Indulge Your Inner Rodent At France’s Hamster Hotel

Friday, December 4, 2009


Heavy petting… going nuts… queue the suggestive hamster jokes.

Nantes, France has added another “attraction” to its handful of other enticing options, a romantic hamster wheel for two (no… really). Visitors to the La Villa Hamster have the option of dressing up in full rodent garb, nibbling organic grain, sleeping in a haystack, and, yes, sipping off of a giant water tube; oh yeah, and stay the night.

It’s catching on. The visionaries are already looking into future Hamster Hotel sights in the U.K. and soon afterwards, “going back to [their] origins.” I’ll let you come to a conclusion about that one.

I’m a bit disappointed, actually. I was half expecting a labyrinth of brightly colored plastic tubes you had to navigate on all fours, or a ball you’d be trapped in and have to roll yourself from one room to the other. I guess you can’t have it all.

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