Meeting with our members
On Monday, June 1st, we had another meeting with one of our HomeExchange members. Etienne and his mother Viviane had travelled from Quebec in Canada, for a two week holiday in Paris – their first time in the French capital city! They welcomed us kindly to their HomeExchange host’ apartment located near the Alexandre Dumas metro station in the 11th arrondissement.
We had brought with us some “viennoiseries” and some fresh orange juice and we shared a breakfast and chatted with them about their experiences. The apartment was gorgeous – with a modern kitchen and a very French style living room, it was perfect for what they wanted and they were thrilled when they found it on HomeExchange. Etienne works in the gaming industry, and he had decided to take his mother, Viviane, on a holiday to celebrate her recent retirement! 🙂
This exchange was their first with HomeExchange – actually it was their first ever! Etienne had found HomeExchange online when he was looking into doing a home exchange, and he loved the user friendly website and the fact that it was free! Eventually, after finding and conversing with the hosts, they finalized on a reciprocal exchange. The hosts in Paris will travel to Etienne’s home in Quebec in September.
On arriving in Paris, they were welcomed by their hosts and shown around their new home, for the next two weeks. As this was their first time in Paris, they had a lot of questions for us about any recommendations and tips we may have for their vacation. It was great to be able to advise them and share with them what we like doing in Paris, and what we thought they might enjoy.
On behalf of the whole HomeExchange team, we would like to thank Etienne and Viviane for the warm welcome they extended to us on Monday, and for taking time out of their holidays to meet and chat with us. We hope they have a wonderful holiday and come back to visit Paris again soon! 🙂