Taking to the water in Paris with living space at a premium, parisians are taking to boats – for homes, and for their social life.
Péniche Antipode is a great big hulk of a boat, once a Belgian cargo boat, dating back to the early 1940s. For over a decade now the boat has been home to a Children's Theatre group and offers regular plays events for children, live music for adults, and special events ranging from tango exhibitions to literary meetings. Moored along Quai de la Seine near Bassin de la Villette, a café bar is open all day, with the restaurant opening for lunch and dinner. It is a buzzing, creative place with a great atmosphere, and if you go on Saturday or Sunday mornings, there is a market right next to it.