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One doesn’t easily combine the idea of a houseboat holiday with the enchanting city of Paris. However, the river Seine that crosses the beautiful city is the home of some of the most amazing houseboats in the world. These barges moored along the Seine quays, combine space (specially compared with the small Parisian apartments), luxury, and most of all location. Most houseboats are right in the center of the city, allowing the guests to wander straight into Paris. In short, staying on a barge in Paris gives you both a unique experience, and an authentic Parisian feeling.
Paris is one of those cities that can handle a staggering amount of tourists per year (35.4 million in 2019), without losing touch or identity. In the high season, the popular tourist attractions such as the Louvre, the Notre-Dame, and the Basilique du Sacré-Cœur are crowded with many tourists. However, people tend to forget that Paris is a huge city that holds many secrets. Blend in with the locals, and have breakfast on the Canal st. Martin, or visit the museum and garden of Albert Kahn. Instead of the expensive bars of Saint Germain, try the bars in Strasbourg St. Denis and feel the true Parisian atmosphere.
Even though Paris is a large city, public transport enables you to travel cheap, quick, and efficient. The Paris metro-system has 16 lines, enabling you to reach every part of the city. Also, because of its many trains and steady timetable, you'll never wait more than five minutes for a train. Busses allow you to travel over the streets and through the city, and the RER takes you to destinations just outside of Paris. The greatest mode of transport, however, is just walking. Paris is the greatest city to get lost in.
Many of the houseboats and barges moored along the Seine are authentic vessels ('péniche'), completely refurbished to accommodate people. That’s generally what is so appealing: living aboard a ship, while enjoying all the comforts of life ashore. In Paris, these boats are often more spacious than the average apartment, with more space and freedom around you. This makes living on a Parisian houseboat quite interesting. And above all; what can be more romantic then dining on the deck of a authentic ship, while feeling the energetic city around you?
A trip to Paris means a unique combination of culture, romance, history, and a buzzing nightlife. Add to this mix an amazing accommodation, and you cannot fail! Discover Paris afloat, and let yourself be mesmerized. Check out our available houseboats in Paris!