About the property
- Boat2368 sq. ft.
- Half Baths0
- Minimum Stay5 nights
A designer barge with four bedrooms, excellently situated for central Paris
Ever wondered what it would be like to live on a houseboat? Devolu offers you a convenient base to visit the sites of Paris, go to Disneyland and the Château de Versailles while coming home each day to an amazing experience of another kind. One of the most luxurious boats on the Seine, Devolu offers fabulous river views, indoor and outdoor dining, excellent transport facilities and a mooring spot in an exclusive neighborhood that is so green and calm that you won't believe it possible just a few minutes journey from the Eiffel Tower!
The living area, dining room, kitchen and terrace are on the upper level of the boat, with 360° windows, air-conditioning and designer furniture. The four bedrooms are below deck, each with a huge window looking out at water level. It is a dream home that presents visitors with just one problem - they don't to want to leave it to go sightseeing! We're particularly pleased by the fact that many of our customers have returned two or more times since we made the boat available to rent.
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- within a few hours
- English, French, German
- Calendar last updated:
- May 26, 2018
I work from home most of the time, so it's really important to me to be in a pleasant and tranquil environment. About 25 years ago, I discovered the ideal way of achieving this while still having all the advantages of being in the big city is to live on the river. Having made the move to living on a boat, I've never once wanted to go back to living on the land.
Owner purchased this Boat in 2010
Why Owner chose Issy-les-Moulineaux
Devolu offers us the chance to live somewhere that combines all the pleasures of being in Paris with an extraordinary quality of life. Don't be misguided by the fact that the map shows us as being 'outside' Paris - most people don't realise that Paris, unlike other capital cities, has officially not changed size or shape for a couple of hundred years now and the city's borders have stayed exactly the same as in the 19th century! Meudon, where the boat is moored, is an area about one kilometre outside that 19th century city border, so in most capitals it would be considered pretty central - in London, for instance, we'd be talking about the distance from Notting Hill to Piccadilly Circus. We go everywhere around the city by bicycle and leaving from here I count 20 minutes to be at the Eiffel Tower in 20 minutes - having done the whole journey on bicycle lanes along the riverbank, which is pretty nice! Meudon is an area that has always been popular with artists and well-off Parisians - the sculptor Rodin lived here, and his house can be visited up the hill from where the boat is moored. The main street up the hill from us has a very quiet, villagey feel to it and there are good transport links all around the city.
What makes this Boat unique
On Devolu, you have all the advantages of being near the centre, but in a calm and green environment. And there's really nothing that compares with being on the water - as soon as people step on board a boat they feel as if they've entered a different world, leaving the city behind. It's a feeling I still get even after spending half my life living on boats and something we hear from a lot of the people who rent Devolu over the summer is that they enjoy life on board so much that they definitely don't want to spend all their time visiting sites! In terms of questions, the first thing people ask is 'Does it move a lot?'. The answer is no - it's a very big, heavy boat, so while it rocks a little when something goes by very fast, the motion is mild and not bothersome at all. Also, we don't get disturbed by the tour boats because we're outside their zone - they're a problem for barges further into the centre because they have huge banks of spotlights to light up the riverbank, including the interior of the barges!
Check-in: 4:00 PM
Check-out: 10:00 AM
Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.
A brilliant base for a family holiday to Paris
We are gushing with praise for the wonderful holiday we had staying on the barge and exploring Paris. As a family we needed something to keep everyone happy and the easy access to the city and the seclusion and natural setting of the houseboat made a perfect combination. The interior space is lovely, decorated with quirky art and providing everything you need to live. The rooms are generous in size and well equipped. The weather was mixed during our stay and my children enjoyed playing the games and watching films when the rain kept us inside. The nearby supermarket has everything you need and the wonderful bakers is responsible for the extra pounds I'm now carrying!
The unexpected pleasures were watching the boats pass, and all the nature about. The comings and goings of the heron, eyeing newly hatched ducklings, and the big fish swimming in the water.
We used the mainline train into Montparnasse which was a 10 minute walk away. The trains were at least every fifteen minutes and the journey was about 12 minutes. A return ticket for all day transport is 9 Euros. I am a relatively inexperienced traveller and this was easy.
We would definitely stay here again. The owner was super helpful and a great communicator and I wouldn't hesitate to recommend this experience of Paris.
Wonderful, perfect what more can I say
We spent Christmas on the barge, perfect accommodation for 6 adults, warm light and airy. And we had a lovely Christmas tree and bottle of champagne that was a lovely extra surprise. We will be back, perfect location, quite no road noise but very easy to get into the centre of Paris, loads of room and very very comfortable beds which is a definite plus for a chronic back pain suffer can. Thank you again for a perfect stay, Helen
Splendid holiday location
We had a lovely stay, with our 4 boys in Paris. The Devolu has all the comfort you need. It was clean, well maintained, excellent location, public transport nearby. You could even take a swim in the Seine, although the Gendarmerie didn,t approve ;-)
The owner is very helpful with providing additional information to make your stay even better.
Definitely recommendable !
Nous voulions un endroit convivial, original et bien situé pour accueillir des amis et visiter Paris. Pari réussi !
Première expérience en péniche qui a séduit les plus grands comme les plus jeunes. Nous vous encourageons à tenter l’expérience !
En plus, le propriétaire est vraiment sympathique.
Nous reviendrons avec plaisir.
Devolu offers two holidays in one - all the pleasures of Paris combined with life on board a truly exceptional houseboat with a mooring spot beside Ile St Germain, a highly sought-after island in the Seine just beside Paris' 15th Arrondissement. This exclusive island offers residents a calm, green stretch of the river just outside the centre of town, meaning everything is easily accessible but you can relax at the end of the day with a glass of wine and barbeque on deck (but none of the tour boats going by that are the bane of life on the Seine otherwise). It is also excellently placed both for heading out to attractions such as the Chateau de Versailles and Giverny, and its immediate vicinity offers a full range of shops, restaurants and other amenities. Parking is plentiful and reasonably priced in the immediate vicinity if you are travelling by car.
Rates & Availability
Additional information about rental rates
For groups of seven or eight people, there is a surcharge of 50 euros per night.