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Architect house close to Paris and Versailles

Bedrooms 3
Separate WCs2
Space 1,571 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 4 - 7 nights


About the property

Architect house close to Paris and Versailles

My parents had the house constructed between 1954 and 1956 by the architect Jean Garaudet. It is located on the hillside of Bougival, 5 minutes on foot from the shops of the village where you can find everything you need. The charm of this commune has seduced many painters: its name is mentioned in many famous paintings (Monet, Sisley, Vlaminck, etc.) The famous “Bal des Canotiers” of Renoir takes place there.

More than a century after, Bougival has not really changed. Surrounded by a large 1700 m wooded fenced garden, far from the main roads, this family house offers space, quietness and greenery. You don’t realise you are only 13 km from Paris and 4 km from Versailles (bus, train and RER). The remarkable delights of country side and town are reunited. We can also offer a 20 m² studio for € 200.

Long-term rental up to 6 months are possible. Please, contact the owners for adjusted rates.

More Details

Claude Hainigue
Member since: 2009
Speaks English, French, Italian, Dutch
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
25 September, 2018


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house around the Bougival around the Yvelines

Property Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 1571 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • city centre
  • rural
  • town
  • village
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Garage ...
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Vacuum Cleaner
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 10 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 2 Separate WCs
  • Bathroom 1 - Bath with Shower , Large bathroom with window opening onto garden
    Shower room 1 - Shower Enclosure , Ensuite to bedroom on 1rst floor with shower and washbasin
    Toilet 1 - Toilet , Toilet on the ground floor
    Bathroom 4 - Toilet , Toilet and washbasin in room ensuite to bedroom on 2nd floor
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • 2 double beds, 2 single beds, 1 sofa-bed
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Table Football
  • Music Library
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Library
  • Beach Towels
  • Child's Swing
  • Courtyard
  • Terrace ...
  • Garden Table & Chairs
  • Garden
  • Barbecue ...
  • Terrace
  • 10 garden chairs
  • 8 deck chairs
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • arboretum
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • library
  • live theatre
  • museums
  • playground
  • rain forests
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • Disco club
  • horse riding
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • walking
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • mountain biking
  • roller blading
  • tennis


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(15 traveller reviews)

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Architect house close to Paris and Versailles
average rating of 4.9333334 based on 15 reviews

Beautiful home close to Paris and even closer to Versailles!

  • 5 of 5

We stayed for a wonderful 5 days at Claude's lovely home. From this location we were able to enjoy relaxing evenings and spend the day in the busy city during the day. The house had everything we needed and even a washer and dryer. We spent 5 weeks traveling around France and this was our final stop. It was the only house with a dryer!

Claude was very helpful, kind and responded quickly to any questions or concerns I had. We used an excellent car service while we were there to take us to Paris and Versailles during the day. I highly recommend them. This is our second trip where we have been very pleased with their service. There were 6 of us plus a wheelchair. They had a vehicle that was large enough to transport all of us at once, and the cost was the same as two Uber cars. They also met us at the airport and took us back for our return trip home to San Francisco, luggage, wheelchair and all. is their email and we always contacted Ibrahim Fofana. He is the best!

Stay at this beautiful house. The selection of 60's and 70's music is amazing as well!

When visiting Versailles be sure to take the little train to the Queen's farm. It is beautiful and a memory I will never forget.

  • Review Submitted: 28-Jul-2018
  • Date of Stay: July 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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El Cajon

Charming home in Bougival!

  • 5 of 5

We loved this property in Bougival. While access to the home for taxis and ubers are a bit difficult, once we found our way, we soon fell in love with this little town. The house is well equipped with everything we needed, and you could see that this long time family home had lots of love over the years. We loved sitting on the porch, overlooking the beautiful lawn, with a view of the city.

All of the restaurants are within walking distance of the home (with some hills), and we found several that became our favorites. Highly recommend this charming home!

  • Review Submitted: 13-Jul-2018
  • Date of Stay: June 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much, Jean !
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  • 5 of 5

We have just returned from 2 weeks staying in Claude's family home in Bougival. Communications with Claude have been brilliant , he has sent e-mails explaining where to locate things and phoned us to make sure that we were happy with all the arrangements. He could not have been more helpful. The house and garden are extremely peaceful and we felt very much at home. Everything you could require to enjoy a comfortable stay was there. The terrace at the back of the house was wonderful to enjoy the morning sun and in the evenings the front terrace was just the place to be. There was a lot of birdlife and the red squirrels were enjoyable to watch. The house more than met our expectations, the bedrooms were extremely comfortable which was great after a tiring day in Paris. Having taken holidays in France for over 25 years we would rate this accommodation as superior. Wish we were still there. Barry, England

  • Review Submitted: 15-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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San Antonio, Texas

Discover Bougival

  • 5 of 5

Up the hill in Bougival, past the shops that crowd the narrow Rue du Général Leclerc and up the Rue du Maréchal Joffre, one finds narrow steps leading to the Rue de Emile Richebourg. Rue Richebourg is really a quiet narrow alley, and beyond the heavy gate at 9 bis, is nestled the quiet lush gardens and the charming house of Monsieur Claude Hainigue, the house of his birth, and one that he now lovingly maintains for his rental clients.

