Experience life in a French market town. Stay with an English family in Limoux, SW France

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Francia

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    02/05/2022

  • Medallas

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  2022 

 Estancia mínima:  Al menos una semana

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  • Descripción

    Descripción

    Bonjour!
    We are a very sociable English family who have been living in Limoux in SW France since 2006. We fell in love with a renovation project here, gave up our teaching jobs and upped sticks with our 3 young children. Over 15 years later we don't have any regrets. We have renovated ( and just recently sold) our house, the children are now bilingual the 2 oldest have graduated from Toulouse University, our daughter is travelling in Australia and our eldest son works in Toulouse and our youngest son is studying for his Bac .We have also have built a business running art and craft workshops for adults and children.

    Life is busy , with family to look after and a business to run and we always have several projects on the go!
    In 2018 we bought an old building in the centre of town and moved our business into the shop premises on the ground floor. We are in the process of converting the 2 floors above our shop into our future home. We are hoping to move into part of it in December 2021 There is still a lot to do, and an extra pair of hands right now is what we're looking for.

    Our Work Away expérience has been overwhelmingly positive so far. We love the ethos and have enjoyed hosting and meeting people from many different backgrounds, countries and cultures. During your stay with us you will be treated as one of the family. Meal times are an important time for coming together and sharing thoughts and experiences. We cook and eat together and share household chores .

    We're currently staying in a large character house with a garden in the center of Limoux, a large market town 25 minutes from Carcassonne. It's a 2 minute walk to the town square where there are many bars and restaurants. Market day is every Friday and during July and August there is a night market every Tuesday . We are a 10 minute walk to the train station where, for €1, you can get the train into Carcassonne, which has good links to further afield.

    We are interested in art, sport, music, cooking, film, etc and are always keen to learn and share new skills. We should also mention that we have a friendly cat and that we are all fully vaccinated.

  • Tipos de ayuda y oportunidades de aprendizaje

    Tipos de ayuda y oportunidades de aprendizaje

    Proyectos artísticos
    Práctica de idiomas
    Enseñanza
    Jardinería
    Proyectos de construcción y bricolaje
    Cocinar para toda la familia
    Ayuda doméstica
    Mantenimiento general
    Ayuda con ordenadores/Internet

  • Intercambio cultural y oportunidades de aprendizaje

    Intercambio cultural y oportunidades de aprendizaje

    We love to cook a variety of world cuisine and look forward to sharing our interest. Although not vegetarian ourselves we are happy to be guided !
    Merrilees has a background in art and design and is a fan of DIY and property renovation shows ... Ian is a football and rugby fan and is always happy to watch a match or two
    Our eldest son lives in Toulouse but, when home, plays guitar and sings and loves any opportunity to jam. Our daughter is currently away travelling and our youngest son is a keen football player and is teaching himself to play guitar
    We are happy to share our knowledge and experiences of starting a new life abroad and what we have learnt about renovating an older property in France.
    For non native English speakers, we are used to hosting french children for English language immersion and Ian has a TEFL qualification .

  • Proyectos con niños

    Proyectos con niños

    En este proyecto podría haber niños. Para obtener más información, consulta nuestras directrices y consejos aquí.

  • Ayuda

    Ayuda

    We are looking for an extra pair of hands to help with any of the following : light DIY jobs, painting /decorating, gardening, cooking and cleaning.

  • Idiomas hablados

    Inglés: Fluido
    Francés: Fluido

  • Alojamiento

    Alojamiento

    Double guest bedroom, ensuite bathroom

  • Algo más...

    Algo más...

    Limoux is in the heart of Cathar country , lots of local history, great for walking and hiking and activities such as white water rafting, canoeing, kayaking and horse riding. It is surrounded by vineyards, famous for the sparkling wine Blanquette de Limoux, not far from the Mediterranean coast and local lakes and mountains. If you're into cycling, this is also Tour de France terrain with Limoux being a staging post for 2 of the past 3 years.
    Limoux can also boast a 3 month long carnival season from January to March (Fecos de Limoux) A 3 hour drive will see you in Barcelona, or if you're planning on coming out of season we are 90 minutes from the ski resorts.
    Our nearest airports are Carcassonne (25minutes) and Toulouse (90 minutes).

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    Un poco más de información

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    • Puede alojar familias

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    ¿Cuántos voluntarios puedes hospedar?

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Número de referencia de anfitrión: 326931381838