Authentic péniche moored in Paris

Bienvenue à Paris! Your experience will be unmatched when you have stayed in this amazing houseboat, moored in the centre of Paris.

Excellent! 4.9/5 (9 reviews)

Houseboat highlights

  1. Sleeps up to four people comfortably
  2. Close to many sites and activities
  3. Centrally located
  1. Comfortable and spacious
  2. Quiet area, yet very central

Houseboat summary

Gently drifting in the waves of the Quai d'Austerlitz lies an authentic barge, perfectly converted into an amazing houseboat. It is located very centrally, walking distance from the Austerlitz railway station, the botanic gardens, and the fashion neighborhoods of Paris. When the sun shines, you can enjoy the beautiful surroundings from the terrace under the Paris skies. Watch people walk by, boats sail by, and ducks swim by while you hang out on your private boat in the middle of Paris!

Houseboat description

The péniche can sleep a maximum of four guests, and is 55m2. Two people can sleep in the living room on a comfortable sofa bed, and two others have a separate room on the boat. The bathroom is nice and comfortable, with towels provided. Also, linen is provided and the beds are made up when you arrive. 

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.


2 Bedrooms, 4 Sleeps

Number of double beds: 2


Exceptionnally we can sleep an extra 2 persons in the living room with an additional cost of 10€ per person per day.


Number of toilets: 1

Holiday Type

Rural / Countryside
Historic / Sightseeing
Town / City

Lake / Riverside


Fully Equipped Kitchen
Linen Provided

Towels Provided
Dining Table & Chairs


Satellite / Cable Tv
WiFi / Internet

DVD Player
Internet Access

Outdoor Facilities

Barbeque / Braai

Terrace / Balcony

Heating / Cooling

Air Conditioning

Central Heating


Panoramic Views
City Views

Close To The Shops


Child Friendly

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

The 13th district of Paris has just been totally renovated. From the Very Large Library to the Gare d'Austerlitz via the quays and the City of Fashion and Design everything is new.

We are located between the Gare d'Austerlitz and the Gare de Lyon in other words we have 4 metro lines, 3 RER including one that goes to Euro Disney and a dozen bus lines that take you to the 4 corners of Paris. For those who come by car there is a secure parking, but paid, 100 m from the boat.

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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

9 Reviews - Authentic péniche moored in Paris

Excellent! 4.9/5

  1. Mary K - the Netherlands

    07 Oct


    We had  A lovely time at the boat. Our host was so nice she came and helped us find a parking space. Ended up doing some laundry for us as well a wonderful benefit. The boat was conveniently located and we often had our morning coffee on the patio watching other boats go bye. 

  2. Henry - Australia

    12 Sep

    Great location, spacious houseboat

    Access was a bit of an issue with lots of luggage, but you only arrive and leave once. Location was great for access to Paris metro and regional train systems. Spacious and comfortable accommodation.

  3. Aimee M - Switzerland

    05 Jan

    10 days in Paris

    We booked the Nénuphar for 10 days during the Christmas/New Years holiday. 

    The boat was large giving the two of us plenty of space to make ourselves comfortable. The bed was comfortable, the water hot, WiFi reliable and it had all the basic amenities we needed from plates, cooking ware, towels, hairdryer and extra bedding.

    The location was superb; able to walk from Gare de Lyon to the Nénuphar and then around from there. The Gare de Austerlitz was located across the street and we took advantage of this- but most of the time we walked every where.

    Marie-Laure answered all of our emails in a timely manner and even consented for us to bring our cats (in the end we did not). She offered to clean halfway through our visit but that was not necessary; we just needed fresh towels. Mark, her partner, also greased some things around the boat as they were creaking in the the night as well as placed some mats down on the walk-way areas so prevent slipping. Apart from these interactions, they let us have our privacy.

    We loved our stay on the Nénuphar but we are also easy-going, adaptable travelers. This is not a hotel where most things are perfect...there was nighttime noise from the train until midnight and the boat rocked, swayed and made a boat does, but if those things didn’t bother us. We were comfortable and felt safe the entire stay.

    It was an unique experience and one I would recommend! 

  4. S - the United States

    20 Jan

    Lovely houseboat in Paris

    Just marvelous, what else can we say. Brilliant houseboat rental in Paris.

  5. Jenifer - the United States

    10 Jan

    Best place to stay in Paris - awesome houseboat

    I think this just might be the best place to stay in Paris. If you are tired of squishy hotel rooms and want a wonderful night's sleep, stay on this comfortable and well-equipped houseboat. There's even a bathtub!! The location is excellent, with good public transport and walkingr distance from many sights. There can be creaky noises or a bit of movement, but, as my friend said, "It's a boat. If you want stability, book at the Hilton". If you like boats, you'll love it.

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