Guillaume and I (Cécile) run a gîte and a painting-school, just outside Plestin-les-Grèves (1.5 miles) on the north Britanny coast. Our large 19th century villa is literally located by the sea-side in a big wooded park that used to be a summer-camp. It is a magnificent place for sea-lovers and hikers, bikers and horseback riders (along the coast or in the Hinterland).
Plestin is about 20 minutes from Lannion and Morlaix, two picturesque lively towns, and 50 minutes from Roscoff a very pretty port with ferries to and from England, Ireland and Spain. This is a place that is very quiet and peaceful,if you like the nightclubs maybe this is not the place for you
Guillaume and I have children who live in Paris and Britanny and who come and visit us regularly. We are both painters. Our studio is in one wing of the house. Courses have different formats: Guillaume teaches classes all along the school year but there are also one-week sessions during spring and summer.
I take care of the gite
Guillaume plays the guitar as well as the piano and the cello
I love cooking, gardening and sowing and I would be more than willing to share what I know. Should you be interested, I would be delighted to show you round Britanny. Thankyou for looking. Bon voyage.
Help in the house
Help with Computers / internet
We speak very good French. As painters, we are very interested in arts, in talking about arts. We would love to show you round Britanny (beautiful landscapes, art galleries, etc.)
As gourmets, we like to cook for us and our friends. And we look forward to discovering new cuisines.
We love gardening and are pretty knowledgeable (we love to visit gardens).
I (Cécile) is keen on sowing and I would be more than willing to share and sow with anyone proficient or willing to learn.
Helping in the house, gardening, helping with computers and with the communication of the gîte and painting-school.
Knowledge of masonry (rehabilitation of of stone walls) would be much appreciated + DIY (fixing things round the house) and conversations to improve our English…
We are looking for someone who is self-motivated, considerate and hard-working. We do consider that it is an exchange going two ways. Like in any family, we will help you but we expect you to help us too!
Schedules : 5 half-days a week seems to be a fair deal.
French and college English (lack of practice)
A bedroom with twin beds and private shower and toilets.
We offer room and board (i.e. breakfast, lunch and dinner), but other arrangements could be found if need be.
1. If you are interested in sport, there are many opportunities round our place (swimming, hike-surfing, boating,, surfing, etc. Horse-back riding, hiking and biking are also very popular round here. The sailing school is 15 mn via the beach.
Z. Lannion and Morlaix (20mn away) : two towns where there are things to do (cinemas, theatres, various clubs)
3. In Plestin itself (1.5 miles) a good cinema, a big supermarket, a market on Sundays, various associations (dance, etc.)
4. Paris 4/4.30 hours away by train.
5. A big catholic parish
Limited internet access
We have pets
We are smokers
More than two
Maximum 4 hours a day, 5 days a week