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Are you a fan of glamping? This site in France lets you sleep under the stars and live in a bubble

Head to The Bubbles of Bordeaux, a new outdoor camping concept in France, which lets you live in a bubble, literally.

travel Updated: Oct 13, 2017 13:57 IST
The Bubbles of Bordeaux is located in French wine country.
The Bubbles of Bordeaux is located in French wine country. (AFP)

A new outdoor camping concept in France takes the expression “living in a bubble” to a whole new level. In a forested area between Bordeaux and Saint Emilion, guests can sleep under the stars in transparent bubble pods called Les Bulles de Bordeaux or The Bubbles of Bordeaux — a play on words referring to its location in the cradle of French wine country.

The eco-friendly luxury glamping experience comprises of five bubble pods named after local wines and grapes: Cabernet, Merlot, Muscadelle, Verdot, Semillon. Self-contained tents are built on wooden decks in existing clearings, and equipped with all the creature comforts, including full-sized beds, showers and toilets, heating, electricity and lighting. Some of the pods also come with jacuzzis.

Guests can choose between transparent and semi-transparent tents, and order gourmet meals. (AFP)

Guests can choose between completely transparent and semi-transparent tents, and order gourmet meals featuring all the French delicacies — foie gras, duck confit, wine and cheese — that are delivered right to their pod. The company also provides transportation to the site from the Bordeaux train station and airport.

The Bubbles of Bordeaux is the latest in a string of spherical glamping experiences to open in France and the world over. In Pont-Saint-Esprit in the South of France, Maison Bulles comes with a queen-sized bed and telescopes upon request. An hour and a half outside of Reykjavik in Iceland, guests can also experience the aurora borealis at the Bubble Lodge.

The same is true at the Nellim Wilderness Hotel in northern Finland, where guests can watch the Northern Lights under glass-domed cabins. And at Ridgeback Lodge in New Brunswick, Canada, guests can sip on wine while soaking in a private, wood-fired hot tub, while gazing up at the stars. Prices for The Bubbles of Bordeaux start at €180 a night.

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