River view from the terrace
Bedroom 1: The master bedroom suite with 2.5 metre-long wind
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Bedroom 4: River view single room with possible extra bed
Bedroom 3: possible second single bed
Bedroom 3: River view single
Bedroom 2: River view double bed with oil paintings
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Hamman-style bathroom off master bedroom bath
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Stylish, Japanese-style interior
Inside dining room
Kitchen with American-style bar breakfast area
Go inside through the terrace
The living room with 360 degree views on river
The 'Devolu'

Luxurious Barge in Paris

Welcome aboard the 'Devolu', a designer barge in an exclusive neighbourhood just outside Paris!

Excellent! 5/5 (5 reviews)

Houseboat highlights

  1. Modern, stylish, designer houseboat
  2. Close to Paris center
  3. Outside dining and BBQ
  1. Large terraced garden
  2. Perfect for large families or groups

Houseboat summary

This exceptional designer houseboat is located just outside central Paris, and is the perfect way to experience life on the water and visiting Paris with family or friends. Being only minutes away from the heart of Paris, this barge will give you the true unique Parisian experience, in combination with the peace and quiet of the river: welcome aboard!

Houseboat description

The 'Devolu' is a newly-converted designer barge, offering over 2300 sq. feet of space, panoramic views, and a modernist, loft-style ambience over the two levels. There are four bedrooms, air-conditioning, indoor and outdoor dining areas, and a fully equipped kitchen. When traveling with (larger) families, or a group of friends, the 'Devolu' will give you the experience you desire.

The terraced garden overlooks the greenery of l'Ile St. Germain and has a long view up the river. There is an outside where the people can all enjoy the delicious treats grilled on the plancha BBQ. In the nice summer evenings, you can sit outside as long as you want and enjoy the Parisian nights. Inside, the houseboat has a clean, modernist, loft-style interior. When the weather outside isn't great, or you prefer a quiet night inside, the large living room will provide you with every ingredient for a perfect evening!

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Property type

Moored houseboat

Payment policy

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

Cancellation policy

Security deposit


Check in/out time

Please, ask owner


4 Bedrooms, 8 Sleeps

King size beds: 2
Single bed: 4


Number of bathrooms: 3
Number of en-suite bathrooms: 1
Number of toilets: 2

Holiday type

Rural / countryside
Historic / sightseeing
Town / city

Lake / riverside
Sporting activities


Fully equipped kitchen
Microwave / oven

Washing machine
Linen provided
Towels provided
Dining table & chairs


Music system / CD player
Satellite / Cable tv
WiFi / internet

DVD player
Internet access

Outdoor facilities

Barbeque / braai

Terrace / balcony
Sun loungers

Heating / cooling

Air conditioning
Central heating

Open fireplace


Panoramic views
City views

Close to the shops
Close to the ariport

- Roissy and Charles de Gaulle airports nearby. Public transportation is everywhere around you!

General information

Child friendly

- Children above the age of 5
- Monthly rental is optional
- Parking available

Activities nearby

Swimminig / watersports
Walking / hiking

Cycling / mountain biking


Houseboat owner


We've been living on boats almost our whole lives - starting out small and gradually getting bigger as our children have grown up and needed more space! Devolu is pretty massive - an old 1924 barge that has been converted into a two-floored houseboat.

Response time
Normally within one hour
Language spoken
English, French, German

5 Reviews - Luxurious Barge in Paris

Excellent! 5/5

  1. Kathryn W - the United States

    31 Jul

    We thoroughly enjoyed our time, it felt like a home!

    Hello Rupert,
    We are back home in Oregon now, happy to be here but so very happy with all the great memories of our time in Paris and on the Devolu. It was just the perfect place for our group of eight. A family with four teens needs room to spread out, and the Devolu provided that. Plus it was in a very interesting location, lots to see just outside the porthole. And close enough to the sights of Paris but out of the fray.

    The Devolu definitely was our 'home' at the end of the day, the place we returned to exhausted but exhilarated by the sights and sounds and smells and tastes and experiences of Paris. The peace and quiet we required to do it all another day. Yes, we saw it all: on foot, on bike, up elevators to the top of the Eiffel Tower and the Pompidou Center, up and down the Champs Elysees, up to the top of Monmartre, the twisting staircase of Sainte Chapelle, and on and on.

    Thank you, thank you for sharing what definitely felt like a home, not a hotel room. You have created an exceedingly interesting space, filled with art, family mementos, books and movies, quirky stuff and all the essentials of comfy living. We thoroughly enjoyed our time and are recommending barge life to all who hear our story.

    Kit and Tom Whittaker and our 'ChileWhitts' Family of Six

  2. Helen M - the United States

    07 Jan

    Wonderful, Perfect!

    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!

  3. Emma D - England

    16 Jul

    Brilliant family holiday!

    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! 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.

  4. Philippe M - France

    24 Sep


    We wanted a friendly, original and well-located place to welcome friends and visit Paris. Successful bet ! First experience in a barge that won over both adults and children. We encourage you to give it a try! In addition, the owner is really nice. We will be back with pleasure.

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  5. Natasha M - England

    27 Aug

    Fantastic stay in Paris!!!

    We had a great stay on the boat, there was plenty of space for our party of 3 adults and 3 children, it was also equipped with everything we could possibly need. The location was perfect for us, easy access into the centre of Paris but in a nice quiet spot on the river to relax of an evening. Rupert was really helpful and provided us with all the information we needed to make the most out of our trip. We also enjoyed a wonderful day trip to Disneyland Paris which was easy to reach, just bear in mind the RER A doesn’t stop at La Defense (the station you need to change at) after 9pm. Would highly recommend to anyone thinking about a houseboat stay in Paris. Thank you.

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