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On the Map: Vive La France! Our Most Unique French Stays

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Published 06/08/2021 On the Map: Vive La France! Our Most Unique French Stays


The land of fine wines and rich, pungent cheeses, a visit to France is sure to satisfy the most discerning palate.

Yet that isn't all this fascinating country has to offer. Thriving with art, culture, and majestic landmarks that feature on bucket lists the world over (the Eiffel Tower and the Palace of Versailles, to name just two!) your itinerary will be packed with wonder from the moment you arrive.

And whether you're celeb-spotting on the French Riviera, or savouring a croissant outside a chic Parisian café, it's essential that your accommodation is la crème de la crème.

Happily, our hand-picked list features just that... so why not pour yourself a welcome glass of vin rouge and get ready to choose your favourite?

Author: Nina Jervis
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Coucoo Grands Cépages | Avignon


Attrap'Rêves

Attrap'Rêves

Attrap'Rêves is an incredible, unusual and romantic retreat in the French countryside, which will certainly have you and your loved one bubbling over with excitement... Found in the idyllic Provençal setting of Allauch, Attrap'Rêves is an unforgettable hideaway providing total immersion in this gorgeous, peaceful setting. With five individually designed, totally ingenious transparent…

Pella Roca Spa Cabins

Pella Roca Spa Cabins

If you have ever wished for a treetop escape with all the indulgence of an exclusive spa, that's exactly what you'll find at Pella Roca Spa Cabins - an incredible treehouse spa retreat in beautiful southwest France between Toulouse and Bordeaux. Pella Roca Spa Cabins features three luxurious spa cabins, perched atop stilts among the trees. Each one offers a perfect balance between artistic…

Les Ormes Domaine & Resort

Les Ormes Domaine & Resort

A welcoming family accommodation and activity centre, set on a two-hundred acre French country estate. Perfectly positioned in between the stunning Mont Saint-Michel and Saint-Malo, Les Ormes is a former bishop's estate and the site of a 16th century château, lovingly transformed into an award-winning accommodation and activity centre with a little something for everyone! You'll be…

DefiPlanet

DefiPlanet

Stay in a rabbit house, a mushroom house or a magical ‘manor in the trees' in this enchanting French nature park. Secluded within a rustling oak forest, DéfiPlanet is a refreshing nature and adventure park that's home to just about every type of unusual accommodation you can think of! There are over 120 green acres of wonder and enchantment to be discovered at DéfiPlanet, including…

Covertcabin

Covertcabin

Simply relax, surrounded by nature in one of three eco-friendly, off-grid cabins secluded in the unspoilt northern region of the Dordogne. The Périgord Vert region of the Dordogne is full of ancient history and natural wonder. If you remember those school French lessons, you'll know that "vert" means "green", and as soon as you arrive at your Covertcabin, set in the region's National Park,…

Glamping Corsica

Glamping Corsica

Relax in your very own eco-bubble with spectacular clifftop views from the heart of Corsica's refreshing Ospedale Forest. Just twenty minutes from the stunning hilltop town of Porto Vecchio, in the heart of Corsica's lush Ospedale Forest, you will find an eco-paradise that's quite unlike any other. Glamping Corsica consists of ‘Cocoon Village', four serene eco-bubbles for two people,…

Atmo'Sphere

Atmo'Sphere

Cocoon yourself in romance and relaxation in the South of France, with a futuristic bubble home set amongst nature's delights. That heady, unmistakable feeling of ‘getting away from it all' is all but guaranteed with a restorative stay at Atmo'Sphere, a beautiful bubble escape set amongst the serene beauty of the Southern French countryside. You'll find Atmo'Sphere close to the…

Les Gouttes d'Eau

Les Gouttes d'Eau

Quench your thirst for a relaxing nature-inspired break, in a transparent dome that overlooks the beauty of rural France. ‘Les Gouttes d'Eau' translates as ‘droplets of water' - which is the perfect way to describe this tranquil French escape! Bordering the Causses du Quercy National Regional Park and just over an hour from Toulouse, you will find a selection of transparent domes set…

Somn'en Bulle

Somn'en Bulle

Experience nature up close at Somn'en Bulle, from the cosy comfort of a bubble privately secluded in the heart of the southern French forest. Perfect for those who love getting up close and personal with nature, but who don't fancy bedding down under boring canvas, Somn'en Bulle comprises four private, perfectly formed eco-bubbles in the south of France. Nestled amongst lush greenery in…

Château de la Gaubertie

Château de la Gaubertie

An historic French castle, with a swimming pool, orangery and far-reaching views across wide open countryside. If you've got something special to celebrate, gather your favourite people and head for France's beautiful Dordogne region - where you'll find the fairytale Château de la Gaubertie waiting. A stunning 15th century château surrounded by over 70 acres of green parkland, you…

Orion Treehouses

Orion Treehouses

A stylishly rural setting on the sun-soaked French Riviera, ideal for families and complete with an eco-pool and sauna. Saint Paul de Vence is one of the oldest medieval villages on the French Riviera, with stunning rural scenery that gives way to soothing times past. With the Mediterranean Sea just a few miles away, the scene for a relaxing break amongst nature is perfectly set here. Orion…

