The Directory of Unusual Places to Stay
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Prices from £115/night
An exotic Asian treehouse with pool and views, secluded in the Park of Haut-Languedoc. Under 2 hr flight from London. Romantic, relaxing + unique.
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France's national leader in unusual stays invites you to discover unique accommodation and plenty of activities.
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Unique and ecological treehouse and cabin located in Les Épesses. Under 1.5h flight from London to Nantes. Sleeps up to 6! April - September.
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Contemporary treehouses in a secluded woodland setting for up to 4. Set in the south of France with plenty of activities nearby.
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A luxurious Paris getaway in a 19th century châteaux, with striking + opulent style. Close to Paris' most famous monuments.
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Floating boutique hotel with a hot tub on the roof. Offering B&B in Reims when not cruising.
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Adult Only - Clothing optional/Naturist Bed and Breakfast in Northern Rural France with hot tub.
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2 'drops of water' in the countryside north of Toulouse make for a unique and relaxing glamping experience - couples or families.
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Woodland setting for lodges sleeping up to 5 people close to Lac Leman near Larringes.
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A watermill with a brook as the perfect holiday home for up to 9 guests - plus dog - in central France
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Quirky site offering eco-friendly cottages for 2-4 people and a lodge for 7 people near Vitré. There is a shared hot tub in the garden.
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Impressive eco glamping site close to Carnac beaches- gypsy caravan, fairy tale house, Mongolian yurts, tree houses + suspended bubble tents in trees.
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A sumptuous 16th century castle hotel near Reims, overlooked by the ruins of a 12th century castle. Try some golf, tennis or even an air balloon ride!
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A 4 star hotel with pool, rooms and apartment built into the rock, in the Loire.
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Eco-friendly, remote and romantic cabins surrounded by nature in a national park in the Dordogne
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Be active, or relax, at this naturist camp in the glorious Provence. Select from glamping to cabins to maisonettes.
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Eco friendly site built around a natural reservoir offers rooms, cabins and canvas style accommodation sleeping 2-6 people an hour from Rennes.
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An independent historic holiday cottage for 4 in Rix, or join your hosts for a True French Experience - BILINGUAL.
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A 15th Century house split into 2 unusual 4 bedroom properties with many original features + views over the Vincou valley
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Safari tents surrounded by forest, located in Aveyron, with an outdoor pool.
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Château with river views and hidden garden artwork in Châteaubernard. Restaurant, outdoor pool, spa and turkish baths on site. Children and dogs welcome.
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An 'Out of Africa' experience in the heart of Normandy. Stay in cabins or yurts within the park surrounded by animals.
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Stylishly furnished desert tents or a revolving cabin are options at this well-equipped campsite in Dordogne. Sleeps up to 6. Open April-September.
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The naturist vacation village of Chiappa is in Corsica, 15 minutes from Porto Vecchio + offers a great range of activities. 5 night min stay.
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By a sandy beach bordering the Mediterranean this naturist resort in Port-Leucate offers apartments on weekly rentals with great facilities.
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Romantic B&B near Avignon where you can sleep under the stars and learn to cook French style.
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A hotel in the heart of the naturist centre of Cap D'Agde. With beach nearby and pool and spa area.
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Boutique cabin on Dutch barge on the River Saone at Losne. Restaurant quality food served. Perfect for a romantic break.
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Wonderfully quirky apartments in Paris - sleep in a Citroen 2CV or on The Moon.
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Renovated windmill offers a back to basics stay with lovely views near Villeneuve-sur-Lot. Minimum 3/7 night stay.
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Hotel in great location by Gare du Nord in Paris. Wellness centre with spa and hammam. Breakfast and snack bar available. Children welcome.
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Enjoy breathtaking views and wildlife from cabins perched 350m high on Mont Betet. They sleep from 2 - 5 people.
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A special Relais and Châteaux hotel built into the rock, with river views, in Tours.
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Surrounded by the beauty of the Provence, this design hotel combines clean lines with evocative art, in the Luberon region.
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Quality boating holidays on canals and rivers around Burgandy, Loire and Canal du Midi.
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Authentic American vintage retro caravans for B&B near Carcassonne. Or farmhouse for 6-8. Also hot tub with views of the Pyrenees
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Stargaze from cosy, romantic bubble tents set in beautiful countryside, each individually designed. Near Marseille with pool access
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Stay in a 17th century restored village house in the heart of historic Verteuil-sur-Charente with antique furniture. Sleeps 4. 3 night minimum stay.
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Stunning stone cottage with many gorgeous features sits in the Luberon National Park near Saignon. 7 night minimum stay.
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Two apartments and a former servants house in an ideal location alongside one of the highest railway viaducts, in central France.
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Luxury hotel within the historic walls of Carcassonne offers swimming pool and fine dining. Children and dogs welcome.
