maps sky view
The vessel from the other river banks
Bathroom Accessoires from Fragonard
The pier
Front bedroom
The outside right side
Going down to the bunkbedroom and the front bedroom
The pier
Second Bathroom
View at night
Bioethanol Fireplace
Upper and Flydeck
La Madrague
Perfect time
Relaxing in the sun
In the Marina
Boat ambiance
Boat in the Marina Fayolle
La Madrague
View from the living deck at night
View from the sundeck
Marina overview
Canal map
Sunbrella on the Fly
Dining room
Your hosts
The vessel from the side
Living room deck
View from the kitchen to the master bedroom and living deck
Coral ambiance in the master bedroom
Master bedroom
Bunk bedroom
Dining Area Flydeck
In the Fayolle Marina
Sunbrella on the Fly
Covered Terrace Sofa
La Madrague
New styled cheminee deck ( covered outside deck)
Master bedroom
Dining room
Master bedroom
Morning light
Roof-top sundeck

Spacious Motor Yacht Home in Paris city centre

Welcome to Paris! Spacious exclusive boat in the center of Paris. Explore and relax...

Excellent! 5/5 (4 reviews)

Houseboat highlights

  1. Great location right in the center of Paris
  2. Very spacious motor yacht -sleeps up to 8
  3. Modern contemporary interior
  1. High quality brand new 2018 interior equipment
  2. Nice flydeck with dining area and open sundeck

Houseboat summary

A different side to see Paris

Are you looking to discover Paris or experience the city again in a different way? Do you want to get away from it all and spend some time along Parisian canals at and experience this special atmosphere?

Are you looking for an idea for a weekend break? A family outing? Or do you just want to spend some romantic time together as a couple?

A safe unique place to stay in the middle of Paris! Truly exceptional

After an extensive exploration of this bustling city, you return to the privacy and tranquility of this special place and enjoy all on board amenities just for yourself.

City riverside Life all around you -

Bars, ice-cream stands, cafes, lovely bistros, floating library, hip boat restaurants, boat cabaret, supermarkets, post-office, metro stations, cinemas, playgrounds, velib' bicycle rentals, pharmacies, fitness clubs just at your doorstep.

People playing pétanque or picnicking at the riverside - but when everybody has left:

Its all yours! Exclusive river views and secured tranquility.

You will see Paris in a different light after your visit and we are sure you will have to come back!

For the record-

the Bassin de la Villette is the largest artificial lake in Paris. It was opened on 2 December 1808. It is 800 meters long and 70 meters wide. It begins with the Pont de Crimée, the last hydraulic lift bridge in Paris, and ends with the Place de Stalingrad where La Rotonde Ledoux de la Villette is located.

The bassin is also home to a MK2 cinema complex whose originality, in addition to its presence in converted warehouses constructed from metal beams from the 1878 Exposition Universelle, is provided by an electric boat shuttle service connecting the cinemas on either shore.

North by the Quai de la Seine and to the south by the Quai de la Loire, linked by the Passerelle de la Moselle in their center.

Houseboat description

Caution: No cruising, no captain!



Mooring in the center of Paris with a lot of space and rooms not to feel squeezed in a can and room enough to invite all our kids and family. All wooden parquet floors, a cozy fake fireplace, fly deck dining area and 1 sundeck.

We love modern architecture and design and are currently converting this beautiful boat in an even more beautiful and exclusive one, by renewing interior colors and furniture.

Quality is our motto-

Quality mattresses and toppers, new duvets, pillows and covers, as well as brand new towels and tableware. Bathrooms equipped with new towel sets and hair dryers.

Spacious motor yacht with:

Front sundeck (up to 2)

Roof-top sundeck ( up to 4)

fly deck with dining table and chairs (up to 6)

Fireplace living room (up to 8)

Fully equipped kitchen

Indoor dining area ( 6 people)

1 Master bedroom with a large 180x200 bed with high-quality mattress and topper, en-suite shower / toilet bathroom

1x bedroom with 2 bunk beds, shared shower/toilet bathroom

1x bedrooms with 2 separate single beds, shared shower/toilet bathroom

Possibility of converting the eating area into another double bed, for 2 

This lovely modern and fresh decorated houseboat offers a spacious room concept for 2-6 people and even two more sleeping places can be added, when transforming the eating area into another 2 person doubled ( at additional cost ).

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Property type

Moored houseboat

Payment policy

Cancellation policy

Security deposit


Check in/out time

Check in between 15:00 and 20:00.

Check out before 10:00.


3 Bedrooms, 6 Sleeps

Number of double beds: 1
Number of single beds: 4


1x bedroom with a large doubled ( 180x200cm), private shower bathroom and toilet

1x bedroom with 2 bunk beds, shared shower/toilet bathroom

1x bedrooms with 2 separate single beds, shared shower/toilet bathroom

Possibility of converting the eating area into another double bed, for 2 (at additional cost).


Number of bathrooms: 2
Number of toilets: 2

Holiday type

Historic / sightseeing
Town / city

Lake / riverside
Sporting activities


Fully equipped kitchen
Microwave / oven

Linen provided
Towels provided
Dining table & chairs

Fully equipped kitchen with fridge and freezer and all new beautiful tableware and glasses.
Linen, towels and duvets all new 2018

Outdoor facilities

Terrace / balcony

Sun loungers

Enjoy a glass of wine on the fly deck or take an extensive sunbath on the roof top deck.
Cuddle up romantically by a (fake) fireplace on the covered cheminee deck which can be opened from all sides

Heating / cooling

Central heating


Sea views
Panoramic views

City views
Close to the shops

Conveniently situated in the middle of Paris.
Walking distance to Gare de l'Est and Gare du Nord

General information

Gated property

Velib Bicycle Nation right at the door

Activities nearby

Swimminig / watersports

Amusement park / water park

Velib Bicycle Nation right at the door




0 km

Ferry port

0 km


0 km

Super market

0.1 km


20 km

Golf course

20 km

Train station

2 km

Night club

0 km

How to get there

By car

By Metro

By train

By plane

About the area

The new Brooklyn of Paris

Vivid riverside living....

