin instead?
The mountain and climbing lover could not but appreciate a weekend of sport and nature, so here he is satisfied.
First stop: Vesubia Mountain Park. A unique structure of its kind in the mountains of the Mercantour park. 72 climbing routes, an internal canyoning facility, playful climbing for adults and children and a relaxation area with spa and swimming pool to regain strength. A gloomy day allowed us to appreciate even more the warmth of the interior. We have ventured into numerous routes up to an altitude of 13m and finally some bouldering.
But how to make the weekend really special? Finding a cottage surrounded by nature and romantic atmosphere.
I discovered a very useful site in this regard: https://www.abracadaroom.com/fr/. A platform where you can find all the most unusual accommodations in the French territory to live a unique experience. Among the many possibilities that Provence offers among transparent bubbles, piles on the lake and tree houses, of course I opted for the latter.
In the area around Digne les Bains in the Alpes de Haute Provence there are a few options surrounded by nature. All in wood, with or without adjacent bathroom and isolated among the trees of the Provencal woods. My choice fell on the little house in the small village of Thoard half an hour from Digne les bains. An ideal place for trekking enthusiasts. A small house with an intense aroma and a breathtaking view of the valley. Surrounded by greenery, set among the trees but still easy to access. A small chemical bathroom with adjacent sliding water and a terrace where you can relax in the breeze of the woods. You will enjoy the treat in the morning when you wake up. A small picnic hamper hanging from a string will not wait to be recovered with the small pulley that reaches your terrace. And so you can enjoy a breakfast based on local products surrounded by nature. Kevin was pleasantly surprised and we enjoyed a bit of healthy relaxation by turning off our cell phones and hiding our watches for an evening, a unique and romantic evening where they really decided to pull the plug.
If you pass through this area of Provence, don’t forget to take a car ride to reach les Gorges de Daluis: a canyon 6 km long of red rock that will leave you with your eyes glued to the car window all the way. Obviously you can stop and walk along one of the many paths that wind between these beautiful rocks.
Have you ever slept on a tree house? It was one of my dreams as a child, an experience to try. A hug to everyone and do not hesitate to write to us if you want to find out more.