House in French Alps, beautifull valley betw. Grenoble/Chambéry - easy to reach
House, in the mountains with 3 bedrooms, sleeps 5, 1 bathroom(s), floor area of 125 m2 (1345 sq.ft), WCs 2, children OK, NO smoking, including internet (highspeed), number of travellers: 5
We are open for all dates, mail us.
We arranged a homeswap for this summer (2014).
Where we want to go
Description of our house
ENGLISH : Our house offers a spacy livingroom, connected with a kitchen, and three sleepingrooms: a first-one with a double bed, a childrensroom with two 1-personbeds and a babyroom with a bed for a little child (which can be replaced by a 1-personbed). The bathroom contains a bath/shower. A spacy garden with a partly covered terrass, has also a place for children to play. A table and chairs are available, just as a barbecue and bicycles (adults and kids). Television (with satelite), DVD-player, Wireless internet, free calling to all european countries (except mobile phones). In the livingroom you can make a fire in the chimney. The impressive sight on the mountains around will please you: at the one side, you can see the mountains of Chartreuse, at the other - very different ones - of Belledonne!
Accommodation and facilities
Telephone, stereo / hifi, tv / cable, sofa, fireplace
Kitchen and washing:
Freezer, fridge, microwave, dish washer, oven, washing machine, dryer
Garage, child's swing, terrace, parking, garden, barbecue, bicycles
Mountain biking, surfing, horse riding, tennis, roller blading, water skiing, swimming, paragliding, mountaineering, skiing, fishing
Local places to go:
Galleries/museums, fine restaurants, good shopping, nightlife, clubbing
English, francais, deutsch
Nearest major airport:
Children ok, no smoking, including internet (highspeed)
= marks the location of this home
Le Touvet is a village with 3000 inhabitans, located in the beautifull valley between Grenoble and Chambéry. The famous French writer Stendhal wrote about this "vallée du Grésivaudan": "C'est un pays magnifique autant qu'il est inconnu. Rien en France, du moins dans ce que j'ai vu jusqu'ici, ne peut être comparé à cette vallée (...)." Le Touvet is very easy to reach by car (acces to the highway is only 2 km away). In the village, you can visit the castel with it's beautiful gardens. Even if Le Touvet kept it's "village-character", several facilities are located in the village: supermarket, bakery, pharmacy, enz. Grenoble en Chambéry are easy to reach by car (about 30 km), a nice outdoor swimmingpool is only 2 km away, famous Savoie-wineyards are at about 10 kms distance, and several ski-stations ("Les 7 Laux", "Le Collet d'Allevard", "St Hilaire du Touvet", etc.) are only a 15/20 minutes drive by car. Other nice places to visit: - St Hilaire du Touvet (famous paragliding place: very nice to watch, and even better to do!) - Aix-les-Bains (Lake "du Bourget") - Internationally famous Monastry "Monastère de la Grande Chartreuse" (Cartusians, with museum) - Different museums (Grenoble, St Pierre de Chartreuse - Arcabas - , etc.) - ... - and for sure above all the beautifull mountains around (nice walks, climbing, via ferrata!), only a few minutes drive away...
Something about ourselves
We are a French-Dutch family with 2 lovely girls of 9 and 6 years old (Noa and Salomé) and a little boy of 3 (Niels). Hendro (40) teaches at two universities of Grenoble and Lyon, and Myriam (40) is a schoolteacher. We swapped houses three times; with two families from The Netherlands, and a Danish family. We would love to renew those experiences... We are open for new discoveries... We like to meet new people, and discover other ways of life... We'd love to share a bit of our beautifull region with people coming to our place... And for sure, we'll take care of your house as if it was ours!