Experience typical French rural life in Civray-de-Touraine, France



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  • Description


    We are a multicultural family (Chinese and French) with 2 children – Isaac who is 6,5 years old, and Leopol who is 2 years old. We have just settled on a lovely domain of 14 hectares in Touraine, in the centre of France, however close to rail and road links to major cities (Paris – 1h30 away by train, Tours, and the Loire valley), and only 2km to our well-known neighbour Château de Chenonceau! We are renovating and transforming our house.

    We can provide an independent and comfortable room with private bathroom for your stay, and share with you our big kitchen and most meals. If you want to explore the area, we will be happy to drop you off in Amboise (10 min drive) or take you to Tours or Saint-Pierre des Corps (30 mins away) where you can catch the train to any major city. There is so many beautiful chateaux and vineyards waiting for you to be discovered in the neighbourhood.

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    DIY and building projects
    Babysitting and creative play
    Help around the house
    General Maintenance

  • Projects involving children

    Projects involving children

    This project could involve children. For more information see our guidelines and tips here.

  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    You will experience typical French rural life. We're friendly and love a good conversation in the evening over dinner, a perfect opportunity to improve your French and learn more about French culture.

    The area is absolutely stunning country land with beautiful forests, lovely Cher River, numerous cycling. There are many tourists around in summer. And if you like wine, there is also many local winemakers to get to know!

  • Help


    Generally, your help will be greatly appreciated for maintaining our home, setting up rooms, and garden. So, the tasks can vary a lot.

    Any help will be greatly welcome for such tasks as clearing the forest, gardening (the goal would be to organize a vegetable garden for the hosts and family), DIY, and help us babysit Leopol. A positive attitude and willingness is very important to help out.

    Of course, we are always interested to know the specific skills you may be able to offer. All skills are welcome, don't hesitate to share your talents with us!

  • Languages

    Languages spoken
    Spanish: Fluent
    French: Fluent
    Chinese (Mandarin): Fluent
    English: Intermediate
    Russian: Beginner

    This host offers a language exchange
    This host has indicated that they are interested in sharing their own language or learning a new language.
    You can contact them directly for more information.

  • Accommodation


    independent and comfortable room with private bathroom

  • A little more information

    A little more information

    • Internet access

    • Limited internet access

      Limited internet access

    • We have pets

    • We are smokers

    • Can host families

  • Can host digital nomads

    Can host digital nomads

    This host has indicated that they love having digital nomads stay.

  • Space for parking camper vans

    Space for parking camper vans

    This host can provide space for campervans.

  • Can possibly accept pets

    Can possibly accept pets

    This host has said they are willing to accept those travelling with a pet.

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    Hours expected

    Maximum 4-5 hours a day, 5 days a week

Host ref number: 923772781565