|July 17, 2024 - August 21, 2024||2 weeks|
Small holidays (London or Dublin) → 1 week : - 17/02/2024-03/03/2024 - 13/04/2024-28/04/2024
House south of BORDEAUX (and week-end house on the coast)
Hi, my name is Myriam Péronnet!
My husband and I live in a small village in the south of Bordeaux, just near Langon and Sauternes. We live in a rural area, in the middle of the vineyard, on a hill, and our house overlooks the hills on the other side of the Garonne River.
It is spacious.
Downstairs, there is a big open space with two different levels. It includes the hall, the dining room, the lounge, the kitchen, a double bedroom with en-suite and toilets.There is also the laundry and the garage.
Upstairs, there are four double bedrooms, a bathroom and toilets.
The park is quite big ( about an acre) and it gives onto the vineyard. It is only enclosed on its front part. There is an old wood shelter and an old well, too. At the back, there is a small chalet for the garden staff. We also have a pool.
It takes 40 minutes to reach Bordeaux by car and only 25 minutes by train. It also takes 45 minutes to go to Merignac, Bordeaux's airport. We will swap our Renault Captur which is perfect for up to 5 people.
Langon is a typical southern town. There are about 10,000 inhabitants. As it is a sub-prefecture, there are two hospitals, two cinemas (a multiplex and an art-house cinema), a bowling, two swimming pools, a big cultural centre, an ancient music academy, a lot of restaurants, wine bars as well as a lot of supermarkets and shops. In St Pierre, there is a golf course in the pine forest and it is a 15 minute walk from home).
My parents own a house by the beach, in Capbreton-Hossegor, not far from Biarritz, close to the Spanish border, and they can lend it for a week. It is very convenient to explore the Basque Country. But the resort is just great, too. You can swim in the ocean or in a big marine lake. The house is in the forest. It takes 5 minutes to go to the sea (you can borrow the bikes or you can go by free mini bus). It is perfect for up to 6 people. (There are 2 double bedrooms + 1 bathroom downstairs, an en-suite bedroom with a bathroom and a mezzanine with a double bed upstairs.). It is a semi detached house in a residential neighbourhood next to Hossegor golf. Its address is 4 place Paul Valéry, 40130 Capbreton. There are two bikes there. It is in the forest but it's very close to the lake and Hossegor golf and beaches.
- 3 Adults
- 0 Children
- 16 Exchanges made
- Retired (director of an institute for autistic children)
- English teacher
- House Type: House
- Floor: 1
- Environment: In the country
- Bedrooms: 5
- Bathrooms: 2
- Sleeping Capacity: 8
- Living Area: 220 m2
- Total Area: 270 m2
In my house
- Pets - Not allowed
- Small children - Allowed
- Home exchange
- Free internet access
- Computer available
- Central heating
- Washing machine
- Clothes dryer
- Terrace or deck
- Park / playground
- Private swimming pool
- Bicycles: 2
- No smoking
- Car necessary
- Use/Exchange of car
Our Destination Wish List
- Open for all offers
- Dublin, Ireland
- London, UK
Nearest Airport: Bordeaux-Mérignac - 45 minutes
There are several nice places to visit in our region. Bordeaux is a beautiful town and it is great for shopping. You can go there by train if you wish and it takes 20 minutes. By car, it takes 35 minutes. St Emilion, a small medieval town, is also a very pretty place. If you like wine, you can visit the vineyard and a lot of different châteaux producing different types of wine. Next to Langon, you can visit a small medieval town, St Macaire, the dwelling places of Montesquieu, Toulouse Lautrec and François Mauriac, a medieval castle, Roquetaillade and Bazas and its nice cathedral.
Le Bassin d'Arcachon is an hour away. It also takes an hour to go to Biscarosse, another nice sea-side resort. It takes 2 hours to go to Toulouse, Biarritz and Sarlat, and 90 minutes to go to Pau.
In Gironde, our county ("département") :
- Retired (director of an institute for autistic children)
- English teacher
- No children will be traveling with us.
We enjoy reading, going out (cinema, theatre, concerts) and travelling. We have visited a lot of countries and we are used to swapping houses. We've made very good friends in the USA, Greece and Canada thanks to Intervac.
There are plenty of things to do in Bordeaux (shopping, restaurants, concerts and plays) and the town is gorgeous.
If you enjoy eating out, there are 4 great restaurants in Langon and Sauternes.One belongs to the Daroze family. The food is excellent and it is not very expensive either. These restaurants are Chez Darroze in Langon and Le Saprien in Sauternes. But there are two new restaurants in Sauternes and Bommes now : Restaurant Lalique at Chateau Lafaurie Peyraguey (https://www.lafauriepeyragueylalique.com/art-de-la-table/le-restaurant/) and Restaurant La Chapelle at Chateau Guiraud (https://www.lachapelledeguiraud.com/). There are also big chefs in Bordeaux : Gordon Ramsay (Le Pressoir d'argent) and Philippe Etchebest (Le Quatrième Mur).
If you enjoy wine, you can buy it everywhere.
There is a market every Friday and Sunday morning in Langon and every Saturday in Bazas. You can buy excellent food and wine there. Farm producers have also opened a shop where they sell their products (vegetables, fruit, meat, eggs, fruit juice and cheese).
The people we exchange with usually go on a 3 day trip to Dordogne and Rocamadour region, which is a 2 hour drive. They also go to my parents' beach house in Capbreton for a week and visit the Basque Country. They often go to the beach (Arcachon or Biscarosse), which are an 80-minute drive. They also love going to Bordeaux and the places around home : St Émilion, La Brède, the Médoc region, the Sauternes region, the Entre-deux-mers region. They also enjoy walking along the towpath of The Canal des Deux mers in Castets-en-Dorthes (which goes down to Toulouse).
It is usually hot and dry in summer and we enjoy relaxing by the pool. We also love going to Bordeaux that is a very pleasant town. There is a train station from Langon to Bordeaux. The trip takes 25 minutes. A weekly pass costs 22 euros for one person. There are trains from 5:00 a.m to 9:10 p.m. Otherwise, it takes 45 minutes to reach the town centre by car. I go to a crossfit club. There are several tennis courts and riding stables or pony clubs, plus a golf club in the neighbourhood. Riding in the vineyard is very pleasant. You can also walk or run along the Canal du midi which is 5 kilometers away. I do Nordic walking there at week-ends.
It is very close to Sauternes (10 minutes) and its chateaux and its very famous restaurants. The places to visit around Langon are Roquetaillade Castle in Mazères, two medieval towns (Bazas and Saint Macaire), Verdelais and Malagar Estate which used to be François Mauriac's property and still belongs to the Mauriac Family/and château Malromé where Toulouse Lautrec's Mum used to live and where Toulouse is buried, Cazeneuve Castle (Le château de Cazeneuves), Arcachon, Le Bassin d'Arcachon and La dune du Pyla, Saint Emilion, a gorgeous medieval town very famous for its wines and restaurants, La Réole, another medieval village, La Brède and Montesquieux Castle, L'abbaye de la Sauve Majeur (a medieval place). To go to Bordeaux, there are a lot of trains or there is the highway. Le Médoc and its wonderful châteaux is really gorgeous, too. Our region is very famous for its wine and its food.
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