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Excellent 5/5 Score from 11 reviews

Houseboat | 4 bedrooms | sleeps 8

Key Info
  • Suitable for children over 5
  • Car not necessary
  • Air conditioning
  • No pets allowed

Ever wondered what it would be like to live on a houseboat? Devolu offers you a convenient base to visit the sites of Paris, go to Disneyland and the Chateau de Versailles while coming home each day to an amazing experience of another kind. One of the most luxurious boats on the Seine, Devolu offers fabulous river views, indoor and outdoor dining, excellent transport facilities and a mooring spot that is so green and calm that you won't believe it possible just a few minutes journey from the Eiffel Tower!

The living area, dining room, kitchen and terrace are on the upper level of the boat, with 360° windows, air-conditioning and designer furniture. The four bedrooms are below deck, each with a huge window looking out at water level. It is a dream home that is going to present you with just one problem - you're not going to want to leave it to go sightseeing!

2015 Update: Due to works being carried on along the banks of the Seine, Devolu will not be available to rent in 2015

Size Sleeps up to 8, 4 bedrooms
Will consider Corporate bookings, Long term lets (over 1 month)
Access Car not necessary
Nearest Amenities 300 m
Nearest travel links Nearest airport: Charles de Gaulle or Roissy 15 km, Nearest railway: All Paris stations and public transport network
Family friendly Suitable for children over 5
Notes No pets allowed, No smoking at this property

Features and Facilities

Luxuries Log fire, Internet access, DVD player, Sea view
General Central heating, Air conditioning, TV, Video player, CD player, Telephone, Satellite TV, Wi-Fi available
Standard Kettle, Toaster, Hair dryer
Utilities Dishwasher, Cooker, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine
Rooms 4 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms of which 1 En suites and 1 Shower rooms, Solarium or roof terrace
Furniture 2 Sofa beds, Single beds (3), Double beds (2), Cots (1), Dining seats for 8, Lounge seats for 8
Outdoors Balcony or terrace, BBQ
Access Parking
Further details indoors

A family home for most of the year, Devolu is fully-equipped with everything a cook could want - oils, herbs and spices of every kind.

Further details outdoors

Devolu is situated looking toward the calm and greenery of l'Ile St. Germain and beside Paris' future arts hub on l'Ile Seguin - it's the ideal place for sitting out in the evening, enjoying a glass of wine and cooking on the gas-fired plancha<

The Ile-de-France region

Paris needs no introduction - the world's most popular destination, it offers everything that a person could want from a city. Devolu is excellently situated for visiting the sites, with the Eiffel Tower and central Paris just twenty minutes door-to-door from leaving the boat, the tram stop being one minute away. At the same time, it benefits from the fact that it is moored just outside the zone in which houseboats are constantly being disturbed by the wake and spotlights of the tourist boats - it truly is one of the best spots on the river Seine.

2015 Update: Due to works being carried out along the banks of the Seine, Devolu will not be available to rent in 2015


The wider Paris area offers numerous attractions of its own - Disneyland is easily reachable from the boat by car or public transport, and the nearby train station will get you to the Chateau de Versailles in just 20 minutes.

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12 Dec 2013


"Idyllic way to experience Paris..."

We were looking for something a bit different and with space to accommodate five. Devolu was as lovely as it looks in the photos. Paris was really hot and busy when we visited in July, but we could… More

10 Aug 2013


"Excellent accomodation , Spacious, Comfortable & Clean"

My Children 13,16,17 plus Grandparent 78 all had an excellent time in Paris . The boat made an excellent base for seeing the sights as public transport is minutes walk away.The boat is spacious, very comfortable and clean and Rupert your instructions are brilliant

27 Sep 2012


"Great experience on a beautiful houseboat"

We stayed on Devolu for 12 days this summer with 2 adults and 4 kids ages 7, 11, 13, and 16. We loved the space - everyone had plenty of room. The super extensive DVD collection was a major bonus for… More

31 Aug 2012


"Definitely recommend this place, great stay!"

We just got back from our trip to Paris and with 2 young children (5 and 2.5) we wanted a place with a kitchen. Devolu was comparable in price to a nice hotel with a kitchen but much more fun and nea… More

28 Aug 2012


"Charming, spacious and comfortable accomodation in quiet yet accessible location for Central Paris"

We thoroughly enjoyed our stay on board Devolu which was a welcome oasis of quiet and calm after a full day's sightseeing in central Paris. The accomodation is generous and well equipped with the… More

26 Aug 2012


"Perfect base to visit Paris with young teenagers"

We would recommend Devolu as excellent accommodation in Paris to anyone, particularly with children. Our grandchildren, aged 13 and 11, loved their cabins and the whole idea of living on a boat. It wa… More

5 Aug 2012


"What better way to enjoy Paris than from a 4 bedroom barge???"

Young and old, we all LOVED this barge. Moored on the Seine in Meudon, the T1 tram was a few steps away and easy connection to RER into Paris. I was concerned when we booked that it would be a problem… More

29 Apr 2012


"Highly recommend this lovely home on the river."

My husband & I always look for a home when on vacation. So happy we spotted this great find on trip advisory. Very comfortable and lovely setting. Rupert was so pleasant to work with. We had every… More

12 Sep 2011


"Unique Parisian Experience with Lots to Watch"

The Devolu is an ideal vacation rental for a family wanting to enjoy Paris yet have spacious, tranquil and interesting accomodations. As retired Californians, we spent a week there with a German fami… More

19 Aug 2011


"Fabulous Family Base to Explore Paris From..."

Gave a much needed place to relax and review each day of our holiday ... could just sit and watch the river for hours from the boat.
Having the huge Auchan Supermarket and local shops one tram stop away meant we could call in on our way home every night and pick up bread, cheese and wine for family suppers. It saved us a lot of money.
The handy chalkboard wall, and the chalk, were a very thoughtful addition that we used to write up and plan our daily schedule.
Buy the Museum Pass - it was great to jump to the head of the queues every day.
At Versailles, if it's busy, cut to the garden line on the left and do it first - go back to the chateau around two after the crowds have gone.

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  • 3 Years listed

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Calendar last updated:13 Dec 2014

Based in France

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