The most unusual hotels and accommodations to sleep in Île-de-France, within Navigo's reach

Published by La Rédac · Photos by Cécile de Sortiraparis · Published on October 6th, 2023 at 03:20 p.m.
Are you tired of staying in hotels that look the same when coming to the capital? Paris and its region also offer unusual accommodations to spend unusual nights!

Looking for a change from the capital's typical hotels? There's plenty of unusual accommodation in Paris and the Ile-de-France region, whatever the theme of your stay, for nights away from the ordinary. In the heart of nature, around books or in an amusement park, choose where to sleep for an incredible adventure you won't soon forget!

In the heart of nature

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After the unusual dens, Thoiry Zoo is now launching a new zone called "Terre d'Afrique", featuring an educational and immersive area with a new Elephant House and 5 cosy lodges where you can sleep in total immersion among the elephants, right in the heart of the African plain. And reservations are now open! [Read more]

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Just a few kilometers from Rambouillet, in the Yvelines department, you'll find one of the most original campsites in the whole region. Located in the heart of the Chevreuse Valley, the Ferme des 4 Etoiles is the perfect place for a day or weekend getaway on a farm. [Read more]

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Would you like to spend a night among the animals in their dens? If you too have always dreamed of living this adventure (or offering it to your children, grandchildren...), it's possible at Thoiry Zoo in the Yvelines, by spending the night in a den close to the animals, without disturbing them. Would you like to join us? [Read more]

Parrot World, le parc animalier immersif d'Île-de-FranceParrot World, le parc animalier immersif d'Île-de-FranceParrot World, le parc animalier immersif d'Île-de-FranceParrot World, le parc animalier immersif d'Île-de-France Unusual: sleeping in an Amazon jungle surrounded by parrots at Parrot World in Paris
Did you know that there is an immersive animal park in Île-de-France that transports us straight to the Amazon? In the heart of the largest aviary in Europe, you can even sleep in the middle of parrots, ibises or even jaguars! We take you for a night in the lodges of Parrot Word. [Read more]

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Looking for a green getaway, a natural place to spend the weekend? Head for Les Rives de Paris, the 3* municipal campsite in Neuilly-sur-Marne, Seine-Saint-Denis, to pitch your tent, park your camper van or sleep in a Tiny House. [Read more]

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Ten minutes from the Auvers-sur-Oise train station, not far from the places made famous by Vincent Van Gogh in his paintings, the GCU campsite in Auvers-sur-Oise is the only campsite in the village: family-friendly and on a human scale, discover with us this spot where to spend your week's vacation in the 95! [Read more]

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Located in the Seine-et-Marne region and within easy reach of the Navigo pass on the R line, Moret-sur-Loing is an ideal destination for a weekend or vacation in the Ile-de-France region. How about camping? [Read more]

In a castle or historic monument

Le Château de Bourron -  A7C9299Le Château de Bourron -  A7C9299Le Château de Bourron -  A7C9299Le Château de Bourron -  A7C9299 Château de Bourron, stay in a truly historic château in the Ile-de-France region
We're off to Seine-et-Marne to discover a hidden treasure: Château de Bourron, a historic 17th-century residence near Fontainebleau, a haven of peace well worth the detour. Stay in this listed monument, lulled by the authenticity and beauty of its 40-hectare park. [Read more]

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The Château de Breteuil in Choisel, in the Yvelines region of France, is one of the places where you can experience the life of a château. You can spend a night, a weekend or a week here, for an enchanting stay. [Read more]

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Just 45 minutes from Paris and 18km from Fontainebleau, Château de Brinville offers an unforgettable B&B experience nestled in 2 hectares of verdant parkland. Ready to immerse yourself in the calm of the countryside, in an atmosphere steeped in history and conviviality? [Read more]

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The Abbaye des Vaux de Cernay, located in Cernay-la-Ville (Yvelines), has undergone a metamorphosis. Bought out by Paris Society, it's a veritable luxury hotel with a host of assets, including no fewer than 4 restaurants and 2 bars. We take you on a voyage of discovery. [Read more]

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In the heart of the Château de Versailles estate, we discover Le Grand Contrôle, a 5-star hotel offering a unique experience, transporting us back in time. Opening in spring 2020, this unique venue combines history, refinement and authenticity, offering spectacular views over the Orangerie parterre and privileged access to the Château. [Read more]

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Located near the Mairie d'Issy-les-Moulineaux metro station in the Hauts-de-Seine department, Le Domaine de la Reine Margot offers a timeless escape in the heart of the city. This luxurious 5-star hotel, part of the MGallery collection, is housed in a historic 17th-century building spread over a 6,000-square-meter estate, all with a magnificent view of the Eiffel Tower. We take you on a discovery tour, [Read more]

In imaginary worlds

Insolite : un séjour inédit dans un lieu de tournage Insolite : un séjour inédit dans un lieu de tournage Insolite : un séjour inédit dans un lieu de tournage Insolite : un séjour inédit dans un lieu de tournage An unusual stay at a film location
Would you like to stay at a film location? That's what a number of rental platforms are offering! This "set-jetting" trend is all the rage among curious film buffs, allowing them to stay in a location that has been used as a film set. [Read more]

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Harry Potter fans beware: a Parisian apartment is offering you a night on the theme of the famous wizard, just like at Hogwarts! Available for rent on Airbnb, the apartment is so popular that it is only available from mid-November. [Read more]


In an amusement park

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New at Disneyland Paris! The Disneyland Hotel, the jewel in the resort's hotel crown, reopened its doors to visitors on January 25, 2024. The editorial team visited the hotel on the day of its reopening... We tell you all about it! [Read more]

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Les Quais de Lutèce, Parc Asterix's new 4-star hotel, was officially inaugurated on Wednesday, June 23, 2021, one year after its opening and confinement. Crowned the world's best themed hotel in 2020, this 150-room hotel, which features the majestic buildings of comic-book Lutetia along the reconstructed Seine, can finally welcome park visitors who have come to have a great time. [Read more]

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Attention Marvel superhero fans! The New York Hotel - The Art of Marvel, located in Disneyland Paris, awaits you since June 21, 2021 and welcomes you in its beautiful modern spaces, worthy of the Big Apple hotels. The hotel has been revamped to bring you the inspiring and dynamic art of Iron Man, Captain America, Black Widow and Spider-Man. [Read more]

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Just a few steps away from Disneyland (well, two bus stops away), Dream Castle is, as its name suggests, the castle in which one would like to stay to feel like living, at least for a few nights, a bit like a princess. With its swimming pools, its slide, its family rooms and the all-you-can-eat breakfast included, it is definitely the place where families find what they need, no matter the age of the children or the length of the stay. [Read more]

In the capital

HOY Paris - IMG 7986HOY Paris - IMG 7986HOY Paris - IMG 7986HOY Paris - IMG 7986 HOY Paris: a veritable eco-responsible refuge between hotel, plant-based restaurant and yoga studio
Need a little peace and quiet in the middle of Paris? Enjoy a moment of disconnection in this eco-responsible, Latin American-inspired hotel, which leaves nothing to chance, with its wellness areas and vegan restaurant, just a stone's throw from Pigalle. [Read more]

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Immerse yourself in the heart of Parisian life with the new Edgar Suites aparthotels in Montmartre! Discover these eleven urban suites, combining luxury, comfort and responsibility, nestled between emblematic cobblestone streets and just a stone's throw from the Sacré-Coeur Basilica. An opportunity to experience an authentic, eco-responsible stay... And a change from hotels! [Read more]

Hotel Alfred Sommier Paris -  A7C3307Hotel Alfred Sommier Paris -  A7C3307Hotel Alfred Sommier Paris -  A7C3307Hotel Alfred Sommier Paris -  A7C3307 The Alfred Sommier Hotel, the sublime private hotel in the 8th arrondissement and its new rooftop
Since 2018, Hotel Alfred Sommier, a charming 19th century mansion, has been welcoming privileged guests in the heart of Paris, offering luxury and tranquility with its private garden. With plenty of projects, the place is renewing itself and now offers a dizzying rooftop suite. [Read more]

Le Grand Mazarin, l'hôtel inspiré des salons littéraires d'antanLe Grand Mazarin, l'hôtel inspiré des salons littéraires d'antanLe Grand Mazarin, l'hôtel inspiré des salons littéraires d'antanLe Grand Mazarin, l'hôtel inspiré des salons littéraires d'antan Le Grand Mazarin, a hotel inspired by the literary salons of yesteryear
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How would you like to spend a night at the Palais Garnier? You're not dreaming, Airbnb is offering a unique, mythical and unforgettable night at the Opéra de Paris - Palais Garnier. Here's how to get involved! [Read more]

Maison ProustMaison ProustMaison ProustMaison Proust Maison Proust, the new literary hotel in the Marais district, decorated in Belle Epoque style
In the heart of the Marais district, the Maison Proust hotel has opened its doors, paying homage to the aristocratic salons of the Belle Epoque and the famous author Marcel Proust. [Read more]

OFF Paris Seine - SuiteOFF Paris Seine - SuiteOFF Paris Seine - SuiteOFF Paris Seine - Suite OFF Paris Seine, the incredible first floating hotel on the Seine
What could be more comforting than a restorative night aboard the OFF Paris Seine, the first floating hotel on the Seine to also feature a bar-restaurant where you can enjoy a cocktail in one hand and a tapas in the other? [Read more]

