“The home of Céline and Bertrand is modern, clean, spacious and a beautiful place to relax after having visited all the awesome villages, beaches and D-Day-memorials in Basse Normandie. In the house we found all comfort for perfect holidays and the Marinel family gave us many informations about the region and things to do. The communication before, during and after our swap was excellent and when we returned to our home everything was in perfect order and very clean. We can highly recommend an exchange with Betrand, Céline, Margot and Clémentine! Many thanks to you all for this great experience. We will come back to Normandie and it will be a pleasure to meet you there.”
Bertrand's reviewsAs a host (9)
“We stayed a week in the fantastic house of Céline and Bertrand. It was marvelous. The house, the location, the nice welcome they arranged for us: it couldn't have been better. We really enjoyed Normandie: the countryside, the culture and ofcourse the D-Day sites. Caen, with the impressive Memorial is just a few miles away. After a busy day we loved to have dinner in the spacious and private garden. And after a week in France we came home to our impeccably cleaned house. Céline and Bertand, lots of thanks!”
“We swapped houses with Bertrand for approx 2 weeks period. It was no problem communicating and agreeing the details both before and during the trip. Bertrand and his family perfectly prepared everything for us, the house was perfectly clean. We found everything comfortable, and enjoyed the privacy of the house and the courtyard. The house is airy with lots of space. We did not manage to find freezer, and we deduced its because Bertrand and his family live a healthy life using only fresh local produce, or we just didnt look properly. The house location is perfect for a combination of cultural visits, historical visits, and sea side relax - everything in an easy reach for daily trips. We probably tried to manage too much, as we received later at our Prague home a few of the French speeding tickets :-) ... it appears the european system of police info sharing is now unfortunately working! Upon our arrival back to our home, we found everything in perfect order as we left it. We can recommend exchanging with Bertrand. ”
“We very much enjoyed our exchange with the Bertrand family. They were very flexible and kind and left our house and cabin in perfectly cleaned condition. Their house is New and modern, everything is well layed out and the surroundings tranquill and private. We enjoyed trips to the beach, D-day sites and Normandie cider tastnings. Thank you Bertrand family, we are very happy to give you our Best recommandations!”
“Bertrand and his family were fantastic to swap with. The house was extremely comfortable and enjoyable to spend time in. It was very clean and spacious and the family had left us everything we would need to feel welcomed and at home there. The house was in a lovely town with great local amenities all within walking distance and a lovely countryside walk and park right by the house. It was a quiet area with easy parking. Douvres is in a perfect location for seeing everything in Normandy. We had a really enjoyable time visiting beaches, WW2 museums, historic towns like Bayeux and Rouen and of course Mont St Michel. The family had left us lots of information to give us ideas of things to do and we had easy contact by text and phone as Bertrand\'s English was great. He even helped us out greatly when our car windscreen got damaged, by contacting the local autoglass company for us, to help get it fixed. When we got home they had left our house very clean and tidy and everything had been looked after well. I would have no hesitation in recommending the family, house and area to anyone looking to explore this beautiful part of France. A very successful swap. Many thanks to Bertrand, Celine, Margot and Clementine for lending us your lovely home.”
“In summer 2016 we spent our holidays in Bertrand and Celine's house in the beautiful Normandy. From our first contact on they were very friendly and cooperative. They gave us a lot of information about Sightseeing, activities and restaurants. Their house is very comfortable and spacious, situated in a calm area of a nice little town (5-10 minutes distance to the nearest beaches. We enjoyed it relaxing and playing Badminton in the garden. The weather was perfect (not too hot, but very sunny). The whole family took good care of our house and left everything properly. We highly recommend to do an exchange with Celine and Bertrand's Family!!!”
“We highly recommend an exchange with Bertrand and Celine. We had a great time in their nice house with fireplace and enormous garden. We can really imagine a good life living in Vendee. Our boys enjoyed the spacious garden, outside life and the trampoline. Bertrand and Celine had perfect tips for visiting Nantes, the beach, historical places and the park Puy du Fou. They welcomed us with typical food and wine of the Muscadet area. Their really nice neighbours organised a wine tasting for us. And they took really good care of our house. We had a great holiday. Thank you so much!”
“This was the ideal house swap, as the French house was so cool and the big garden was the perfect sight to wake up to. The lovely bicycles made cycling easy and the location was perfect for exploring Vendee. The local cycling tracks were extraordinary, the beaches were fantastic and above all the people of Vendee were exceptionally friendly. Thanks Bertrand for the lovely holiday.”
“We spent 2 weeks in Bertand's home in July 2012 and could not recommend it highly enough. The house is very comfortable, well laid out and very well situated to explore Nantes and its surroundings. There is a great municipal pool close to the house to entertain the kids, as well as a big back garden with trampoline, sports equipment etc. Bertrand and Celine made us feel very welcome and took great care of our own house. Their neighbours were extremely helpful also. We had a great time there and would not hesitate to return.”
Where is it?
We live in a townhouse near Caen in the earth of DDay's beach 6-6-44.
Walking distance: french bakery, cinema, swimming pool, restaurants, supermarket ...
Highlights close to the house:
Beaches (Lion sur Mer, Luc sur mer, Langrune sur mer, Ouistreham ...) : less than 5 mn to the sea !
Caen: 10 mn
Bayeux: 30 mn
Deauville 30 mn
Honfleur 45 mn
Mont Saint Michel 1h30
Paris : 3 H
Loire Valley : 2H30
swimming pool of Douvres la délivrande : 8 mn walking
Cinéma : 5 mn walking
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