The Most Unusual Places to Stay in France – Part 2

The Hobbit House

The second part of our blog to discover some of the more unusual places to stay in France looks at an exciting wagon, a small Hobbit house and even a wooden chateau! There is no doubt that France benefits from some of the most beautiful countryside in the whole of Europe, and some of these great individual places to stay are in exciting locations.

Le Wagon Des Estives

Le Wagon Des Estives is an unique 1950’s wagon that is parked up in a little corner of the Auvergne. Formerly the rustic wagon was used for farm animals and provided accommodation also for farm workers. But the wagon has now been completely renovated and includes a hot tub, toilet and its own hammock. There is heating so it is a viable all year-round option as a holiday home.

Château Des Milandes

The Château dans les Arbres is literally a castle in the trees. It is a magical and glamorous tree house that has been designed to look like a chateau and is a mirror image of a building situated very nearby. The person that owns this magnificent wooden holiday home has spent nearly ten years designing tree houses all over France in some superb locations. The unique Chateau des Milandes not just looks fantastic but it also has a really chic interior with all the modern conveniences that you could possibly want. This magical place is set in the heart of the Dordogne and offers a completely different approach to camping.

The Hobbit House

Everybody that has seen the award-winning films The Lord of the Rings cannot be more charmed by seeing the tiny Hobbit Houses featured in the epic film. But down in Middle Bordeaux there is an opportunity to spend time in an exact replica of Frodo’s home. The tiny house has room for two people sleeping in a queen-sized bed and even has its own private kitchen. Above the house is a sky dome so guests can lie in bed and stare upwards at the stars, or perhaps take advantage of the Hobbit-sized hot tub.


Our final accommodation of this blog of unusual places to stay in France is situated in Tarn-et-Garonne and is actually a Yurt. The camp has been lovingly created by the owners especially for people who like to engage with nature and are adventurous.

The accommodation is set in peaceful woodland all set for exploration by the whole family. In the woods are all sorts of attractions for young and old from swings, swimming pools, hammocks etc. The Yurt has a colossal double bed and its main feature is a stargazing roof. The site has 6 Yurts and all share a shower house, meals are taken at a communal open-air dining space although top-quality utensils are provided.

Nearby are many villages dotted about the Aveyron valley where you can take a trip to a local market to source the produce for your evening meal. We close our tour of France to find unusual places to stay with Bamburi and hope we have whetted your appetite for your next holiday.