The houseboat is built on a traditional barge.
The bathroom is clean and tidy.
Detail of the bedroom.
The bedroom will make you feel at home right away!
View on the cosy double bed in the Marinier's Room.
The wheelhouse gives a nice view over the terrace and water.
The wheelhouse / kitchen.

Lovely Avignon Houseboat - Marinier Room

A peaceful haven in the beautiful city of Avignon

Excellent! 5/5 (5 reviews)

Houseboat highlights

  1. Amazing terrace and swimming pool
  2. Close to the city center of Avignon
  3. Vintage decoration
  1. Authentic barge with unique atmosphere
  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 'Le Marinier' room (the Sailorman's Room). On this boat you will also find the Captain's 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 Marinier'. Sur ce bateau vous trouverez également 'La chambre du Capitaine', 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. 

If you choose to stay in the 'Marinier' room, you will sleep in a cozy double bed just like sailors did. The room is decorated in a 1920s-style and has a beautiful decorative fireplace. There is also a modern bathroom with a shower and 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?

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. 

Si vous choisissez de séjourner dans la chambre du Marinier, vous dormirez dans une cabine double comme le faisaient auparavant les marins. La chambre est décorée dans un esprit "années 1920" et dispose d'une jolie cheminée décorative. Il y a également une salle de bains moderne et des 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 bathrooms: 1
Number of en-suite bathrooms: 1
Number of toilets: 1

Holiday type

Historic / sightseeing



Fully equipped kitchen
Microwave / oven

Dining table & chairs


Music system / CD player
Satellite / Cable tv

WiFi / internet
Internet access

Outdoor facilities

Terrace / balcony

Shared swimming pool

Heating / cooling

Air conditioning

Central heating


Panoramic views

General information

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

5 Reviews - Lovely Avignon Houseboat - Marinier Room

Excellent! 5/5

  1. Fam O - France

    09 Jun

    A formidable barge Show original

    We appreciated the kindness of the person who received us, we liked the scenery and nature. Everything was for us a dive into the past and what we had come to seek. Hearty breakfast, taken on the deck of the barge (a luxury in this season) with the possibility of turning on a heater. Everything is well thought out.

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  2. 13 Aug

    Wonderful! Show original

    The unusual side of sleeping on a barge on the Rhône, so close to the center of Avignon, the swimming pool and deckchairs on the deck, the feeling of being at home, the hearty breakfast and for all tastes, the Home.

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  3. - France

    01 Sep

    We will be going back. Show original

    If you are looking for nature at the gates of Avignon, you have come to the right place. The city is close by, and not negligible, free parking is located halfway between the Péniche and the Pont d'Avignon. The Captain's cabin, large, perfect. Gargantuan breakfasts! Very friendly welcome. Good advice given. We will be going back.

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  4. Anonymous - England

    13 Jul

    Great houseboat with swimming pool - super cool!

    We spent 4 nights on the houseboat ‘Le Hasard’ et we were very satisfied. The swimming pool and the terrace were great. The boat is located near the Pont d’Avignon. Perfect bed. But the cherry on the cake was the breakfast. Copious and delicious. We highly recommend this place to everyone!

  5. B. M - England

    13 Jul

    Passionate owner, perfect houseboat, copious breakfast

    The owner is a very sympathetic man who knows his houseboat’ story very well and is very passionate about it. The houseboat is very well equipped, perfect for relaxing. Exceptional and copious breakfast. We only had one regret: not being able to stay longer… because of our schedule, what a shame!  

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