One of Paris’ most curious sights for the tourist has to be the iconic luxury Péniches tied off two deep along different segments of the Seine. These pleasure boats follow the basic requirements of the barges that were redesigned to fit the standardized canals and Seine river canalization after 1880. They were called Péniches. But the ones tied to the banks of the Seine have only the basic shape in common with the utilitarian cargo barges and you can see from above from a bridge how they vary from nice beautiful living spaces to outright luxury. Many even have gardens.
And did you know you can actually rent some of them short term for a romantic visit to Paris?
If I remember correctly, I shot House Barges from the De Gaulle bridge, but don’t quote me on that.
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