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Jetted shower for your convenience.
The Captain's Bedroom with typical window.
The Captain's Bedroom.
The Avignon Houseboat in her full glory.

Lovely Avignon Houseboat - Captain's Room

A peaceful haven in the beautiful city of Avignon

Excellent! 4.8/5 (4 reviews)


  • Your money is safe, we pay your host 2 days after check-in.
  • 100% refund in the unlikely event the host cancels.
  • Changing booking details is always free.
  • Access to urgent phone line during your booking.
  • Book Co2 positive, we compensate 3 times more than we emit.

Houseboat highlights

  1. Close to the city center of Avignon
  2. Romantic
  1. Authentic barge
  2. Quiet and natural surroundings

Houseboat summary

Discover Avignon in the most original way: by staying on board this authentic houseboat. The owners offer two rooms that will make you travel back in time: here is 'La chambre du captain' (the captain's room). On this boat you will also find the 'Marinier' room, that is also for rent.

Discover Avignon in an original way: by staying on board this authentic barge. The owners offer two rooms for rent that will take you back in time: here is 'The captain's room'. On this boat you will also find 'La chambre du Marinier', which you can also rent on our website.

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Houseboat description

This houseboat is an authentic barge built in 1928 that the owners restored to make it a cozy home. It is moored in Avignon, one of the finest cities in Southern France.

The Captain's bedroom is an independent 22 square meter bedroom. This room has a romantic atmosphere as it is decorated with noble materials such as wood and marble. Its two portholes offer you great views on the Rhone River. The room is equipped with a jet shower and a toilet. Guests have access to the wheelhouse which a very nice place to have breakfast while enjoying the views on the Rhône river... Or it is possible to sit outside as this room comes with a private terrace! Finally, the cherry on top: on the sundeck, you will find a swimming pool. Perfect for relaxing after a day of exploring Avignon, don't you think?

The 'péniche' (French for 'houseboat') is moored at the island of Barthelasse, a remote and quiet part of Avignon though it is close to the city center. Avignon is a place of grandiosity: it has several monuments that are listed as World Heritage sites by UNESCO. The Avignon bridge, the palace of the popes, the cobble-stoned streets are iconic spots that you need to see to understand the medieval atmosphere of the city. Plus, every year in July, the city hosts a tremendous theater festival.

Here is an authentic barge dating from 1928 that the owners have restored to make it a comfortable accommodation. She is moored in Avignon, one of the most beautiful towns in the south of France.

The Captain's Room is an independent room of 22 square meters. This room, decorated with noble materials such as wood or marble, has a very romantic atmosphere. Its two portholes overlook the Rhône. The room has a power shower and toilet. Guests have access to the wheelhouse, a place where it is good to have breakfast... or you can enjoy the terrace! Finally, the icing on the cake: on the deck, you will find a swimming pool! Perfect for relaxing after a day of sightseeing in Avignon, isn't it?

The barge is moored at the island of Barthelasse, a quiet and off-center part of Avignon although close to the city center. Avignon is a place of grandiloquence: the city has many monuments classified as World Heritage by UNESCO. The Pont d'Avignon, the Palace of the Popes, the cobbled streets are unmissable places that must be seen to understand the medieval atmosphere of the city. In addition, every year the city hosts a famous theater festival in the month of July.

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Property type

Moored houseboat

Payment policy

25-75% or 50-50% or 100% (read more)

Cancellation policy

Security deposit

Not required

Check in/out time

Please, ask owner


1 Bedroom, 2 Sleeps

King size beds: 1


Number of bathrooms: 1
Number of en-suite bathrooms: 1
Number of toilets: 1

Holiday type

Historic / sightseeing

Fully equipped kitchen


Microwave / oven
Linen provided

Dining table & chairs
Internet access


WiFi / internet
Music system / CD player

Satellite / Cable tv
Terrace / balcony

Outdoor facilities

Sun loungers
Shared swimming pool

Air conditioning

Heating / cooling

Central heating

Panoramic views


Free parking

General information

No pets allowed
Smoking not allowed

Swimminig / watersports

Activities nearby

Walking / hiking

Cycling / mountain biking
Amusement park / water park




18 km

Train station

10 km

How to get there

By TGV (high speed train), Avignon is :

- 2 hours and 40 minutes away from Paris
- 1 hour away from Lyon
- 30 minutes away from Marseille

About the area

Avignon is located in Provence, one of the regions that make France so special. The 'City of Popes' has several cultural landmarks: the Avignon bridge, the Palace of the Popes, the remparts, dozens of churches and chapels... Come to Avignon and you will be sure to eat Provencal specialties and drink good wine. The natural surroundings are also exceptional: lavender fields, preserved Natural Parks and the seaside... 

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Houseboat owner


Nous partageons avec nos clients le plaisir de vivre à bord de notre péniche depuis plus de 10 ans.

Response time
Normally within 2 hours
Language spoken

4 Reviews - Lovely Avignon Houseboat - Captain's Room

Excellent! 4.8/5

  1. P D - France

    13 Jul

    Unforgettable weekend Show original

    Unforgettable weekend. Barge with swimming pool: the best. The owner of a great kindness and a gargantuan breakfast.

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  2. Anonymous - France

    03 May

    An excellent moment, very exotic Show original

    Absolutely everything, welcome from our host, the presentation of the whole barge and the life of the sailors. The very good taste and the originality of the decoration of the 2 bedrooms also deserve to be mentioned. The breakfast is generous. An excellent moment very exotic.

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  3. Mark S - England

    08 Jun

    Great house boat, superb location close to Avignon

    This is the perfect place to stay if you’re looking for something a bit different. It’s an old boat but very well looked after and in a great location on the river not too far from Avignon. We loved waking up and having breakfast on the deck, we even managed to cook a meal in the kitchenette one evening to eat outside. Breakfast was delicious, you definitely won’t go hungry! We would also highly recommend the short walk to the restaurant along the river overlooking the pont d’Avignon which the hosts helpfully told us about when we arrived late one evening. Take bug spray if you plan on sitting outside in the evenings as it’s on the river, but the room is fine as it has one of those repelling plugs. Couldn’t recommend this place enough!

  4. Sergey K - Russian Federation

    01 Mar

    Great houseboat - with love from Russia

    Original apartments on a self-propelled barge with the flavor of ship life, pluses and minuses of the cabin. Kind owner, quiet place, decent breakfast, good internet.

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