Dear Joelle, thank you so much for this wonderful exchange during our second Covid-summer. We enjoyed our stay in your lovely house very much and loved the possibility to discover the western part of Ile-de-France. Thanks to your recommendation we visited hidden castles like Roche-Guyon or explored La Vallée Chevreuse with Chateau Bretueil, we went by bike to Marly-le-Roi and St-Germain-en-Laye, we enjoyed walks through the forests and parks with amazing views to the skyline of Paris or along the Seine and Oise - we never had a boring moment. Lots of delicious cheese and tartes and wine, relaxing in your garden when the weather finally became warmer, meeting the big cat Gio and reading books about Josephine and Malmaison. It was a wonderful escape from the city! Thank you so much, Cornelia and Johannes from Solingen, Germany
We had a wonderful two weeks stay in Chatou. We enjoyed every minute of it. It is a very peaceful town, and we went to the local Boulangerie every morning to get a fresh Baguette! We followed the impressionist painters from Montmartre in Paris to the coast of Normandy. We stayed in the castle Miromesnil, where Guy de Maupassant was born. We visited the beautiful gardens and home of Claude Monet, and also Auvers-sur-Oise where Vincent van Gogh painted so many beautiful paintings, and especially his last one ... The house of Joelle is stylish and the most organized home we have ever seen. The convenience of Paris nearby is terrific, we even went on bicycle ! We felt very welcome.
Hello Joelle thank you for sharing your unique stylish home with us. It was a wonderful to experience your furniture, fabrics, music,art and garden and get inspiration from how other people live[ you must be the world's most organised person]. Your house and Chatou were architecturally amazing and Navigo and Paris provided memorable experiences- eiffel, van gogh, sacre coeur, mon coeur, disneyland lunch on the seine and more. We felt welcomed and relaxed thanks. Regards Ann, Danny, Alfie and Aobh.
Joëlle est une merveilleuse hôtesse. Elle a pris soin de préparer cet échange en tenant compte de nos envies : conseils pour aller à Versailles, préparation d'itinéraire vélo... La maison est idéalement située et l'extérieur avec la végétation en fleur était magnifique. Un grand merci pour cette échange. Vous serez toujours les bienvenus en Bourgogne !
Our 3 week stay in Joelle's home in Chatou Paris was the gem of our holiday this year. We found it a charming quiet location with the feel of a village but so close to the action of the big city of Paris and all it has to offer. The 19th century home had lovely character and provided very comfort. Each day we were delighted with the choice of either venturing into the big city for all the exciting opportunities or walking any direction from home to enjoy the pathways along the Seine or village shops and local Parisian cafes. Many thanks to Joelle who was so accomodating and helpful.
Joelle was a delight to work with! She guided us through our first Homelink exchange and made our experience easy and rewarding. Her home is a lovely stone Victorian with a huge walled garden in a quiet residential neighborhood. Paris is a short train ride away and the tickets she left for us were much appreciated. She took care of our home as if it was hers and she impressed our neighbors, friends and family with her positive attitude and friendly personality. She is truly a wonderful ambassador for the Homelink program.
Now I know why all the Impressionist painters came to Chatou to paint! We had a lovely 3- week French life in Joelle's home and village and would recommend this exchange to any lover of all things French. Chatou is a quiet "fairy tale" village, right next door to the vibrant Paris city life and an easy trip to many wonderful towns in Normandy. Joelle did everything possible to make our exchange comfortable and enjoyable. We loved it!
Thank you so much for a wonderful exchange, your home and town are beautiful and of course ours was in perfect condition upon return. Valerie, Rob and Maya
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