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FR101205

BREST, France

Our house, view from the garden

Our house, view from the garden

Our garden in June

Our garden in June

The panoramic view on the garden

The panoramic view on the garden

Spring time

Spring time

The reading corner of our garden.

The reading corner of our garden.

Our garden in Summer time

Our garden in Summer time

The living room with a nice view on the garden

The living room with a nice view on the garden

The living room

The living room

Our living room.

Our living room.

Another view on living room.

Another view on living room.

Our sleeping room

Our sleeping room

Our sleeping room

Our sleeping room

Our sleeping room.

Our sleeping room.

The attic. 2nd bed for two person.

The attic. 2nd bed for two person.

The attic.

The attic.

Brest castle and historic harbour

Brest castle and historic harbour

Our house, view from the garden Our garden in June The panoramic view on the garden Spring time The reading corner of our garden. Our garden in Summer time The living room with a nice view on the garden The living room Our living room. Another view on living room. Our sleeping room Our sleeping room Our sleeping room. The attic. 2nd bed for two person. The attic. Brest castle and historic harbour
Gold

Member since

2011

Open for exchange
Exchange dates Duration
December 27, 2019 - January 03, 2020 1 weeks

One week after Christmas, somewhere in Europe.

July 17, 2020 - August 28, 2020 3 weeks

3-4 weeks, all destinations can be attractive. Australia would be on the first place but we are open to any of your proposals.

Very bright house in BREST, France

Our house was built in the 1950’s and was fully renovated during the last 10 years. It has 3 storeys (ground floor, 1st floor and attic) and a closed garden.
At the ground floor are located the kitchen and the living room. This floor leads directly to the garden, where you can enjoy eating in the open air in summertime and where children can play freely on the grass.
At the 1st floor are located the children’s and parents’ rooms and the bathroom.
And in the attic, you will find a study room, a guest room and another bathroom.
Rooms on the street side of the house also have a view over the sea.

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Our Family

  • 2 Adults
  • 2 Children
  • 10 Exchanges made

Occupation

  • Responsable de projets
  • Enseignante

Our Home

  • House Type: House
  • Floor: 3
  • Environment: In the city
  • Bedrooms: 4
  • Bathrooms: 2
  • Sleeping Capacity: 6

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In my house

  • Pets - Not allowed
  • Small children - Allowed

Exchange Types

  • Home exchange

Indoor

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

Outdoor

  • Garden
  • Park / playground
  • Garage
  • Bicycles: 1

Facilities

  • No smoking
  • Use/Exchange of car

Our Destination Wish List

  • Open for all offers
  • Italy
  • Japan
  • Mauritius
  • Norway
  • New Zealand
  • USA
  • Vancouver, BC, Canada
  • United Kingdom
  • South Africa
  • Quebec, Canada
  • Australia
  • South Africa
  • Argentina
  • Switzerland

Spoken Languages

  • English
  • Italiano
  • Français

Our Neighbourhood

Nearest Airport: Brest Guipavas - 15 min from our home

We live in the very city of Brest, in a part of it called Saint-Marc, which is very residential and quiet. Our street being a one-way street, we don’t have much traffic. And our neighbours are very peaceful people too!
So if you happen to spend a while in our house, you shouldn’t be bothered by the noise.
Brest is a city of about 150.000 inhabitants, comprising around 300.000 people with the whole agglomeration. It’s the second city of Brittany (Bretagne in French), which is the westernmost region of France. This place has much to offer, thanks to its cultural heritage and its beautiful geography.
If you want to know more about Brittany, you can have a look at this site: http://www.brittanytourism.com/
There is a lot to do and discover as far as cultural activities, museums, dancing, singing and eating are concerned.
As far as nature is concerned, Brest is set in a beautiful bay and is surrounded by beaches, cliffs, green hills and landscapes.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2quW8PoDkaQ
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R4CeosYKR9w
If you like hiking or simply going out for a walk, there’s a lot to do : http://www.brest-metropole-tourisme.fr/en/
In less than an hour drive you’ll be able to visit historic cities like Quimper or Locronan or explore the beautiful Crozon peninsula.
The site for the Finistère "département" (administrative area) is : http://www.finisteretourisme.com/home/
And for a look at possible leisure activities, you can look this site as well : http://www.loisirs-en-finistere.com/
(French)
Deux sites sur la ville et ses environs ainsi que sur son offre touristique.
http://www.brest-metropole-tourisme.fr/
http://www.tourismebrest.com/
L'été on ne s'ennuie pas dans notre région, le Finistère. Si vous voulez varier les plaisirs, de nombreuses plages et des paysages de rêve s'offrent à vous aussi bien au bord de la mer qu'à l'intérieur du pays. Par ailleurs, il existe un grand nombre de festivals de musique de style varié. Les sites ci-dessous vous permettront d'avoir plus d'informations sur ces événements.
http://www.vieillescharrues.asso.fr/
http://www.festival-cornouaille.com/
http://www.festivalduboutdumonde.com/
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2quW8PoDkaQ

Occupation

  • Responsable de projets
  • Enseignante

Children

  • Boy - Age: 12
  • Boy - Age: 10

Pets

  • We do not have pets.

About Our Family

 
We are a family of 4: Tatjana, 47, Gilles, 53, Ael 11 and Emil 8.
Tatjana teaches French, Literature and Communication to High School students and is also specialised in teaching French to foreigners.
Gilles works for a computer services company as a project manager.
Ael is going to primary school for his last year and Emil is in his forth class. They both seem very happy there. They are very sportive boys (Athleticisme, hand ball, swimming and scuba diving) and like practicing some music instruments (Irish flute and Scottish bagpipes while Emil plays Irish flute and piano).
Discovering other cultures and regions is our biggest passion. That’s why we spend our free time in travelling all around the world, always with our boys !

Lifestyle

We love discovering other cultures a lot, either by the means of learning languages or by travelling, watching movies, going to the theatre, playing and listening to music or even reading.
Practising sports also belongs to our favourite activities : running and swimming mainly. Every week we go to the pool with our boys, who enjoy it very much. And in Summer, we try and take advantage of the beaches that are next to Brest to have a swim in the ocean.
As a leisure we also take care of our garden, trying to keep the plants and trees under minimal control.
We don’t have pets, even though we like animals !
We’ve travelled a lot around Europe (Western, Southern, Northern, Central Europe and Balkans mainly) and in other parts of the world (Canada, USA, Russia, Japan, Mexico, Mauritius, New Zealand, Thailand, Vietnam, Senegal, Tunisia).
When Ael was 1,5 we had the opportunity to visit Japan and stay in a house in Kyoto for 3 weeks, which proved great to discover a place extensively, while being comfortable enough to attend to a child’s needs. Since then we’re keen on renewing this kind of experience in order to discover different places.

We have swapped houses 9 times before through Intervac (Denmark, Canada, Sweden, Finland, Germany, Spain and Quebec, England, Austria). It was a great experience and we're ready to renew this adventure.

 

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