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Rouen, France

gros horloge in Rouen

gros horloge in Rouen

gros horloge street

gros horloge street

cathédrale

cathédrale

a street in Rouen

a street in Rouen

a nice little place in Rouen

a nice little place in Rouen

Place du vieux marché de Rouen

Place du vieux marché de Rouen

a nice village : La Bouille

a nice village : La Bouille

Giverny : Monet's gardens

Giverny : Monet's gardens

Veules-les-Roses : a walk along the river "The Veules", the smallest river in France

Veules-les-Roses : a walk along the river "The Veules", the smallest river in France

 the coast close to Mers-les-Bains

the coast close to Mers-les-Bains

Les Andelys

Les Andelys

gros horloge in Rouen gros horloge street cathédrale a street in Rouen a nice little place in Rouen Place du vieux marché de Rouen a nice village : La Bouille Giverny : Monet's gardens Veules-les-Roses : a walk along the river "The Veules", the smallest river in France  the coast close to Mers-les-Bains Les Andelys
Silver

Member since

2017

Open for exchange
Exchange dates Duration
March 17, 2020 - March 25, 2020 1 weeks

we are available for one week between March and October. We would like to have an arrangement in UK (Sussex).

April 01, 2020 - April 26, 2020 1 weeks
May 01, 2020 - May 17, 2020 1 weeks
September 20, 2020 - October 18, 2020 1 weeks

A charming house in Rouen, a town in Normandy in Seine Maritime, located between Paris, Giverny, the Landing Beaches and Mont Saint Michel

We are Alain and Marie-Paule living in Rouen, which is like a museum-town, with a medieval historical centre.
Our house (a typical 1920s villa) is located in a quiet residential area. It's situated mid-way up the slopes of one of the hills of Rouen, in a very quiet street (cul-de-sac), overlooking the River Seine. From the first floor we have a great view of the river. There are three bedrooms, each with double bed, one bathroom with a bath and shower above, a separate toilet, a large hall, a dining-room with conservatory and a door to the garden, a cosy sitting-room, a kitchen with fridge, microwave, dishwasher and cooker. There is a garden where you can have lunch or dinner on the patio. There is a little cellar where you have a freezer, washing-machine and clothes-dryer. We can park our car easily in the street (it's free).

You can get to the town centre by bus : 6 minutes' walk to take the TEOR 1, but it’s only a 20 minute walk to the centre. In Rouen you can visit the famous Gros Horloge; the Cathedral; Saint-Ouen Abbey; Aître Saint-Maclou; the Beaux-Arts musueum (with the work of famous impressionists, such as Monet's cathedrals or Sisley’s paintings, for example) and several other interesting sights. You can see pretty, half-timbered, medieval houses, walk along the lovely quays of the River Seine, or you can stroll around a great park, the Jardin des Plantes.

There are also many places to visit around Rouen. It's 60 kilometers’ drive to the coast, but not far away you can visit several lovely small villages, such as La Bouille, Lyons-la-Forêt and Ry (Madame Bovary's village)... You can visit several abbeys along the winding Seine, such as Saint-Martin de Borsherville, Saint-Wandrille, and Jumièges, or the houses of such writers as Flaubert, Maupassant, Victor Hugo ...

It's 55 minutes'drive to get to Giverny, where you can visit Monet's house and gardens. Monet loved Rouen and its cathedral, which he painted many times in different lights.

It's 15-20 minutes' wallk from the house to the train station. There are trains to Paris (about 1h15, arriving at Saint-Lazare station, but this depends on the schedule.)
Paris is 120 kilometres away. It's about 1h45 to drive to the centre, but it’s easier to travel by public transport to visit Paris.

At the train station there are trains to Dieppe, a seaside town, (a famous town, with the historic Canadian war cemetery and many things to visit), 60 kilometers away.
But it's necessary to drive if you want to visit the many lovely villages or towns along the coast: Veules-les-Roses; Varengeville; Etretat (a very famous place with its special rock formation and its Clos Lupin), and Mers-les bains, for example.

And you can drive further to visit the Landing Beaches or Mont Saint Michel in Normandy.
It's 2h30 to drive to Mont Saint Michel.
It's 1h45 to drive to Arromanches
It's 2h to drive to Utah Beach or Sainte-Mère Eglise in Cotentin.

Our car is a four-seated Twingo and you are welcome to use it.

We are open to consider any proposals, and we will reply to everyone.”

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Our Family

  • 2 Adults
  • 0 Children
  • 3 Exchanges made

Occupation

  • retired psychologist
  • psychologist

Our Home

  • House Type: House
  • Floor: 1
  • Environment: In the city
  • Bedrooms: 3
  • Bathrooms: 1
  • Sleeping Capacity: 4
  • Living Area: 90 m2
  • Total Area: 103 m2

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In my house

  • Pets - Not allowed
  • Small children - Not allowed

Exchange Types

  • Home exchange

Indoor

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

Outdoor

  • Garden

Facilities

  • No smoking
  • Use/Exchange of car

Our Destination Wish List

  • Open for all offers
  • Ireland
  • Scotland, UK
  • Greece
  • Madeira, Portugal
  • Italy
  • Portugal
  • Denmark
  • Malta
  • New York, NY, USA
  • Iceland
  • Vancouver Island, British Columbia, Canada

Spoken Languages

  • English
  • Français

Our Neighbourhood

Nearest Airport: paris cdg - 120 km

You can get to the town centre by bus : 6 minutes' walk to take the TEOR 1, but it’s only a 20 minute walk to the centre. In Rouen you can visit the famous Gros Horloge; the Cathedral; Saint-Ouen Abbey; Aître Saint-Maclou; the Beaux-Arts musueum (with the work of famous impressionists, such as Monet's cathedrals or Sisley’s paintings, for example) and several other interesting sights. You can see pretty, half-timbered, medieval houses, walk along the lovely quays of the River Seine, or you can stroll around a great park, the Jardin des Plantes.

There are also many places to visit around Rouen. It's 60 kilometers’ drive to the coast, but not far away you can visit several lovely small villages, such as La Bouille, Lyons-la-Forêt and Ry (Madame Bovary's village)... You can visit several abbeys along the winding Seine, such as Saint-Martin de Borsherville, Saint-Wandrille, and Jumièges, or the houses of such writers as Flaubert, Maupassant, Victor Hugo ...

It's 55 minutes'drive to get to Giverny, where you can visit Monet's house and gardens. Monet loved Rouen and its cathedral, which he painted many times in different lights.

It's 15-20 minutes' wallk from the house to the train station. There are trains to Paris (about 1h15, arriving at Saint-Lazare station, but this depends on the schedule.)
Paris is 120 kilometres away. It's about 1h45 to drive to the centre, but it’s easier to travel by public transport to visit Paris.

At the train station there are trains to Dieppe, a seaside town, (a famous town, with the historic Canadian war cemetery and many things to visit), 60 kilometers away.
But it's necessary to drive if you want to visit the many lovely villages or towns along the coast: Veules-les-Roses; Varengeville; Etretat (a very famous place with its special rock formation and its Clos Lupin), and Mers-les bains, for example.

And you can drive further to visit the Landing Beaches or Mont Saint Michel in Normandy.
It's 2h30 to drive to Mont Saint Michel.
It's 1h45 to drive to Arromanches
It's 2h to drive to Utah Beach or Sainte-Mère Eglise in Cotentin.

Occupation

  • retired psychologist
  • psychologist

Children

  • We do not have children.

Pets

  • Pets are NOT welcome in our home

Lifestyle

"There are many books, CDs, DVDs... and plants in our house. We like listening to music. We like all sorts of music; we often enjoy listening to Irish or Scottish traditional music, and Alain plays fiddle with friends in a pub every week. We have travelled several times around Ireland and Scotland.

Marie-Paule is learning English and has a very good friend (Penelope) who is Australian but lives in England. They speak English or French every week on Skype.

We like discovering towns, museums, landscapes. We like hiking (for example, in the Alps, which we’ve often visited.)

We like welcoming or visiting our family (Vivien and Priscillia, our son and daughter-in-law; Brunilde and Jerome and Abel, our daughter and son-in-law and our lovely grandson) and we like spending time with our friends. (We have some friends in France but also in Quebec, in the Netherlands, in Greece and in England).

Our house is situated in an area which is like a village not too far away from the centre of the town (a 20 minute walk).

You'll see many maritime pictures and lamps in our house. There are many things made of wood, so we thank you in advance for wearing slippers into our house.
However, it's very easy to use everything in the house. We'll let you know how it all works.

Be assured that we'll take care of your things when you exchange your house with ours, and that you will be very welcome in our home."

References

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