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Fribourg, Switzerland

Our house - built in 1906

Our house - built in 1906

Balcony just outside the kitchen perfect for meals in warm weather

Balcony just outside the kitchen perfect for meals in warm weather

View of the garden & terrace from the balcony. Everyone living in the house may use the garden

View of the garden & terrace from the balcony. Everyone living in the house may use the garden

Stroll through the gardens and hallways of the Jesuit college built in the 13th century - in our neighbourhood

Stroll through the gardens and hallways of the Jesuit college built in the 13th century - in our neighbourhood

Farmers' market twice a week

Farmers' market twice a week

The historical funiculaire will take you down to the riverside and the swimming pool

The historical funiculaire will take you down to the riverside and the swimming pool

Beautiful walks and views of the town along the Sarine river

Beautiful walks and views of the town along the Sarine river

Take a dip in the historical swimming pool beside the river

Take a dip in the historical swimming pool beside the river

Admire the view from a shady terrace

Admire the view from a shady terrace

Fribourg cathedral. 365 steps up to a breathtaking view over the town & the mountains

Fribourg cathedral. 365 steps up to a breathtaking view over the town & the mountains

Stroll down the pedestrian streets to a gelateria - 5min from home

Stroll down the pedestrian streets to a gelateria - 5min from home

Espace Jean Tinguely & Nicki de Saint Phalle - 5min walk from home

Espace Jean Tinguely & Nicki de Saint Phalle - 5min walk from home

modern and old - The Poya bridge built in 2014 and the town walls built in the middle ages

modern and old - The Poya bridge built in 2014 and the town walls built in the middle ages

Cows in the Prealps

Cows in the Prealps

Hiking in the Prealps - 20-40 min drive

Hiking in the Prealps - 20-40 min drive

Skiing, snowboarding and sledging in the Prealps, here at "La Berra", 20 min drive

Skiing, snowboarding and sledging in the Prealps, here at "La Berra", 20 min drive

Our house - built in 1906 Balcony just outside the kitchen perfect for meals in warm weather View of the garden & terrace from the balcony. Everyone living in the house may use the garden Stroll through the gardens and hallways of the Jesuit college built in the 13th century - in our neighbourhood Farmers' market twice a week The historical funiculaire will take you down to the riverside and the swimming pool Beautiful walks and views of the town along the Sarine river Take a dip in the historical swimming pool beside the river Admire the view from a shady terrace Fribourg cathedral. 365 steps up to a breathtaking view over the town & the mountains Stroll down the pedestrian streets to a gelateria - 5min from home Espace Jean Tinguely & Nicki de Saint Phalle - 5min walk from home modern and old - The Poya bridge built in 2014 and the town walls built in the middle ages Cows in the Prealps Hiking in the Prealps - 20-40 min drive Skiing, snowboarding and sledging in the Prealps, here at "La Berra", 20 min drive
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Nice family home in Switzerland near the Alps

We live in a family-friendly street in the historical centre of Fribourg, ideally situated in the middle of Switzerland.

Our flat is on the ground floor of a 100 year old town house. The original wooden flooring, mouldings & high ceilings make it very charming. The west-facing balcony is a pleasant spot for meals in warm weather. It has 2 bedrooms, one with a double bed and one with four adult-sized bunk beds, and a small office with a bed-sofa. There are two playgrounds in our neighbourhood, which happen to be in front & at the back of the house. We still have some baby equipment (high-chair, foldable cot).

Fribourg is a lovely riverside medieval town first built in the 12th century. The mountains & lakes nearby (within a 30-40 min drive) offer many possibilities for pleasant outings and summer & winter sports, as well as splendid views.

Fribourg is situated in the center of Switzerland and so the bigger cities of Bern (25min.) , Lausanne (40min), Geneva, Zürich, Luzern, Basel (all 1h30min), and mountain resorts of Vaud, Valais and the Berner Oberland are within confortable reach for a day trip.

Getting around : There are excellent train / bus services around the whole of Switzerland and Fribourg is on the main Zurich-Geneva train line. We will happily swap or lend you our car and bikes. Our car is a Honda Jazz with 3 booster seats in the back. The Fribourg area is quite hilly so you could also use our 2 adult sized electric bikes to get around town or tour the countryside. If you have toddlers and small kids they can sit in the bike trailer for 2 and/or the child seat on the bike.

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Our Family

  • 2 Adults
  • 3 Children
  • 2 Exchanges made

Occupation

  • midwife/sage-femme
  • film director/réalisateur cinéma

Our Home

  • House Type: Flat
  • Floor: 1
  • Environment: In a small town
  • Bedrooms: 3
  • Bathrooms: 1
  • Sleeping Capacity: 6

References

In my house

  • Pets - Allowed
  • Small children - Allowed

Exchange Types

  • Non-simultaneous exchange
  • Home exchange
  • Renting possible

Indoor

  • Free internet access
  • Computer available
  • Central heating
  • Baby equipment
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Clothes dryer

Outdoor

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

Facilities

  • No smoking
  • Use/Exchange of car

Our Destination Wish List

  • Berlin, Germany
  • Scotland, UK
  • France
  • Germany
  • Italy
  • Denmark
  • Sweden
  • Norway
  • Finland
  • Iceland
  • Netherlands
  • England, UK
  • Wales, UK

Spoken Languages

  • English
  • Français
  • Deutsch

Our Neighbourhood

Nearest Airport: Zurich, Basel or Geneva - each within 1h30min

  • river lake of Schiffenen (8.8 km)
  • shopping Fribourg Centre (Supermarkets) (1.0 km)
  • forest Bois de Bourguillon (4.0 km)
  • lake Sarine River (1.4 km)
  • boating Canoeing (4.6 km)
  • mountains Prealps (23.2 km)

We live in a friendly neighboorhood 5 minutes walk from the center of town.
Fribourg has numerous festivals, for example the open air cinema (july-august), belluard international arts festival (june-july), international folklore festival (august), rock festival (mid-july).
The medieval town of Fribourg was built beside the river and has nice walks, playgrounds, and some very good restaurants. Fribourg has a well preserved old town built in the middle ages, with ramparts, churches, convents and mostly quite a few pretty pedestrian streets with historical houses all along them.
The pretty towns of Murten, Avenches, and Bern are not far away.
We go hiking or skiing in the Alps wich are 20-40 mins away by car or 40 mins by bus (good public transport). The famous old town of Gruyères with its Giger Museum, medieval castle and cheese-making factory is 35km away. Just beyond is the ski resort of Charmey with its thermal baths & spa.
The lakes of Neuchâtel and Murten for swimming, windsurfing, boating and sunset watching are 25 mins away.

Occupation

  • midwife/sage-femme
  • film director/réalisateur cinéma

Children

  • Boy - Age: 11
  • Boy - Age: 12
  • Girl - Age: 8

Pets

  • Pets are NOT welcome in our home

References

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