River view from the terrace
Bedroom 1: The master bedroom suite with 2.5 metre-long wind
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
Hamman-style bathroom off master bedroom bath
Hallway
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 (4 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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Details

Property type

Moored houseboat

Payment policy

Cancellation policy

Security deposit

$555

Check in/out time

Please, ask owner

Bedrooms

4 Bedrooms, 8 Sleeps

Number of double beds: 2
Number of single beds: 4

Bathrooms

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

Holiday Type

Rural / Countryside
Nightlife
Historic / Sightseeing
Town / City

Family
Lake / Riverside
Romantic
Sporting Activities

Amenities

Dining Table & Chairs
Fully Equipped Kitchen
Dishwasher
Microwave / Oven

Toaster
Washing Machine
Linen Provided
Towels Provided

Entertainment

DVD Player
Internet Access
Music System / CD Player

Satellite / Cable Tv
WiFi / Internet

Outdoor Facilities

Barbeque / Braai
Garden

Terrace / Balcony
Sun Loungers

Heating / Cooling

Air Conditioning
Central Heating

Open Fireplace

Location

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

Child Friendly

Long Term Rent Available

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

Activities Nearby

Swimminig / Watersports
Walking / Hiking
Golf
Fishing

Climbing
Tennis
Cycling / Mountain Biking

Location

Houseboat owner

Rupert

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

4 Reviews - Luxurious Barge in Paris

Excellent! 5/5

  1. Philippe M - France

    24 Sep

    Excellent!

    Nous voulions un endroit convivial, original et bien situé pour accueillir des amis et visiter Paris. Pari réussi ! Première expérience en péniche qui a séduit les plus grands comme les plus jeunes. Nous vous encourageons à tenter l’expérience ! En plus, le propriétaire est vraiment sympathique. Nous reviendrons avec plaisir.

  2. 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.

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

  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. 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!

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