France’s Bubble Hotel Phenomenon is a Hit
It started out as a playful transparent pop-up tent idea, but BubbleTree’s take on the human snow globe (you know that thing you shake, and it looks like it’s snowing inside), is starting a revolution, and Attrap’Rêves Bubble Hotel is paving the way.
Located in the charming Provencal village of Allauch in the Bouches du Rhone, this is the ideal spot to overlook the harbor and is very close to Marseille.
Sometimes called the “high-style tent” or the “transparent cocoon,” this temporary shelter was meant for the city dwellers of Paris to chill but has caught on with tourists, also.
There aren’t too many eco-friendly hotels that are this eco-friendly, offering guests accommodations that can actually be deflated and folded to give nature back its space without leaving any type of mark.
It’s a win-win situation- guests get to fall asleep under the stars and use the sun as nature’s alarm clock.
Perfect for the nomadic mindset, each transportable bubble has a diameter of 13 feet and a ceiling height of almost 10 feet. Each bubble is equipped with an airlock, a king size size bed, and what Attrap ‘Rêve describes as “quality furniture.”
If you’re worried about super sun exposure, don’t; the manufacturers of BubbleTree have reinforced each bubble with a special UV material and have met all applicable standards for public reception.
For the budding astronomers or stargazers among us, the bubble hotel offers a telescope and a chart, helping you to discover the many constellations, the moon and its craters, or other planets like Mars or Saturn.
In true hotel style, these bubbles have similar amenities one would expect to find at a brick and mortar establishment, like normal well-equipped bathrooms.
The various themed bubbles include fun experiences such as the “Zen Bubble,” offering a Japanese vibe; the “Glamor Bubble,” meant for lovers who may want to indulge in a bit of outdoor fantasy play; and for those looking to splurge a bit, check out the “Bubble Suite!”