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Unique Barge on the Seine

"Nova" is an amazing classic barge in the center of Paris

Excellent! 4.7/5 (7 reviews)

Houseboat highlights

  1. Can host large groups / families.
  2. Terrace with Eiffel Tower view
  3. Spacious living room with bar
  1. Right in the middle of Paris
  2. Romantic, authentic houseboat on the Seine

Houseboat summary

Located in the historical center of Paris, this classic french barge offers you the best experience in Paris one can desire. While looking directly at the Eiffel Tower, this barge allows you to discover Paris: you can walk to historic sites and neighborhoods (think of the Eiffel Tower, Musée d'Orsay, Trocadéro, Invalides Notre Dame, la Bastille, Jardin du Luxembourg, Le Marais, and much more), or you can take the Batobus, the Metro or the RER when you desire to travel a bit further afield.  Whether you look for a romantic stay along the Seine, or an unforgettable experience with your children: Nova is the place for you to stay!

Houseboat description

Nova:With the unique atmosphere of floating gently on the river Seine, Nova offers you the comfort and coziness you want when traveling. The apartment rented on the boat is 104 square meters, and can accommodate up to 12 people.  Accommodation:The inside of the Nova is spacious and comfortable, with an all-wooden interior. There are 4 bedrooms, a living room, and a salon. In total, there are 4 double beds and two single beds (and two folding sofa beds are in the salon and in the living room). The kitchen is fully equipped: dish washer, oven, hot plates, washing machine and dryer, microwave. There is a bar in the living room, and the entire boat has fast WiFi, there is a cable, a flat screen TV, a DVD player, a Hi Fi. On the 2 terraces one enjoys the amazing evenings that you can only experience on the romantic Seine!  You can rent bicycles with Velib' ,at 200 meters from the boat, and Disney Land Paris is reached directly with the RER.

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Property type

Moored houseboat

Payment policy

Cancellation policy

Security deposit


Check in/out time

Check in between 14:00 and 23:00.

Check out before 10:00.


4 Bedrooms, 12 Sleeps

Number of double beds: 4
Number of single beds: 2
Number of sofa beds: 1


One bathroom has a bath, the other bathroom has a shower.


Number of bathrooms: 2
Number of toilets: 3

Holiday type

Historic / sightseeing
Town / city

Lake / riverside

Perfect accommodation, whether you travel with your friends, your significant other, or your children!
minimum stay 3 nights


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

Barbeque / braai
Terrace / balcony

Sun loungers

Heating / cooling

Air conditioning
Central heating

Electric fans


Panoramic views
City views

Close to the shops

Best location in Paris!

General information

Pets allowed
Wheelchair friendly

Child friendly

Free public parking. No smoking in the barge, there is plenty of room to smoke outside! Although Nova is a large boat, there can't be any parties on board. minimum stay 3 nights

Activities nearby

Walking / hiking
Cycling / mountain biking

Amusement park / water park


Houseboat owner

Jean Michel

Air France Captain retired.
I love travelling, sport, ski, tennis, trekking, badminton.
Cinema, theater, rock music.
And also restaurants or barbecue with friends.

Response time
Normally within 10 hours
Language spoken
English, French

7 Reviews - Unique Barge on the Seine

Excellent! 4.7/5

  1. Adriana C - the United States

    27 Feb

    Camping in an old cabin

    We came to Paris with two families; five children and four adults. The boat was spacious and comfortable for a big party like ours. Jean Michel and his wife were most accommodating, and made us feel right at home.. This easy, especially with a view like that! We will definitely come back again!

  2. Elisabeth F - France

    14 Oct

    Magnificent barge! Show original

    Lots of charm, magnificent view of the Eiffel Tower. Lovely stay despite bad weather. To be redone with pleasure.

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  3. Rochelle E - Australia

    14 Oct

    A wonderful immersive place to stay

    We had a wonderful stay on board Jean Michel’s barge. It was comfortable, clean and had everything. The deck was amazing - think wine, cheese, and the Eiffel Tower. This barge is close to trains and walkable to the major sites. No need to do a boat cruise!

  4. Sebastien S - Sweden

    14 May

    Lovely experience

    I think it will be hard to find a better place than jean-Michel's barge in Paris. You have a permanent view of the Eiffel tower, and almost everything is very nearby. Jean Michel is a very good host, he helped us with everything. I came with my family, and had a lovely experience.

  5. Barry C - the United States

    03 Nov

    Great location on the Seine.

    Two couples stayed aboard the Nova for four nights. The owners were very nice and helpful. They allowed us to check in early upon arrival, and to not check out until 11:30. Location to the tower, to restaurants, groceries was great.

    The kitchen was well furnished. 

    The Nova needs some improvements however. Furnishings are in need of replacement. Beds are very up comfortable, one sofa is broken. Glad we shared this experience but not what we expected inside. 

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