Une maison familiale entre mer et cathédrale

Traveling Group
  • Sophie Directrice (52)
  • Maurice Manager (53)
  • Justin Lycéen (17)
  • Matteo collegien (13)
  • Rémi écolier (11)


Preferred Exchanges

  • Open to Any Destination
  • Open to Any Dates
  • USA

    Any time These dates are flexible

    Anytime, anywhere in the USA, love friendly people and countries...would much appreciate to study any opportunities (short or longer stay;simultaneous or non simultaneous) Yours Friendly

  • Italie

    Any time These dates are flexible

    Nous souhaitons voyager en Italie. Nous sommes Franco-italien, originaire du Veneto. Toutes les régions nous intéressent.

  • Australie

    July 1 — August 31, 2016 These dates are flexible

    Premiere experience-en Australie réussie ! Souhaiterions explorer d'autres états comme les territoires du Nord par exemple...: Alice Springs, Darwin..

  • New Zealand

    Any time These dates are flexible

    Love friendly people and countries...would much appreciate to study any opportunities (short or longer stay; simultaneous and non simultaneous ) Yours Friendly

  • Japon

    Any time These dates are flexible

    Would like to prepare our journey in 2020...rugby world cup and Olympic games, love friendly people and countries...would much appreciate to study any opportunities (short or longer stay; simultaneous and non simultaneous ) Yours Friendly


  • Cycling
  • Hiking
  • Mountain Biking
  • River Rafting/Boating
  • Rock Climbing
  • Scuba Diving/Snorkeling
  • Swimming
  • Historic Sites
  • Museums
  • Theater/Cinema
Especially Passionate About
Sport et culture

Sport et culture

Nous aimons faire du sport en famille. Nos garçons pratiquent le rugby, le canyoning, la natation, le vélo et le babyfoot. Nous aimons randonner.
Nous voulons aussi découvrir la culture des pays que nous visitons : festivals de musique, expositions, événements culturels, etc

Vacation Type

Exchange Reviews

July - August 2014

Every aspect of this exchange (our very first) went better ...

Anthony said

Every aspect of this exchange (our very first) went better than expected. Sophie and Arnaud were keen to talk by Skype early in our communications and from that moment we felt they were a very nice couple. When we met the three boys on 12 August this view extended to the whole family. In the period before the exchange started we had a number of further email and skype communications and our concerns (due largely to lack of experience with HE) continued to drop. They made us very welcome on the first day and this is something we will keep in mind for future exchanges if possible. Arnaud and Sophie arranged for one of their local friends to be available to help with any issues. He followed up on this and contacted us twice but we had no problems. They left a pile of brochures of local tourist attractions and these were very helpful. Arnaud also made contact by email whilst they were in our house in Currumbin Valley to make more suggestions. One of those suggestions, to visit Compiegne, resulted in one of the very best days in the whole of our ten week holiday in Europe! Arnaud's willingness to do this sort of thing left us with a very warm feeling for all of them. We were able to use their car and bicycles and so appreciate the whole locality around Amiens. As we were not returning immediately to Australia on departing the house, I suggested that we meet up for lunch on our last full day in France. They agreed and we had a very happy and relaxed couple of hours with them that day, thus cementing our new friendship. We all agreed to meet again in the future. Comments on the HE experience: 1. It works-- I'm sure 99% of HE people are decent, tidy and proud of their homes and understand that the people they are exchanging with are exactly the same as they are. 2. It doesn't matter where. We responded to Arnaud and Sophie's request for a HE on the Gold Coast and did not know what to expect. If I had been planning a non HE holiday to Amiens (most unlikely) I would have allowed 2 or 3 days. We had just short of four weeks in this town and initially after arriving I was wondering what we were going to do with our time. But the real benefit was in having all that time. We got a little tourist book about Amiens and proceeded to work our way through the Top 10 attractions and then all of the other highlights in the book. We ultimately did not do even half of what we could see. 3. It doesn't matter about the weather. Because you're in a no cost accommodation, you can just chill out if you want to (and occasionally need to), watch TV, cook a nice meal, read a book or sleep in. 4. There's a lot of room to spread out in a HE house. You've got a whole house to occupy -- TV, washing machine, large comfy bed, fully equipped kitchen, and plenty of room to set up your computer. By contrast, the very expensive room we had in a hotel in Denfert-Rochereau immediately following Amiens was so small we felt claustrophobic. 5. You get to know the local people. All people in all countries are wonderful and it's nice to experience this with your hosts' butcher, baker, supermarket operator, and others. We had great fun talking to them in French. This was a great experience and we count Arnaud and Sophie as firm friends now.

