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.
  • Sleeps: 2 per bubble
  • Bedrooms: Studio
  • Bathrooms: 1 per bubble
  • Minimum stay: 1 night

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 rural Mergieux, close to the medieval village of Najac, the bubbles’ location is naturally magical. If you’re looking for the ideal place to relax and unwind, far away from all the stress and pollution of city life, then you need look no further.

Lightweight and lovely, your transparent bubble is almost invisible in the surrounding landscape, meaning you’ll feel completely undisturbed as you luxuriate in the delights of the natural world. Exceptional care is taken to preserve the beauty of these blissful surroundings, so you’ll find organic toiletries, dry toilets and biodegradable materials used wherever possible on site.

All that’s left to do is for you to relax, as you listen to joyous birdsong and  immerse yourselves in the ever-changing sky overhead. And if you thought sleeping in Le Grande Outdoors meant you’d have to rough it, think again.  You’ll find a double bed inside your heated bubble, complete with two soft quilts, plus a changing area, electricity and your own private bathroom.

General facilities here include a private garden and a tasty breakfast served each morning – the ideal start to an energetic day of local exploration!

With such a fresh and invigorating setting that combines sparkling rivers, whispering trees and rugged hills, hiking in the Aveyron Valley is a must, particularly when you can access the most popular routes within 10 minutes of your bubble. There’s a wealth of activity to be enjoyed there too, from swimming and canoeing, to climbing, mountain biking and ziplining!

The fascinating green village of Najac, complete with its 14th century fountain, imposing castle and view-filled dungeon, is a must-visit…and why not brush up on that rusty conversational French while you’re there? You’ll have plenty of opportunities to get chatting with the friendly locals, as you browse the many independent shops and restaurants.

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At a glance

  • Four privately situated, transparent eco-bubbles located in rural Mergieux, close to the medieval village of Najac in southern France. Ideal for couples in search of a romantic retreat with a natureful difference.
  • The closest airport is Rodez-Aveyron, which is 47 miles by road from the site. Private parking is available.
  • Pets and young children are not permitted in the bubbles.
  • Bubbles each include a private bathroom.
  • Breakfast every morning is included, with additional services including on-site massage treatments.
  • Visit the Aveyron Valley, 10 minutes from the site, for hiking and outdoor activity. The village of Najac is close by, complete with shops, restaurants and sightseeing opportunities.


Bubbles sleep 2, large 160cm bed, bathroom, breakfast, electricity.

Local activities

Swimming, walking, hiking, cycling, medieval towns, castles, national park, caves, markets.

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Slightly further afield, a 30 minute drive will take you to Cordes-sur-ciel, a 13th century city with some of the most remarkable medieval architecture to be found anywhere in France.

After such a packed day, why not return to your bubble to be greeted with an on-site massage?  You deserve to relax after all, and once you’ve enjoyed a glass of wine out in the fresh evening air, marvelling at the beauty of the golden sun as it sets over the hills, you can finally breathe easy.

Things to note

Pets are not permitted. Check in is between 5-7pm, check out is 11am. Breakfast is served between 8-10am. Picnics and outdoor dining are not permitted.  No smoking or alcohol permitted inside the bubbles. The bubbles are not recommended for young children.

Where you'll be staying

Najac, Midi-Pyrenees

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