Les Cabanes de Labrousse

Les Cabanes de Labrousse

Creative family treehouses that soar over the woodland of France's spectacular Monts d'Ardèche Natural Park. Peppered with mountains, exquisite hidden villages, medieval ruins, and deep, lush valleys, the Monts d'Ardèche Natural Park is a uniquely magical setting that's just begging to be explored. Those who enjoy living the high life will revel in the views of this exceptional landscape from…

Le Monteil Revolution

Le Monteil Revolution

Unplug from everyday life and head for a slice of rural French paradise, where friendly animals roam free (and so will you!). The moment you arrive at Le Monteil Revolution, you'll feel your cares melt away as if by magic. Nestled within forest land in central France, the peaceful smallholding and glamping site is the brainchild of friendly owners Charley and Calum. Their enduring mission is to…

Coucoo Grands Chênes

Coucoo Grands Chênes

A soaring nature escape for couples and families, set in fairytale forest land just outside the city bustle of Paris. The philosophy at Coucoo 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…

Coucoo Grands Cépages

Coucoo Grands Cépages

A sumptuous collection of eco-cabins, set amongst the vineyards of Châteauneuf-du-Pape, for a wine-lovers' paradise! As you arrive at Coucoo Grands Cépages (that's "great grapes" in English), you're sure to feel that this is where the good life actually lives. Just over twelve miles from the medieval city of Avignon, the 15 cabins you'll find here are nestled in France's Vaucluse region. …

Coucoo Grands Lacs

Coucoo Grands Lacs

A lush eco-friendly retreat, set amongst acres of magical forest land and sparkling lakes in dreamlike Franche-Comté. As one of France's very first eco-resorts, Coucoo Grands Lacs (that's "Great Lakes" in English) is sure to re-awaken your love for the natural world in all its timeless glory. Spread across over 200 acres of forest land and shimmering lakes in the glorious Franche-Comté region,…

Coucoo Grands Reflets

Coucoo Grands Reflets

A breathtaking eco-resort, set in the soothing heart of French forest land that's also close to Switzerland and Germany. Positioned in France's historic Territoire de Belfort, Coucoo Grands Reflets (that's "grand reflections" in English) is an eco-resort that's quite unlike any other. Nestled amongst 50 acres of the lush forest land that surrounds Lake Verchat, this is a wonderful base from…

Cabane Spa Ciné-Rétro

Cabane Spa Ciné-Rétro

Grown-up, vintage movie glamour reigns supreme in a sophisticated treehouse-for-two, set in south-west France's Garonne Valley.Lights, camera, ACTION!Step back to 1950's movie glamour with a stay at Cabane Spa Ciné-Rétro, a treehouse perched on a natureful, 36-acre oak forest ‘glamping' site in Aquitaine's beautiful Garonne Valley.Lounge around the impossibly stylish cabin, with its high-end…

Le Moulin du Sénéchal

Le Moulin du Sénéchal

A blissful family mill conversion and bolthole, in a charming and tranquil French village with beautiful views of the Atlantic Ocean.Sleeping up to 15 guests in perfect comfort, Le Moulin du Sénéchal is peacefully positioned in the village of Ars en Ré, widely considered to be among the most beautiful villages in France. A sympathetically converted mill, there is plenty of space for…

Air Formation

Air Formation

Enjoy an exhilarating stay in a converted aeroplane, secluded on a family campsite close to the sandy beaches in the Great West of France.If you're scared of flying, how about a stay that includes all the luxuries of air travel, without having to take off?That's exactly what's on offer with Air Formation, an authentic plane that's been elegantly converted to sleep a family of four. …

The German Bunker

The German Bunker

Immerse yourself in a piece of history, with a stay in a genuine World War Two bunker, secluded in a Brittany village close to the beach.Built exclusively for German officers in 1943, you'll find ‘Bunker L479' in the heart of Saint PABU, a rural village in Brittany that's achingly close to the sandy beaches and wild dunes.Now, you and your loved ones can experience the exciting feeling of…

Barjac Cessna Plane

Barjac Cessna Plane

A delightfully quirky plane-and-control-tower, filled with colourful character, and rurally secluded in a medieval French village.You'll find Barjac Cessna Plane beautifully secluded in the sun-soaked south of France, in a tree-lined garden with free roaming chicken and rabbits.Consisting of a characterfully-converted Cessna plane and a cosy Control Tower, the combined accommodation sleeps up to 5…

La Cabane de Pan

La Cabane de Pan

A gorgeously quirky and rustic tree-treat, inspired by the magical tales of Peter Pan, and beautifully positioned by a river in the sun-drenched South of France.Part of a dedicated, family-friendly camping site in the South of France, by the river la Sorgue, La Cabane de Pan is a quirky treehouse that pays homage to Peter Pan, otherwise known as "the boy who never grew up".Sleeping up to four…

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