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Classic Paris Péniche

Beautiful classic houseboat in the center of Paris, near Concorde!

Good 4.4/5 (19 reviews)

Houseboat highlights

  1. Wooden 70s interiour
  2. Center of Paris
  3. Warm, spacious and cozy
  1. Outside terrace
  2. Classic riverboat

Houseboat summary

This classic riverboat is moored right in the middle of Paris, in the 8th arrondissement, between Place de la Concorde and the Grand Palais. It is also one of the oldest marinas in Paris. Though the port is very calm and secure (but still don't leave your stuff outside when you are not there), within walking distance of many amazing sights and roaring nightlife, this péniche will give you the experience in Paris you want! 

Houseboat description

This classic péniche has its interior made in 70s, in the Netherlands. Since it is all wood, the interior is very rustic. Specially in the summer, when you can also open many windows. In the winter, the central heating makes sure you experience nothing from the winter cold outside. As the heat diffuses through the wood, the péniche will be warm and cozy. If you like very neat interiors or very modern and new ones, you are not at the good place. We are more rustic and authentic :)

NB : the pictures have been taken with a panoramic camera. When you will see the boat in reality, it can look a bit smaller that you have imagined.

It is very easy to reach, as there are many stations for bus and metro nearby. 

Musée d'Orsay, le Grand Palais, Jardin des Tuileries, le Louvre, le Avenue des Champs-Elysées: these are all places that are walking distance from the boat! 

The boat has a fully equiped kitchen, internet, TV and a washing machine. There is a terrace/sundeck that allows you to have lunch or dinner outside while having a gorgeous view of the energetic city around you.

Come stay, and experience Paris the way you should!

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Property type

Moored houseboat

Payment policy

Cancellation policy

Security deposit


Check in/out time

Check in between 14:00 and 20:00.

Check out before 11:00.


2 Bedrooms, 5 Sleeps

Number of double beds: 1
Number of single beds: 3


Bedrooms :

- the captain bedroom is equiped with a 140x200 bed.

- the sailors bedroom is equiped with 2 bunk beds.

The bathroom is equiped with a shower circular cabin.


Number of bathrooms: 1
Number of toilets: 1

Holiday type

Historic / sightseeing
Town / city

Lake / riverside


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

Terrace / balcony

Heating / cooling

Air conditioning

Central heating


Panoramic views
City views

Close to the shops


Houseboat owner


The houseboat is in the family since the early 1970's. built by our grand uncle. It has been originally restored from a former transport barge active in the Netherlands canals. I have been living on it since 2001.

I myself travel a lot for work, so I prefer to share this place for periods of more than one month, with fellow river lovers!

We enjoy a unique location, and I am sure you will feel here as good as I have for the past years. I know boats and tourisme, so feel free to ask any questions and interest you might have for France, Spain, and the life on boats!

Response time
Normally within 2 hours
Language spoken
French, English, Spanish, Italian, Portuguese

19 Reviews - Classic Paris Péniche

Good 4.4/5

  1. Penelope P - Australia

    05 Jun

    Unforgettable Stay in Paris

    We all thoroughly enjoyed our 4 night stay on your house boat Marc. its was everything and more that we expected. Great location, easy to go anywhere on foot or by train. would definitely stay here again and no hestiation in recommendeding it to others.

  2. Eleonore V - the Netherlands

    22 Aug

    Mixed feelings

    We have mixed feelings about our stay.

    First of all, the location is absolutely perfect. Walking distance from most sites. Also very romatic to sit on deck with a glass of whine just enjoying Paris!. Also very convenient to be able to park the car on the quai next to the barge. We had a great stay.

    We had a bit of bad luck that the pump had broke down so that the water in the shower cabine did not go away. After two days the problem was fixed. In the meantime, we were not able to take a shower. We appreciate the effort from Marc to get te pump repaired. Although we were surprised when the mechanic suddenly appeared on the boat. We were not informed.

    I suggest to do a more proper inspection of the boat before guests arrive.

    We are most dissappointed about the way we left. To be able to leave the quai, the owner must enter a code to open the gate. He can do that from distance. But on the agreed time both owners did not answer the Phone, nor did they open the gate. Luckily we were able to leave along with another car. Strange thing is that Marc has not responded to our message what went wrong.

  3. Scott J - the United States

    08 Oct

    First time renter

     Mark’s boat was a lovely place to see Paris from Sentry located between the Eiffel Tower and Notre Dame it was easy to get to and a wonderful experience for a first time Parisian visit 

  4. Miguel Angel P - Spain

    04 May

    All great !!!

    Thanks Marc for your kindness and help.

  5. Meredith M - the United States

    10 Mar

    Classic Paris Peniche

    Charming and wonderful!

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