The 7 best private houseboats in Paris

Would you like to make your wedding, corporate event or art project a memorable one? If so, consider a private barge in Paris. But how do you choose from among the hundred or so boats available on the Seine in Paris? Check out our selection of the 7 best péniches for events.

A select barge: the Bateau Ivre Maxim’s


For barge privatization in Paris, look no further than the luxurious boat chartered by Paris Seine just opposite Notre-Dame. Its semi-covered terrace can accommodate up to 60 guests. It has a capacity of 42 for a grand dinner prepared by one of the capital’s top-rated restaurants: Maxim’s. The Art Nouveau style takes you back to the artistic Paris of the late XIXᵉ century. Let the crew serve you and enjoy the Belle Époque decor on board.


Le Paris: the must for large parties


This sumptuous barge moored in the 16ᵉ arrondissement of the City of Light stands out for its panoramic 150 m² terrace, as well as its 200 m² indoor area. Its wood panelling, fireplace and outstanding service make it possible to welcome 200 guests in a warm, well-kept atmosphere. The curved lines of this barge resemble those of a yacht. The reception room opens directly onto the water, through large bay windows. As for the spaced tables, they contribute to a relaxing experience for the hundreds of guests pampered by Paris Seine’s team of waiters.


© The Paris – Paris Seine


Let Melody Blues lull you to sleep


Like a luxury hotel, the Melody Blues barge welcomes you in an impeccable, hushed atmosphere. Its upholstered armchairs, decorative cushions and discreet carpets envelop your event in a soft familiarity. Every dish is meticulously prepared for a gourmet dinner for up to 130 guests. Come aboard this Parisian pavilion at the foot of the Accor Arena, for an iconic cruise along the capital’s monuments.


© The Melody Blues – Paris Seine


A nautical experience on the Montebello


The cruise on the Montebello begins at the foot of the Eiffel Tower, from its 100 m² panoramic terrace. The seated dinner includes 60 covers, in a refined, slightly subdued setting. The large portholes offer a breathtaking view of Paris. This boat, with its navy blue lines and two anchors on the bow, is as picturesque on the outside as it is on the inside.


The intimacy of La Rocca IV


Ideal for a christening or small-scale event, La Rocca IV de Paris Seine can accommodate up to 30 guests in its reception room and two connecting retro-style lounges. Skylights on the roof create an atypically bright setting.


The exotic barge Louisiane Belle


A western spirit awaits you east of Paris, aboard the magnificent Louisiane Belle barge, moored near the Gare de Lyon. Its 350-person capacity lends itself to corporate events as well as large-scale weddings. Just like this American-inspired pleasure boat, the staff are all English-speaking.


The polyglot Noti Club


With its floating veranda look and feel, this barge for private hire in Paris is ideal for occasions involving several hundred guests. The trilingual crew (French, English and Spanish) meets multicultural professional expectations. The quality aperitifs and menu reflect French culinary art.


All in all


In July 2020, the Balmain fashion house chose a barge as the catwalk for its anniversary show. Just like the big names in Paris fashion, create a moment with a breathtaking atmosphere by offering your guests a cruise on the Seine. Customized formulas, obtained by quotation, meet your requirements for a special event or an important professional occasion.



Featured photo : © Paris Seine

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