Barges are moored along the banks of the basin throughout the year offering cultural activities such as theater, cinema, concerts, etc.

In summer the banks of the basin are used by fishermen, pétanque players, and picnickers. On summer evenings it is not unusual for the left bank (exposed longer to the sun) to be occupied from one end to the other.

Every year in June is the festival of the basin. There are festive activities on both sides (concerts, mini-shows, exhibitions). The celebration ends with a big fireworks display from the bridge.

The Lifting bridge of the Rue de Crimée or Pont de Flandre, a lifting bridge weighing 85 tons built in 1885, separates the two basins. It allows traffic on the Rue de Crimée to cross the canal and connects the Quai de l'Oise on the north-west side to the Quai de la Marne on the south-east side. When the bridge is raised pedestrian traffic can still continue on a fixed elevated walkway. At the time of its construction it was the third largest lifting bridge to be built in France. It is now the last one in Paris and is registered as an historical monument.

The second basin measures 30 m wide and 730 m long. This basin, which is often prematurely named the Canal de l'Ourcq, originally ran along the back of the old village of La Villette.

At its northern end is the "roundabout of canals" where the Bassin de la Villette converges with the Canal de l'Ourcq (which brings water for more than 100 km from the river Ourcq) and the Saint-Denis canal which, with a length of 6,647 m and a slope of 28.45 m, joins the Seine at Saint-Denis, as well as the small Darse du fond de Rouvray canal (a port for the canal ferry boats).

Since 2007 an extension of the Paris-Plages has taken possession of a large part of the quay of the Seine and offers taverns, restaurants, boat rides, children's play area, petanque, etc.

Rowing is practiced throughout the year on the water.

On the Quai de la Seine there are the Sup de Pub and Sup Career schools which are both INSEEC Business Schools.

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Houseboat owner

Laurent & Bettina

Laurent & Bettina

Welcome to Paris!

It was our dream to live on a boat and to be as close to Paris as possible.
We were very lucky to find a boat which is moored within the city!

Cadaques, mooring in the center of Paris with a lot of space and rooms not to feel squeezed in a can and room enough to invite all our kids and family.

Quality is our motto-
Good mattresses and toppers, new duvets, pillows and covers, as well as new towels and tableware.

It is a special place for people who appreciate special things.

Be our guest and stay a weekend or even a week and we are sure you will love it, as we do and return.

This is our private home, so please respect our personal belongings and decoration. No shoes on board please.
Thank you!

Response time
Normally within 12 hours
Language spoken
English, French, German

4 Reviews - Spacious Motor Yacht Home in Paris city centre

Excellent! 5/5

  1. Emmelin O - the United States

    11 Nov


    I don't even know where to start!  I'm not a boat person but this experience converted me!  It was totally amazing and I would do it all over again!  It was very clean and well kept!  I couldn't ask for better hosts also.  They were very accommodating and was welcome to any questions I had during our stay.  It was the perfect location!  It was a train ride away to the city and it was quiet enough at night but still had the night activity.  It was very safe and the train was less than a 5 minute walk away.  I can't wait to book my next stay!  You will not be disappointed at all!

  2. Sarah L - England

    28 Jun

    A beautiful stay!

    My mum and I stayed on Bettina and Laurent's gorgeous boat on the Canal de la Seine in May. Our stay could not have been better. We were greeted very warmly on our arrival by Bettina and she was so welcoming and hospitable, enjoying a chat over a glass of wine on the top deck, overlooking the bubbling social life of Paris around us. We enjoyed this beautiful and comfortable floating paradise for 4 nights, with its choice of 3 sun decks and 3 bedrooms. We loved just to sit and gaze about us at the people milling about playing boules, watching the little day trip boats, and the evening social scene. There is even space on the top deck to do yoga in the morning sun. There are plenty if convenient shops and cafes around and it is a pleasant walk of 45 minutes into Mon Matre. The metro is 5 minutes away too. The boat is beautifully fitted in warmly curved wood, is very clean and beautifully furnished. Above all, the communications with Bettina for any queries or directions was excellent, helpful and so accommodating. Thank you both for allowing us to enjoy your really special home on the water.

  3. Grant A - Australia

    21 Oct

    Stay at La Madrague House Boat, Paris, October 2019

    We stayed at Madrague House Boat in early October 2019. The owners were very good with communications before our stay, contacting us and making sure we knew where to go and what to do beforehand. They personally greeted us on arrival, making us feel very welcome, and helping with explaining how everything worked on the boat. The boat was lovely. It had a very cozy interior and the surrounding areas were lively with lots of shops and restaurants close by. We would fully recommend staying on this houseboat as a change from the normal hotel stay in Paris. 

  4. Heinrich V - South Africa

    23 May

    Amazing experience

    My wife and I had an amazing experience staying on Laurent & Bettina's boat. The accommodation is exactly as described with everything that we needed and more, even the bedding was luxurious. Situated in a beautifull Basin where one can really experience local Parisian culture. 

    Bettina communicated regularly to ensure we were ok and we apprecaited the same. We will defnitively be back! Excellent. 

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