HomeExchange.com™ - Listing #134541 - South East of FRANCE, 1 km from the village. Near LYON, the Rhône Valley and GRENOBLE in the Alps. At 250km of the Mediterranéen sea. 2:15 from PARIS, by fast train.
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|LYON, GRENOBLE, VIENNE, ROMANS, SAINT MARCELLIN|
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|GRENOBLE, 20 min. LYON SAINT EXUPERY, 1: 20|
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Montfalcon is seating in central good micro climate, near the renown Côtes du Rhône vineyards.
We are pretty lucky to be sparing with hurricanes, cyclones, floods, droughts, earthquakes or volcanos.
Curiously, the weather is quite different it was 40 or 50 years before where we had big snow and ice.
The months of September and October are usually very sunny. There are a late season sometimes called Indian summer.
November and December can fully extend the dry weather with sumptuous multicolored landscapes. Christmas time is increasingly mild and without snow, sometimes curiously sunny.
The month of January can bring rainy mornings, or a few centimeters of snow, sometimes a simple pepper.
Against high mountain by the first snow may occur as early as mid November on the summits of the Alps. They often continue until Easter.
It rarely saves more than two consecutive days of rain. No one goes, however, not winter without ten days of bad weather. During the winter the nights are cool and sometimes cold. Temperatures rise dramatically at the onset of the sun.
As early as February, migratory birds are singing and are harbingers of spring, the budsare bursting at the seams, the animals find areas, farmers are agitated, with sleet and sometimes a final burst of cold.
March is the opening of trout fishing, with its parade of fishermen from several neighboring departments who compete. The Galaure is a beautiful greenish and rich river, just 400 meters in front of my house, in the first category considered.
This is the flowering season and a happy new births and outbreaks beginning sound. You know that the weather can be changeable; layered clothing is recommended.
The Chambarands wooded massif is home to a varied flora of high quality, and a precious avifauna. You will enjoy all outdoor activities in the country.
On the other hand you have a wide variety of quality second to none of autumn fruits, wild mushrooms, sorbs, loquats, berries, chestnuts and blackberries. You can freely gather anywhere a basket of mushrooms per person each day in the woods and in the meadows. Nuts and apples of pure biological quality property are all intended for your personal use.
The Dauphiné region (Isère and Drôme departments) is renowned for its ancient cultural heritage. It is renowned for bringing a large number of prestigious castles in which the best welcome is for you especially as foreigners have historically received special attention towards them.
La Côte Saint-André town at 20 min, birthplace Hector Berlioz, is also in this charming city that my Grandfather was born.
Montfalcon is located in the heart of many tourist sites cultural architectural, museums, roman ruins, churches, folklore, concerts, cinemas, theatres, discos, nightclubs, cellars, circuses, libraries, varied sports complexes, hospitals and clinics.
The Dauphiné is also known as a picturesque privileged beautiful caves that were the site of tragic events unfortunately, especially during wars. Particularly as places to live during the Resistance.
The Chambarands are at the heart of a region producing an internationally famous cheese called "le Saint Marcellin," locally " la tome".
Roybon village is 5 min, where we can find main shops, farmer market each Monday morning, otherwise super markets are 15 min. Grenoble airport [GNB] is 20 min away, Lyon international airport [LYS] is 1 hour 20, 3 different highways access are within 25 min. Grenoble City 1 hour, Lyon City 1 h 15. Geneva, 2 h10, Mediterraneen beaches 3 h. Paris by fast train is 2h10 from Valence station 40 min from home. You book cheap Internet a secure parking space at Valence TGV station.
Vercors ski slopes are 1 hour 30 away, and the inexhaustible ski resorts of the Alps is 1 h 45 road.
My house seems and is alone, but I have many neigbors. I live alone in complete security. To the East is the very kind lady (100 meters), she lives with her lame mother. She can comes sometimes if you want to do the houshold work. She knows very well how to do. Her boy friend knows computers and speaks English a little bit. Montfalcon village is 1 km South West of my property. Then, my older sister who is a little town mayor 25km away, would be so happy to know you: their daughters, speaks very good English.
The nearest station is that of Rencurel to 29 km.
Vineyards and wines of the Côtes du Rhône:
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I want them to find in my house, in its dependencies and idyllic car use, the pleasure and heat that my ancestors knew so well share with their hosts.
That landscapes and lives in the Dauphiné brings all possible joys.
- Alain Herrault
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I would be able to obtain the following long term exchanges: In South America: March 2nd, 2014 to April 6, 2014. In Oceania: March 20, 2014 to April 24, 2014. In the U.S.A. or Canada: May 13, 2014 to June 17, 2014. In Europe: July 9, 2014 to August 20, 2014. In the U.K.: October 5, 2014 to November 2nd, 2014. In Spain, Portugal, Gironde and Landes, France: December 15, 2013 to January 19, 2014 or December 14, 2014 to January 18, 2015.
I hope with all my heart that our reciprocal vows find a satisfactory ground.
In New Zealand, ideally in the South Island. In Australia, near the Grampians N.P. In the USA, ideally in Wyoming, near Yellowstone N.P. In Montana, in Big Horn County, Gallantin County or Park County. In Idaho, Bonneville County, Fremont County, Caribou County or Teton County. Or in the Northern States, where elk and moose are present and can be photographed. In Canada ideally close Newfoundland Gros Morne N.P.( or Terra Nova N.P.), in Quebec, near La Pointe Taillon P.P., in British Colombia, in Moose Valley P.P, between Kamloops and Prince George. In Alberta, between Peace River and Grande Prairie. In Nova Scotia Cape Breton Highlands N.P., or near Ontario Algonquin P.P. In Argentina, (red deer) in Patagonia, Cuyo region and La Pampa. In Chile, in the regions of Los Lagos in Puerto Montt, in the Andes, La Araucania and Maule. In Spain, in the regions of Jaen, Granada, Almeria, Murcia, Alicante or Valencia. Portugal, near Mafra, Avis, or Beja Alentejo. In Norway, (Elk and red deer), near Hedmark, Telemark or Nord-Trondelag. In Sweden near Vänersbörg, Borlange, Mora or Heby. In Poland between Lomza and Augustow. In the British Isles ideally near the Galloway Hills and the Perthshire Highlands, or Donegal, Kerry or Galway area. Exmoor or the Qantocks Hills. In North or Central Italy. Other realy good possibilities welcome in the immediate vicinity of large ungulate populations: In North Croatia, in Slavonia. In Slovenia, Tcheque Republic, Austria, Hungary, Romania, Germany, Switzerland, Denmark, Belgium, Luxembourg, Lichtenstein, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Macedonia, Serbia and Montenegro, Slovakia and Gironde or Landes, France.
My being single, has allowed me to pursue this profound taste for travel. Eventually going teach at several French speaking institutions renowned Agricultural regions in the heart of agricultural or horticultural highest international specifications. Then the next level, engineering students of an Agricultural Technology Institute and finally as cooperating seconded to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs as responsible for the formation.
I am one of the few French international judges official Société Centrale Canine (Paris) for testing all types of working hounds, Eastern hunting hounds and field trials pointing dogs. Former “ Lieutenant de Louveterie”, Pointer expert, and red deer local specialist, I also like very much ornithology and non professional photography.
I have driving licenses for trucks and transport. Lately I've really enjoyed studying piloting single engine aircraft. Please feel free to ask any questions on anything I may have missed mentioning.