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*HOME EXCHANGES &
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(September 2016) FURNISHED ONE-BEDROOM IN MONTCLAIR HILLS.  Beautiful furnished one-bedroom apartment attached to main house located in the Montclair Hills. Separate entrance and patio. Close to Joaquin Miller and Redwood Regional parks and easy access to Montclair Village. French speaking owner.  Montly rent: $2,500./month includes utilities, cable tv, and wifi.  If interested please email daniel@swiftusa.org  

(September 2015) COME TO PARIS THIS YEAR.  A two-bedroom apartment awaits you in the 17th - a charming corner of Paris full of neighborhood shops and very close to all attractions.  Traditional quarter, modern apartment.  Pictures, references and more information available - myrnawalton@sbcglobal.net .

(May 2015) RENTAL IN THE HILLS OF PROVENCE, SUMMER 2015.  Due to a really bad rental season, we are giving a 25% discount on the rental of our home in the hills of Provence for the summer of 2015.  A week in our home will now be $1087.50 per week, instead of the regular price of $1450.  Usual discounts for stays of two or more weeks apply on top of that. We have owned this home for 17 years and have rented it successfully most over the years.  You may visit our website at http://www.yourfrenchhome.net. We use it ourselves for several months every year and know the area very well.  We are located in Seattle and you may call us (425) 868-2887 or by email at pratener@yourfrenchhome.com  Please note that this discount does not apply if you go through an intermediary, such as Flipkey, because of the fee involved.

(March 2015) LUXURY APARTMENT IN PARIS’S 7TH ARRONDISSEMENT.  This central Paris luxury apartment is elegantly appointed with high ceilings and floor-to-ceiling arched French windows overlooking a bright quiet dead-end square and courtyard, an ideal spot for your romantic getaway in Paris. This Haute Luxe (high luxury) apartment is located on the most ornate floor of a six story historic Haussmann building in the 7th district of Paris. It is very modern, completely renovated and comfortable for a short or long stay. It sleeps comfortably 2-4 people. It is located in the heart of the most popular 7th district of Paris. It is located within an easy walk to all major museums, historic sites and attractions. In addition to this it is also convenient to the best boutique restaurants and shopping in all of Paris, which is not typical of all Parisian districts or rental apartments. The metro stop is less than a block away as are bus lines and taxi stands. The most popular neighborhood and street, Rue Cler, is two blocks away for the best of food and wine shops in all of Paris.  http://www.vrbo.com/384528 for details.

(March 2015) APARTMENT FOR RENT IN SAINT-CLOUD.  One bedroom apartment, entirely renovated in 2012, in Saint-Cloud, 15 min. to downtown Paris by train. The historic Parc de Saint-Cloud nearby offers 900 acres of park and garden for picnics, walks or jogging. Light-filled bedroom with private bathroom. Living room has bay window, sofabed and table for four, views of Paris and the Eiffel Tower. Apartment is on the 6th floor of an Art Deco building with elevator. Full kitchen. Building is quiet and entrance is secure. Available weekly ($475) or monthly ( $1775) Currently available July 14 - August 2015 CONTACT: Lina Velez at velez.linamaria@club-internet.fr  Additional photos available on request.

(January 2015) 14TH  CENTURY MILL IN LA TOULZANIE FOR SALE.  Sleeps 5.  Now for sale (due to the ill health of the American owner) for 375,000 euros(without the furniture).  The fortified, fairytale-like mill used to be part of the Castle of Cenévières—until 1921.The current owner is the first foreigner to own it.  Photos at http://www.forgottenfrance.com/french-properties-for-sale-in-south-west-france/350-000-500-000/stunning-renovated-14th-century-water-mill-on-the-edge-of-the-lot-river/ or contact Neil Buffée at GEMEAUX3@wanadoo.fr

(November 2014) ROOM FOR RENT IN PETALUMA.  Bedroom in cute house with yard – Available January 1, PETALUMA.  Bedroom available for rent in 3-bdrm house. I am a writer and filmmaker now living in Petaluma. I would love to have a student or a young female professional rent a room in my home. I speak fluent French and Swedish, and previously lived in Paris and Rouen.  Music/movie friendly. Hardwood floors. Nice yard with patio seating. Walking distance to coffee, groceries, shopping, etc. All furnished if needed, including bed, dresser, desk, etc. Large hall bathroom with tub (shared with guests), and extra large kitchen.  Rent is $875, includes utilities (cable/internet, water, PG&E, trash).  Merci!  Maria Collette  museworks@hotmail.com

