Châteaugiron, France

The house seen from the garden, with playgroung, terrace, barbecue

The house seen from the garden, with playgroung, terrace, barbecue


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July 20, 2024 - August 18, 2024 2 weeks

A nice house in Chateaugiron 14 km SE Rennes (Brittany)

We are looking for a 1 to 3 weeks long swap pour summer 2024, surprise us!

Our 14 years old son is looking for an exchange partner to spend 1 to 4 mounth abroad. He's learning english and spanish.

We are a family with 3 children (2 boys, 17 and 14 years old and a girl who is 10 years old). We live in a bright modern house (built in 2010) in Chateaugiron, medieval castle and typical village. 14 Km from Brittany’s capital Rennes (pop. 200 000). We are both civil engineers. We have a very kind mostly outdoor cat.
Our house is comfortable. It is 146 m² and has 4 bedrooms (1 double, 2 single and one with bunk bed). There are a bathroom and a shower room. There are bicycles for the whole family and scooters. Baby equipment is available if needed. The living room opens on a nice garden with a terrace and kid games. We have plenty of toys and board games for all ages. Wifi, TV with many foreign channels. We live in a quiet residential suburb with friendly neighbourhood.
Playground, public swimming pool ( and outdoor sports ground (football, basketball and Skate Park) are less than 5 minutes walk.
Within 10 minutes walking on a pedestrian path, you will be at the village centre, its castle and medieval street where you will find very good bakers, butchers, restaurants... There is also a supermarket in the village.
Our house is an interesting central place to discover Brittany.
The big city Rennes is located less than a 20 minutes drive. There you will appreciate to visit the large medieval area and enjoy a wonderfull market on saturday. It is also a modern city with lots of shops and restaurants.
Places to visit within a one hour drive include: Brittany’s lovely beaches, old cities Saint Malo and Dinan, Dinard, legendary forest of Broceliande (King Arthur), the big Aquarium of Saint Malo, the Zoo de la Bourbansais, Cobac Park (amusement park)…
About 1H15 drive: you will visit the Mont Saint Michel or Nantes. Normandy WW2 beaches and cemeteries (Omaha beach, Sword etc) are 2 hours drive.
Paris by very fast train is 1H30 from Rennes

After 9 wonderfull intervac experiences (Goteborg Sueden, Tavistock (UK), Skerries near Dublin, Amsterdam, Salt Lake City, Toronto, Barcelona, Galway and Netherland) we are looking for other exchanges. We dream to go to Copenhagen, Scotland and USA but are open to any destination.
Suprise us!

For summer we are mostly interested on a house with a garden (or flat with balcony) not too far from a big city. Smaller accommodations are ok for other holidays. We can exchange car also (we have a Toyota Verso 7 pl).

We are also host family for foreign teenagers (we already host a Young irish girl, a german boy, a belgium girl and an Australian boy for 6 to 8 weeks).

We are also interested in "exchanging" our children who learns English and spanish.

Our 14 year old son is looking for a secondary school or/and an exchange partner to go to:
- Ireland or any secondary school with classes in English or Spanish with an Erasmus individual project - duration 4 weeks
- Canada, Ireland or Spain with (reciprocal exchange program) - duration 1 to 4 months

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Our Family

  • 2 Adults
  • 3 Children
  • 10 Exchanges made


  • Civil Engineer
  • Civil Engineer

Our Home

  • House Type: House
  • Floor: 2
  • Environment: In a small town
  • Bedrooms: 4
  • Bathrooms: 2
  • Sleeping Capacity: 6
  • Living Area: 145 m2


In my house

  • Pets - Not allowed
  • Small children - Allowed

Exchange Types

  • Hospitality wanted
  • Non-simultaneous exchange
  • Home exchange
  • Youth / Teen exchange


  • Free internet access
  • Central heating
  • Fireplace
  • Baby equipment
  • Toys and games
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Television
  • Piano
  • Guitar


  • Garden
  • Terrace or deck
  • Park / playground
  • BBQ
  • Garage / private parking
  • Bicycles: 6


  • Non-smoking house
  • Car necessary
  • Use/Exchange of car

Our Destination Wish List

  • Open to any destination
  • Norway
  • Sweden
  • Finland
  • Iceland
  • Denmark
  • Ireland
  • Italy
  • United States
  • England, UK
  • Canada
  • Scotland, UK

Spoken Languages

  • English
  • Français
  • Español


  • Civil Engineer
  • Civil Engineer


  • Boy - Age: 18
  • Boy - Age: 15
  • Girl - Age: 11


  • Outdoor cat

About Our Family

Jérôme (47) is working as civil engeneer calculating piles and retaining wall for underground car-park or subway. He reads a lot and started to learn to play the euphonium to play with the childrens.

Fabienne (47) is working as a civil engeneer for insurance companies. She is interested in architecture and modern art and plan to start learning to play the piano when she'll be less busy.

Jules (16) is a kind and serious boy. He plays basketball and the saxophone. He studies english and spanich and is nearly fluent in both. He spend 3 month in Australia as an exchange student and is in a bilingual Spanish section at school.

Léopold (14) is an enthusiastic boy. He plays the flute and the piano (in a classical orchestra and a rock band). Music is one of his passions. He plays basketball too. He is always happy to discover and try new things and dream about becoming an exchange student next year.

Celeste is nearly 10. She's a very calm girl. She learns to play the trumpet. She plays basketball too. She love playing with playmobils and boards games.

The childrens are very good friends and love outdoor activities. The boys spend lots of time reading.
We are all Harry Potter's fan.

We all love traveling and we enjoy having foreign students at home wich is an other way of traveling...

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