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Villefranche-sur-Saône, France

Arriving at home in the summer

Arriving at home in the summer

Villefranche centre

Villefranche centre

Villefranche covered market

Villefranche covered market

The village of Jarnioux, seen from a footpath, 9 km away

The village of Jarnioux, seen from a footpath, 9 km away

The Beaujolais hills

The Beaujolais hills

A village in Beaujolais

A village in Beaujolais

La Dombes

La Dombes

The river Saône in Lyon

The river Saône in Lyon

The river Saône in Lyon

The river Saône in Lyon

Painted wall of the Canuts 2013  Croix Rousse hill

Painted wall of the Canuts 2013 Croix Rousse hill

Basilique de Fourvière seen from place Bellecour

Basilique de Fourvière seen from place Bellecour

Walking along the river Rhône in Lyon

Walking along the river Rhône in Lyon

Lyon from Fourvière hill

Lyon from Fourvière hill

A painted wall in Lyon

A painted wall in Lyon

Fourvière basilica

Fourvière basilica

Arriving at home in the summer Villefranche centre Villefranche covered market The village of Jarnioux, seen from a footpath, 9 km away The Beaujolais hills A village in Beaujolais La Dombes The river Saône in Lyon The river Saône in Lyon Painted wall of the Canuts 2013  Croix Rousse hill Basilique de Fourvière seen from place Bellecour Walking along the river Rhône in Lyon Lyon from Fourvière hill A painted wall in Lyon Fourvière basilica
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Exchange dates Duration
November 06, 2018 - November 30, 2019

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2 weeks

1 story house in VILLEFRANCHE SUR SAÔNE, near the Beaujolais hills and Lyon, France

Our house was built in 1996. It's a pleasant house to live in as it is surrounded by a garden and is a ten minutes' walk to the city centre where there are some French Renaissance houses, good restaurants and busy cafés.
We have a washing-machine, a computer with an Internet connexion and the wi-fi, but we don't have a television, and we don't have a dishwasher. Intervac partners say they’ve enjoyed the peace and quiet here.
 
Villefranche is called the capital of Beaujolais. It is a market town of 40,000 inhabitants, with all sorts of nice shops in a picturesque 1-km long main street. It is also famous for its fruit and vegetable covered market, which takes place 5 times a week in the morning. On Saturday there's also an organic market outside.
If you like browsing second-hand shops, there's a big and well-organised store round the corner, selling all manner of recycled goods : furniture, bric-a-brac, records, toys, books, clothes... The goods are sold to help provide for those who need it. There is another one a few km away.
In the Beaujolais hills you can taste Beaujolais wine of course, but also go cycling on quiet roads leading to golden stone villages, and go walking on easy footpaths. The river Saône valley is quite near too. A little further east, the area of the Dombes is full of fishponds and lakes ( 1000 they say !) with a lot of birds. The restaurants there have a reputation for gastronomy.
If you're interested in Christian religion, Ars, the village of St Jean-Marie Vianney, the patron saint of catholic priests, is only 8km from Villefranche.

http://ladombes.free.fr/
http://www.parcdesoiseaux.com/uk/
www.destination-beaujolais.com
http://www.beaujolais-wines.com/
http://andre.rampon.free.fr/rampon-gb.htm
www.villefranche.net
 
 

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Our Family

  • 2 Adults
  • 0 Children
  • 23 Exchanges made

Occupation

  • Enseignant retraité
  • Enseignante retraitée

Our Home

  • House Type: Single storey home
  • Floor: 0
  • Environment: In a small town
  • Bedrooms: 2
  • Bathrooms: 1
  • Sleeping Capacity: 2
  • Living Area: 80 m2
  • Total Area: 800 m2

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In my house

  • Pets - Not allowed
  • Small children - Not allowed
  • No smoking
  • Suitable for disabled people

Exchange Types

  • Home exchange

Indoor

  • Free internet access
  • Computer available
  • Central heating
  • Washing machine

Outdoor

  • Garden
  • Park / playground
  • Garage
  • Bicycles: 2

Our Destination Wish List

  • Open for all offers
  • Switzerland
  • Germany
  • Ireland
  • Belgium
  • Netherlands
  • United Kingdom
  • Italy
  • Norway
  • Berlin, Germany

Spoken Languages

  • English
  • Français

Occupation

  • Enseignant retraité
  • Enseignante retraitée

Children

  • We do not have children.

Pets

  • We do not have pets.

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