10 Best Houseboats In Seine, France

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Nestled in the northern part of France, the Seine or Seine River gracefully stretches about 485 miles (781 kilometers) from its source at Source-Seine, through the heart of Paris, and finally into the English Channel. This iconic river is adorned with historic bridges and close to world-class museums and lush gardens, offering an idyllic setting for a floating retreat.

While visiting, immerse yourself in the grandeur of The Louvre Museum, the world’s largest repository of art treasures, encompassing Roman sculptures and Egyptian antiquities. Capture iconic moments on the famous Pont des Arts, a pedestrian bridge that gracefully spans the Seine in central Paris. It’s also near the iconic Right Bank (Rive Droite), boasting numerous monuments, including the renowned Arc de Triomphe.

For a unique experience, comfortable floating abodes await along the Seine, catering to family, solo, or romantic vacations. Read on to discover the best houseboats in Seine, France.

We handpicked these listings carefully, considering (wherever possible) Superhost status, recent guest reviews, location, accommodation type, prices, availability of dates, decor, and amenities. The image galleries get refreshed with the latest updates regularly. They were last updated on April 07, 2024.

1. Luxurious houseboat for a large group (from USD 1480)

Experience the ultimate stay on this luxurious houseboat nestled on a picturesque island. Ideal for accommodating large groups, this rental offers a generous 180 square meters (1,938 square feet) of space, complete with a spacious living area and a fully equipped kitchen.

Step out onto the balcony to unwind and take in the breathtaking river views. Moreover, this exceptional location is less than 10 miles (16 kilometers) from renowned attractions, including the iconic Versailles Castle. Plus, the heart of Paris is about a 12-mile (19-kilometer) journey away.

Bougival, Île-de-France, France
house boat 50 Guests 3 Bedrooms 2 Bathrooms

2. Lovely studio boathouse for a small-family or romantic getaway (from USD 239)

Are you looking for a memorable getaway with your family or your special someone? Look no further than this charming studio houseboat. Here, you’ll step into a world free from TV and WiFi, a perfect escape from the daily grind. Moreover, a cozy lounge area and a well-equipped kitchen await your relaxation and culinary adventures.

The real magic happens on the private terrace, where you can fire up the barbecue while soaking in breathtaking bay views.

Saint-Pierre-du-Perray, Île-de-France, France
8 reviews   Superhost Wifi Available
Houseboat 1 Bed 4 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 4

3. Enormous houseboat for avid adventurers (from USD 768)

Are you looking for some jaw-dropping views on your Seine vacation? If so, look no further than this houseboat—it’s the ultimate family hideaway! Imagine having not one, but two awesome terraces. One treats you to a front-row seat of the Eiffel Tower, while the other gives you a perfect view of Pont Alexandre III.

And the best part? You’re just a short stroll away from some fantastic spots, including the Invalides Museum, the Grand Palais, and more. Back on the boat, you’ve got a fully loaded kitchen ready for all your culinary adventures. Plus, the living area’s got a big TV for entertainment.

Paris, Arrondissement de Paris, France
house boat 7 Guests 3 Bedrooms 1 Bathroom

4. Modern houseboat in the heart of Paris (from USD 285)

From its idyllic location to contemporary home features, this beautifully adorned houseboat guarantees an unforgettable stay. Nestled on the Seine River in the heart of Paris, it is within walking distance of renowned landmarks such as Champs-Élysées and Tuileries Garden.

Inside, you’ll discover a comfortable living room with a television, a state-of-the-art kitchen, and convenient laundry facilities. For moments of relaxation, you can unwind on the deck, savoring breathtaking views, or luxuriate in the spa tub.

Paris, Département de Paris, France
house boat 5 Guests 3 Bedrooms 2 Bathrooms

5. La Marquise (from USD 140)

You will fall in love with the immaculate interior of this stunning houseboat, perched on the peaceful side harbor of Melun. When you step inside La Marquise, you’ll be greeted by a spacious living room and an HDTV with Netflix for all your entertainment needs.

The kitchen here is top-notch, stocked with all the latest cooking amenities. For the best part, picture yourself savoring your meals on the deck, where the views are absolutely unbeatable.

Melun, Île-de-France, France
24 reviews   Wifi Available
Houseboat 2 Beds 3 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 3

Top guest reviews
since we were the first guests we spoke the owner as well he was really helpful and friendly
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6. Beautiful floating home with a private hot tub (from USD 268)

This floating home is a hidden gem, nestled in a serene wooded park, yet only 35 minutes from the vibrant heart of Paris, offering you the perfect blend of tranquility and urban access. Designed with small families in mind, this rental boasts a kitchen and a spacious living room with a warming fireplace.

But that’s not all—step onto the deck and bask in the sun, serenaded by the melodies of birdsong. For the ultimate relaxation, indulge in your very own private hot tub.

