“This home is truly ‘a home away from home’! Our family of 2 adults, 3 children (12, 9 and 6 years) had our very first, and very successful house swap for 2 weeks in Quimper, this Summer (July 2018). Laurence & Olivier’s home is so welcoming. It is spacious while also maintaining a real feel of ‘cosy’ and is plenty big for a family of 5 (or more). It is also very tastefully furnished and is super clean. The location of the house is perfect – it is just 5 minutes drive to the Centre of Quimper, while also being the perfect base for the stunning coast and picturesque beach communities. The relationship and communication we had with Laurence & Olivier both before & during our visit was immense – nothing was too much to ask. The family left an array of tips and ideas of ‘to do’ and ‘places to go’ for us which made the trip very easy – maps/services/brochures- we really could have went to Quimper without doing any research and everything was thought of that may suit us or help make our family holiday be perfect. The garden is a great size for games, chilling out and eating outside. The direct neighbourhood is very quiet and respectful – we were able to walk to a good supermarket (4 min walk) eat in a number of local restaurants and even have a drink in the corner café – all of which received us with a very warm welcome! Our favourite place was the beach/pier village of Ile-Tudy (20 mins drive away) which was recommended by the family and a great surf/boogie board beach called Point de a Torche. The weather was superb when we visited and the family’s offer of books/games/toys/boogie boards etc... all made the exchange so much easier. Then to top an already great exchange, on our return we were delighted that our home was left impeccable. I would highly recommend Laurence & Olivier’s home to visit! We will be back x Antoinette & Denis (Galway, Ireland) ”
Where is it?
Nous vivons dans la capitale de la Cornouaille: Quimper. Le quartier est calme et familial. Les commerces sont accessibles à pied (boulangerie, boucherie, pharmacie ... )à 2-3 minutes.
A Quimper, déambulez dans les vieux quartiers typiques, rendez vous aux Halles pour voir les étals de langoustines et homards, visitez la cathédrale et le musée Breton, ramenez un souvenir de la Faïencerie Henriot, laissez vous tenter par un des nombreux restaurants ou crêperies de la ville.
A 15 minutes en voiture, vous serez sur la côte! Profitez d'une belle promenade iodée , prenez le bateau pour vous rendre sur les îles Glénan, allez à la pêche à marée basse ... si vous aimez la musique, le festival des vieilles charrues vous attend. Si vous préférez les musiques plus traditionnelles, le festival de cornouaille a lieu tous les ans fin juillet.
We live in the capitale of Finistère : Quimper. Our area is very quiet and pleasant and there are lots of shops ( baker, butcher, pharmacy ... ). Quimper is a lovely cultural town : you can discover the medieval pedestrian city center, enjoy nice sea food restaurants or creperies, buy a souvenir in the Henriot Factory, see the stalls of fresh fish and seashells at the market , visit the Cathedral, the Art museum ( with really interesting exhibitions in Summer ) or the Breton Museum. The music festival ( Festival de Cornouaille ) takes place every July.
It takes 15 minutes by car to go to the beach.
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