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Manosque, France

sunny terrace

sunny terrace

garden

garden

village SISTERON

village SISTERON

small swimming pool in our garden

small swimming pool in our garden

Aix en Provence

Aix en Provence

Lake 10 min by car (or by bike 25 min) with snack, playgroung, lifeguard in the beach...

Lake 10 min by car (or by bike 25 min) with snack, playgroung, lifeguard in the beach...

Vannades : lake and kids games

Vannades : lake and kids games

Lavenders fest (July and August in several villages)

Lavenders fest (July and August in several villages)

https://en.luberon-apt.fr/    Walking in the French Colorado !

https://en.luberon-apt.fr/ Walking in the French Colorado !

Cosmetics factory famous brand

Cosmetics factory famous brand

Lavenders in Valensole (July)

Lavenders in Valensole (July)

Fields of poppies (April and May)

Fields of poppies (April and May)

In Manosque

In Manosque

In Manosque

In Manosque

beautiful Lake Sainte Croix near famous canyon "gorges du Verdon"

beautiful Lake Sainte Croix near famous canyon "gorges du Verdon"

garden and museum of plants and flowers : Musée de Salagon

garden and museum of plants and flowers : Musée de Salagon

Esparron Lake

Esparron Lake

Lake d'Allos 2230 m ( 2H40 by car)

Lake d'Allos 2230 m ( 2H40 by car)

Biggest canyon in Europe "Gorges du Verdon"

Biggest canyon in Europe "Gorges du Verdon"

Down Town Manosque

Down Town Manosque

poppies

poppies

Food of farmers market "Couleurs Paysannes"

Food of farmers market "Couleurs Paysannes"

We like travel

We like travel

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2017


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Exchange dates Duration
July 27, 2024 - August 18, 2024 15 days
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Peaceful house in « Provence »

Our house in situated in a small city called "Manosque". We are in a countryside place very calm. Manosque is sunny every days during the Summer but not too hot. The sunlight is amazing and lot of painters like Paul Cézanne appreciated these lights.

We live in a house with one floor. At the ground floor there is a kitchen with an big living room, one WC and an access to our garage where you could find washing facilities.
On the floor : 3 bedrooms ( 2 double bed + a single one), a bathroom and a WC. We have a garden with a terrace, we wonder buy this year (2023) a small swimming pool for kids.
And we have a barbeque / grill :-)

At ten minutes of Manosque by car there is the famous Valensole plateau and the lavender fields all around. In this place you will find also honey producer to test several food products.
Keep going in the national park of the Verdon you will find the marvelous Gorges du Verdon with the biggest Europe canyon. You will discover Moustiers St Marie village and its earthenware know-how.
You could enjoy the Nature (small walks or hiking) in Luberon park and Esparron lake to refresh during hot Summer (35 minutes by car).
In Manosque there is also "Les Vannades" which is lake equipped for have a good time with family (lake, pic nic area, games for young children and treetop adventure course).

On Saturday in Manosque you can visit the historic center and buy some regional products to the local market (food and clothes) located on 3 places where you will find small producers of local foods and organic foods too.

Only in Manosque you could visit the company l’Occitane, a very famous Cosmetics brand which was created 40 years ago in Manosque. If you want to discover the factory you can book the visit tour and finish with the factory shop to bring back souvenirs of Provence.

If you prefer discover big cities you can also visit Aix en Provence or Marseille ( 35 minutes / 60 minutes by highway). You can also spend a day to enjoy the beaches and swim in the Mediterranean sea (1 hour).

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Our Family

  • 2 Adults
  • 2 Children
  • 5 Exchanges made

Occupation

  • Guillaume is Purchaser in Cosmetics company
  • Virginie is Sales Manager in a small company

Our Home

  • House Type: House
  • Floor: 1
  • Environment: In a small town
  • Bedrooms: 3
  • Bathrooms: 1
  • Sleeping Capacity: 5
  • Living Area: 80 m2

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In my house

  • Pets - Not allowed
  • Small children - Allowed

Exchange Types

  • Home exchange

Indoor

  • Free internet access
  • Air conditioning
  • Central heating
  • Baby equipment
  • Toys and games
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Clothes dryer
  • Television
  • Guitar

Outdoor

  • Garden
  • Terrace or deck
  • BBQ
  • Garage
  • Bicycles: 3

Facilities

  • No smoking
  • Car necessary
  • Use/Exchange of car

Our Destination Wish List

  • Open for all offers
  • Iceland
  • United States
  • Canada
  • Denmark
  • Finland
  • Norway
  • Ireland

Spoken Languages

  • English
  • Français

Our Neighbourhood

Nearest Airport: MARSEILLE / PROVENCE - 55 minutes

  • mountains The ALPES big mountains (84.5 km)
  • lake lake with play ground for kids (7.5 km)
  • beach 1 sandy beach (5.5 km)
  • sea Beautiful place to swim (70.1 km)
  • boating Lend a electric boat or pedalo (70.0 km)
  • river MEOUGE river (45.8 km)
  • forest Pinus forest (5.6 km)
  • shopping small shops city center (2.3 km)
  • golfing Golf (10.4 km)

To come in Manosque you could take a plane. In the airport there is a bus which could bring you back to Manosque station in 1 hour.
In Manosque you could travel in the city with Free bus and we lend you 2 bicycles.
We could lend a car if it's important for you.

In our region you could do discover lot of things : our house is well located between Sea and Mountains ! We will provide you a folder where you could have all information you need : place to go, time to go by car, free entrance or price for each things.
Big cities like Aix en Provence, Marseille, Avignon are well connected by car, train or buses.
For instance in Aix en Provence : you could visit lot of museum of arts (Pavillon Vendôme, musée Granet, fondation Vasarely). Marseille : by boat see the Calanques or Museum called MUCEM.

Here I propose you to check this web site very interesting if you want visit companies near Manosque :
https://www.routedessaveursetdessenteurs.com/l-itineraire

You could also visit small cities like Sisteron (with a fortress) and Banon ( with a big bookshop, amazing place http://www.lebleuet.fr/ )

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Occupation

  • Guillaume is Purchaser in Cosmetics company
  • Virginie is Sales Manager in a small company

Children

  • Girl - Age: 2
  • Boy - Age: 8

Pets

  • We do not have pets.

Lifestyle

As we work during the week, we like enjoy weekend with our children : swimming pool, small walks in the forest, “marché” Saturday morning, shopping in Aix en Provence, etc...
We have few families and they live in East of France and near Marseille.
We like to go to Vegan restaurants or small "bistrot" ( simply cooking but good)
We try to buy local foods and if possible Organics.
We love each year do a home swap to discover new countries.

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