Le Puy en Velay, France

the house from the garden

the house from the garden



TV room

TV room

the city of Le Puy en Velay

the city of Le Puy en Velay

view from our balcony in winter

view from our balcony in winter


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Large family house with a very nice view in LE PUY EN VELAY, France.

House and neighbourg :

  • The house was built in 2000 on an incline ground. it's why there is 2 floors on the street face and 3 floors on the garden face (you can see on photos).  - At the "street level", there is our bedroom with double bed , little bathroom, large living room with balcony, kitchen.
  • Downstairs, at the "garden level", there is one playing room with lots of toys for all ages ans a sofa, 3 bedrooms (all with double bed), bathroom. (an independant studio is also at this level, is inhabited by a student)
  • Upstairs, there is a small room with desk and single bed, and a large open room with tv and computer.
  • There is a large balcony where we eat all meal (even breakfast) in the summer.
  • Our house is non smoking but you're welcome to smoke outside.
  • The neighbourg is very quiete : at the end of a small street ("cul de sac"), blind alley. 20 minutes walking to the center of le Puy en velay. On the other side of our street there is a private castle with propriety with sheeps, ass ...

  • The city of Le Puy en Velay :
    it's a small town : 20000 hab; (50000 hab. for all the agglomeration). That is the capital of the departement de Haute-Loire (a rural departement).
    The city is class at Unesco historic heritage ; because of a large historic center  with :

  • cathedral built on volcanic stones,
    -         small, narrow and incline streets with middle-age houses.
    -         virgin statue on a rock.
    -         small pretty church on rock (in front of our home : very nice view from home )....
    It is a very nice city to visit by foot
    In the center of le puy (20 minutes walk) : traditional food market twice in the week, many different kind of shops, good restaurants...
        There is a small river 500 meters from our house : trails to the shop, to the sports stade, long bike trail...
         A large public aqualudic and swiming pool is very new (2012) built in the city : slides, waves bassin, sauna... ; during summer a large grass beach with playground is open there.

-The region :
It's a rural region whithout big cities. The landscapes are : mountains, rivers, small pretty villages, forest...
Nice region for : hiking, canoë (you can use our 3pers ."canadian canoë"), kayak, rafting, mountain bikes, discovering the authentic rural france, contemplation nice views, playing in the water (more than swim) in lakes and rivers.
About 15-20 minutes by car, we can find beachs on the 2 main rivers : la Loire, l'Allier and on the "lac du Boucher".
Other biger lakes are farer.
At 3 kilometers from our home, there is a very nice village with big old castle : Polignac (see the castle picture).

The closest international airport is Lyon, 1 hour 45 mn drive. There are trains between Lyon - Saint Etienne and Le Puy en Velay.

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Our Family

  • 2 Adults
  • 0 Children
  • 19 Exchanges made


  • Director of a city planning society (near retired)
  • High school history and geography teacher

Our Home

  • House Type: House
  • Floor: 3
  • Environment: In a small town
  • Bedrooms: 5
  • Bathrooms: 3
  • Sleeping Capacity: 9
  • Living Area: 180 m2


In my house

  • Pets - Not allowed
  • Small children - Allowed

Exchange Types

  • Non-simultaneous exchange
  • Home exchange


  • Free internet access
  • Computer available
  • Central heating
  • Baby equipment
  • Toys and games
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Clothes dryer
  • Television
  • Other musical instruments


  • Garden
  • Balcony
  • BBQ
  • Garage / private parking
  • Bicycles: 3


  • Non-smoking house
  • Use/Exchange of car
  • Use of boat

Our Destination Wish List

  • Open to any destination

Spoken Languages

  • English
  • Français

Our Neighbourhood

Nearest Airport: LYON - 1hour 50mn drive


  • Director of a city planning society (near retired)
  • High school history and geography teacher


  • We do not have children.


  • We do not have pets.


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