Charming Eiffel Tower Houseboat

Boat - Entire home/apt · Port Debilly, Paris, Île-de-France 75116, France

The Space

Exceptional houseboat artfully decorated and designed located across from the Eiffel Tower in the 16th arrondissement near the Trocadero, Museum of Modern Art, Museum of African Art (Branly), Museum Guimet, Arc de Triomphe and the Champs Elysées.
A 2 min walk to the Passy metro station.
Windows galore allowing incredible views of the Seine and surrounding area. The space is 645 sq feet (65m2) which includes a BR, LR/DR, kitchen, toilet and separate shower room; terrace (40m2), parking & internet. Quiet location!
Welcome to an original, atypical Paris stay on the river in front of the world's most iconic landmark - sparkling at night! View from Montmartre (Sacré Coeur) to the Bir Hakeim Bridge - an amazing iron structure shown in many movies (Last Tango in Paris, Inception...).

Many public transit :
*BatoBus : shuttle service on the river, pass for several days, main spots in Paris.
*bus 72 all along the Seine (direct for Concorde, Louvre, Hotel de Ville)
*metro Passy, 4 stations to Champs Elysées
*RER ligne C direct to Musée d'Orsay, Invalides, ND cathedrale, Quartier Latin...

Other Things to Note

En juillet et aout, réservations pour 6/7 jours minimum.

Room type: Entire home/apt
Bed type: Real Bed
Accommodates: 2
Bedrooms: 1
Bathrooms: 1
Beds: 1
Extra people: No Charge
Minimum Stay: 3 nights
Weekly Price: $1991 /week
Security Deposit: $284
Cancellation: Moderate

Overall Guest Satisfaction

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  • Really don't want anyone else to know about this fabulous boat as I want it as our secret. Just an amazing place and as a first time user of airbnb couldn't be happier. Jean is a great host, location is simply superb, having a glass of wine next to the Eiffel Tower just perfect. It's not luxury but it's full of character and warmth and you be fools not to book. The only slight drama is the loo which needs a proper toilet installed to make this the perfect stay. Give my regards to the black cat when you stay and have an amazing time.......

    April 2014
  • We had an amazing time in Jean's house boat, Le Soleil! It is located right across from the Eiffel Tower and very central to the city including access to multiple Metro stations if you need to get around.

    The stay on Le Soleil made our honeymoon in Paris very memorable and we were very happy to find this gem in Paris!

    April 2014
  • We just returned from a two week trip through France, and the highlight was unquestionably the stay in Jean's fabulous houseboat! Location, location, location! In your wildest dreams you can't be any better situated in Paris. Jean's hospitality was incredible -- he did so many little things for us that one should not even imagine to expect! The boat is so comfortable -- a very warm living area with pieces of his world collections everywhere -- and plenty of room for us to host a five person cocktail party with friends one night.... and where else could you enjoy a glass of wine on the upper deck while watching the light show of the Eiffel tower every night? The kitchen is very easy for preparing meals and has ample room for several people. As far as the bathroom, well, I think it has been said before, it is a challenge, but what boat wastes space on that room? It is just part of boat life! And free parking in Paris! It was one of the most unique places we have enjoyed in our extended travels! Thank you again, Jean!

    March 2014
  • Jean was a great host and Le Soleil was perfect. The boat is well equipped and comfortable and quiet. Everything was spectacular and exceeded our expectations.

    Just to confirm what others have written, the tour boats do come often and the boat moves but we loved that and didn't at all mind!
    It was fabulous and we will do it again as soon as possible!

    March 2014
  • We had such a great stay on Jean's boat! My husband and I stayed for three days over the weekend and I must say we are planning on coming back some day. The location is perfect, and the views of the Eiffel Tower are breathtaking. Jean was also a fabulous host who was available for a late check-in and provided answers to all of our questions. If you have a chance to stay in this house boat you should do it! You will not regret it.

    February 2014
  • My first experience with AirBNB couldn't have been better! Jean received us with flowers, fresh fruits and a bottle of wine. He speaks English very well and was kind enough to lend us some maps and share some information about the surroundings. The Soleil has an amazing view of the Eiffel Tower and is close to a metro station (Passy), so transport is as easy as it can get. It's a really charming place to be. The Seine current is calm and the boat shakes only a bit, mostly when the Bateaux Mouches pass by. The bathroom is a little tricky at first, but works nicely once you get the hang of it. I definetly recommend the Soleil to anyone who wishes to spend unforgettable days in Paris.

    October 2013
  • Staying on Jean's péniche was the best experience for our first trip in Paris!!! The péniche was absolutely beautiful and exceeded our expectations. We were welcomed by Jean, he greeted us and gave us a tour of the péniche, to our surprise, left us with a bottle of wine and snacks upon our welcome. Truly a romantic stay we've ever experienced, this boat offered us stunning and I have to say, the absolute best views of the eiffel tower all throughout day and night. The fun part, you're right on La Seine and get nothing less than first class seating to view the iconic tower, all the best combinations of Paris combined. Much better than what commercial hotels have to offer which originally we were looking to book but none offered everything we were in search for. What made this trip more memorable, my now fiancée prosposed to me on Le Pont de Bir-Hakeim, which also you can see from from the péniche. This trip to Paris has made some unforgettable memories for us and we definetly will be back. See you soon Jean! Merci Beaucoup! :)

    October 2013
  • What a romantic place to stay at! It is just like Jean's photos. The location is amazing. His boat is very nicely designed and Jean is a wonderful host just like all other reviewers have said. Thank you for letting us share your place, Jean!

    October 2013
  • We finished a four week stay in France with a stay on the peniche “Soleil”. We could not have asked for a better ending for our trip. Jean met us, showed us his home, provided wine, flowers, and information about the area and left us with his phone number should we need help. The location is convenient to metros, stores, and sights. As this was not our first visit to Paris, we spent most of the time enjoying the view. The “Soleil” has everything you need to enjoy your stay. If you want something a bit different, this is a great place to stay with a charming host.

    October 2013
  • Jean was a perfect host. Provided enough information about the area for us to feel welcomed, but gave us the privacy and freedom to make Péniche SOLEIL our home. The boat a quaint and nautical with all the amenities that one would expect a floating vessel to have. Péniche SOLEIL was an ideal site to begin our Parisian Adventure. We will return one day.

    September 2013
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ministère français des Affaires étrangères
Bonjour à tous et bienvenue, J'ai longtemps vécu à l'étranger (Egypte, Maroc, Indonésie, Turquie, Italie...) où j'ai dirigé des Centres Culturels Français pour le ministère des Affaires étrangères français. De retour en France, c'est toujours le domaine des arts qui est le mien : organisation d'événements culturels, arts plastiques et architecture essentiellement, puis promotion des enseignements artistiques français, des écoles supérieures d'art. Ma péniche est née il y a plus d'un demi siècle dans les environs de la rivière "le Cher" autour des Châteaux de la Loire : c'est une "flûte" du Berry, un bateau historique devenu très rare, aux formes étonnantes, très étroit et très long, les formes d'une flûte traversière! Son architecture intérieure, que j'ai entièrement refaite, est donc aujourd'hui conçue et dessinée pour absorber avec gourmandise l'espace, la lumière et le paysage qui l'entourent, afin que son hôte en bénéficie pleinement. C'est aussi un bateau conçu pour la navigation et avec lequel je voyage beaucoup. Au delà du cadre particulièrement beau des rives de la Seine à Paris, au delà d'un environnement culturel et architectural exceptionnel, entre le pont-viaduc de Bir Hakeim (le plus filmé de Paris depuis "Dernier Tango à Paris" jusqu'à "Inception" par exemple) et le pont d'Iéna (qui relie le palais du Trocadéro à la Tour Eiffel), habiter sur un Fleuve est UN CHOIX DE VIE que je vous invite à découvrir : bienvenue à mon bord, sur les quais de Paris!
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