Exchange photos from :
Sophie & her dream team
What we said about Anthony's house:

Cet échange a été une très belle expérience. Nous nous sommes sentis rapidement en confiance avec Anthony et Denise. Nous avons facilement défini les modalités de l'échange. Nous n'avions pas vraiment conscience de ce qu'était l'Eco village. Ça a été une très belle surprise, un environnement exceptionnel. Quel étonnement le premier matin de voir passer des kangourous devant la terrasse. Les enfants ont adoré. Nous nous sommes sentis très à l'aise dans la maison qui est spacieuse, confortable et bien équipée. De plus, nous avons été accueilli avec beaucoup de chaleur par Judith et Pierre qui nous ont donné une image très positive de l'ouverture d'esprit des Australiens. Rencontrer Anthony et Denise au départ et au retour a été très sympathique et a facilité l'organisation de l'échange. C'est plaisant d'offrir sa maison à des personnes que l'on apprécie.

August - August 2015

We had a most wonderful exchange with Sophie and Arnaud ...

Gerardine from Limerick said

We had a most wonderful exchange with Sophie and Arnaud in August 2015 . It was surprisingly easy 2nd exchange. Arnaud met us at the airport as they did not leave for ireland until a later flight . We had a gorgeous lunch together and met the dream team . Their home is just lovely , inviting and comfortable . It made us realise that we were over doing it in packing things away. Amiens is a great location . Our family visited over the 2 weeks we spent there and all enjoyed it. The town and all the local interest spots were well laid out for us in the pack Arnaud and sophie had prepared . We will re do ours as a result . We kayaked 8 kms down into Hortillanages , we explored the north . The beaches were long and golden and the sea was warm . Shopping was great at the markets and for teenagers . We sat out at night and had long meals and played card games . The house has to be experienced . It's just so lovely ,authentic old French mixed with the contemporary . Imagine a full juke box and fussball table in the living room providing hours of pleasure and competition for all who visited. As previously said , it was way more than we expected. We travelled to Ghent for a night and Paris on the train. Asterix park was the finale . It was way cheaper than euro Disney . No huge queues and fantastic roller coasters . We felt really thrilled to have experienced this exchange. I met Arnaud and Sophie for a few hours in ireland as they stayed on for a week to rent a cruise boat on lough derg . It was great to see them again. A lovely warm family . We were so lucky . Home exchange is fantastic . Ger

Exchange photos from :
Sophie & her dream team
What we said about Gerardine's house:

Home Exchange is Magic...! Nous n'avons jamais lier de relations aussi vite que dans le cadre de nos échanges...après les premiers contacts sur Skype avec Ger et le tracking de Dave sur Google (pour être bien certains que nous allions accueillir une star du rock à la maison !) nous avons très vite pris des informations sur Limerick et la région. Ger nous a bien aidé et nous a fait des propositions notamment pour aller voir l'équipe de rugby du Munster. Dave nous a transmis le top 10 des pubs...en complément du guide que les Kearys avait préparé avec de nombreuses adresses et l'ensemble des consignes de la maison...merci pour les Post Its, une excellente idée pour vite s'y retrouver dans la cuisine ;-) La maison des Kearys est à l'image de l'Irlande et des irlandais: chaleureuse, accueillante, conviviale, généreuse et confortable. Leurs amis et voisins aussi qui sont venus nous chercher à l'aéroport. Notre séjour a été très agréable dans cette spacieuse maison. Limerick dispose d'un bon équipement sportif grâce à l'université, de rues commerçantes, de monuments historiques très intéressants et de pubs charmants où nous avons toujours été bien accueillis. Le marché couvert est un bon spot aussi...Limerick est une ville qui nécessite un peu de temps pour être apprivoisée...elle ne retient pas forcément votre attention tout de suite mais au fur et à mesure de nos déambulations, nous avons vraiment pu apprécier l'esprit de la ville. C'est aussi un bon camp de base pour ensuite rayonner aux alentours : falaises de Moher, plage et "surfers" de Lahinch, Dublin, Galway,...et même le Kerry ! Nous avons communiqué avec nos hôtes pendant notre séjour pour nous faire mutuellement des recommandations par mail et sms...puis avons revu Ger et Liam alors que nous étions en croisière sur le Shannon...notre rock star était déjà repartie en tournée ! Une très belle expérience, une amitié naissante...à consolider via de prochaines rencontres et échanges en France ou en Irlande. Nous ne sommes pas rancuniers même si nos "petits Bleus" au rugby ont été mystifiés par les hommes verts pendnt la Coupe du Monde ... ;-)