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Old house in Provence + garden & pool
"L'Ancolie" is a 2 floors house with a fenced garden, built circa 1800, in the very heart of Pernes-les-fontaines, a small town (10 000 ) in Vaucluse. 30 km far from Avignon, (TGV train station), 25 km from Luberon (Gordes, Ménerbes, perched villages in stones), 90 km far from Marseille international airport (normal and low cost flights).
More details on our home, us, our experiences, are on www.swaps-with-provence.fr. Please do watch it !
If the house is 2 centuries old it's being renovated in 2016 after we bought it
We can ONLY swap with adults with NO young kids, sorry for that. And we appreciate people ready to look after our cat (our dog passed away in june).
Each floor is totally independent . This allows non simultaneous swaps. Each floor has its own kitchen, a living room, a bedroom + queen size bed, a bath room and separate toilets. The ground floor has an extra guest bedroom.
- 2 Adults
- 0 Children
- 39 Exchanges made
- journalist (retired)
- House Type: House
- Floor: 2
- Environment: In a small town
- Bedrooms: 3
- Bathrooms: 2
- Sleeping Capacity: 6
- Living Area: 150 m2
- Total Area: 210 m2
In my house
- Pets - Not allowed
- Small children - Not allowed
- Non-simultaneous exchange
- Home exchange
- Hospitality exchange
- Free internet access
- Washing machine
- Terrace or deck
- Private swimming pool
- Bicycles: 2
- No smoking
- Pet care wanted
Our Destination Wish List
- Copenhagen, Denmark
- Boston, MA, USA
- St Petersburg, Russia
- Helsinki, Finland
- 28838 Stresa, Province of Verbano-Cusio-Ossola, Italy
- Ystad, Sweden
Nearest Airport: Marseille Provence - 1 h drive/90 km
Our house is near the historical center : shopping can be done on foot. The lane facing our house is very quiet : only 5 people may use the lane with their car in order to reach their homes.
Pernes les fontaines is a 9000 inhabitants town ; you'll find doctors, nurses, chemist if you need to + supermarkets, and many grocer, butcher, baker, newsagent, bikes rental too
You may rent a car in Carpentras (local train station, 5 km distant) or Avignon (famous for its theater festival in july, all its free museums) or Marseille, but can also survive withtout any vehicle : public transportation allows you to visit the area quite easily. It takes only more time...
A bus stops 300 meters from home and may take you from & to the aiport, or l'isle sur la sorgue , or Avignon
- journalist (retired)
- We do not have children.
- 1 dog, TAHOE
- 1 cat , ZIG (always remains at home)
We are VERY experienced exchangers : we know Intervac since 1988 and have made around 40 swaps since. The last ones were with a family from Tromsö, in Norway, last january 2019, and with a french lady living in London last october. Valérie was supposed to come over in june 2020 but with the Covid 19 and quarantine she'll come later on.
As we are retired now, we take any opportunity to discover other towns, other landscapes & cutures. Carine speaks english, spanish and italian so we can manage almost everywhere. Some of our passed experiences are listed on our personal web site (http://www.swaps-with-provence.fr).
Please watch it, there are many more photos and videos of all rooms, kitchen & garden !
If we can exchange simultaneously, we also can offer hospitality as the 1st floor flat is totally independent from the ground floor with a distinct entrance : we may remain on the ground floor with our cat and dog (or vice versa if you prefer to be in the garden than in the courtyard), it depends if you are only 2 or more, and at what period you plan to come (the pool is only open from june until september)...
What do we like in life ? Litterature, architecture, movies, gardening and visiting gardens, traveling, and pets. Showing our country to foreigners.
We don't exchange cars anymore, due to a bad experience in Canada. We do prefer to rent a car ourselves as we usually need ours when we travel in Europe or if we need to go to the airport, 90 km distant from our home...
This member has completed 39 successful exchanges. Here are some members that he exchanged with in the past:
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