Vigneux-sur-Seine, Île-de-France, France
3 reviews   Wifi Available
Houseboat 3 Beds 4 Guests 2 Bedrooms 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 4

7. Comfortable family abode with a massive terrace (from USD 113)

Choose this comfortable houseboat for a vacation filled with fun and relaxation. It’s more than just a place to stay; it’s a home away from home, offering a spacious 120-square-meter (1,292-square-foot) living area. The living room is a true centerpiece, featuring an open kitchen, a cozy lounge area with a fireplace, a piano, and even a foosball table for entertainment.

If you’re traveling with children, you’ll appreciate the thoughtful inclusion of toys and a dedicated children’s room. Moreover, the pièce de résistance of this rental is the 150-square-meter (1614.59-square-foot) terrace, boasting breathtaking views of the surrounding area.

Villeneuve-la-Garenne, Ile-de-France, France
house boat 8 Guests 2 Bedrooms 2 Bathrooms

8. Floating abode with the perfect living room (from USD 347)

Prepare to be charmed by the roomy, stylishly decorated interior of this 125-square-meter (1,345-square-foot) houseboat, nestled in a tranquil, family-friendly neighborhood. If you’re in the mood for a day of relaxation, the living room is your haven, with a cozy fireplace for those snug moments and a TV loaded with Netflix.

Ready to channel your inner chef? The kitchen is all set for your culinary adventures. For a touch of nature, step out onto the terrace and take in the delightful sight of ducks and swans occasionally gliding by.

Saint-Cloud, Île-de-France, France
62 reviews   Superhost Wifi Available
Houseboat 4 Beds 6 Guests 4 Bedrooms 2 Bathrooms

Accommodates: 6

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
spacious comfortable fully equipped 2 beautiful terrasses il was a great place to stay with friends
and clean ja the beds is good
stephanie is a super gracious and informative host that communicated very well
stephanie was a fantastic host and helped us a great deal
she’s an amazing host and speaks perfect english
everything went perfectly stephanie was a great host
great host defineatly recommendable perfect if you'd like to visit roland garros (french open tennis)
great location right on the seine
very unusual location interesting area of paris in exactly the right spot for what we wanted
a nice and peaceful place while still being in the middle of paris
there was plenty of space for our family of five and the location was perfect for us
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9. Laid-back houseboat with a kayak (from USD 128)

If you’re looking for a peaceful and laid-back getaway, whether alone or with your partner, look no further than this charming waterfront home in the serene Port Sisley. The interior is unpretentious but thoughtfully equipped for your comfort. You’ll find a cozy lounge area with a top-notch sound system to set the mood right. The kitchen is fully stocked, too.

Don’t forget to use the recreational back deck to enjoy the scenery or fire up a barbecue for a delightful meal. Are you feeling a bit adventurous? Reach out for the available kayak and explore the waters—the perfect way to add a dash of excitement to your tranquil retreat.

Villeneuve-la-Garenne, Île-de-France, France
69 reviews   Superhost Wifi Available
Houseboat 2 Beds 2 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 2

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
damdy has a lovely little houseboat it has everything you would need for a cozy timeout in paris
the owner is friendly and reacts directly to any questions
damien is a very responsive host who welcomed us was quick to answer any questions
damdy too a great host
damdy was friendly and accommodating and the checkin process was seemless
lovely place to enjoy and disconnect from life but at the same time so close to paris
the place is amazing to relax and get away of the city caos
this houseboat is at a beautiful location at a short travel time by public transport to paris
really a great place to be we luke it very much
what an amazing place to stay
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10. Large houseboat with mesmerizing backdrops (from USD 234)

Set against a backdrop of lush greenery on one side and the tranquil Seine River on the other, this houseboat offers a rejuvenating retreat. Inside, you’ll discover 250 square meters (2,691 square feet) of tastefully decorated living space.

There’s a well-equipped kitchen to satisfy your culinary desires, two inviting dining rooms for memorable meals, and a cozy living room with a fireplace for those tranquil evenings. For modern convenience, stay connected with available WiFi as you relax on the terrace, taking in the serene surroundings.

Louveciennes, Île-de-France, France
230 reviews   Superhost Wifi Available
Houseboat 5 Beds 7 Guests 3 Bedrooms 2 Bathrooms

Accommodates: 7

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
it’s an amazing space comfortable and quirky lots of space easily accommodates seven guests
excellent bathrooms very clean lots of hot water
very comfortable and clean
the boat is really pleasant clean with all needed equipment
very responsive and hospitable host
bertrand was helpful and quick with responses plus he was very hospitable
nice and unique location near paris
location is great so easy to get to paris by train
i recommend this place
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Enjoy high-end comfort and adventure along the Seine

Discover Seine’s finest houseboats, thoughtfully designed for modern comfort. During your stay, don’t miss the opportunity to explore the captivating attractions that surround you, including iconic monuments and beautiful bridges. So, book any of these best houseboats in Seine, France.

Any must-sees we missed? Tell us about them in the comments section or write a post here to help out fellow travelers!
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