Studio 'The Notre Dame Wheelhouse'

Feel like a skipper aboard this authentic ship. Enjoy the views from the wheelhouse and sleep below

Excellent! 4.7/5 (3 reviews)

Houseboat highlights

  1. Super cozy houseboat studio on the Seine
  2. Close to the Notre Dame, Botanical gardens
  3. Superb public transport connections
  1. Panoramic views from the wheelhouse
  2. Aircondtioning and central heating

Houseboat summary

We warmly welcome you aboard in our private houseboat studio. Right in the city centre of Paris and close to many great attractions such as the Notre Dame, Botanical Gardens and the Place de Bastille. You will be staying in a private part of our 'péniche' on the Seine. The dining corner with open kitchen is located in a very special place: the wheelhouse, with wonderful views all around you. The bedroom is located on the lower deck and offers a very cozy and warm atmosphere. This is the perfect houseboat studio for couples (possibly with a small child) who look for a truly unique experience in Paris!

Houseboat description

Our guests particularly appreciate the special atmosphere aboard our boat. We have chosen for vintage furniture to keep the authentic character of the accommodation, yet we do offer modern amenities such as airconditioning and central heating to ensure a comfortable stay all through the year.

The wheelhouse is without a doubt the best place to sit back and have a first cup of coffee, while making plans for another great day in Paris. Prepare breakfast in the well equipped kitchenette and enjoy the panoramic views over the Seine River. And with good weather you can sit on the deck terrace behind the wheelhouse - not a bad way to start your day!

For us hospitality is of paramount importance. We don't only keep the studio neat and clean, but also love to share our knowledge of our neighborhood with you. Getting around is very easy, thanks to the great public transport connections within a few minutes walking from the boat. 

After an exciting day in town, you will feel at home as soon as you get aboard again. Have a good glass of wine in the wheelhouse, prepare a meal (at least if you choose not to have diner in one of the wonderful restaurants nearby!) and finally descend into the bedroom. Note that the stairs are kind of steep, so this might not be the best option if you have issues with this. Although it is not a problem for our guests so far, I thought it would be good just to share this with you. 

The neighborhood is very convenient, with lots of great bars, restaurants and shops nearby. With the Austerlitz Station around the corner and the Gare de Lyon on the other side of the river you always have a good connection to wherever you want to go. The Notre Dame is less then 2 km away, and the wonderful Botanical Garden with its Natural History Museum is located at only a few minutes walking distance. 

Aboard our houseboat studio you have access to: Air Conditioning, free and fast wifi, cable tv, linen and towels, central heating, well equipped kitchenette, hairdryer.

I hope to have given you the best impression possible, but don't hesitate to ask if you have any question - always glad to help!

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Property type

Moored houseboat

Payment policy

Cancellation policy

Security deposit

Not required

Check in/out time

Check in between 17:00 and 23:00.

Check out before 11:00.


1 Bedroom, 2 Sleeps

Number of double beds: 1


The bedroom with comfortable double bed is located in the hull of the ship, ensuring a very nautical experience. There is a private bathroom with toilet and sink.


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

Holiday Type

Historic / Sightseeing
Town / City

Lake / Riverside


Fully Equipped Kitchen
Microwave / Oven

Linen Provided
Towels Provided
Dining Table & Chairs


Satellite / Cable Tv
WiFi / Internet

Internet Access

Outdoor Facilities

Terrace / Balcony

On the back side of the ship, behind the wheelhouse you have access to a small but cozy deck terrace.

Heating / Cooling

Air Conditioning

Central Heating


Panoramic Views

City Views

Activities Nearby

Walking / Hiking

Cycling / Mountain Biking


How to get there

In terms of transportation, you have a huge number of options:
-The train, Paris is less than 3 hours from TGV in Marseille to the Gare de Lyon.
-The RER, line C runs from Austerlitz to the Musée d'Orsay, les Invalides, the Eiffel Tower and Versailles, lines A and D from the Gare de Lyon will take you from la Défense to Disneyland.
-2 Metro lines (5 and 10) Gare d'Austerlitz and also Gare de Lyon (1 and 14).
-9 bus lines between the two stations.

About the area

Moored on the Rive Gauche, Quai d'Austerlitz, Nénuphar is near the Jardin des Plantes, the Musée d'Histoire Naturelle and the Cité de la Mode et du Design.
When crossing the Pont d'Austerlitz towards the Rive Droit, you can walk along the Jardins du Bassin de l'Arsenal to the square at the Bastille, and barely a 20 minute walk away, you will arrive at l'Opéra Bastille.
The houseboat is right outside the Gare d'Austerlitz and you need only cross the bridge to be at the Gare de Lyon.


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Houseboat owner


As a guide in Paris, I love being around people and telling them how great a city we live in. Buying this houseboat and renting out the apartments just completed this host activity. It is fun and fulfilling and we want you to feel at home with us...

Response time
Normally within 24 hours
Language spoken
English, French, German, Italian

3 Reviews - Studio 'The Notre Dame Wheelhouse'

Excellent! 4.7/5

  1. Christina - England

    16 Jan

    Great hospitality and a unique houseboat on the Seine

    Hello to you both. Thanks again for a really wonderful stay. Your hospitality was truly amazing and I can’t say enough how much I enjoyed your company and my stay with you. The accommodation is unique, wonderful and so cosy! I would recommend your boat to all friends and family. This has to be the best place I’ve ever stayed so thank you once again for being such wonderful people and hosts.

  2. Jeremy L - Australia

    21 Dec

    Notre Dame Wheelhouse

    Had a great stay. A very comfortable and charming place. Cosy and warm in winter and a convenient location.

  3. Ione - France

    30 Jan

    Wonderful houseboat studio in Paris

    Hi really good position in Paris for walking and public transport. Cosy space, warm ( it was January) and great views of the river.

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