COMFORTABLE LOFT IN A BARGE (PARIS)
- Family/child friendly
- Smoking allowed
The barge was constructed in Belgium in 1927.
The loft is an open-spaced apartment of 40m2, comprising a living and dining area, mezzanine double-bed space, a kitchen/bar, shower-room and W.C. The air is dry, and in winter, central heating ensures an ideal temperature. The numerous portholes permit easy observation of river-life.
It can accomodate up to 6 people : in 3 double-beds, in 2 double-beds and 2 single-beds, or in 1 double-bed and 4 single-beds.
Facilities : access to WIFI, a wide-screened television, a DVD player (a DVD library is at your disposal), a radio and CD player , an iron and ironing-board.
Outside, the sun-deck is equiped with hammocks and a barbecue. Its prolongation is a more private covered patio surrounded by caned fencing.
Should you prefer not to use the "Vélibs" (free-bicycles offered by the Paris "Mairie"), you may borrow 2 bicycles (a deposit is required).
Two bicycles and a canoo are available, at no additional cost. With the canoo you can visit the hidden coves of the Île St Germain and discover its "village de péniches". (A deposit is required for the use of the above-mentioned material. Finally, before all use of the canoo, a "décharge of responsabilités" must be signed.)
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.
3) - PRICES & RESERVATIONS
The price of the accomodation depends on :
— the time of the year : high or low season
— the number of guests : a maximum of 6 may be accomodated in the following ways :
- 3 double-beds
- 2 double-beds and 2 single beds
- 1 double-bed and 4 single-beds
— the duration of your stay :
- two to six nights
- one week or more
RATES FOR MORE THAN ONE NIGHT BUT LESS THAN A WEEK
All seasons :
— 150 € per night for 3 persons.
— + 20 € per additional person (the loft can accommodate till 6 persons).
Christmas week and New Years week :
— 1080 € for 3 persons in 2 beds.
From Saturday afternoon from 3 pm, until the following Saturday morning at 11 am.
LOW SEASON - From the 1rst of November till the 30 of April :
— 790 € for 3 persons in one double bed and one single bed.
— 130 € augmentation for each additional person.
HIGH SEASON - From the 1rst of April till the 30 of October :
— 910 € for 3 persons in one double bed and one single bed.
— 140 € augmentation for each additional person.
If the loft is unavailable, you may rent the sailor's cabin, an adorable furnished studio of 25m2 at the stern of the peniche (see "My Other Listings", on the right column).
N.B. : the studio is suitable only for people of medium height and weight.
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 in the price, 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.
COST OF ARTISTIC HOLIDAYS
Artistic Holidays lasting a week, conforming to the dates pre-established in the calender and with a maximum of 8 students (comprising accomodation, breakfast, lunch, 15 hours of lessons, administration charges and cost of membership)::
To the dates pre-established in the calender (with a maximum of 8 students) :
Accomodation in the loft: 1051 €
Accomodation in the studio (for couples): 1107 €
Private Artistic Holidays (You chose the date) :
Accomodation in the studio: 1716 €
|Weekly rate for up to 3 guests||$ 956 US|
|Price for > 3 guests||$ 24 US per guest/night extra|
|Check-in after||3 AM|
|Check-in before||On arrangement|
|Check-out before||11 AM|
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