This boat, one of the many motorized historic barges that once ferried wine and other goods up the Rhône River (called péniches), is permanently moored near the drawbridge that Van Gogh painted in the 1880s, a sleepy 1.6km (1 mile) walk along a leafy canal away from the center of Arles. It’s Italian-owned and was built in Germany in 1931. The boat’s solitary double room, simply decorated with wood panels, has large glazed windows that peer over the waterway, plus a private bathroom. Two bikes are available to hire.