5 Unusual Places To Stay In France

The Best Unusual Places To Stay In France

So you are visiting Europe and want to know some unusual places to stay in France? You have come to the right place. We experienced some fantastic, unique places to stay in France. On our trip, we passed through rolling countryside, over rivers and through farmland to find the quirkiest accommodation. If you like the idea of your continental breakfast arriving in a basket, that you haul up to a treehouse, then read on.

unusual places to stay in France A Treehouse

A Tree House In France

There is nothing more enjoyable than staying in a treehouse in the middle of a forest by water. There are several to choose from scattered around France. We stayed at Chateau Dans Les Arbres on a small farm situated south of Bordeaux in the French countryside. There are quaint little villages nearby and beautiful walks either through the trees or by the water. The rooms were clean and had a comfortable rustic feel to them. Prices start at €165 for two people per night. 

a bubble hotel at night

The Bubble Hotel in Marseille

When looking for unusual places to stay in France, I started seeing these bubble hotels and they intrigued me. These bubble hotels were designed by Pierre-Stephane Dumas in transparent, recyclable material. An overnight stay allows you to sleep under the stars while you are protected from the elements. A truly unique and magical experience. You can even book a jacuzzi, massage or champagne. Prices start at €119 in low season and rise to €149 in peak. 

a yurt

Quirky Yurts In France

As part of a European road trip, we also stayed in a yurt. There are a few places in France that offer yurts to stay in, but as I a creative, I particularly liked the way the doors and beams were painted in these. The yurts are located an hour from Avignon close to the lavender farms if you are visiting the fields. There is an outdoor pool and a beach nearby. Prices start at €70 per night in low season and go up to €90 in peak. 

a gypsy caravan

The Magical Hobbit Hotel

Cabane Hobbit De Samsaget is located in Eyvignes-et-Eybènes, France which is west of Bordeaux. If you want to live like Bilbo Baggins, then this is the most magical place you will find in France. The site is rated ‘exceptional’ on, and you can see why. The accommodation offers free bikes, and a shared lounge and terrace. Other activities available are hiking, swimming in the pool, a hot tub, or use of the garden and barbecue facilities. Prices start at £201 ($257) per night. 

the eiffel tower through a hotel window

Gypsy Caravan Holidays

Roulotte Normade offers several Romany caravans for hire in the rolling French countryside between Toulouse and Bordeaux. The site provides a small shop and an outdoor pool. Each trailer has a small fully equipped kitchen with a microwave, an air-conditioned bedroom and a shower and toilet and seating facilities outside. The perfect quirky stay in France. Prices start at £227 ($290)

So there you have it my favourite, unusual places to stay in France. 

What are your experiences of quirky hotels in France? Do you have any further advice or thoughts? Is there anything else you would like me to cover? Leave me a comment below, or send me a message. 

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