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Essert, France

View from the garden. Just plug the plancha (electric grill)!

View from the garden. Just plug the plancha (electric grill)!

My garden in winter

My garden in winter

Peaches, plums, berries for whoever likes fruits

Peaches, plums, berries for whoever likes fruits

Ski resort in Switzerland, this one is a 2.5-hours drive from Belfort.

Ski resort in Switzerland, this one is a 2.5-hours drive from Belfort.

Les Vosges / Le Ballon d'Alsace : tree climbing.

Les Vosges / Le Ballon d'Alsace : tree climbing.

Les Vosges : altitude up to 1400m, very nice for trekking

Les Vosges : altitude up to 1400m, very nice for trekking

Outdoor jazz concerts

Outdoor jazz concerts

Outdoor cinema

Outdoor cinema

Typical houses and traditional costume of Alsace region

Typical houses and traditional costume of Alsace region

To the main entrance

To the main entrance

Living, TV set and Fire place (floor 0)

Living, TV set and Fire place (floor 0)

Part of the Kitchen (floor 0)

Part of the Kitchen (floor 0)

Part of the Kitchen (floor 0)

Part of the Kitchen (floor 0)

First bedroom (floor 0)

First bedroom (floor 0)

First bedroom (floor 0)

First bedroom (floor 0)

Second bedroom (floor 0)

Second bedroom (floor 0)

Third bedroom (floor 0)

Third bedroom (floor 0)

Bathroom for 2 (floor 0)

Bathroom for 2 (floor 0)

Shower (floor 0)

Shower (floor 0)

Separate toilets (floor 0)

Separate toilets (floor 0)

Computer room

Computer room

Parental suite - Bedroom (floor 1)

Parental suite - Bedroom (floor 1)

Access to the shower in the parental suite (floor 1)

Access to the shower in the parental suite (floor 1)

Shower and toilets (floor 1)

Shower and toilets (floor 1)

Shower (floor 1)

Shower (floor 1)

Mezzanine, computer room (floor 1)

Mezzanine, computer room (floor 1)

Playroom (floor 1)

Playroom (floor 1)

Bed for two in the Playroom (floor 1)

Bed for two in the Playroom (floor 1)

Bed for one child in the Playroom (floor 1)

Bed for one child in the Playroom (floor 1)

Washing machine (floor -1)

Washing machine (floor -1)

Belfort's old Castle from Vauban and Lion statue from Bartholdi.

Belfort's old Castle from Vauban and Lion statue from Bartholdi.

View from the garden. Just plug the plancha (electric grill)! My garden in winter Peaches, plums, berries for whoever likes fruits Ski resort in Switzerland, this one is a 2.5-hours drive from Belfort. Les Vosges / Le Ballon d'Alsace : tree climbing. Les Vosges : altitude up to 1400m, very nice for trekking Outdoor jazz concerts Outdoor cinema Typical houses and traditional costume of Alsace region To the main entrance Living, TV set and Fire place (floor 0) Part of the Kitchen (floor 0) Part of the Kitchen (floor 0) First bedroom (floor 0) First bedroom (floor 0) Second bedroom (floor 0) Third bedroom (floor 0) Bathroom for 2 (floor 0) Shower (floor 0) Separate toilets (floor 0) Computer room Parental suite - Bedroom (floor 1) Access to the shower in the parental suite (floor 1) Shower and toilets (floor 1) Shower (floor 1) Mezzanine, computer room (floor 1) Playroom (floor 1) Bed for two in the Playroom (floor 1) Bed for one child in the Playroom (floor 1) Washing machine (floor -1) Belfort's old Castle from Vauban and Lion statue from Bartholdi.
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2014


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Open for exchange
Exchange dates Duration
April 01, 2020 - April 01, 2021 10 days

Dear friends, I am now retired, that means available and very flexible for simultaneous exchanges or non-simultaneous exchanges! Just let me know what you would like. Preferably not too far (Europe), a few days or 2 weeeks, and NOT necessarily July-August !