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ELLE has opened its first Maison ELLE hotel in Paris, near the Arc de Triomphe. A resolutely elegant and relaxed setting, a faithful translation of the fashion magazine's singular universe, which reconnects culture, style and beauty in a very Parisian spirit. [Read more]

Montmartre - Paris - sacré coeurMontmartre - Paris - sacré coeurMontmartre - Paris - sacré coeurMontmartre - Paris - sacré coeur Sleep at Sacré-Coeur, one of the cheapest places to stay in Paris
Embark on an unusual and spiritual night in the heart of Montmartre! Sacré-Coeur offers low-cost overnight stays in its religious guesthouse, located right next to the famous basilica. To sleep in this unusual place, you can choose between dormitories, shared rooms or single rooms, provided you stay one hour in the basilica. [Read more]

Hôtel Paris J'adore : la bonne adresse romantique pour les amoureuxHôtel Paris J'adore : la bonne adresse romantique pour les amoureuxHôtel Paris J'adore : la bonne adresse romantique pour les amoureuxHôtel Paris J'adore : la bonne adresse romantique pour les amoureux Paris j'Adore, the most romantic hotel in the capital with jacuzzi and swing in room
Want to offer you a romantic stay in Paris? It's a good thing we've found the most romantic hotel in the capital (and that's saying something!). This is Paris j'Adore, a 5-star address dedicated to couples with ultra-instagrammable rooms equipped with Jacuzzis and swings, a spa with a crazy charm, a gourmet restaurant and some nice surprises. [Read more]

Sport Hostel, la première auberge de jeunesse sportive de l'UCPA à ParisSport Hostel, la première auberge de jeunesse sportive de l'UCPA à ParisSport Hostel, la première auberge de jeunesse sportive de l'UCPA à ParisSport Hostel, la première auberge de jeunesse sportive de l'UCPA à Paris Sport Hostel, UCPA's first sports youth hostel in Paris
UCPA has opened a unique place between a youth hostel and a sports multiplex in Paris, in the 19th district. The opportunity for travelers to sleep and do sports in the same place, in a friendly environment. [Read more]

Insolite : l'Hôtel du Petit Moulin, une adresse secrète cachée derrière une boulangerie à ParisInsolite : l'Hôtel du Petit Moulin, une adresse secrète cachée derrière une boulangerie à ParisInsolite : l'Hôtel du Petit Moulin, une adresse secrète cachée derrière une boulangerie à ParisInsolite : l'Hôtel du Petit Moulin, une adresse secrète cachée derrière une boulangerie à Paris Unusual: the Hotel du Petit Moulin, a secret address hidden behind a bakery in Paris
Did you know that? There is a hotel in Paris hidden behind the oldest bakery in the capital. Behind this facade registered as a historical monument, the Hôtel du Petit Moulin reveals its secrets. [Read more]

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Opening at the end of 2021 in the 15th arrondissement of Paris, Villa M brings together 8,000 square meters of space for innovation, work, care and catering, all dedicated to the medicine of tomorrow and all its players. We tell you more about this unique concept space designed by and for healthcare professionals. [Read more]

Hôtel Monsieur AristideHôtel Monsieur AristideHôtel Monsieur AristideHôtel Monsieur Aristide Monsieur Aristide, the charming Montmartre hotel
We're off to discover Monsieur Aristide, a new Parisian boutique hotel with old-fashioned charm, in Montmartre. A tribute to the artist Aristide Bruant, the hotel also features a restaurant and cocktail bar. [Read more]

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On the Belleville side, the Babel Hotel opens its doors and invites you to travel through its 31 rooms, its sunny terrace and its world cuisine with flavors from elsewhere. [Read more]

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The Hotel Ami has been given a makeover by the Orso Group and Danish designer Gesa Hansen. In a minimalist style, the hotel welcomes travelers in its 41 rooms and on its secret patio where it is good to drink. [Read more]

Hôtel Seven ParisHôtel Seven ParisHôtel Seven ParisHôtel Seven Paris Le Seven Hôtel, a charming & confidential boutique hotel in the 5th arrondissement
A confidential boutique hotel in the Latin Quarter, the Seven Hôtel has been given a makeover for the start of the 2021 academic year. Renowned for its 7 themed suites, the Seven retains all its charm and promises a romantic, confidential and delicate experience for travelers and lovers alike. [Read more]

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Oh La La Oh La La Oh La La Oh La La Oh la la! cocktail bar x speakeasy hotel on the Place de la Bastille
The first hotel to hide behind a cocktail bar is Oh La La! Direction Place de la Bastille. [Read more]

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The literary and thematic hotel Arthur Rimbaud pays tribute to one of the greatest French authors of poetry and literature. [Read more]


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