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FR101205

BREST, France

Entrance

Entrance

The view on the garden

The view on the garden

Our new terrasse

Our new terrasse

The dining room

The dining room

The living room

The living room

The first bathroom on the ground floor

The first bathroom on the ground floor

the first floor

the first floor

The working room

The working room

Ael's room

Ael's room

Ael's room

Ael's room

Emil's room

Emil's room

Emil's room

Emil's room

Tatjana & Gilles's bedroom

Tatjana & Gilles's bedroom

The working room

The working room

The 2nd bathroom on the first floor

The 2nd bathroom on the first floor

The view over the sea

The view over the sea

The attic

The attic

The 3rd bathroom in the attic

The 3rd bathroom in the attic

The view from the attic

The view from the attic

Many things to do and visit in Finistère (Brittany)

Many things to do and visit in Finistère (Brittany)

Brest - its castle and military harbour

Brest - its castle and military harbour

Brest and its castle from the 3rd century

Brest and its castle from the 3rd century

Brest - Tour Tanguy

Brest - Tour Tanguy

Brest - Les Capucins

Brest - Les Capucins

Brest - Les Capucins

Brest - Les Capucins

Brest - Les Capucins - new multi-cultural place

Brest - Les Capucins - new multi-cultural place

Brest - Les Capucins - climbing

Brest - Les Capucins - climbing

The bay of Brest, about 15 minutes by foot from the house

The bay of Brest, about 15 minutes by foot from the house

The bay of Brest, 15 minutes by foot from the house

The bay of Brest, 15 minutes by foot from the house

The Bay of Brest

The Bay of Brest

Fort de Bertheaume

Fort de Bertheaume

La Pointe Saint Matthieu

La Pointe Saint Matthieu

Presqu'île de Crozon

Presqu'île de Crozon

Locronan

Locronan

Quimper

Quimper

Presqu'île de Crozon and one of its numerous beaches

Presqu'île de Crozon and one of its numerous beaches

Monts d'Arrée

Monts d'Arrée

Guimiliau

Guimiliau

Kerlouan

Kerlouan

Botanical garden Stang Alar (about 7 minutes by car from our home)

Botanical garden Stang Alar (about 7 minutes by car from our home)

Stang Alar

Stang Alar

Stang Alar

Stang Alar

Many beaches are ideal for surf

Many beaches are ideal for surf

Brest castle and historic harbour

Brest castle and historic harbour

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Open for exchange
Exchange dates Duration
July 15, 2024 - August 25, 2024 3 weeks
October 20, 2024 - October 31, 2024 1 weeks
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Very bright house fully renovated in BREST, France

After several months of total renovation of our new home, we're proud to offer it to you in exchange for new experiences
! https://drive.google.com/file/d/1kfEY8uCPP_HXt-1P38JnyLcB7bilDMPs/view?usp=sharing
Our house was built in the 1950’s and was fully renovated last year. We mooved in it in March 2023.
It has 3 storeys (ground floor, 1st floor and attic) and a closed garden.
At the ground floor are located the kitchen, the living room and the bathroom. This floor leads directly to the garden, where you can enjoy eating in the open air in summertime and where children can play freely on the grass.
At the 1st floor are located the children’s and parents’ rooms and the 2nd bathroom + separate toilets.
And in the attic, you will find a study room, a guest room and another bathroom with a magnificient view on the bay of Brest.
Rooms on the garden side of the house also have a view over the sea.
There is also a cellar.

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Our Family

  • 2 Adults
  • 2 Children
  • 12 Exchanges made

Occupation

  • Responsable de projets
  • Enseignante

Our Home

  • House Type: House
  • Floor: 3
  • Environment: In the city
  • Bedrooms: 4
  • Bathrooms: 3
  • Sleeping Capacity: 6
  • Living Area: 210 m2
  • Total Area: 469 m2

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In my house

  • Pets - Not allowed
  • Small children - Allowed

Exchange Types

  • Home exchange

Indoor

  • Free internet access
  • Computer available
  • Baby equipment
  • Toys and games
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Clothes dryer
  • Television
  • Piano

Outdoor

  • Garden
  • Terrace or deck
  • Park / playground
  • Garage / private parking
  • Bicycles: 2

Facilities

  • No smoking
  • Use/Exchange of car

Our Destination Wish List

  • Open to any destination
  • Italy
  • Japan
  • Mauritius
  • Norway
  • New Zealand
  • USA
  • Vancouver, BC, Canada
  • United Kingdom
  • South Africa
  • Quebec, Canada
  • Australia
  • South Africa
  • Argentina
  • Switzerland

