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DOUAI, France

Backyard

Backyard

Paris, 50 minutes by TGV

Paris, 50 minutes by TGV

Douai's famous Belfry tower, a UNESCO heritage site

Douai's famous Belfry tower, a UNESCO heritage site

Douai Town Hall & Belfry Tower, definitely worth a visit!

Douai Town Hall & Belfry Tower, definitely worth a visit!

Opal Coast, easily accessible by car

Opal Coast, easily accessible by car

Opal Coast

Opal Coast

Backyard Paris, 50 minutes by TGV Douai's famous Belfry tower, a UNESCO heritage site Douai Town Hall & Belfry Tower, definitely worth a visit!
Opal Coast, easily accessible by car Opal Coast
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2013


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Lovely house and garden in DOUAI, FRANCE, close to Vimy Ridge

Douai is a pretty town located at the crossroads of Europe: 20 minutes to Lille, 50 minutes to Paris and Ypres, an hour to Bruges and Brussels, 2 hours to London; three hours to Normandy and Amsterdam. We make an excellent base from which to explore the battlefields of the First World War at our doorstep: Vimy Ridge, Arras, the Somme, Passchendaele, Ypres - Flanders Fields… and our house is full of guidebooks and maps!  After a day of exploring, you can relax in our beautiful garden. Our house is over one hundred years old, fully renovated with all amenities, modern applicances and wifi.
We are a bilingual, bicultural, binational family: I am Canadian and my husband is French. In addition to our home in France, we also have a condominium in Vancouver available to exchange. 
We have exchanged three times with Intervac in the past in addition to a private exchange. Looking forward to our next exchange!
 
 

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Our Family

  • 2 Adults
  • 2 Children
  • 6 Exchanges made

Occupation

  • JUNIOR HIGH SCHOOL ENGLISH TEACHER
  • UNIVERSITY INSTRUCTOR & NON-PROFIT MANAGER

Our Home

  • House Type: House
  • Floor: 3
  • Environment: In a small town
  • Bedrooms: 3
  • Bathrooms: 1
  • Sleeping Capacity: 6

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In my house

  • Pets - Not allowed
  • Small children - Allowed

Exchange Types

  • Bed & Breakfast
  • Long-term exchange wanted
  • Home exchange
  • Youth exchange
  • Renting possible

Indoor

  • Free internet access
  • Computer available
  • Central heating
  • Fireplace
  • Baby equipment
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Clothes dryer
  • Television

Outdoor

  • Garden
  • Park / playground
  • Garage
  • Bicycles: 4

Facilities

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

Our Destination Wish List

  • Open for all offers
  • Canada
  • New Zealand
  • Australia
  • Bali, Indonesia
  • Spain
  • Sweden
  • Italy
  • Portugal
  • United Kingdom

Spoken Languages

  • English
  • Français
  • Deutsch

Our Neighbourhood

Nearest Airport: Lille-Lesquin - 25 min

Occupation

  • JUNIOR HIGH SCHOOL ENGLISH TEACHER
  • UNIVERSITY INSTRUCTOR & NON-PROFIT MANAGER

Children

  • Girl - Age: 20
  • Girl - Age: 18

Pets

  • We do not have pets.

About Our Family

As a family, we usually spend our summers in British Columbia, Canada, where we have a condo in Vancouver; however, we are looking to explore other parts of the world and are open to suggestions! We have travelled BC quite extensively as well as Montreal, Toronto and the Niagara peninsula, Spain, Germany, Morocco, New Zealand, Ireland, England and southern Sweden.

Lifestyle

Family of readers and writers, very active in field hockey. We enjoy the Great Outdoors - walking, hiking, cycling and discovering new places.

References

This member has completed 6 successful exchanges. Here are some members that he exchanged with in the past: