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Canal boat on the Seine - paristay rental

Apr 23rd, 2007, 05:15 AM
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Canal boat on the Seine - paristay rental

One of the short term rentals from paristay is a canel boat on the Seine.
www.paristay.com/paris-apartment-rental/1026
Any thoughts, comments, feedback on the location in particular, or working with this agency.
thanks!
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Apr 24th, 2007, 04:25 AM
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The boat is on the Seine between Pont Ch. de Gaulle and Pont de Bercy...
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Apr 24th, 2007, 05:23 AM
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I can't comment except per location. It's kind of out of the way. Not excessively though. I stayed at the Gare Lyon Mecure (?) on my last business trip & this area is not the most 'romantic'. We walked the river to Notre Dame & it was a fair hike.

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Apr 24th, 2007, 08:10 AM
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Thanks Ian - how long did it take you to walk to Notre Dame from Gare Lyon? I agree it is a bit out of the way, but the canal boat idea really appealed to my husband, so I'm exploring it fully!
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Apr 24th, 2007, 09:05 AM
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I had seen this boat on one of my perusals and thought "Neat idea". Still think it is a neat idea on the Canal du Midi or Central in Burgundy.
But on the Seine? Frankly, I'm an early to bed person ... I think the batobuses, the tour boats, etc. would make this well - noisey.
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Apr 24th, 2007, 01:06 PM
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On the site itself it said that it was a quiet location (which didn't really make sense to me...) I wondered if the tour boats and batabuses actually get down that far?
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Apr 24th, 2007, 01:46 PM
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Being a Highlander fan, I'd do it in a heartbeat!! How cool!!
And the barge on the Burgundy canals is super too.
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Apr 24th, 2007, 04:00 PM
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The Batobus and tour boats don't go that far so no problem re noise from them.

And it is bigger than a lot of apartments in the same price range -
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Apr 24th, 2007, 08:46 PM
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I believe we walked by that boat. If so, the location is problematical. It's a hike from that quay to a real street, never mind to commerce. On the shore (I can't testify to conditions aboard) there is noise not only from vehicle traffic but also from Metro trains crossing the Seine by bridge.
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Apr 25th, 2007, 03:49 AM
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Thanks very much for the insight - especially Dave for the 'impressions having walked by it' (you think
I think I'm settling on the position that it would be a cool 'apartment' to stay in, but the location would not be the best one for a first visit to Paris. thanks very much for all opinions!
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Apr 25th, 2007, 06:57 AM
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You're welcome, Canada. One of the problems of that location is that the quay is "isolated." You cannot walk from there toward the center of Paris quayside, but must first cross the busy highway that runs parallel to the quay. Also, having been past there by Metro today I refreshed my memory of a part of the noise I mentioned above. As Metro trains cross the Seine above ground, there's a marked interval of screeching of wheels against track.
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Apr 22nd, 2010, 05:04 PM
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Parisstay is refusing to refund my deposit after all European airspace was closed down due to the Iceland volcano. They did not even offer me a credit for a later trip. This is not a company I would ever want to work with again.
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Apr 22nd, 2010, 07:10 PM
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Lor5: You found it necessary to register to top a three year old thread? If you really want some help/advice you can start a new thread w/ a title something like >>>Paris Stay won't refund my deposit. Any suggestions?<<<

If you just want to rant -- not many will pay attention to an old moldy thread like this one.
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