15 Quirky Places to Stay in France

15 Quirky Places to Stay in France

25th October 2021

To celebrate the launch of Wes Anderson's The French Dispatch, out now in cinemas, we've chosen 15 of our favourite cool and quirky French hideaways. We've got giant wine barrels, amazing treehouses, bubble tents, bohemian Paris apartments, secret fishing cabins and lots more.

THE FRENCH DISPATCH brings to life a collection of stories from the final issue of an American magazine published in a fictional 20th century French city. It stars Benicio del Toro, Adrien Brody, Tilda Swinton, Léa Seydoux, Frances McDormand,Timothée Chalamet, Lyna Khoudri, Jeffrey Wright, Mathieu Amalric, Stephen Park, Bill Murray and Owen Wilson.

The Orchard Treehouse

La Chapelle-aux-Naux - Loire Valley

Sleeps 2

Comfy treehouse set amongst the leaves that offers a great base from which to explore the Loire Valley.

Villa Lanton

Lanton - Nouvelle-Aquitaine

Sleeps 15

Magnificent French villa with 5000 square metres of private gardens, a hot tub, an infinity pool and views out over the Bay of Biscay.

The Chef's Hideaway

Paris - Paris

Sleeps 2

Architecturally extraordinary ground-floor apartment in the eleventh arrondissement in Paris with a world class kitchen.

The French Watermill

Pézenas -

Sleeps 10

Beautiful watermill set on the banks of a river in the south of France, perfect for groups or trips with the whole family.

Coup 2 Foudres

Saint-Jean-de-Blaignac - Bordeaux

Sleeps 2 per cabin

A wine lover's dream - two charmingly quirky super-sized wine barrel cabins, in a working vineyard in the heart of French wine country, with tour and tasting included.

Orion Treehouses

St. Paul de Vence - Alpes-Maritimes

Sleeps 2 - 5 per treehouse

Get back to nature in the south of France and relax with your loved ones in one of four comfy treehouses.

Maison Rêveuse

Lège-Cap-Ferret - Nouvelle-Aquitaine

Sleeps 12

A charming villa for 12 in the south of France with outdoor pool - the perfect seaside retreat for families and friends in Cap Ferret.

Attrap'Rêves Bubbles

Allauch - Provence

Sleeps 2 per bubble

Unique, luxurious bubble tents situated in the middle of a gorgeous Provençal pine forest.

Chateau de Memanat Treehouse

Chavanat - Creuse

Sleeps 2 +2kids

Extraordinary two bedroom raised treehouse, with hot tub, dining deck and twenty first century amenities in Creuse, France.


River Seine - Paris

Sleeps 8

A delightful houseboat right on the River Seine - the decadent Devolu is a luxurious way to feel the heartbeat of central Paris

Les Cabanes de Labrousse

Saint-Julien-Labrousse - Ardeche

Sleeps 2

Be at one with nature in the spectacular French countryside of Ardeche at Les Cabanes de Labrousse.

Pella Roca Cabane & Spa

Labastide-de-Penne - France

Sleeps 12

Three luxury treetop cabins in rural, southwest France, with their own private saunas and exclusive, wood-fired hot tubs…

Fisherman's Cabin

Busserolles - Dordogne

Sleeps 2-4

An inspirational, handcrafted cabin, hidden off the beaten track in the Dordogne

The Bookkeeper's Loft

Paris - Paris

Sleeps 2

Storied and bohemian loft-style space right by the Seine in Paris, with boundless charm and an extensive library in central Paris

Villa Bidart

Bidart - Aquitaine

Sleeps 12

One of the most luxurious villas on the Basque coast of France, Villa Bidart offers comfy furnishings, amazing views, and a heated infinity pool.

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