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Beautifully renovated chateau near Dinard overlooking the bay. Sleeps from 15 to 32 people
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Lakeside location offers traditional cabins and rooms near Montpelier sleeping 2-4 people.
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This Paris hotel offers something different in terms of design - black corridors, naked lightbulbs, graffiti and erotic art.
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Located on a small horse farm in the South of France's wine region near Montpelier. This quirky roulotte sleeps 2 with pool
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Turreted 4 star castle hotel with spa facilities + plenty to do, found at the foot of the French Alps. Apartment sleeps up to 8. Open May-September.
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A chic quayside design hotel in Bordeaux.
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Chateau with views over the vineyards near Avignon offers a romantic rural getaway. Outdoor pool + gourmet restaurant.
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17th century chateau for 16 guests in Dordogne with 2 towers, private pool+ 20 hectare garden. With it's own caretaker + maid. Chef + nanny available.
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Glamping site with gypsy caravans, yurts, wooden huts, tipis, safari lodges, cabins and chalets at Dieulefit. Access to pool and hot tub.
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Rural tower sleeps 4 in the sleepy village of Landebaeron in Brittany. Minimum 4/5 night stay. Children and dogs welcome.
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Eco paradise 1 hour from Toulouse. Secluded gîte for 2 in St Antonin Noble Val with stunning views and endless countryside to explore.
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A hotel and spa on the beachfront in southwest France’s Basque country with a michelin-star restaurant overlooking the bay.
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A historic chateau with pool near La Rochelle and beaches, plus rustic cottages in the grounds for holiday rentals.
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A historic hotel in beautiful Collioure with a story to tell through the artwork that fills every wall.
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Rustic glamping in rural France, stay in a unique Mongolian yurt, perfect for a family adventure that takes you back to nature. Sleeps 2-4.
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Glamping experience for either 2 or 6, with woodburners, near Mont Blanc.
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Spacious converted barn in an old stone farmhouse for 2/4 people with breathtaking views of the Ariége Pyrenees.
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Stay in a real life French Château just an hours drive from Calais. Apartment sleeps 2 with access to 5 acre garden with lake. Minimum 7 night stay.
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For charm and a historic setting, this B&B in central Paris is a great find
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Gorgeous rustic house in a rural location near Unverre sleeps 4 people. Minimum 7 night stay.
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A funky hostel with bold designs in Paris, with easy access to the Eiffel Tower by metro. Breakfast included.
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These luxury yurts are located in the heart of the Livradois National Park. A perfect holiday for those wanting to get back to nature
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Hotel with great views over the old port in Marseille. Quirky design. Children and dogs welcome. 1 night stay welcome.
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This modern hotel has unique rooms and is close to the Montmartre area of Paris.
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Stylish safari tents and B&B cottages with communal pool in the Aquitaine region. Gardening and yoga workshops too.
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Family friendly hotel with free shuttle service to Disneyland Paris and indoor swimming pool.
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Rural mountain paradise with glamping and guesthouse options and pool, near Dieulefit. Sleeps up to 8!
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Located in the historic port town of La Rochelle, this hotel envelopes you in design, culture, history and art.
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Modern apartment within the walled town of Villefranche-de-Rouergue sleeps 2+1 in a riverside location.
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Located on the Avenue Des Champs Elysées, spacious and serviced 5 star Paris apartments with charisma.
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A ski in, ski out hotel, just 650 yards away from a ski lift leading to Les Trois Vallées Ski Area. With spa facilities. Sleeps up to 6!
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Relaxed but stylish 5 Star ski-from-the-door modern hotel in Val Thorens. Open during winter.
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A Paris design hotel which appeals to your 5 senses.
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Hotel in central Versailles close to the Château de Versailles with restaurant, sauna and hammam. Easy access to Paris.
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The artistic and colourful collage decor of this centrally located Paris hotel is stunning.
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Chic hotel for couples or families in the 9th arr. in Paris, with wellness facilities.
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This hotel, close to the Champs-Elysees in Paris, pays homage to various literary talents with writings on the walls.
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A luxury hotel in Paris' Left Bank, dedicated to the creative arts.
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This hotel offers striking cinematic retro rooms within walking distance of the Eiffel Tower.
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A boutique hotel with illusion themed rooms and stunning art work just minutes from many attractions in Paris.
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A Paris hotel with graffiti murals and photographs decorating the rooms.
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Family friendly circus themed hotel with a flair of fun & colour throughout. 10 minute drive from Disney Land Paris.Swimming pool, gym & great views.
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Tennis themed hotel on the outskirts of Paris close to 2 sports stadiums
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Chalet style accommodation in the Courcheval ski resort sleeps 2-4 people.
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Rustic yet luxurious farmhouse with large garden, 3 bedrooms + entertainment barn offers a rural getaway close to the sea in Glatigny.