originaire de Paris et passionné de voyages de design et de déco je partage mon temps entre Paris et Bali en Indonesie.
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Julien was an excellent host and very accommodating. He met us at the boat upon our arrival and made us feel right at home, helpfully providing directions to area shops, as well as the bus and metro.
The boat itself is incredibly cool, just as it appears in the pictures, and the setting was idyllic. We enjoyed relaxing on the deck, gazing out over the Seine and the other houseboats lining the shores. Truly a unique experience.
We stayed two nights with our two kids, ages 4 and 6, and felt safe with them, but might not recommend the boat for children any younger, as the stairs are somewhat steep and the bedrooms at opposite ends of the boat. That said, Julien did nicely offer to provide a mattress if we wanted to all bunk in one room. The metro was a bit far for our kids to walk (happily, at least), but the bus was very close and convenient. There were a few mosquitos, but bug spray was provided.
For sporty types, the boat is right next to tons of athletic facilities--a huge pool, tennis courts, golf range and more. We did not take advantage, but it seemed like a great complex. It is also very near the Bois du Bologne, a huge park with lots of activities. We walked over to the Jardin d'Acclimatation one morning, which was a highlight for our kids.
In hindsight, we wished we had spent more time on the boat and in adjacent neighborhoods, vs heading into central Paris in the morning and only returning at night after a full day of sightseeing. If we were to do it over, we'd take a more relaxed approach and spend more time soaking up the houseboat experience.
All in all, it was a stay we will always remember--thanks again, Julien!
The houseboat is a great experience and exactly as shown in the photos. Julien was a great host and even met us at the bus stop and helped carry our bags when we arrived.
The local area is really nice for breakfast on route to the bus/metro. You can walk to the metro (about 15-20 min) or take a bus which is very frequent and quick.
The outdoor space on the boat is really nice with the kitchen on the upper deck leading out onto the terrace. We have 2 young kids and felt very safe with them out on the deck.
Thanks for having us Julien.
séjour très agréable.
Overall a wonderful experience that I would recommend to anyone travelling with friends or family! I stayed here with my three children (aged 4, 8 & 11) and we had a really great time together. The boat is very spacious, well-maintained and well-furnished. Everything worked flawlessly incl. kitchen amenities, the sauna, TV/ cable-TV, fireplace and wifi. The rooms are very large and the view from the kitchen and balcony is wonderful. The boat is also centrally located and anchored off an island that is great for walking or running. Julien is a fantastic host, very helpful and forthcoming with advice and suggestions. This is quite simply not to be missed if you are visiting Paris and want an unforgettable experience!
This is an awesome place to stay. Its spacious and very comfortable. Don't stay in an overpriced Paris hotel, stay here. Its also very quick and easy to get into the center of Paris. Really enjoyed staying at Julien's place on the water.
Great way to stay in Paris for couple. Very nice host.
Don't stay in a hotel - stay here! We have never stayed on a boat before but thought it would be fun - the boat is huge and exactly like the photos. We used the big deck every day and watched the river drift by. There is no river traffic so the boat doesn't move - apparently this is not the case with some others. We walked to the metro every day about 15 minutes to walk down those croissants - you can jump on the bus. All the shops are 5 minutes away as are some decent local restaurants. Julien is a great host, very helpful. The trade-off is being in the middle of town in a small place or being not in walking distance in a huge place which is really an experience to stay in. We are very happy we chose the boat - we will be back next time!
Thanks Julien for a great stay.
Nice guests. easy going, tidy good communication
Une péniche aménagée avec beaucoup de gout dans un site exceptionnel.
C'est le compromis parfait pour les voyageurs qui souhaitent découvrir Paris et profiter de la nature grâce à la proximité du bois de Boulogne.
Un séjour idyllique !
Highly recommanded Julien and his Wonderfull Place, a stunning Peniche In the heart of Bois De Boulogne
J'ai eu la chance de séjourner dans cette superbe péniche alors que le soleil nous faisait l'honneur de sa présence. Résultat: un séjour inoubliable! Barbecue et bronzette sur la terrasse, l'intérieur spacieux style loft, décoré avec goût, sauna, douche à l'italienne, promenades dans les bois juste à côté... Que demander de plus? (à part d'y retourner très vite!)