Preferred Exchanges

  • Open to Any Destination
  • Londres, Royaume-Uni

    April 11 — April 24, 2016 These dates are flexible

  • Madrid

    April 11 — April 24, 2016 These dates are flexible


Exchange Reviews

July - August 2013

Corinne and Jean-Marie created a wonderful home exchange experience for ...

Lisa & Jose
Lisa & Jose from California said

Corinne and Jean-Marie created a wonderful home exchange experience for us! They are an extremely warm and helpful family. They created a "home and neighborhood" guide with all the information we needed, and gave us advice and a basket of brochures and maps to explore southern France. They stayed in constant touch via email throughout the exchange. Their children are charming, creative and well-behaved. Their home is beautiful and well-maintained, with a lovely backyard and friendly neighbors; it is within walking distance of downtown Bordeaux. We especially enjoyed the "water mirror" and dancing on the quay! The neighborhood had great cafes, cheese shops, patisseries and grocers with very helpful, knowledgeable and outgoing staff. One of our daughters has Celiac disease - an inability to digest wheat flour - and we found the grocers, restaurateurs and patisseries to be very helpful in finding gluten-free food for her. We loved Bordeaux and its surroundings. We went on an amazing wine tour, recommended by Corinne and Jean-Marie, and explored the beaches of Arcachon and the wine and history of St. Emilion. We also traveled further from Bordeaux: to Rocamadour, Carcassone, and San Sebastian (Spain) in their comfortable and reliable auto. One more example of the Top family's fantastic hospitality: our college-age daughter had completed an internship in Brussels just before our exchange was to begin. The Tops met our daughter at the Bordeaux airport, gave her a tour of the city and neighborhood, explained all of the home's systems and appliances and served her dinner - on the afternoon and evening just before their early-morning flight to the United States! We recommend them highly as exchange partners.

What we said about Lisa & Jose's house:

We had a wonderful stay in Lisa&Jose's home! Our great experience has started at our 1st contact with them. We have discussed at length by email and Skype before and during our vacation. They provided us a tremendous amount of good advice and guided us in our inquiries. Thanks to them, we were able to select the best in their beautiful region, in adequacy with our family. We made ​​two very nice trips (Big Sur, and San Diego Zoo) which have been great discoveries! We could easily get home with their recommended airport shuttle. Upon our arrival, we felt welcome: they had left a whole basket full of coloring, crayons and small toys for our children: Perfect for them to play while we undid our suitcases! A comprehensive guide to the area and the house, as well as a substantial list of their friends to help us and good restaurants in town. Their house is fully equipped and very welcoming (our 4 year old daughter loved the princess's bedroom and all the Barbies!) The garden is very nice and it's magical to see the hummingbirds come to feed so close to us. The typical California neighborhood is very safe and enjoyable. The pool area and the very close playground are a substantial benefit to us! As soon as we wanted to explore the area or going to the beach (Malibu!!), It was very easy thanks to the comfortable car and the nearby motorway. To sum up, a magical time and a great experience. Undoubtedly, Lisa & Jose are great exchanging partners!

April - May 2015

We had a wonderful stay in Bordeaux. Corinne was a ...

The Meneese Family
The Meneese Family from 7th arrondissement of Paris said

We had a wonderful stay in Bordeaux. Corinne was a great host and provided the details about the house and lots of information and suggestions about the area. The house was absolutely perfect for our family. It has everything for a comfortable and fun vacation. The location is great with stores, restaurants, boulangeries, etc., within walking distance or a short drive. Corinne and her family were also perfect guests at our house and we were extremely happy with our exchange.

What we said about The Meneese Family's house:

We had a great time in The Meneese's nice apartment! The apartment is really large in a very chic building, 2 blocks from the Eiffel Tower. It was magical to be so near! The eyes of our kids were sparkling when we were getting home for the Eiffel tower....and for the many toys Alexandra left available for them! Thank you! Natalia and Jon gave us good instructions about the neighbourhood and let many things in the kitchen. A very nice stay indeed!

July - August 2015

We really had a beautiful time in Bordeaux, and this ...

Jonas & Katarina
Jonas & Katarina from Danderyd said

We really had a beautiful time in Bordeaux, and this particular exchange was a big contribute to an over all very successful trip. We especially appreciate the combination of a fantastic (and quite large) house with garden, but still within walking distance to the city centre. We found the family to be very caring and trustworthy. The hospitality and the effort to take extra steps to make us comfortable was really appreciated. The communication before and during our stay was flawless and helpful. Our home was very well taken care of. Bordeaux, as a city (the wine yards is well known) was really over expectation, with a lot to do and see. In summary, we really really recommend to take the opportunity to exchange homes with Corinne and her family.

What we said about Jonas & Katarina's house:

We had such a great stay at Jonas' & Katarina's house! The house was cozy, bright and roomy in a perfect environment: among the trees, with deer coming some morning but still 5 min walking from the metro. The garden was lovely and great for our kids to play. At the moment we arrived we felt home thanks to Jonas' and Katarina's multiple touches: car at the airport, flowers in vases, breakfast, drinks, chocolate, etc. Even their devices (computer, coffee machine) were set in French for us. Thank you! Communication was very easy and they were always very fast to answer our questions before and during the stay. They really took care of our house. Stockholm is very nice to visit and there are many things to enjoy around the city. To resume, we recommend them highly as exchange partners!