- Arcachon, Aquitaine, France
- Aug 3, 2019 - Aug 30, 2019
Great exchange with a lovely family!It was a real pleasure to exchange with Colette and Michael! We had the chance to meet the whole family in our house in Paris to exchange keys and tips, they are a lovely and loving family. Their house is very agreeable and with lots of character, very well situated in a lovely and calm area, the back terrace (oriented south) was much appreciated. We didn’t use public transport at all as we did everything with the family bikes (Vancouver is a great city for bikes!) or with the family car. Boo and Bubbles are very affectionate and easy-going cats, it was a pleasure to take care of them, and we really really miss them already! Having been to Canada previously, we knew what to expect and got organised quite easily. Vancouver and its surrounding are a great place for vacation and you’ll definitely find whatever you’re looking for: beaches and lakes, mountains for day hikes (Garibaldi lake and grouse mountain to name just two) or back country, all kind of sports, amazing restaurants (Asian were our favourites), summer camps for children (UBC highly recommended! Thank you Colette!), great shopping in downtown, museums (MOA is quite unique), wild animals watching (1 black bear with 2 cubs during our Juan de Fuca trail, 2 whales on our way back from Victoria) and much much more. Perfect base to visit the awesome Vancouver Island, the breath-taking Canadian Rockies (Lake Louise, Jasper, Banff, etc) or the US (Seattle and the state of Washington are just 3h drive). Thank you so much, Colette and Michael, for this great exchange!