Set sale for a French houseboat

Set sale for a French houseboat

Oh buoy! A luxury houseboat moored in the Port de Champs-Elysées is on sale for €4 million – but if you’ve set your sights on a more affordable vessel, we’ve got you covered.

€4 million: Christie’s Real Estate

Sitting quietly on a stretch of the river Seine in Central Paris, is a luxurious house boat currently on sale for a cool $4.5 million (€4 million). The 125ft beauty accommodates a two-bedroom apartment and two studios, with large wood-panelled rooms. The 1920s vessel was renovated in 2013 with natural materials running throughout and skylights inserted to create bright spaces. It’s hefty price tag comes from the exceptional location, in the UNESCO listed Port des Champs-Elysées with views of famous city landmarks. If this floating home sets your heart fluttering, we’ve compiled a list of houseboats that are slightly more pocket-friendly from property site

€345,000: Ramonville-Saint-Agne, Haute-Garonne Occitanie

This newly redesigned boat from the late 1950s has all the modern day luxuries. Measuring at 30m long the boat offers large living spaces, an open kitchen, two bedrooms and a bathroom. Portholes offer light throughout the vessel whilst above you’ll find a terrace equipped with a summer kitchen and pool. Private parking is also included and a short drive will take you into the centre of Toulouse.

€390,000: Lyon, Rhône, Auvergne and Rhône-Alpes

Anchored on the Saone River is a three-bedroom yacht. This 100sqm vessel includes multiple outdoor entertaining areas with amazing views of the surrounding areas. There is a kitchen, a bathroom, storage space and parking space. Close to local shops and transport.

€360,000: Laurabuc, Aude, Occitanie

This four-bedroom houseboat sits near the beautiful and popular city of Carcassonne. Built in 1939, the boat now includes a modern kitchen and bathroom, as well as a master suite with office space and two terraces. Natural light and materials throughout give a fresh feel and enlarge the space.

€395,000: Saint-Leu-d’Esserent, Oise, Hauts-de-France

Moored in the Chantilly region is this 1925 vessel. With three bedrooms including a master suite, there’s space for the whole family. Outside is a large terrace, which acts as a great entertainment space. Inside, wooden interiors characterise the living room, the dining room and the kitchen.

If permanently leaving steady ground isn’t for you, here’s our list of holiday rental house boats!

Airbnb river boat in Paris

This river boat is only a short walk from Paris city centre. Leather and wooden furnishings run throughout the boat creating a luxury feel to your stay. Amenities include free parking, air conditioning and a hot tub. With the host living in a separate apartment on the boat, city guidance is available during your stay.

Airbnb houseboat in Nantes

Located on the quay of Versailles in Nantes is a 1930s houseboat. Turned into a modern living space it offers two bedrooms, a kitchen, a bathroom and a lounge area. The private terrace offers a view of the park of the island of Versailles whilst the town centre is a short walk.

Airbnb Dutch barge in Paris

With a panoramic view of the Louvre and the city island, this barge houseboat is to die for. This Dutch barge is located in the St Germain district and only a hop skip and a jump to some of the most popular attractions in the city. You have a choice of a number of spaces to relax in on the boat, whilst modern amenities run throughout.

Locaboat holiday rental

Be the captain of your own ship with boats and yachts available to rent. Perfect for a romantic getaway or a family exploration holiday, have your pick at a range of vessels on offer. Can’t drive a boat? No worries, self driven boats are also available so you can sit back and relax.

European waterways hotel barge rentals

If you fancy setting sail and exploring the country then rent a hotel barge. General cruises are available but if you fancy having a boat to yourself, take part in your own family/group cruise. You’ll have the whole vessel to yourself, including the crew and your very own chef and an onboard pool. During the voyage you’ll have a chance to explore ashore and visit castles, palaces and local villages.

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