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FR0130710

Ivry-sur-Seine, France

The loft's entrance from the garden

The loft's entrance from the garden

The factory seen from the street.

The factory seen from the street.

An early view of the factory at the beginning of the 20th century. The building in the back is now a theater.

An early view of the factory at the beginning of the 20th century. The building in the back is now a theater.

The loft's entrance from the garden The factory seen from the street. An early view of the factory at the beginning of the 20th century. The building in the back is now a theater.
Gold

Member since

2013

Open for exchange
Exchange dates Duration
April 05, 2020 - April 19, 2020 1 weeks

1 week exchange during the parisian spring holidays

July 05, 2020 - August 30, 2020 2 weeks

2 weeks exchange during summer.

Colorful family loft near central Paris in a renovated factory

We now have an exchange for this summer but are available for exchange offers in 2020 (during the spring holidays or summer).

Note that, since our 3 daughters go to school, it's strictly impossible for us to organise an exchange outside of the school holidays.

Our family of 5 lives in a large (150m2/1600sqft), fully renovated, loft set in the middle of a former factory. On the ground floor are the dining/living room (with wifi internet access), the kitchen (fully equipped with dishwasher), the laundry room (with the washing/drying machines), a small bathroom and separated toilets. On the first floor are the parents bedroom (with a double bed), a second larger bathroom (with a shower and a bath), a children room with adult sized bunk beds (and a third single bed that can be pulled out from under the bunk beds) and a playroom with far too many toys... On the second floor is our oldest daughter bedroom (with one adult sized single bed).

Right outside of the loft are a terrace and a large common garden where children spend their time running around in summer. On a sunny day you can have lunch on the terrace and relax under the shade of the trees.

Our place is a five minutes walk from the subway station "Mairie d'Ivry" on line 7, which connects you directly to major areas in the city in 10 to 20 mins (Latin quarter, le Marais, Louvre Museum and the Opera...).

The loft is located in the "Manufacture des oeillets", a beautiful brick factory that was renovated some 30 years ago, which hosts artists workshops, a modern art centre, a theatre and an architecture and design school. Next to our home is the city centre with all the facilities you need : shops, library, a movie theatre, the swimming pool, and of course subway stations bringing you directly to major places in Paris.

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Our Family

  • 2 Adults
  • 3 Children
  • 7 Exchanges made

Occupation

  • Researcher/Academic physicist
  • Researcher/Academic chemist

Our Home

  • House Type: Flat
  • Floor: 1
  • Environment: In the city
  • Bedrooms: 3
  • Bathrooms: 2
  • Sleeping Capacity: 6
  • Living Area: 150 m2

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In my house

  • Pets - Not allowed
  • Small children - Allowed

Exchange Types

  • Home exchange

Indoor

  • Free internet access
  • Computer available
  • Toys and games
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Clothes dryer
  • Television

Outdoor

  • Garden
  • Park / playground
  • BBQ
  • Garage
  • Bicycles: 5

Facilities

  • No smoking
  • Use/Exchange of car

Our Destination Wish List

  • Open for all offers
  • Italy
  • Norway
  • Bruges, Belgium
  • London, UK
  • Edinburgh, Edinburgh, UK
  • Dublin, Ireland
  • United Kingdom
  • Sweden
  • Metropolitan City of Rome, Italy
  • Netherlands
  • Iceland
  • New York, NY, USA
  • Montreal, QC, Canada
  • Finland

Spoken Languages

  • English
  • Français
  • Deutsch

Occupation

  • Researcher/Academic physicist
  • Researcher/Academic chemist

Children

  • Girl - Age: 7
  • Girl - Age: 10
  • Girl - Age: 12

Pets

  • Pets are NOT welcome in our home

Lifestyle

On a daily basis we almost never use our car since everything we need is reachable by foot, bike or public transportations. We have two adults bikes, both equipped with a baby seat, and three children bikes.

We do not have any pets, so our home is perfectly suitable for people with allergies. However we are cat lovers and would be very happy to take care of yours during the holidays.

As a child my parents would make home exchanges with Intervac every summer and I have some great memories of these holidays. Our family made its first home-exchange with Sweden in july 2013 and we all had a wonderful time. Now we are looking forward to discovering new places !

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