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)

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 capitaine' (the captain's room). On this boat you will also find the 'Marinier' room, that is also for rent.

Découvrez Avignon de façon originale: en séjournant à bord de cette authentique péniche. Les propriétaires offrent à la location deux chambres qui vous feront remonter le temps : voici 'La chambre du capitaine'. Sur ce bateau vous trouverez également 'La chambre du Marinier', que vous pouvez aussi louer sur notre site.

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 meters 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 Rhône River. The room is equipped with a jetted 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 l'île de la 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 theatre festival. 

Voici une authentique péniche datant de 1928 que les propriétaires ont restauré pour en faire un logement confortable. Elle est amarrée à Avignon, l'une des plus belles villes du sud de la France. 

La Chambre du Capitaine est une chambre indépendante de 22 mètres carrés. Cette chambre, décorée à partir de matériaux nobles comme le bois ou le marbre, a une atmosphère très romantique. Ses deux hublots donnent sur le Rhône. La chambre dispose d'une douche à jets et de toilettes. Les hôtes ont accès à la timonerie, un endroit où il fait bon prendre son petit déjeuner... ou bien vous pouvez profiter de la terrasse ! Enfin, la cerise sur le gâteau : sur le pont, vous trouverez une piscine ! Parfait pour se détendre après une journée de visite à Avignon, n'est-ce pas ?

La péniche est amarrée à l'île de la Barthelasse, une partie calme et excentrée d'Avignon bien que proche du centre ville. Avignon est un lieu de grandiloquence : la ville dispose de nombreux monuments classés au Patrimoine mondial de l'UNESCO. Le pont d'Avignon, le palais des papes, les rues pavées sont des lieux incontournables qu'il faut voir pour comprendre l'atmosphère médiévale de la ville. De plus, chaque année, la ville accueille un célèbre festival de théâtre au mois de juillet.

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Property type

Moored houseboat

Payment policy

Cancellation policy

Security deposit

Not required

Check in/out time

Please, ask owner


1 Bedroom, 2 Sleeps

Number of double beds: 1


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

Holiday Type

Historic / Sightseeing



Fully Equipped Kitchen
Microwave / Oven
Linen Provided

Dining Table & Chairs


Music System / CD Player
Satellite / Cable Tv

WiFi / Internet
Internet Access

Outdoor Facilities

Terrace / Balcony
Sun Loungers

Shared Swimming Pool

Heating / Cooling

Air Conditioning

Central Heating


Panoramic Views


Free Parking

Activities Nearby

Swimminig / Watersports
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. Sergey K - Russian Federation

    01 Mar

    Great houseboat - with love from Russia

    An original apartment on a self-propelled barge with a touch of ship life, the pros and cons of a cabin. Kind owner, quiet place, decent breakfast, good internet.

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  2. 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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  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. 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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