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BE1006999

Soignies, Belgium

Our home

Our home

Our home

Our home

Our kitchen

Our kitchen

Living room

Living room

Parent's bedroom

Parent's bedroom

Solenne's bedroom

Solenne's bedroom

Thomas' bedroom

Thomas' bedroom

Martin's bedroom

Martin's bedroom

Bathroom 1 (upstairs)

Bathroom 1 (upstairs)

Bathroom 1

Bathroom 1

bathroom 2 (ensuite with parent's bedroom)

bathroom 2 (ensuite with parent's bedroom)

Garden's view

Garden's view

in our street

in our street

Soignies - Collégiale saint-Vincent (XIe-XIIes)

Soignies - Collégiale saint-Vincent (XIe-XIIes)

To visit : Blue stone (Soignies)

To visit : Blue stone (Soignies)

Typical house in Soignies

Typical house in Soignies

Vieux cimetière in Soignies ... Where the painter Magritte discovered his vocation

Vieux cimetière in Soignies ... Where the painter Magritte discovered his vocation

Château de Louvignies (5 min)

Château de Louvignies (5 min)

Bruxelles (25 min)

Bruxelles (25 min)

Océade Bruxelles next Planetarium and Atonium

Océade Bruxelles next Planetarium and Atonium

Waterloo (40 min)

Waterloo (40 min)

Belgium ... country of the comic strip. Tintin, Astérix, Lucky Luke, ... You can visit Herge museum in Louvain la neuve

Belgium ... country of the comic strip. Tintin, Astérix, Lucky Luke, ... You can visit Herge museum in Louvain la neuve

Ascenseur de Strépy Thieu (20 min), the biggest in the world

Ascenseur de Strépy Thieu (20 min), the biggest in the world

Château d'Ecaussines (20 min)

Château d'Ecaussines (20 min)

Museum of Coal Mine (25 min)

Museum of Coal Mine (25 min)

Brugge (1h30)

Brugge (1h30)

Children in Brugge

Children in Brugge

Corroy le château

Corroy le château

Seneffe (Castel) 20 min

Seneffe (Castel) 20 min

Aubechies - 30 min

Aubechies - 30 min

Pairi Daisa

Pairi Daisa

Pairi Daisa

Pairi Daisa

Château de Attre (20 min) Film "Les visiteurs III"

Château de Attre (20 min) Film "Les visiteurs III"

Château de Béloeil (20 min)

Château de Béloeil (20 min)

Ducasse de Mons (20 min) - UNESCO

Ducasse de Mons (20 min) - UNESCO

Neolithic mines in Spiennes (20 min) - UNESCO

Neolithic mines in Spiennes (20 min) - UNESCO

Descente de la Lesse

Descente de la Lesse

The Everest Bueren Liege , one of the 20 most hard stairs in the world ( Huffington Post)

The Everest Bueren Liege , one of the 20 most hard stairs in the world ( Huffington Post)

Bastogne, town of Bastogne Battle (WWII)

Bastogne, town of Bastogne Battle (WWII)

Our home Our home Our kitchen Living room Parent's bedroom Solenne's bedroom Thomas' bedroom Martin's bedroom Bathroom 1 (upstairs) Bathroom 1 bathroom 2 (ensuite with parent's bedroom) Garden's view in our street Soignies - Collégiale saint-Vincent (XIe-XIIes) To visit : Blue stone (Soignies) Typical house in Soignies Vieux cimetière in Soignies ... Where the painter Magritte discovered his vocation Château de Louvignies (5 min) Bruxelles (25 min) Océade Bruxelles next Planetarium and Atonium Waterloo (40 min) Belgium ... country of the comic strip. Tintin, Astérix, Lucky Luke, ... You can visit Herge museum in Louvain la neuve Ascenseur de Strépy Thieu (20 min), the biggest in the world Château d'Ecaussines (20 min) Museum of Coal Mine (25 min) Brugge (1h30) Children in Brugge Corroy le château Seneffe (Castel) 20 min Aubechies - 30 min Pairi Daisa Pairi Daisa Château de Attre (20 min) Film "Les visiteurs III" Château de Béloeil (20 min) Ducasse de Mons (20 min) - UNESCO Neolithic mines in Spiennes (20 min) - UNESCO Descente de la Lesse The Everest Bueren Liege , one of the 20 most hard stairs in the world ( Huffington Post) Bastogne, town of Bastogne Battle (WWII)
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Member since

2015

Open for exchange
Exchange dates Duration
October 28, 2019 - August 31, 2020 2 weeks

No availability before autumn 2019

A nice house in center Belgium, close from France, Luxembourg, Germany and the Netherlands

Want to discover the Belgian beers , chocolate, our castels, Belgian language (cougnou , cramique, craquelin, etc.)? Our house is centrally located in Belgium. For one day, you can discover Paris, Amsterdam, Delft, la baie de Somme (France), Amiens, see ... and we have direct access to the Brussels National airport by rail.

Our house is a lovely country house in the middle of the crops that we carefully restored. Whereas it still looks XVIII century from outside, inside offers full modern comfort: a fully-equipped kitchen, a cosy living room with open fire, 4 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms, all with central heating. We also have a large garden, where you can have dinner under the sun, and where children will enjoy the swing and the trampoline. You will enjoy walking or biking our gently hilly countryside (we have bikes for every age). Florence is an official guide of the city of Soignies. She is working out some discovery routes in our area that you will enjoy.

We live near the blue stone quarries ( it is possible to visit ) but we do not hear any noise.
Soignies is a pretty city, 5 kms from our house. You will discover our almost 1000-yr old church, nice small streets and also some views on our bluestone quarry. Soignies offers all needed stores and department stores, and also some artisanal chocolate producers. From Soignies station and its free parking, you will reach Brussels, heart of Europe, by train in less than half an hour.
Our house is also 20 minutes driving from Mons, European Capital of Culture 2015, with many exhibitions and events. Mons offers a beautiful city centre, with its medieval town hall, its typical main square where you will enjoy typical Belgian beers at the pubs “terrasse”, and its gothic Collegiate Church. Mons was last year at the heart of the First World War commemorations, with the “first shot” point at 5 kms for our house (remember also the “Angels of Mons”).
Close from our house, you will find many UNESCO World Heritage list sites: the Belfry of Mons (20 min driving), the coalmines of Bois-du-Luc (20 min), the historical “Canal du Centre” with its four one-century old boatlifts still in operation (20 min), the prehistoric Silex mines at Spiennes (30 min), the gothic church of Tournai (1 h), ... Other sites of interest in the surrounding are Waterloo Battlefield (45 min), historic “Notre-Dame de la Rose” hospital at Lessines (30 min), the city of Namur (1 h), the museum and the park of Mariemont (25 min), etc.
Children will also enjoy Pairi Daiza zoo with its two Pandabears (20 min), boat tours along the 73-m high Strépy boat lift (20 min), the “PASS” scientific park (35 min), or four nice public swimming pools, ...

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Our Family

  • 2 Adults
  • 3 Children
  • 3 Exchanges made

Occupation

  • Historian
  • Civil engineer / university teacher

Our Home

  • House Type: House
  • Floor: 2
  • Environment: In the country
  • Bedrooms: 4
  • Bathrooms: 2
  • Sleeping Capacity: 8

References

In my house

  • Pets - Not allowed
  • Small children - Allowed

Exchange Types

  • Home exchange
  • Youth exchange

Indoor

  • Free internet access
  • Central heating
  • Fireplace
  • Baby equipment
  • Toys and games
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Clothes dryer
  • Television
  • Piano
  • Other musical instruments

Outdoor

  • Garden
  • Terrace or deck
  • Park / playground
  • BBQ
  • Garage
  • Bicycles: 6

Facilities

  • No smoking
  • Suitable for disabled people
  • Car necessary
  • Use/Exchange of car
  • Seclusion/Privacy

Our Destination Wish List

  • Open for all offers
  • England, UK
  • Spain
  • France
  • Europe
  • Finland
  • Germany
  • Italy
  • United States

Spoken Languages

  • English
  • Français

Occupation

  • Historian
  • Civil engineer / university teacher

Children

  • Boy - Age: 15
  • Boy - Age: 12
  • Girl - Age: 18

Pets

  • Pets are NOT welcome in our home

References

This member has completed 3 successful exchanges. Here are some members that he exchanged with in the past: