1) - WELCOME ON BOARD
In this Belgian barge of 1927, the studio is what was formerly the cabin of the bargeman. Of a surface of 25 m ², he is ideal for a couple in a double bed but can also welcome the third person who will sleep in a single bed.
The studio is a perfectly privat part of the boat.
The internal space is enlarged by numerous openings on all sides. However, because of its narrow doors and of its height of ceiling, the studio is reserved in persons of average corpulence. The air is there dry and the central heating guaranteed the best temperature in winter.
The internal space is divided into a kitchen area (in the brake gear), a lounge - bedroom (in two levels), and a bathroom - toilets. It is equipped with Flat screen TV, with WIFI, with a radio - CD, with an iron and an ironing board (in the demand).
The terrace is equipped with a barbecue and with hammocks. It goes on of a covered patio and is surrounded with reed screening, for more intimacy.
Two bikes can be lent to you (against pledge, if you do not wish to use Vélibs).
A canoe is at your disposal to walk you in the small river's arm of Issy-les-Moulineaux.
2) - LOCATION
WHERE TO FIND THE PENICHE
The barge is permanently moored at Issy-les Moulineaux on a small branch of the Seine next to the Île Saint Germain. Issy-les Moulineaux is one of the 20 suburbs adjacent to Paris, between the 15th and 16th arrondissements. Its neighbouring suburbs are Meudon and Boulogne-Billancourt.
The barge is situated in a natural verdant environment, within walking distance of many parks (Saint Cloud, l'Île Saint Germain, Bois de Boulogne, and the Meudon Forest).
Close by are many possibilities for recreation and for shopping.
For the tourist access to Paris is facilitated by the excellent Public transport system.
Within a 2 km radius you will find :
- the Parc des Expositions de la Porte de Versailles and the Technopolis, both accessible by Tramway; in addition, the Salon de l'Automobile, the Salon Nautique (Boat Show), the Salon de l'Agriculture (Agricultural Show), Batimat, the Salon du Livre (Book Show) and the Foire de Paris (Paris Fair) etc.
-the Palais de Congrès d'Issy-les -Moulineaux (PACI)
-the Park on the Île Saint Germain
-the Poney Club of the Île Saint Germain
-the riverside restaurants
-the Heliport of Paris
-the "Aquaboulevard", Paris beach
-the Palais des Sports at the Porte de Versailles
-the cinemas at the Aquaboulevard (12) and at Boulogne (8)
The peniche is 300 metres from the Auchan supermarket at the Centre Commercial des trois Moulins, the market Sainte Lucie, and rue Jean Jaurès the commercial centre of Boulogne.
TRANSPORT AND TOURISM
My boat is situated near the RER ligne C : Notre Dame, Tour Eiffel, Chateau de Versailles. Approximately 250 metres away are the Tramway T2, a rent-a-car service, and a Vélibes station.
With the Tramway T2, there is easy access to La Défense, to the RER C (2 stations away) and to Line 12 on the Métro going to Pigalle and Montmartre.
In one direction, the RER C crosses Paris follows the Seine, accessible to the Eiffel Tower, the Champs Elysées, the Louvre, the Musée d'Orsay, St Michel, Les Halles, and Notre Dame; or to the Bateaux Mouches. In the opposite direction the RER C goes to Versailles.
For taxis, teleph(phone number hidden) 4(phone number hidden) those with car, there is ample parking space in front of the peniche.
If the studio is not available, you may rent the Loft, a very nice furnished apartment of 40m2 under the main terrasse (see ""My Other Listings"", on the right column).
3) - TARIF
AirBnb calculates the price for the stays of 3 up to 6 nights .
For the stays of only 2 or 1 night, there is a surcharge of 10€ per night and par person (exceeding 3 persons); so, you will get a Special Offer.
If the studio is not available, you can rent the LOFT, a very nice furnished flat of 40 m², under the main terrace (see "My other listings", in the right column).
4) - ARTISTIC HOLIDAYS
Profit from your holiday in Paris by learning to draw/sketch. Courses of one week are proposed on the boat. The price includes accomodation and half-board.
The courses focus on self-expression through form and colour. We welcome all levels of artistic competence. The beautiful fluvail environment will stimulate the creativity of each student.
Classes take place every morning, followed, in the afternoon, by a programme combining sight-seeing with sketching.
The size of the class is restricted to a maximum of 8 people. Proposed accomodation consists in sharing the mini-loft with fellow students or alternatively, in the case of a couple desiring privacy, being loged in the "Mariner's Cabin".
Apart from the programmed courses, private classes are always available on demand.
Artistic Holidays last a week from Sunday to Sunday. Breakfast and lunch are included, as is the access to a kitchen where students may prepare their own dinner, and eventually take it on the terrace.
Drawing classes take place every morning from Monday to Friday, with 2 hours that is devoted to practical application and technique, and 1 hour to theory.
Afternoons are free, with, however, the option of participating in a 3 hour programme combining "artistic" sightseeing with sketching.
Artistic Holidays may be individual or collective. Group Artistic Holidays are programmed at specific times during the year. Individual students may chose their own Artistic Holiday formula as long as this does not clash with the already determined Group Artistic Holiday programmation.
If you are interested in the Artistic Holidays, just tell me on your demand.
Guest acceed to WIFI, a 35 m2 terrace with Barbecue, a canoe and two bicyles.
Interaction with Guests
As the owner of the boat, I live aboard (into a separated flat) and I am there the welcome Guests and answer their questions.
The nearest station of Public Transports is "Les Moulineaux" (Tramway T2). It allows you to join RERC, for all your visits in Paris.
Beside the boat, the Parking area is paying (6€ per day) but there are places all the time.
From Roissy - Charles-de-Gaule airport, you have to take bus till "Porte Maillot" then, metro till "La Défense - Grande arche" then, T2 till "Les Moulineaux"
Les fumeurs sont invités à fumer sur la terrasse.
Des chaussons sont demandés.
Superbe endroit tout proche de Paris. Dépaysement garanti et accueil sympathique
Christophe is a wonderful host and the barge is beautifully situated on the Seine. The WiFi is not always available, but Christophe is working hard to fix that. Using the Velib you are within 5 minutes at the nearest metro station. We used them for a ride in the town. Recommended!
J'ai passé 2 nuits à bord de la péniche. Très bon accueil de la part de Christophe qui m'a aussi bien conseillé pr les restaurants. La Terrasse privative de la péniche est au top pour profiter du Soleil !
It has been a pleasure to visit Paris with such a nice base in town. Close to the supermarket, the tram, a bakery and a charming pizzeria. Lovely terrace (to share with order guests beneath) and surprisingly quiet (waking up in Paris and hearing the blackbirds singing was great!). On top of that a very kind and reliable host so highly recommended.
Superbe week end.
Encore merci Christophe pour l'acceuil ! Je reviendrai très certainement en été pour apprécier d'avantage la terrasse.
Accueil et endroit charmant !! Nous avons été ravis par ce séjour beaucoup plus original qu'un hôtel. A renouveler aux beaux jours...
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