Luxurious glamping experience in French wine country allows you to sleep under the stars
The Bubbles of Bordeaux © Le gîte bordelais “les bulles de Bordeaux”
Published Friday, October 13, 2017 8:16AM EDT
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 is comprised 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.
©Courtesy of Les Bulles de Bordeaux
Some of the pods also come with Jacuzzis.
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 Bubbles of Bordeaux © Bulles de Bordeaux
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.