Only one hour away from Paris, this authentic houseboat will make your vacation a perfect one.
- Luxurous and big houseboat
- Located in beautiful Auvers-sur-Oise
- Six bedrooms with en-suite bathrooms
- One hour away from Paris
- Surrounded by nature
Set on the Oise River in Auvers-sur-Oise Vexin, that is part of the Regional Nature Park, this wonderful houseboat is full of authentic nineteenth-century features that you can discover while staying here.
Beside its authentic aspects, the boat has all the necessary amenities to make your vacation a relaxing one. You can choose to relax on the boat or explore the surrounding areas. Visit the countryside and see the lifestyle of the locals, go hiking in the forest, try a workshop or just visit the local attraction. Either way, you will have a perfect vacation in a unique scenery!
The houseboat was built in 1930 in the Netherlands and was used as a Freycinet-type canal boat until in 2014 it was transformed into a luxury hotel boat.
Daphne's Houseboat is divided into a large lounge, that can also be used as a dining room, a kitchen equipped with all the necessary appliances, six bedrooms with en-suite bathrooms with basin and toilets, and a cozy library. There are five bedrooms with double beds and one bedroom with a bunk bed.
Do you want to explore more of the boat? You are very welcome to relax on the deck or take a look in wheel-house!
Surrounded by a unique scenery the houseboat is near many local attractions like The Absinthe museum, Ravoux Inn, Auvers castle, Doctor Gachet’s House and Daubigny Museum. Want to follow in the footsteps of great artists like Daubigny, Pissaro, Cézanne and Van Gogh? Then this is the place to be!
Next to the well known landmarks you can also enjoy a concert or a festival, as Auvers-sur-Oise hosts numerous events throughout the year.
How to get there
From Paris, A15 then A115, exit Méry/ Auvers-sur-Oise,
D928 … Auvers, first street to the right : rue Marcel Martin …
Parking « Maison de l’Ile », across the street from n° 54
– By Public Transport:
SNCF: To Pontoise train station (from Paris-Gare du Nord or Paris-St Lazare stations)
Then from Pontoise to Auvers train station or take Bus 95.07 to « Gare d’Auvers »
RER A : To Cergy-Préfecture or RER C : To Pontoise, then Bus 95.07
I discovered the canal transport and the universe of the river more than 30 years ago and I wish to share the magic of this universe by welcoming passengers aboard my barge-hotel moored in a magnificent frame(executive) at the foot of the village of Auvers-sur-Oise when Vincent van Gogh rests for ever...
2 Reviews - Daphne’s Houseboat
Martine C - France
Sleeping on a houseboat ... a dream!We were greeted by the owner of the houseboat who was very friendly. We spent the night in a spacious cabin with a bathroom (large shower) and toilet. Breakfast was great and it was lovely watching other barges pass over the Oise. At this season, the trees bordering the river have their autumn colors and are reflected in the water, which is beautiful!
Laloodesbois R - France
We had a magical night on the barge: - Idyllic setting: a houseboat on the Oise and in the footsteps of Van Gogh - Comfortable with new rooms (the boat opened a year ago) - Quiet - Simple and top breakfast - Terrace with possibility to taste the local specialties (fruit juice / beer). -A fabulous welcome from the manager. I want to specify that it is not necessary to bring a car: the boat is located a quarter of an hour walk from the station and village. I heartily recommend it!