Very experimented home exchangers welcome you in Paris, Burgundy & Curaçao

Traveling Group
  • François anesthesiologist (44)
  • Stéphanie Family manager (41)
  • Alice Artist (11)
  • Mathieu Full-time kid (7)

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Interests

  • Cycling
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Horseback Riding
  • Mountain Biking
  • River Rafting/Boating
  • Rock Climbing
  • Scuba Diving/Snorkeling
  • Skiing
  • Swimming
  • Water Skiing
  • Antiquing
  • Culinary Travel
  • Clubbing/Dancing
  • Historic Sites
  • Museums
  • Theater/Cinema
  • Shopping
Especially Passionate About
Gourmet couple who like fun sports and share good moments with family and friends all over the world

Gourmet couple who like fun sports and share good moments with family and friends all over the world

François likes to paint modern art and do sculpture. He used to walk the on the Chemin de St. Jacques de Compostelle with friends. He likes to build things in his countryside house.
Stephanie loves Internet and new technologies. She loves foreign cultures and languages. She speaks fluent English and Spanish and she's currently learning Italian while taking care of her husband and their 2 kids. She loves making new friends, traveling and organizing trips and week-ends.

They both love modern art and design. They love to visit cities but also to go to the countryside to walk, do horse riding or cycling. They enjoy scuba-diving and water sports. Stephanie practices snowboarding and they're both fond of skiing. They enjoy life in general.They are gourmets and we very much appreciate cooking or discovering nice restaurants and good wines.

Vacation Type
11

Exchange Reviews

January - December 2012

Cet échange avec Stéphanie et François a été ...

Emmanuel
Emmanuel from Haute-Savoie said

Cet échange avec Stéphanie et François a été parfait. Leur appartement est spacieux et confortable et donne l'impression d'être dans une maison avec la terrasse-jardin. Un luxe à Paris! Nous nous sommes immédiatement sentis chez nous. Le quartier est chaleureux et calme. Les nombreux magasins de la célèbre Rue du Commerce rendent le séjour facile et très agréable. Le métro est à deux pas et il est très facile de se déplacer et de profiter de tout ce que Paris peut offrir. Stéphanie et François sont très sympathiques et nous ont très gentiment accueillis. Nos deux grands fils comme nous-mêmes avons beaucoup apprécié ce séjour. Marie-Laure et Emmanuel Bonnerot

Steph
What we said about Emmanuel's house:

We were very glad with our exchange with this very cute and traditional "chalet" in the Alps. The communication with Emmanuel was really easy and he was very nice to us. He and his wife tried to make their best to welcome us: Marie-Laure cooked the first dinner for us so that we didn't have to go shopping on the first day and her "quiche" was really delicious! They also had prepared a Christmas tree especially for our kids as we spent Christmas there. This was a very delicate attention that our children loved! Emmanuel came to the chalet to welcome us upon our arrival which I found very nice as well! The chalet is large and very well situated: only 5 minutes by car from the slopes and the view from the living-room was amazing! We loved to make a fire in the chimney once we came back from skiing with our 2 kids. They loved to go in the garden and make snowmen. They took very well care of our home in Paris. In brief, I strongly recommend this family to exchange with! They are very nice people!

January - December 2010

We spent a delightful week in the apartment of Stephanie ...

Pascale
Pascale from Bilthoven said

We spent a delightful week in the apartment of Stephanie and François last February. The place is really spacious for Parisian standards, modern, extremely comfortable and cozy. The kids were not with us this time, but I am sure they would have loved the place (lots of toys and a nice terrace to play outside). We love the neighborhood: both with a village atmosphere and yet very Parisian (and central!). The exchange went very smooth thanks to Stephanie and François: they were very well prepared to arrange the exchange (which was a sort of last minute decision on both sides). They were really helpful, for example arranging theatre tickets for us, providing lots of information (the information folder Stephanie prepared weigh more than a kilo!). They were extremely respectful for our house, the kids are obviously very well-behaved. A perfect exchange as far as we a concerned!! Many thanks once more ! Pascale and Bart

