“While I could tell you about this amazing property, the beautiful, comfortable and funky home, the lovely village and countryside, the convenience of shopping and list of activities to keep you busy, I prefer to talk about these fantastic family! Richard, Nathalie and their son Hippolyte are some of the nicest people you will ever met. We are so fortunate to have connected with them through HomeForExchange. They are incredibly warm, intelligent and accommodating people. So much so, that they have become some of our closest friends now. Recently, we invited them to our summer home and Sicily and spent two wonderful weeks together. They are the perfect home exchange partners. Not only are they respectful of other peoples property but they go out of there way to make sure that YOU are comfortable and happy in their place. Just a funny short anecdote. Just before we exchanged, an old friend from Australia accidentally put diesel petrol in my gas tank the morning before their flight back to Australia. We were already in Europe by this point when we got the bad news. When these family arrived, though they had our other car to drive as a back up, Richard (the zen engineer that he is - decided to fix our car!) He spent an entire day under the hood, making trips to the gas station and hardware store! His only motivation was too make us happy! This is a simple example of their kindness. But for those interested in their home - well the pictures speak for themselves. Its beautiful. Kind of like entering a Vogue Interior magazine! If you decide on doing an exchange with this wonderful family, I guarantee that you will not be disappointed. Peter”
Nathalie's reviewsAs a host (2)
“Our experience in exchanging house with Nathalie and her family was a wonderful one. Their house looks like it's out of an interior design magazine! We found it immaculately clean and filled with good food that they had left for us. Somehow they discovered that our son's birthday would happen during our stay so when he went to the child's bed he found a present waiting for him. This has to be the kindest family we ever met. As a matter of fact we would love to meet them in person some day. This will remain a beautiful memory for us. Angeline and Warren. Notre echange avec Nathalie et sa famille reste une merveilleuse experience pour nous. Leur maison est superbe et decoree avec beaucoup de gout. Nous l'avons trouvee d'une proprete impeccable. La cuisine etait remplie de bonnes choses qui avaient ete laissees pour nous. Quand notre fils est alle dans la chambre d'enfant, il y a trouve un cadeau qui l'attendait. Cette famille est d'une gentillesse rare. Nous garderons un tres bon souvenir de cet echange et esperons avoir un jour le plaisir de les rencontrer en personne. Angeline et Warren”
Where is it?
Aussillon is in the Black Mountain, this is a quiet and pleasant place with lots of lakes, forests and old Cathar castles as Carcassonne UNESCO World heritage site.
You can also discover Albi city of the famous painter Toulouse Lautrec, its museums, the Cathedral St. Cecile ( UNESCO World heritage site).
Also in the Tarn, please go to the hilltop village of Cordes sur Ciel, this is one of the most beautiful villages in France.
By going to Carcassonne or Béziers you will see the famous Canal du Midi (UNESCO World heritage site) it's a french channel that connects the Garonne to the Mediterranean Sea, a waterway from the Atlantic to the Mediterranean Sea.
There are also Castres and Sidobre with its mysterious stones trembling. It is the largest granite deposits in Europe.
If you want to go to the beach, you can go to the Mediterranean Sea (Valras beach close to Beziers and Narbonne are the nearest beaches, about 85 km)
The region is also renowned for its gastronomy and wines (Minervois, Gaillac, Cabardès, Corbières) You will be able to taste all these wines in the many wineries!
The Pyrenees and Toulouse are not far away either ...
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