What happens on my arrival and my departure days?
You are expected in Tours on the Sunday and you leave on the Saturday.
We will pick you up at Tours station (or St Pierre des Corps) or Tours airport. At the end of your stay we will take you to Tours station (or St Pierre des Corps) or Tours airport.
What is my room like?
Large (20m2) and well lit with a double bed, overlooking the garden. You have plenty of storage space and a work table.
Can I get a private room?
Your stay includes a private bathroom (with shower). For a 40 € / week surcharge you can have a private bathroom. No surcharge with the Platinium package (included)
Does my stay includes food?
Breakfast and dinner are included and taken with the host family. These simple and enjoyable meals are cooked at the house using local ingredients and produce. Each week's stay includes 6 breakfasts and 6 dinners. For stays of at least 2 weeks or more, Saturday lunch is included. Sunday, brunch with French pastries and dinner are included.
Can I take French courses?
Upon request, we offer:
- Private lessons (conversation, vocabulary, basics of conjugation).
- Courses in language school: we can provide you with contacts for your school French courses (beginners to expert), with packages of group or private classes.
What is special about the Tours region?
In addition to its extraordinary historic heritage, Tours is the ideal city for learning French because there is no regional accent.
How do I pay?
To book your stay, you must pay a non-refundable deposit of € 200 per week by bank transfer. Find the best prices and packages in "Packages for your stay” (With link / new page)
The price for your entire stay must be paid at the start in cash, net of deposit.
How do I do my laundry?
Once a week, we offer to wash your clothes for free. There is an iron available. If you like, your laundry can also be ironed (free with the "Platinum" package), the surcharge is € 5 per item ironed.
Can I bring my pet?
We have two dogs in the family (one labarador and one Swiss Mountain dog. However we cannot accept other pets.
What is the minimum age for guests?
The minimum age is 18.
Can we come as a couple?
Yes you can. Please refer to the "stay packages tab” (With link / new page)
What other services can we offer you?
With the “Platinum package" we can help you plan visits to the area, rent a car, or book dinner at a gourmet restaurant.
Can I get WiFi?
Free WiFi is available in our house
Do you have bikes?
Yes, 2 bikes. We loan them out free of charge. But you are responsible in the event of theft or any damage.
My French is weak, how can I contact you?
We speak good English and know some German and Spanish.
Can I extend my stay for one or two nights?
Subject to availability, you can extend your stay for one or two nights (see tariff list)
Rate for national holidays: see tariff list
Can I participate in family life?
We encourage you to participe in family activities (meeting dinner guests, preparing meals) to improve your language skills and broaden your experience.
What happens if I miss a meal?
Dinners are at 8.00 p.m. If you decide to miss a meal, it will not be refunded.
What happens if I decide to cancel my stay or cut it short?
In the event of cancellation before the start of your stay, your deposit will not be refunded. If you cut short your stay, no services will be refunded.
Can I bring my car?
You can park your car on the street. If you have a motorcycle, you can park it in our closed garage.
Is cleaning included in the price?
Yes, we clean your room once a week.