Our House

We live in a town house, in a very calm no-through road, where one can easily park, midway between the historical city centre and the golfe du Morbihan (roughly 15 mins on foot and 5 mins by car). A bakery, a butchery, a fishery and a small super market are all within 5 minutes on foot.

We have a private garden: you can have meals outside, and use our Weber gas barbecue. Depending on the season and weather, you may get salads and herbs from our small kitchen garden. It's also possible to have coffee and sunbath on the balcony.

The first floor comprises a roomy living room with a fireplace, a fully fitted kitchen, and the parents bedroom with a large double bed, and separated bathrooms. On the second floor, three children bedrooms with single beds, along with a bathroom and toilet.

Our homebook includes our favorite addresses for local specialities but also cheese, wine, macaroons, and places to go. Also, you're welcome to make use of my spices cupboard! If you can read french, we have many cooking books.

The house is equipped with a washing machine, a dryer, a dishwasher, an oven, a microwave, an automatic coffeemaker, TV with a selection of international channels, and a DVD player.

For younger kids, playmobils, kapla, other toys and games are available. Also at your disposal: bikes, a sailboard, wifi and a printer.

We are very careful and respectful. You'll find a very clean and welcoming house, prepared with great care, just like we'd do for friends.

It is very important for us to return the house we've been lended with attention. We're looking for a family with the same mindset.

The city of Vannes

Vannes is a city of 52.000 inhabitants, located deep within the Golfe du Morbihan, one of the most beautiful bays of the world. It's a dynamic city with many events and exhibitions throughout the year.

If you like ancient stonework, you'll enjoy the medieval city centre, its half-timbered hourses, ramparts, cathedral, and museum of the Prehistoric Times. Vannes also has many restaurants, from the local bistro to the Michelin-starred venue.

You'll find my selection of the finest tables in our homebook, plus plenty of tourist information such as guides, maps, and magazines. The fish market takes place every morning, with plenty of choice for fresh fish and shellfish.

Twice a week, local producers come with fruits and vegetables, cheese, crêpes and delicatessen. Vannes also has many shops with typical french specialties such as bread, wine, cheese or pastries and candy.

The region

With many beaches to choose from, you'll enjoy our proximity with the sea when it comes to swims in the summer, and great breaths of fresh air the rest of the year.

If you enjoy walking, you can reach a coastal path circling the gulf from our house. Natural areas lovers will be able to discover the salt pans of Séné, its natural reserve and many birds.

Beyond the beautiful coastal scenery, there are many picturesque villages further inland, such as Rochefort en terre (recognized as the most beautiful village of France), the forest of Brocéliande, and the castle of Suscinio – one of Anne de Bretagne residences.

You can choose to discover the gulf by sea on guided tours, or to go explore on your own: there are many maritime connections, and short ferry crossings allowing you to leave the continent, and to discover the beauty of the islands at your own pace.


Here's a selection of links for you to explore the region further, and learn more about some of the activites that are available to you.

About us

We are a family of five. Patrick (55, physiotherapist), Fabienne (53, primary school teacher), Pierre (25), Hadrien (20), Alix (18). Our elder son now works in Paris, but sometimes travels with us. We love traveling, meeting other people and discovering new cultures, cities and countries.

Our car is a Fiat 500, which seats 4 people for short trips. We usually rent a larger and more comfortable vehicle when we go on longer trips. We can exchange our car if it suits you.


"This was our first home exchange and it turned out to be a great experience! We love Vannes - Beautiful town. Nice to walk or to bicycle. Fantastic with the bakery everyday and the fishery near home. Thank you for bringing out toys for our children! Very much appreciated! Thanks to all your family, it has been great to change home with you!"

— Li, Lars, Alma, Jonatan (Sweden, Aug. 2013)

"Un grand merci pour cet échange. Nous avons exploré le golfe du Morbihan, la belle ville de Vannes, la presqu'île de Rhuys, l'île d'Arz, le passage d'Etel, autour de Séné et la pointe d'Arradon. Une belle région que nous apprécions en hiver. Cette semaine à Vannes en fin d'année s'est très bien passée."

– Florence, Paul, Maude, Gabriel, Alice (Paris, Jan. 2015)

"Nous avons passé de très bons moments chez vous. Vous avez une maison très agréable, spacieuse et proche de tout, du centre, des commerces, de Conleau. Nous avons profité de votre jardin avec plaisir. Nous nous sommes sentis comme chez nous. La région est magnifique. Merci pour le caramel fait maison. Nous garderons un très bon souvenir."

— Delphine, Arnaud, Chloé, Anna Maëlys (Paris, Jul. 2016)

"Britanny... love at first sight. Nature here is great, the water of Morbihan, the sun, the green of the grass and trees. We have appreciated so much your house and your neighbours. Thank very very much Fabienne, Patrick, and all the family for the opportunity that you have given to us to stay in your quiet warm house, and to visit and know this beautiful region."

– Angelica, Giovanni, Alessandro, Matteo (Firenze, Aug. 2016)

Contact Us

Would you like to visit the region and stay at our place?

Leave us a note, and let's talk! We reply to all inquiries.

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