Bougival is well-known for the impressionist painters like Renoir who found its proximity and easy access to the city of Paris and its unique combination of long summer days, the river Seine, and nearby villages like Bougival, an attractive setting for their compositions. In Bougival the visitor can walk the route of the impressionists and visit the sites of many of their most famous works such as the Bridge at Bougival (Claude Monet ) and the Ball at Bougival ( Pierre-Auguste Renoir ). We enjoyed several days with the locals on the Isle of the Impressionists at summer festivals during our three-week stay.

During our visit we had several sets of short-term guests who stayed in one of the upstairs bedrooms and enjoyed the benefit of their own private bathroom. At the same time, the downstairs rooms of the house provide several areas for family or group gatherings. The house has a good Wi-Fi Internet connection and a good washer and dryer. Access to Paris via RER ( Chatou-Croissy ) or SNCF (Bougival or La Celle Saint-Cloud ) is fast and easy.

Monsieur Hainigue is a gracious host and his home is well equipped to be your base exploring the region around Paris such as the Palace at Versailles. The home is well maintained, clean, and the kitchen, while small, has modern appliances and everything that might be needed to cook full meals. There is a patio off the kitchen for a pleasant breakfast amid fig trees and a front porch perfect for cheese and wine in the evenings. The front porch overlooks a large, well-manicured garden with lovely flowers and swing sets for children.

It is a pleasant walk down the hill to the butcher, several bakers, small grocers, and several ATMs. The walk back up is guaranteed to keep you in shape. The village boasts a surprising number of activities and cultural events, which are enthusiastically offered at the local tourists bureau and several excellent restaurants, including an outstanding Michelin 1 star restaurant where we had a terrific dinner.

  • Review Submitted: 09-Jul-2016
  • Date of Stay: June 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you very much !
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Edinburgh, Scotland

Lovely home

  • 5 of 5

Thoroughly enjoyed our stay in this beautiful house. We were pleasantly surprised on arrival to find the interior so clean and comfortable and even nicer than the photos show. The kitchen is extremely well equipped with everything you could need.

We had some lovely days out visiting Versailles and Paris several times along with some local towns. Paris is easily accessible by RER and we were brave enough to venture in by car on several occasions!

Claude and Pascale, the owners, were extremely accommodating as we booked only a week before our visit. We would not hesitate to recommend this property to anyone as it would not disappoint.

  • Review Submitted: 16-Nov-2015
  • Date of Stay: October 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you !
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Excelente Estadia (for Spanish Speakers)

  • 5 of 5

La casa es estupenda…bien acogedora y tranquila, con un gran jardin para que los chicos juegen sin el riesgo de estar en la calle. El vecindario es muy tranquilo y se sentia bien seguro. La gente de los comercios alrededor muy amables, con muchos portugueses que pueden entender Espanol si el Frances falla. Si tu meta es hacer viajes cortos a Normandy/Picardy por cuestion de los chicos, esta casa esta bien ubicada para tomar la autovia. Los duenos son muy amables y se preocupan de que tu estadia sea amena y confortable. El unico "warning" es que no alquilen carro grande porque el estacionamiento de la casa es bien chico y en una calle ciega con pendiente. Por lo que hay que acostumbrarse un poco al espacio limitado. Muchas Gracias...Thanks Claude…See you next year!!

  • Review Submitted: 03-Nov-2013
  • Date of Stay: October 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
20 Kilometres
Paris Orly or Roissy 35km
Nearest Barpub
300 Metres
Le Bellagio
Nearest Ferry
150 Kilometres
Nearest Train
1.5 Kilometres
Nearest Motorway
3 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
250 Metres
La Voglia
Nearest Beach
180 Kilometres

Shops are accessible on foot (300 m)

Attractions: Paris, the Palace of Versailles, castles, park and woods of Saint-Germain-en-Laye, Musée Ivan Tourgueniev, etc.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday house around the Bougival,

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Price
Basse saison 2018
1 Oct 2018 - 31 May 2019
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Haute saison
1 Jun 2019 - 30 Sep 2019
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
My Standard Rate
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights

Additional pricing information

Chauffage/ eau chaude £44.79
Refundable Damage Deposit £716.63

Il est aussi possible de payer par virement bancaire ou carte bancaire pour l'accompte et de payer le solde à l'arrivée.
Option ménage en fin de sjour si souhaitée : 100€

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
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