Paris: Daily Photo
Don't know about you, but when I think of Paris, funny thing, I never think of living there on a houseboat. I was surprised to see that they would be allowed to dock along the Seine River.
"The Bassin de l'Arsenal (also known as the Port de l'Arsenal) is a boat basin in Paris. It links the Canal Saint-Martin, which begins at the Place de la Bastille, to the Seine, at the Quai de la Rapée. A component of the Réseau des Canaux Parisiens (Parisian Canal Network), it forms part of the borderline between the 12th arrondissement of Paris and the 4th. During the nineteenth century and most of the twentieth, the Bassin de l'Arsenal was a commercial port where goods were loaded and unloaded. Separated from the Seine by the Morland lockgate, the port was converted into a leisure port in 1983 by a decision of the Mairie de Paris (Paris City Hall) and the Chamber of Commerce and Industry, and it is now run by the Association for the Leisure Port of Paris-Arsenal."
When you have your own shrubs, this has to be full-time boat living. This photo was taken further down river when we went to visit the Sevres porcelain factory.
If you like water this life could be for you.