• Posted:Friday, July 9, 2010
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Captain a peniche from a Paris hostel
No one wants to do the same old, same old while on holiday, particularly not when they are somewhere as interesting and diverse as the French capital and hiring a peniche - or barge - could prove to be an exciting way to get to know the city.

According to Bateaux Privatises Paris, people enjoying a stay in Paris hostels can rent these out and throw parties and discos on the river, all of which are likely to be a huge success given that a lot of these peniches come with state-of-the-art gadgets and appliances.

Anyone not keen on leaving behind the creature comforts of their Paris hostels for an evening will find that they can make use of barbeques, coffeemakers and even toasters, as well as 24-hour Wi-Fi connectivity.

"It can also be used to travel on the river and made to explore the beauty of the Parisian countryside," it was observed. "You can stand and enjoy nature and feel the breeze play with your tresses, while you savour a cup of cafe extraordinaire. The advantage of travelling in these peniches in Paris is that you could travel along the rivers at your own pace and not feel pressured."

Meanwhile, booking Paris hostels to coincide with the Tour de France - which ends on July 25th - could be fun, although this should perhaps be done sooner rather than later as the event apparently attracts thousands of spectators, all eager to catch a glimpse of their favourite cyclists whooshing past.

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