- ANNA MD (35)
- NICOLAS REAL ESTATE (37)
- JULIETTE HIGH SCHOOL (17)
- LOUISA PRIMARY SCHOOL (9)
- PAULINE PRIMARY SCHOOL (8)
HELLO FROM BURGUNDY AREA !
We are a funny family of 5, Nicolas (35), Anna (33), and our 3 daughters Juliette (15), Louisa (7) and Pauline (6), as well as our 2 cats, one dog (Golden) and our horse. Nicolas (French) is in the Real Estate Business, Anna (German) is Managing Director in Geneva, our kids are still going to school. We always travel a lot for business or weekends, but would like to travel more with the kids and would appreciate a nice place to go, and where to whole family would have fun! We eventually would take our daughters best friend with us (15), as we always do, but they are all very easy to "handle" and really nice girls!
We live in a small beaujolais village, 50 km in the North of LYON, Frances' 2nd biggest city (with Easyjet airport...). Although we love our contemporary, spacious (300m²) new house, our swimming pool and garden, the calm surrounding, nature, the stillness, fresh air... we are just a jump away from city life, Lyon, Mâcon (beautiful burgundy city, 15 min), with a lot of divin restaurants, Belleville (15min), Villefranche, or Dijon, Autun, Beaune, or even GENEVA (day trip 1h40) or PARIS (1h30, speed train)!
Our village is surrounded by beautiful wineyard villages (Beaujolais Region), and if you appreciate good food as well, you will be at the right place!
We love walking around, cicling, rollerblading, swimming (in our own pool 8x4m, or public swimming pool 15min by bike), horseriding (equestrian centre 10min by bike), discovering new and beautiful places, you can also make fitness, and a Golf place is also 15min away.
We exchanged with Anna and Family in August 2014, and really enjoyed their wonderful home and region of France. Their home was ideally located to visit the city of Lyon as well as some beautiful French countryside. Their home is absolutley spectacular very modern and stylish in design, we felt as though we were staying in a designer hotel. The living space and kitchen is very spacious with lovely views over their pretty garden and pool. The bedrooms are stunning, very large with comfortable beds and lots of toys in the children's room. Anna and her family were very friendly and we really enjoyed our swap with this lovely family to their fantastic home.
We exchanged with Grainne in August 2014, and absolutely loved their home, which is so cosy, very nice decorated and just perfectly situated to reach any area in London very quickly (10min from Liverpool Street Station!)! We took breakfast outside in the garden every morning, which is a dream almost right in the middle of London, by the way, weather was perfect! We so much enjoyed our stay there, the swap was perfect, with lovely people who gave a lot of tips and advices on how to discover London like a local, we definitively recommend an exchange there and were sad to leave...
Nous avons passé un magnifique séjour dans cette somptueuse maison contemporaine idéalement située pour visiter la Bourgogne. Une telle maison dans un environnement aussi "campagne" est déjà un véritable plaisir. De plus la région offre de multiples visites et activités, et pour finir, Anna, Nicolas ainsi que leurs filles sont des hôtes parfaits, attentionnés et chaleureux... Un échange à recommander vivement !
Nous étions absolument ravis de notre échange avec Laurence et sa famille en Provence, une maison comme un écrin, entourée d'un jardin magnifique! La région, que nous ne connaissions pas du tout, est juste incroyable, Isle sur Sorgue-même, à elle seule, vaut déjà le détour, ensuite St. Rémy de Provence, Fontaine sur Sorgue, Baux de Provence, Avignon, Marseille, bref... ce n'était que 4 jours mais nous avons l'impression d'avoir passé de vraies vacances! Un échange que nous recommandons à tout point de vue, Laurence et sa famille étant en plus vraiment charmants et très attentionnés! N'hésitez pas, vous ne regretterez pas...
We loved staying at Anna and Nicolas' beautiful home! We did a simultaneous exchange in July 2015 and we had an amazing time staying in this incredible part of the French countryside. We were three couples (my husband and myself; my in-laws; and my sister-in-law and her husband) and we had the perfect combination of relaxation and activities. The house is a great setup for hanging out - lots of space, a beautiful pool, and an outdoor table that is just perfect for morning breakfasts. The location is also wonderful - we were 45 minutes from Lyon; less than an hour from towns like Cluny or Perouges; and only 20 minutes to the incredible wine countries of Beaujolais or the Macconais area of Burgundy. We spent every day lazing around in the morning - fresh bread is only 5 minutes away in the town and there are a lot of markets in the vicinity - and then every afternoon we had something new to do or see. This is a beautiful part of France that is not as touristy in the summer as other areas. Anna and Nicolas also were very responsive - they sent us a whole packet of information before we came and then were helpful with any questions we had while we were there. And they took wonderful care of our home in New York as well. We would recommend to anyone!
We had an incredible stay in NYC in Ali and Daniel's home, which is absolutely perfectly located to explore any angle of NYC! The flat is beautiful, with a nice balcony on Broadway as well as a magical rooftop from which you can see almost whole Manhattan! The building is very secure and just a stonethrow away from Washington square park, Union Square Park, located in the heart of Greenwich Village. We saw Ali and Daniel quickly before leaving and they are very charming and helpful and we had great tips, especially for the best restaurants in town! We are just back home and still thinking a lot of this swap, among the bests we did so far ! If ever, don't even hesitate a second to swap with them! Anna