Our home is comfortable, clean, and cosy.
It has a middle size kitchen with adjoining dining room and 2 living rooms. One of them overlooks the backyard which host several fruit trees and flowers. We often have lunch or dinner there as it is calm, cool and beautiful.
The ground floor is equipped with 3 fire places equipped with some old style marble chimneas. The floor is in oak wooden.
The 1st floor host 2 bedrooms (1 double bed + 1 single bed) and 1 office. The office offers a broad band Internet.
The inside furniture is a mix of old style (XIXth century) and novelties.
One leaves the town within 3 minutes by car to find walking or hiking path. The "Marne" river is very near and we often go along for a walk.
2 nautic centers with various activities (water sking, sailing, swimming, horse riding ...) are both at about 15 minutes by car. One can also take one's bike there.
One reaches the country-side 3 minutes by car to find hiking and cylcling pathes. It's very beautiful.
Our town is in the close suburb of a larger city of about 20.000 inhanbitants offering many shops, a movie theater, a theater, swimming pool.
Our house is located at 10 minutes walking distance to the train station to down town Paris which can then be reached in 25 minutes. The train goes there every half hour 20 hours / Day (from 5 AM to 1 AM)
One can also drive to Paris in about 30 to 40 minutes (depending on traffic).
Located East of Paris, the house is also approximately 15 kms away from "Disneyland Paris".
If you are interested in French culture, you may also want to visit the many castles located within 25 min to 1 hours drive, north and south of our town. The famous Castle of "Vaux le Vicomte" and his beautiful gardens created by "Le Notre" is approx 35 kms south of our place.
One drives also in about 1 hour and 15 minutes to Reims, the capital city of Champagne.
Should you wish to fly or take the train to France rather than drive we could consider providing one car to you.
My wife is an assistant supervisor in a Junior High School and I work as an importer from China. My company is based in Brussels and I work partly in Belgium and partly at home. We have 1 baby, aged 1 and a dog. We enjoy very much travelling but have not yet taken part in a house exchange. We are of course a little bit anxious but also very excited to take part in this experience.
We enjoy Salsa dancing, going to the theater, hiking, and I play the Guitar.