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You’re Going to Want to Check Out this Floating Hotel in France

Floating hotels may be on-trend, but with eco-friendly designs and intimate access to nature, they're more than just IG opportunities. Check out the latest innovative collection from Italian architect Marco Lavit below.

A Brooklyn-based writer and editor, Chelsea's work has appeared in Matador Network, The Huffington Post, the TripAdvisor blog, and more. When not planning her next trip, you'll usually find her drinking way too much iced coffee (always iced—she’s from New England) or bingeing a Netflix original series.

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Just 12 miles down the road from Avignon, among the vineyards of Sorgues’ Chateauneuf-du-Pape, you’ll find Cabanes des Grands Cépages: a new floating hotel constructed by Parisian design firm Atelier Lavit—the same firm behind Off Paris Seine.

Their latest collection includes 15 Mediterranean-style floating cabins perched on stilts in the Lionne River in southeastern France. The eco-estate consists of both duo cabins and family cabins, circular and square in shape, with minimalist interiors of natural paneled wood, floor-to-ceiling sliding doors, and overhead skylights which flood the space with light. Each cabin has a timber-screened wraparound deck for privacy, and some have Nordic ultra-bio-ozone baths—AKA naturally purified hot tubs. (A must for traveling couples.)

When you’re not chilling indoors, Cabanes des Grands Cépages can also arrange activities, including wine-centric excursions to nearby vineyards and dinners at must-try Provencal restaurants. If you’ve been looking for an excuse to get back to France (or to go for your first time), this is it.

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