Small and cosy barge of 22 m ( 72ft ) long, located in the historical heart of Paris , moored in front of Le Louvre on the opposite bank of the Seine, right down the « passerelle des Arts ».
I have designed this boat myself from the bare hull of an old supply boat that I found thirty years ago in Amsterdam Harbour. I drew all the plans and built most parts of the barge's superstructures and interior fittings, always looking for a soft and smooth boat line as can be a trait of chinese calligraphy.
The interior design reveal the delicate hull's curves, the fine decoration is based on pieces evoking some far journeys, as opposed to a standardizes one.
In all weathers, the comfortable steering room will provide an amazing dream space with a panoramic view on the river Seine.
The living space (40 m2) includes the steering room and the whole hold which is composed of an open space with a bed corner with a double bed ( 1,90 m x 1,40 m), kitchen, living and dining space and also a separate room with toilet and a shower.
The barge is located in the historical and central district of Paris very close to :
- national fine art school, art galleries and antique shops.
- fashion design shops.
- some well-known bookshops.
From there you can walk to le Louvre, Beaubourg and Orsay museums, Notre Dame and la Sainte Chapelle ... or jog to Tuileries and Luxembourg gardens as well as the Seine banks.
The barge is very close to : grocers, supermarket and bakeries.
Many public transport facilities :
- Metro stations : Louvre-Rivoli (Ligne 1), Pont Neuf (L 7), Odéon (L 4, 10) , Mabillon (L 10), Saint Michel (L 4), Saint-Germain-des-Prés (L 4).
- Bateau bus ( shuttle boat service ) : 100m on the same bank.
- RER : station Saint-Michel (to go to Versailles, Auvers sur Oise and Roissy airport).
To conclude, this location should appeal to hosts really interested in the history of the city and not only in visiting the Eiffel tower and the Champs Elysées.
1- As I keep a day free to clean the boat between two different hosts, I am very flexible for check in and check out (early morning or late evening at your convenience).
In my opinion my boat must be clean to welcome my guest so I don't want to add cleaning fee and I consider this extra charges as a way to increase the price without any more guarantee about the cleanliness !
2- I want point out an obvious fact that my boat rocks with the Seine river; the river is very quite during the night time ( midnight to morning ).
3- According my boat's caracteristics : in the hold the height is 1,85m to 1,95m, in the wheelhouse the height is 2,05m.
4- For security reasons :
Children are not accepted on board and parties are not permitted.
I keep the right to access from the wheel house to the engines room if necessary.
5-The boat is moored with two other boats (as you can see on the pictures) so I request you to respect our neighbors boats.
6- The quay Conti where is moored the boat belongs to UNESCO WORLD HERITAGE since 1991 so I request that the guests don't park car on the quay !