Steph
What we said about Pascale's house:

We are Parisian and have had a great exchange with Pascale and Bart. Their home is very nice to live in. We've been there in February with our 2 kids who were very happy to play with all the toys left at their disposal. The Netherlands are very kid friendly. Many things to do and a great quality of life. The ride to the center of Amsterdam by bike was really a great experience! The trip to the beach and to Volendam, a fishing village (30 mn away) were exciting too! The farms and Chimpie Champ were amazing for our kids as well (15 mn away) http://www.chimpiechamp.nl. Besides, Amsterdam is full of museums and good restaurants. The walk along the canal is worth to do once in a lifetime... Pascale and Bart are very nice, generous and friendly people! Thanks again for your kindness! François and Stephanie

January - December 2012

We visited the Paris home of Stephanie and Francois in ...

Phil
Phil from Hong Kong, Hong Kong said

We visited the Paris home of Stephanie and Francois in the summer of 2011. It's in a nice quiet area and within a stones throw of a Metro station which made it a perfect base for us to explore Paris. The area has lots of nice restaurants and cafes. The apartment itself is tastefully decorated and furnished. It is equipped with everything you could possibly need including more Apple appliances than I've ever seen outside an Apple store! Stephanie is meticulous in her explanations and directions so our arrival was ultra-smooth and hassle free. All in all we had an excellent time in this property and I wish we could have stayed longer. Phil Shirley

Steph
What we said about Phil's house:

Wonderful exchange with Phil's secondary home in Phuket. We went there for 10 days in December 2011 with friends while Phil came in Paris with his family for 4 days in August 2011. We enjoyed our stay very much and would be glad to exchange again in the future if the opportunity arises. The bang Tao beach which is 5 mn walk from their house is really great and quiet. It's the best beach of the island according to us. As for me, the others are too much touristic. Very nice day trips for scuba-diving. The Reggae Bar, located on the Bang Tao Beach was our favorite one. We liked to get a massage on the beach as well. The rooftop pool of the house is also a must! Very good restaurants all around the island: Thai food is really great!!

January - December 2011

Our Stay 14th to 16th October 2011 Stephanie was so welcoming ...

Michele
Michele from Lonato del Garda, Italy said

Our Stay 14th to 16th October 2011 Stephanie was so welcoming when we arrived from Brescia (italy) myself (sandro) and friends Enrico, Catia and Andrea. Stephanie took her time in explaining in perfect English and some Italian what was best for us to see and even helped us in booking some good local restaurants. We were shown around her beautiful apartment which is so tastefully furnished and of course we felt so comfortable and 'at home' here... We were so happy with the position of the apartment and how animated and how very French the area is and of course the famous Rue du Commerce' 1 minute walk... We visited most of the sites we needed to see in Paris as all well connected with Metro (1 minute walk away) and lots of bus connections.. We even went to Versailles which is so easy from her place too on metro and rer !!!! Stephanie left us out some lovely french wine and cheeses and thank her very much for this lovely and welcoming gesture.. Her hospitality is second to none !!! I'd like to thank beautiful Stephanie and her handsome husband Francois for their kind hospitality and hope that we can again exchange in the near future and am sure they are already considering to come again to my place on Lake Garda in Italy... Lots of love from Sandro, Enrico and friends

Steph
What we said about Michele's house:

Our exchange with Sandro was really a great experience! We went in September to Cascina Paradiso with our 3 year old son and his baby-sitter. Sandro welcomed us very nicely and offered us nice Italian food for our stay. He has a very well done book of information on his home and on the tourism you can do in the region. The house location is perfect: in the middle of olive trees and 5 minutes from Lago di Garda (you need to rent a car if you go there). The lake is a must see! Everything is beautiful there! We had the chance to benefit from a beautiful weather (very sunny and 28 degrees) so we could swim in the lake every day (water at about 20 degrees). The beaches are splendid. There are very good restaurants on the beaches or with incredible sea view everywhere! Sandro kept in touch with us by email while we where there (I could use my Iphone via wi-fi in his home) & he gave us some advice on where to eat and what to visit. He advised us to go to Sirmione where we had a splendid day. We had lunch on the beach at the Lido de Bionde, swam in the clear water & experimented the hot natural Jacuzzi in front of the the thermal baths: a great experience, especially with this beautiful panorama. The Desenzano "port" looks a bit like Venice with its bridge. Punta San Vigilio & Baia delle Sirene were just AMAZING because of the views, calm & serenity... There are so many amazing sceneries that it's difficult to describe them all! We felt like spending 6 days in paradise, also because of the so delicious Italian food! Sandro and Enrico came to our home in Paris with 2 friends. They were all very nice & they took very well care of our home. They left it in very good condition with all the beds done for us for our return (thanks!!). We plan to exchange again in the future because we were both very excited about this idea and also because Sandro is a very nice, generous, funny and interesting person that you want to keep in touch with! Thanks again for everything!

January - December 2009

nous avons passé un séjour de rêve chez ...

laurence
laurence from Marrakesh said

nous avons passé un séjour de rêve chez Stéphanie et François, qui sont d'ailleurs devenus de vrais amis, nous avons profité amplement de leur ravissant appartement au calme dans ce quartier si animé et plaisant qu'est le XVème et recommandons vivement cette adresse pleine de charme et vraiment confortable. Encore un grand merci et vive trocmaison ! Monique et Laurence

January - December 2013

Nous avons echange non simultanement notre appartement de Megeve contre ...

magaly
magaly from London said

Nous avons echange non simultanement notre appartement de Megeve contre ce joli dupleix de Paris 15ieme. Somme ravis de l experience: la famille est adorable, leur dupleix est dans un etat parfait et leur description detaillee du bien et du quartier nous a aide a nous sentir comme chez nous. Nous pensons refaire un echange avec eux si l avenir nous le permet. PARFAIT!!!!

October - October 2013

Este hogar es estupendo para visitar la grandiosa ciudad de ...

 Raul & Maria Carmen
Raul & Maria Carmen from Cala Llonga said

Este hogar es estupendo para visitar la grandiosa ciudad de Paris y sentirte como en tu propia casa. Está ubicada en una calle muy tranquila, en una buena zona, junto a una calle muy comercial y a 10 minutos andando de la torre Eiffel. Fue Sthep quien nos hizo la propuesta de intercambio y fue un gran acierto aceptar! El trato y la atención recibida ha sido familiar y nos hemos sentido muy a gusto en todo momento, sin duda son buenos anfitriones y se nota que tienen mucha experiencia en intercambios. Nuestro intercambio fue simultaneo a final de octubre y tuvimos la suerte de tener muy buena climatología, sin frio y con sol. De Paris que decir…es una ciudad preciosa, sobran las palabras, por algo es el lugar más turístico del mundo. La casa está en una calle muy tranquila, no vimos pasar ningún coche en siete días de estancia. Está es una finca de apartamentos, pero no la parece, ya que tiene una entrada directa desde la calle a la casa a través de su pequeño jardín en la entrada. Una vez dentro, la casa tiene dos pisos y un pequeño jardín en el interior, al salir del comedor. Todo ello hace que tengas la sensación de vivir en una casa en la ciudad, y no en un apartamento dúplex con terrazas. La casa dispone de todas las comodidades posibles, además de internet potente por wiffi, y un ordenador con gran pantalla para poder ver la televisión de tu país si la añoras. Sthep y Francois estuvieron en mi casa de Ibiza junto a cuatro amigos que invitaron, y su comportamiento fue excelente, así que animo a quien lea este comentario y esté valorando un posible intercambio con ellos a hacerlo, ya que les aseguro no se arrepentirán en ningún sentido.

October - October 2013

This home is great for visiting the fabulous city of ...

 Raul & Maria Carmen
Raul & Maria Carmen from Cala Llonga said

This home is great for visiting the fabulous city of Paris and feel at home. It’s located in a quiet street in a good location, close to a shopping street and 10 minutes walk from the Eiffel Tower. Steph was the one who made ​​the exchange proposal to me and I’m glad I accepted! The treatment and care provided has been very friendly and we felt very comfortable at all times, No doubt Steph and François are good hosts and it shows that they have much experience in exchanging homes. Our exchange was simultaneous at the end of October and we were lucky to have good weather, not cold and sunny. About Paris, what to say ? It’s such a beautiful city... The house is on a quiet street : we haven’t seen any car passing through in our seven day stay ! It is a building, but it doesn’t look like one since it has a direct entrance from the street to the house with a small garden at the entrance. Therefore, it rather looks like a house ! Once inside, the house has two floors and a small garden inside, in front of the open kitchen/living-room. All this makes you feel like living in a house in the city , not a duplex apartment with terraces. The house has every possible amenity, plus powerful wifi internet and a computer with a large screen to watch television in your country language if you miss it. Steph and Francois were in my house in Ibiza with four friends of them and their behavior was excellent. So I encourage anyone reading this review and thinking of a possible exchange with them not to hesitate : I can assure you you will not regret it in any sense !

April - May 2013

We have enjoyed two wonderful exchanges with Stephanie and Francois (2008 ...

Bob & Sue
Bob & Sue from Holmes Beach said

We have enjoyed two wonderful exchanges with Stephanie and Francois (2008 and 2013). The first exchange they brought another adult couple and in 2013 they brought their two children and grandparents. During both exchanges, our home was treated with respect and left in pristine condition. During both trips they used our automobile and there no issues whatsoever. They offered their auto for our use, but we declined since the Metro is so each to use and parking is such an issue in Paris. We are hoping for a chance to exchange with Stephanie and Francois again in the future. Their Paris home is very large by local standards. The kitchen is very modern and up to date and the beautiful solarium which sits just off of the main living area is an unexpected bonus. We doubt that you could find a better exchange within Paris. Their home is centrally located within a residential area of the City and the Commerce Metro stop is mere steps away and around the corner. Perhaps the nicest part of our exchanges is that Stephanie speaks excellent English and that made so easy to communicate since our French is very limited.

February - March 2014

Nous avons fait en octobre 2013 un échange non simultané avec ...

May
May from Saint-Jean-de-Sixt said

Nous avons fait en octobre 2013 un échange non simultané avec Steph dans leur maison en bourgogne qui se trouve dans une forêt mais très proche de magnifiques villes et cadres bucoliques, la voiture est indispensable. Nous avons profité du SPA, du billard, du flipper, des champignons de la forêt et de la spacieuse maison ou chacun de nous 10 a trouvé son bonheur. La sympathique famille de Steph avec les grands parents a passé dix jours en février 2014 dans notre chalet en montagne. Cet échange nous encourage à renouveler l'expérience.

Steph
What we said about May's house:

We've been very pleased with our non simultaneous exchange with Maya. She's very sweet and helpful. The chalet is very big and confortable. Its view over the valley is amazing! We've been there in winter 2014 and our kids loved to make snowmen in the garden. We could make fire in the chimney during the evening and could use all the appliances let at our disposal to eat "Fondue savoyarde, raclette, crêpes, pierrade". A car is absolutely necessary to go there. It's about 5 to 10mn to the nice ski resort "La Clusaz" which is perfect for families (you can also ski on the Grand Bornand ski resort). Maya and her husband used our big family house in Burgundy to organise their son's thirtieth birthday with around 10 members of their family and they left our house in a very good condition. I totally recommend to exchange with them!

February - March 2014

Nous avons fait en octobre 2013 un échange non simultané avec ...

May
May from Saint-Jean-de-Sixt said

Nous avons fait en octobre 2013 un échange non simultané avec Steph dans leur maison en bourgogne qui se trouve dans une forêt mais très proche de magnifiques villes et cadres bucoliques, la voiture est indispensable. Nous avons profité du SPA, du billard, du flipper, des champignons de la forêt et de la spacieuse maison ou chacun de nous 10 a trouvé son bonheur. La sympathique famille de Steph avec les grands parents a passé dix jours en février 2014 dans notre chalet en montagne. Cet échange nous encourage à renouveler l'expérience.

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