Spoken Languages

  • English
  • Italiano
  • Français
  • Deutsch

Our Neighbourhood

Nearest Airport: Brest Guipavas - 15 min from our home

We live in the very city of Brest, in a part of it called Saint-Marc, which is very residential and quiet. Our street being a one-way street, we don’t have much traffic. And our neighbours are very peaceful people too!
So if you happen to spend a while in our house, you shouldn’t be bothered by the noise.
Brest is a city of about 150.000 inhabitants, comprising around 300.000 people with the whole agglomeration. It’s the second city of Brittany (Bretagne in French), which is the westernmost region of France. This place has much to offer, thanks to its cultural heritage and its beautiful geography.
If you want to know more about Brittany, you can have a look at this site: http://www.brittanytourism.com/
There is a lot to do and discover as far as cultural activities, museums, dancing, singing and eating are concerned.
As far as nature is concerned, Brest is set in a beautiful bay and is surrounded by beaches, cliffs, green hills and landscapes.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2quW8PoDkaQ
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R4CeosYKR9w
If you like hiking or simply going out for a walk, there’s a lot to do : http://www.brest-metropole-tourisme.fr/en/
In less than an hour drive you’ll be able to visit historic cities like Quimper or Locronan or explore the beautiful Crozon peninsula.
The site for the Finistère "département" (administrative area) is : http://www.finisteretourisme.com/home/
And for a look at possible leisure activities, you can look this site as well : http://www.loisirs-en-finistere.com/
(French)
Deux sites sur la ville et ses environs ainsi que sur son offre touristique.
http://www.brest-metropole-tourisme.fr/
http://www.tourismebrest.com/
L'été on ne s'ennuie pas dans notre région, le Finistère. Si vous voulez varier les plaisirs, de nombreuses plages et des paysages de rêve s'offrent à vous aussi bien au bord de la mer qu'à l'intérieur du pays. Par ailleurs, il existe un grand nombre de festivals de musique de style varié. Les sites ci-dessous vous permettront d'avoir plus d'informations sur ces événements.
http://www.vieillescharrues.asso.fr/
http://www.festival-cornouaille.com/
http://www.festivalduboutdumonde.com/
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2quW8PoDkaQ

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Occupation

  • Responsable de projets
  • Enseignante

Children

  • Boy - Age: 17
  • Boy - Age: 15

Pets

  • We do not have pets.

About Our Family

 
We are a family of 4: Tatjana, 52, Gilles, 58, Ael 16 and Emil 14.
Tatjana teaches French, Literature, Drama and Communication to High School students and is also specialised in teaching French to foreigners.
Gilles works for a computer services company as a project manager.
Ael is at high school and Emil is going to secondary school . They both seem very happy there. They are very sportive boys (wind surfing, swimming, jogging, kung fu and scuba diving) and like practicing some music instruments (Irish flute and Scottish bagpipes while Emil plays piano).
Discovering other cultures and regions is our biggest passion. That’s why we spend our free time in travelling all around the world, the most of the time with our boys !

We have made 12 successful exchanges and are really enjoying this type of sustainable travelling.

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Lifestyle

We're passionate about travel and all the world's cultures. We've loved discovering them with our boys since they were very young, either by the means of learning languages or by travelling, watching movies, going to the theatre, playing and listening to music or even reading.
Practising sports also belongs to our favourite activities : running, swimming and yoga mainly for adults and windsurfing, running and swimming for our boys. Every week we try to explore some new places in Brittany. And in Summer, we try and take advantage of the beaches that are next to Brest to have a swim in the ocean.
As a leisure we also take care of our garden, trying to keep the plants and trees under minimal control.
We don’t have pets, even though we like animals !
We’ve travelled a lot around Europe (Western, Southern, Northern, Central Europe and Balkans mainly) and in other parts of the world (Canada, USA, Russia, Japan, Mexico, Mauritius, New Zealand, Thailand, Vietnam, Senegal, Tunisia, Peru,...).
Swipping houses through Intervac provides us a great way to discover a place extensively, while being comfortable enough to attend some basic needs.

We have swapped houses 12 times through Intervac (Denmark, Canada, Sweden, Finland, Germany, Spain,Quebec, England, Austria, Switzerland, etc). It was always a great experience and we're ready to renew this adventure.

 

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References

This member has completed 12 home exchanges. Those referenced below may contain feedback/impression from its exchange partners: