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BRAIN SUR LONGUENEE, France

The terrace and the pergola (with a reed screening on top in summer)

The terrace and the pergola (with a reed screening on top in summer)

The entrance hall

The entrance hall

The kitchen

The kitchen

The living room

The living room

The dining room with the fire place.

The dining room with the fire place.

The girls' room

The girls' room

The parents' bedroom

The parents' bedroom

Maya's bedroom

Maya's bedroom

Flora's bedroom

Flora's bedroom

The bathroom, upstairs

The bathroom, upstairs

The garden

The garden

Angers and surroundings

Angers and surroundings

Galerie David D'Angers

Galerie David D'Angers

Angers Castle

Angers Castle

Adam's House - Angers

Adam's House - Angers

Brissac Castle

Brissac Castle

The vineyards - Coteaux de l'Aubance

The vineyards - Coteaux de l'Aubance

The Loire River

The Loire River

La Baule beach

La Baule beach

Nantes - Les machines de l'Ile

Nantes - Les machines de l'Ile

The terrace and the pergola (with a reed screening on top in summer) The entrance hall The kitchen The living room The dining room with the fire place. The girls' room The parents' bedroom Maya's bedroom Flora's bedroom The bathroom, upstairs The garden Angers and surroundings Galerie David D'Angers Angers Castle Adam's House - Angers Brissac Castle The vineyards - Coteaux de l'Aubance The Loire River La Baule beach Nantes - Les machines de l'Ile
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2010

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House in BRAIN SUR LONGUENEE, France

Hello!
We're a family of four and we live in a nice little village near Angers, a stone's throw from the "Chateaux" in the Loire Valley. Angers is located half way between Brittany and Paris (1h30 by TGV) and our region has a lot to offer: cruising on the Mayenne river, enjoying a walk in the vineyards, biking along the Loire River.
You can also visit Nantes (1 hour drive) or have a swim in the Atlantic Ocean - La Baule is the longest sandy beach in Europe. D-day beaches and Normandy are a 3-hour drive and we suggest you spend a few days over there to make the most of it.
We have many castles in the surroundings (6km from our home) but you can drive easily to Cheverny, Amboise, Chambord or Chenonceaux ... You can also visit wine estates and taste our Saumur, Layon and Anjou wines.We can leave you some nice addresses of local producers.
Children are most welcome. We have a trampoline, swings and a slide in the garden. The village has a pond where you can go fishing. There is a forest with many possible hikes too.
Our house is warm and colorful. We have a big office with a sofa bed for extra sleeping if necessary. We also have a a nice terrace to relax and a little vegetable garden. Myrtille, our cat is very independent and leads a peaceful life outside.
We have already experienced 6 successful exchanges and we have particularly enjoyed getting to know our partners. We've often met them. We are looking for nice human relationships and mutual respect.

Former exchanges:
Bordeaux (France) - Gothenburg (Sweden) - Orford (Canada) - Bruges (Belgium) - Barcelona (Spain) - Switzerland - Liège (Belgium)
 

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Our Family

  • 2 Adults
  • 2 Children
  • 6 Exchanges made

Occupation

  • ENGLISH TEACHERS
  • ENGLISH TEACHERS

Our Home

  • House Type: House
  • Floor: 1
  • Environment: In the country
  • Bedrooms: 3
  • Bathrooms: 2
  • Sleeping Capacity: 5

References

In my house

  • Pets - Not allowed
  • Small children - Allowed

Exchange Types

  • Home exchange

Indoor

  • Free internet access
  • Computer available
  • Fireplace
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Clothes dryer
  • Television

Outdoor

  • Garden
  • Park / playground
  • Garage
  • Bicycles: 4

Facilities

  • No smoking
  • Car necessary
  • Use/Exchange of car
  • Seclusion/Privacy
  • Pet care wanted

Our Destination Wish List

  • Open for all offers
  • Londres, Royaume-Uni
  • Portugal
  • Spain
  • Greece
  • Ireland
  • Canada
  • United States
  • Italy

Spoken Languages

  • English
  • Français
  • Español

Our Neighbourhood

  • boating Port fluvial - Grez-Neuville (8.8 km)
  • golfing Golf d'Avrillé (16.5 km)
  • shopping Super U - Le Lion d'Angers (6.0 km)
  • forest Forêt de Longuenée (0.0 km)

If you like outdoor activities, especially hiking and biking, this is definitely a nice place to be. City life is also at hand. Angers is a picturesque city with a huge medieval castle overlooking the Maine River. There are many old streets dating back to the Middle Ages but also a brand-new tramway that will make life in town very pleasant. We also suggest a visit to Nantes, the historic capital of Brittany and Jules Verne's birth town.
You can also drive to Saumur (45 minutes) or enjoy a surprising visit of the old tuffeau troglodyte caves. We are surrounded by castles and vineyards. With children, we also suggest a visit of the zoos of Beauval or La Flèche (made popular by the TV programme "a season at the zoo").
If you're ready to drive for 3 hours, you can visit Saint Malo and Normandy. Mont Saint Michel and the D-Day beaches are a must-see.
When we want to go to Paris with our daughters we usually take the TGV in Angers (1h30). We take the early train (6:20), have breakfast near Gare Montparnasse and spend the whole day visiting the city. We take a late train (9:30) to Angers. This is one of our greatest pleasures in Autumn.
To get an idea of what Angers looks like, we suggest you have a look at this nice video that was shot at the beginning of the year: http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_detailpage&v=guMfsv_0meA

Occupation

  • ENGLISH TEACHERS
  • ENGLISH TEACHERS

Children

  • Girl - Age: 17
  • Girl - Age: 14

Pets

  • cat - Myrtille is very independent - she is not allowed upstairs and spends most of her life outside - cat food in the garage (food reservoir for 3 days)

References

This member has completed 6 successful exchanges. Here are some members that he exchanged with in the past: