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FR1014252

Lassay-les-Châteaux, France

Silver

Member since

2017


Open for exchange
Exchange dates Duration
August 15, 2022 - September 11, 2022 2 weeks

Europe - Flexible 2 or 3 weeks

December 01, 2022 - March 31, 2023 1 months

Trip to New Zealand. Flexible dates.

A 17th century townhouse in medieval village near Normandy

This 4-bedroomed house looking over the village square has a courtyard for outdoor living, a massive fireplace for cosy evenings and is a stone's throw from the local château and village shops. The local swimming pool, rose garden and walking tracks are close by and the area is ideal for cycling. Lassay is an ideal base to discover Le Mont St Michel, St Malo, the Loire Valley and is only 1 hour 30 by fast train to Paris.

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Our Family

  • 2 Adults
  • 0 Children
  • 3 Exchanges made

Occupation

  • Retired language teacher and retired farmer

Our Home

  • House Type: House
  • Environment: In a small town
  • Bedrooms: 4
  • Bathrooms: 2
  • Sleeping Capacity: 6
  • Living Area: 150 m2

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In my house

  • Pets - Not allowed
  • Small children - Allowed

Exchange Types

  • Non-simultaneous exchange
  • Home exchange

Indoor

  • Free internet access
  • Central heating
  • Fireplace
  • Toys and games
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Television
  • Piano

Outdoor

  • Garden
  • Terrace or deck
  • Bicycles: 2

Facilities

  • No smoking
  • Use/Exchange of car

Our Destination Wish List

  • Open for all offers
  • Cromwell, Otago, New Zealand

Spoken Languages

  • English
  • Français

Our Neighbourhood

Nearest Airport: Caen - 100 km

Lassay-les-Châteaux is a central spot for day-trips to Le Mont St Michel - 1.5hr http://en.normandie-tourisme.fr/normandy-tourism-1-2.html, St Malo - 2hrs, Bayeux - 1.5hrs, Le Mans - 1.5hrs https://www.st-malo.com/en/, Honfleur - 2 hrs. It is situated the Mayenne Department and is within the Normandy-Maine Natural Regional Park.

If you prefer to stay local, the Mayenne has one of the best cycling trails around - 85km following the Mayenne river, in unspoilt, traffic-free surroundings. See: http://www.tourisme-mayenne.com/en/Discover/The-Mayenne-valley/The-towpath

The Lac du Haute Mayenne is a 15-min drive away and ideal for windsurfing, boating, swimming and horse-riding. See http://www.parcdevaux.com/les-animations-et-loisirs#/images/1/_841.jpg

From Lassay itself, you have a choice of walking tracks, two of which have hidden sculptures along the way. The local swimming pool, rose garden and medieval garden are a stone's throw from the house where you can sit back and enjoy the tranquility.

Occupation

  • Retired language teacher and retired farmer

Children

  • No children will be traveling with us.

Pets

  • We do not have pets.

About Our Family

We are a couple in our early 60s with grown up children. They have flown from the nest now, but your children are welcome. I'm originally from New Zealand and Patrice is French and we love visiting different regions in the world. We believe strongly in this opportunity to get to know other families and to base our exchange on mutual trust and understanding.

We would like to visit another European country this summer 2022 and are also looking for non-simultaneous exchanges with New Zealand in 2023.

Feel free to contact us.

2 exchanges made

Lifestyle

During your stay, you can help yourself to the fresh organic vegetables from our 'potager'. The local baker and butcher are a 1-minute walk from the house, as is the local grocer and there's a bigger supermarket 1km up the road. The weekly market is on a Wednesday and an organic market on the first Friday of every month.
There are lots of walking tracks and cycling circuits http://www.mayenne-tourisme.com/en/Activities/Cycling/Cycling-and-green-ways-voies-vertes in the area : a rail trail and towpath in the vicinity and little country roads in this quiet rural part of France.
During the summer, there are various gardens http://www.mayenne-tourisme.com/Decouvrez/La-Mayenne-fleurie/Jardins-des-Renaudies, exhibitions, châteaux and concerts as well as fun activies for all the family: http://www.mayenne-tourisme.com/en/Activities/Activities-for-thrill-seekers.

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