Near Switzerland and Germany, a comfortable family house in the East of France

Here are some photos of my house and various videos of Belfort city for you.
I can propose a simultaneous or non-simultaneous exchange : I am quite flexible regarding my vacation dates and I have alternative places to spend some days if the exchange is not simultaneous. I can also offer hospitality for short or long term stays for visitors looking for sharing my French way of life. I have already some experience and I really like it.
I have previously exchanged in Canada once and hope to renew this successful experience. I am willing to consider any offer, anywhere, for a 2 or 3 weeks stay, whenever in the year….there are many nice places to explore!
My house has been freshly refurbished. There are 4 large beds and 2 shower-rooms. In the playroom you will find books, games and toys suitable for every age while in the 2 computer rooms you can prepare your tourist trips. The garden (900 m2) and the terrace are very relaxing, you will certainly enjoy the electrical plancha for outdoor dining.
My neighbourhood is very quiet even if the village is adjacent to Belfort. Within 5 minutes by foot, you will find shops, a typical restaurant, a supermarket, and the Belfort city tennis courts, swimming pool and ice skating rink. You also have easy access from the house to lovely walking or biking flat trails along the canal.
I live in a wonderful green country famous for its wine and cheese, mountains, rivers and lakes dominated by castles. Besançon (1 hour), Strasbourg (1,5 hour) and Belfort-Montbeliard are all served by the TGV train. The nearest airport is the Euroairport (Basel), 45 minutes from Belfort.
Belfort is a historical city made of traditional and beautiful pink sandstone. The Eurockeennes summer festival is fun to attend in July and the free FIMU event happens in May, both music festivals last 3 days.
Lastly there are 2 cats, leaving mainly outdoor and in the garage, but you may meet them in the house thus it is better if you like cats and are kind to them.
Some amazing videos from youtube :
BELFORT CITY: https://youtu.be/_vea9IWPdv4?t=23
FIMU : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dxG-n1DwIjk
HAPPY BELFORT : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VdPKr_XA9VI
CARNAVAL IN BELFORT https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HMoqZaJVNWQ&ebc=ANyPxKomTWEp2gpf-vgKaJCstJBjhz2AWCwKpAsGM9o3P-WiY3N1-lpTq2jB8qtMYOUYk14ueuk7W9bNl6iuoK7wbCXzyeHizw
CHRISTMAS https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yIs-TNx0As0
CANAL MAP : http://www.teaser.fr/~pgreuter/jour2a.htm

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Our Family

  • 1 Adults
  • 2 Children
  • 4 Exchanges made

Occupation

  • Mechanical Engineer

Our Home

  • House Type: Single storey home
  • Floor: 1
  • Environment: In a small town
  • Bedrooms: 4
  • Bathrooms: 2
  • Sleeping Capacity: 4
  • Living Area: 190 m2

References

In my house

  • Pets - Not allowed
  • Small children - Not allowed

Exchange Types

  • Bed & Breakfast
  • Hospitality wanted
  • Non-simultaneous exchange
  • Home exchange
  • Hospitality exchange
  • Youth exchange
  • Renting possible

Indoor

  • Free internet access
  • Computer available
  • Central heating
  • Fireplace
  • Toys and games
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Television
  • Piano

Outdoor

  • Garden
  • Terrace or deck
  • BBQ
  • Garage
  • Bicycles: 2

Facilities

  • No smoking
  • Use/Exchange of car
  • Pet care wanted

Our Destination Wish List

  • Open for all offers

Spoken Languages

  • English
  • Français

Our Neighbourhood

Nearest Airport: BASEL (Switzerland) - 1 hour

My village is near Belfort, historical city famous thanks to Bartholdi (Lion of Belfort), near Alsace region, having ski resorts at 30 mn (Les Vosges) in winter and medium mountains, green landscapes in summer for very nice walks, fishing, flying ...etc. Very quiet for holidays and very pleasant to work in.
If you like room escape games, I recommend this one : http://www.lacledubastion.com/en/ (In this year 1700, you have to retrieve Belfort’s fortification drawings. You are commanded to break into Vauban’s office to find a copy of the lost documents. But be carefull, the architect left them well hidden to avoid them falling in enemies hands!)

Occupation

  • Mechanical Engineer

Children

  • Boy - Age: 27
  • Girl - Age: 28

Pets

  • two adopted cats

References

This member has completed 4 successful exchanges. Here are some members that he exchanged with in the past: