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MAYENNE, Frankreich

The river downtown

The river downtown

Main computer in the guest-room

Main computer in the guest-room

The Mayenne river and  the castle ( museum)

The Mayenne river and the castle ( museum)

The back of the house and terrace

The back of the house and terrace

The river downtown Main computer in the guest-room The Mayenne river and  the castle ( museum) The back of the house and terrace
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Comfortable house in North West of France, MAYENNE, very close to Normandy & Brittany& to many places of interest

Mayenne is a pleasant, liveable city of 15 000 inhabitants,on a river which bears the same name as the city.
From our house it takes no more than 10 minutes 'walk to reach the center with its market-place, its castle and  garden, the basilica, the old mansions . So it's really close to downtown and not isolated at all.
Our house overlooks the valley and the river, just across the street.

It is much larger than it looks on the photo as an addition which can't be seen from the street was built at the back.It looks out on the garden and terrace. It almost doubles the size of the house .Once you have climbed the entrance steps , it's all on the same level .We have a large basement a part of which is used as a garage.
The addition includes two bedrooms and a bathroom with bath and shower , which makes it pracically .independent. In fact " we have four bedrooms, all with double beds.".There are two independent toilets upstairs and one in the basement..
We will find all modern appliances in our house.

Mayenne has its own museum opened up only a few years ago  in its old Merovingian  castle .
You can also visit a Roman city, Jublains, at 10km from Mayenne and its beautiful modern museum .
Bagnoles de l'Orne, at 35 km from us, a spa with thermal springs is a must as it's so picturesque and so lively in summer, even on sundays . It boasts of a casino.
Laval, where the fast train from Paris( called TGV )stops, is only 30 km distant from our city.
Paris isn't really far ( 3h 15 by car, 1h20 by TGV) .
Close to us, in Brittany, you can visit medieval cities like Fougères and Vitré ( 45 minutes'drive).
Within one hour 's drive you can be in Rennes, the capital of Brittany, or Le Mans,or in Normandy . You can make a day-trip to some  Loire châteaux . Famous St Malo, on the north coast of Brittany. can be reached by freeway in 1h 50, & ANGERS  in (1h40) .We are within two hours at most from Caen and the Normandy  beaches.Well-known  St Michael's Mount is a 1h20 drive.
 
But you needn't drive long distances every day, there are many places worth seeing at short distances.
Mayenne,known for its printing-works ,  is also  a modern city which offers many cultural and sporting activities,  .We have a camping- ground at 300 m from our house, and a brand new swimming-pool called " the Wave" that was opened up in February 2018. a large, new library, a theater., a movie-house with three rooms.
If you like hiking there are many possibilities .
Mayenne and its area are  places where it's good to live.

 
 
 As to exchanges, we definitely prefer cities, middle-sized or even large ones, but are open to every offer, from any country, this summer

. We are open to all offers, with a preference for the USA in July, But later in the summer and after we are open to Europe or even to another continent.

Non simultaneous exchange could be arranged for our partners as our house is large enough for hosts to have independence.It has worked twice.when we went to Australia.

If we exchange in the USA, we are willing to exchange our main car, a brand new one ,the Huyndai Ioniq Hybrid ( with automatic gear that can sit 5 adults comfortably if we remove the baby seat. With the baby-seat, only 2 can sit at the back..

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Familie

  • 2 Erwachsene
  • 0 Kind(er)
  • 35 Vollzogene Tausche

Beruf

  • retired English teacher
  • retired English teacher

Unser Heim

  • Art des Heims: Haus
  • Etage: 0
  • Angaben zur Umgebung: In der Großstadt
  • Schlafzimmer: 4
  • Badezimmer: 2
  • Schlafplätze: 6
  • Wohnbereich: 120 m2

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Tauschtypen

  • Wohnungstausch
  • Gegenseitige Aufnahme als Gast

Im Haus

  • kostenloser Internet-Zugang
  • Computer benutzbar
  • Zentralheizung
  • Kamin
  • Babysachen
  • Spiele und Spielzeuge
  • Waschmaschine
  • Spülmaschine
  • Wäschetrockner
  • Fernsehen

Außerhalb

  • Garten
  • (Dach-)Terrasse
  • Garage
  • Fahrräder: 3

Ausstattung

  • Nichtraucher
  • Auto erforderlich
  • Autotausch/Autobenutzung

Unsere Wunschziele

  • Offen für alle Angebote
  • Netherlands
  • Reykjavík, Iceland
  • Germany
  • Greece
  • Spain
  • Portugal
  • Denmark
  • United States

Bevorzugte Sprachen

  • Englisch
  • Französisch
  • Deutsch

Beruf

  • retired English teacher
  • retired English teacher

Kind(er)

  • Wir haben keine Kinder.

Haustiere

  • Bitte keine Haustiere!

Vorstellungstext über sich bzw. Ihre Familie

 We have two adult children, a son and a daughter who are both married .
When possible we like  either our adult  children to come and visit us during a few days, or sometimes, during a longer part of the exchange, but with the agreement of our exchange partners naturally).

This year for the July exchange our daughter Caroline & her husband might like to visit us for a while if they can and they would bring their presently two and a half year old little Rafaael.. He is well brought up and obedient. . Last summer they visited us for a few days during our home exchange and Rafael was no problem. But when I write this, it isn't sure at all.

Our children have participated in a lot of our home exchanges .We take great care of our partners' house.

Our house is large enough to accomodate 4 adults. , we have double beds in all our bedrooms. We also have a bed suitable for a baby and even older child..

Lebensstil

During the year we take advantage , since we are retired, of the cultural activities of our city and of our area, attend conferences on a wide variety of subjects and also sign up for series of more special courses , like history of music, art , history , philosophy scientific subjects etc...
We are interested in culture , visiting museums of all kinds, monuments, Jacqueline likes operas .We both love meeting foreigners as we know several foreign languages. and learning about their way of life. We have friends all over the world, from Australia , the USA, Europe. Human contacts add a lot .
We enjoy walking , discovering nature and beautiful sights and seeing the world. We are lucky to have been on several continents , including Asia, but not always through exchanges.

"As to exchanges, we definitely prefer cities, middle-sized or even large ones "> but are open to every offer, from any country, this summer

. We are open to all offers, with a preference for the USA in July, But later in the summer and after we are open to Europe or even to another continent.

Non simultaneous exchange could be arranged for our partners as our house is large enough for hosts to have independence.It has worked twice.when we went to Australia.

If we exchange in the USA, we are willing to exchange our main car, a brand new one ,the Huyndai Ioniq Hybrid ( with automatic gear that can sit 5 adults comfortably if we remove the baby seat. With the baby-seat, only 2 can sit at the back..

Our  Last exchanges:
Netherlands , August 2019
Moscow , July-August 2018
Mainz, Germany, July 2017
Arlington, VA ,USA, August 2016
Bremen Germany, July 2016
Netherlands, August 2015
Los Angeles, June-July 2014
Rent in Canary Islands with Intervac member, August 2013
Salt Lake Ciy July 2012
August 2011:South Spain.
Summer 2010: San Francisco;
Autumn 2010: Australia

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