(April 2014) STUDENT SEEKING HOUSING WITHIN FRANCOPHILE COMMUNITY.  I am an American student living in the Bay Area, and I am looking for a place to live starting in August 2014. I have been studying French for five years now, and I would love to live within a Francophile community. I am an 18 years old female, I am very independent and dependable, I am trustworthy and empathetic, and I am truly passionate about learning. I would love to room with a French Family or within a French community, but I do not really have the resources for making this connection. zoekuhn.19@gmail.com

(January 2014) BERKELEY FAMILY MAKES HOME IN FRENCH ALPS AVAILABLE FOR RENT.  Available May 1st for one year lease (negotiable); 4 bedroom, 3.5 bath Completeley Renovated partially furnished Alpine Farmhouse. In a village in the Grand Massif, close to Samoens and Morillon.  3 minutes to ski lifts/ 30 minutes to Geneva. The main house has over 350 square meters of living space including:  Main Floor: huge eat-in kitchen, grand living room with stone floors and enormous stone fireplace, Stone arches, 2 large bedrooms with their own en-suite bathrooms, Guest powder room, Entrance hall, large balcony Top Floor: Full suite with a living room, glass gallery, balcony, large bathroom and 2 large bedrooms, skylights.  2 Grand Mezzanines: There are lots of extra living spaces where sleeping can be arranged (mezzanines currently used as playroom, salon, office, and family room);  Views of the mountains and valley farms from every window (goats and cows, complete with cow bells..)  Area: Easy access (10 min) to the Autoroute Blanc, bringing you to Geneva, Chamonix, Annecy, etc. Please write to Ana for more information: anaforest@hotmail.fr and see http://www.sabbaticalhomes.com/Home_Rent_House_Rental_Home_Exchange_House_Swap_La_Rivière-Enverse_France_76375.htm for the listing.

(January 2014) FAMILY OWNED AND OPERATED COMPANY OFFERS VACATION RENTALS IN THE PARIS REGION. We are privately owned and only have 4 employees, but we compete with FlipKey and HomeAway (such owns VRBO and VacationRentals). We are celebrating our 10 year anniversary this spring :)  Visiting prospective students, parents, alumni and visiting professors will find alternative lodging options rather than staying at a hotel or inn, especially if they are traveling with the whole family or a four legged friend :)  We currently have 19 properties in area but are looking to add more to our site. You can check out our Paris listings at  http://www.vacationhomerentals.com/vacation-rentals/Paris-Ile-de-France-France.html

(May 2013) MOVETOFRANCE.INFO.  If you’re reading this right now, you’re just the person who’s also going to want to regularly visit this site: www.move2france.info Where some sites are already offering informational portals for expats wanting to travel or move to France, Move2France members go one step further by sharing genuine ideas, courage and motivation on topics like little known favorite destinations, how to manage a move, or even how to creatively sustain a life in France.  Move2France was originally set up by a California mom who relocated to the South of France to raise her two young girls, offering them new perspectives and languages. It has grown to include information, links, and inspirational stories by and for expat retirees, couples, students, families and more. The focus is mainly on relocating to France, but also living and traveling to France.  Subscribers to the website will receive a FREE report on living in France and other goodies in the future.  You will also want to join their community on Facebook (just “like” their page to stay in touch) https://www.facebook.com/Move2France

PARIS VACATION RENTALS:
http://www.flipkey.com/paris-vacation-rentals/g187147/

PERFECT PARIS RENTAL. Thanks to our many new and repeat guests, our 2013 rental year is already heavily booked.  We feel fortunate to be the most-reviewed Paris apartment on FlipKey and TripAdvisor, with 98 outstanding 5-star reviews. In case you're thinking of a week or two in Paris as the ultimate stocking stuffer for that special someone, here's a rundown of dates currently available in 2013:  Feb. 16-March 1 (14 nights); March 9-14 (6 nights); March 24-30 (7 nights); April 14-21 (8 nights, recent cancellation!); June 2-5 (4 nights); August 17-31 (15 nights); Sept. 8-20 (13 nights); Sept. 25-Oct. 4 (10 nights); Oct. 12-Oct. 20 (9 nights); Nov. 4-Nov. 17 (14 nights).  For those of you who haven't yet stayed in our stylish pied-à-terre, we're located in the heart of Paris on a private, cobbled, pedestrian-only passageway dating from the Revolution. You'll find high, beamed ceilings and a light-filled space that retains the building's ancient bones but is also modern where it matters. Over the years it has fulfilled the expectations of even our most discerning guests. Check our website for details.  Please contact me for more information and feel free to pass along our website and 2013 availability to your francophile friends.  www.perfectparisrental.com for details.

APPARTEMENT A LOUER DANS LE PRESIDIO DE SAN FRANCISCO.  Nous louons notre appartement dans le Presidio de San Francisco du 13 Mai au 11 Juin pendant nos vacances. C’est un 2 chambres/1 salle de bain. Parking facile. Rez-de chaussee. Terrace. Meuble, machine a laver, seche linge, lave-vaisselle, Wi-Fi. Calme avec chemins de randonnee. A 15 minutes a pied de la Marina ou Laurel Heights (restaurants, magasins, cinema etc), ou Crissy Field. Ligne de bus: 43, 45 et PresidiGo… Eau/electricite/gas inclus Prix 2900$ pour les 4 semaines ou 900$ par semaine (150$ de frais de nettoyage si par semaine). Venez respire la nature tout en etant proche de la ville ! Contacter moi:  oriane.scholler@gmail.com .   APARTMENT FOR RENT:  2 bedroom, 1 bath apartment available from May13th through June 11th in the Presidio of San Francisco.  Live in the city and in nature!   Very quiet with trails to walk and hike right outside your door!  Walking/biking distance to the Golden Gate Bridge, Crissy Field, the Marina and Cow Hollow districts.   Fully furnished and utilities included.  Washer, dryer, dishwasher and internet included.  Easy parking. First floor. Patio. $3000 for the entire time or $900 per week.  Cleaning fee of $150/week if weekly rate. Please contact Oriane.scholler@gmail.com if you are interested. 

VACATION BY THE MEDITERRANEAN IN A HISTORIC FRENCH VILLAGE HOME. On the French Vermeille coast near Spain, sits your villa on a quiet street in the heart of Argelès-Sur-Mer Village. Steps from cafes, bars, restaurants and shopping and just a lovely walk to the 7 kms of pristine Mediterranean beach. Sleeps 9+. 3 bedrooms, 1.5 bathrooms, kitchen with bar, large living-dining room, garage and private garden patio with barbecue, roses, bouganvilla. Renovated with modernities and skylights, yet has original vaulted ceilings, exposed stone and wood-beam historic architecture. Ammenities for families with children or perfect for small group of amies...Experience what it would be like to live in an authentic French village by the sea! Photos and more info:  http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p72927.   Contact Beth (619) 550-2180 or travelthisworld@gmail.com

CONDO A LOUER A SAUSALITO.  Condo  à louer- tout  le  mois  de  juin, 2012- $ 4,000 Meileures  vues  de  la  Baie de  San  Francisco! 2 chambres; 2  salles  de  bain; cheminée; cuisine moderne; 2 stationnements pour des  voitures; 5 minutes (  à pied) au  centre de Sausalito &  des  ferries à  San  Francisco // Apartment for Rent for June 2012- $ 4,000 Apartment with 180 degree views of the Bay for rent for the whole month of June!! 2 bedrooms; 2 baths; fully furnished; fireplace; washer/dryer; 2 carport parking spaces; 5 min. walk to downtown Sausalito & ferry  to San  Francisco  Contact  Sue Dunlap: tel. # (415) 332-3746 or bldspd2@att.net for more details.

SUBLET STUDIO IN PARIS 15th (M° Convention) GREAT RATE IN EXCHANGE FOR CAT-SITTING.  Available late December 2011-early March 2012.  Furnished studio apartment with balcony, 5th floor with elevator, bright & cozy.  Includes high speed internet, flat screen TV, DVD player, washer & microwave oven.  Great neighborhood close to all amenities: Bus lines & subway, cafés, restaurants, movie theater, park, all shops & street market 3 times a week.  Rent of 650 E/month includes all utilities & high speed internet. Also comes with a sweet, trouble-free female cat.  ONE PERSON ONLY, NON-SMOKER, CAT-LOVER ONLY PLEASE, quiet & responsible. Cleaning deposit required.  Please contact me at caros89@hotmail.com to schedule visits as soon as possible, photos available upon request.

HOUSE EXCHANGE AVAILABLE:  BOIS DE BOULOGNE FOR NORTH BAY/EAST BAY/SF HOUSE.  My daughter would like to exchange her 4 bedroom, 3 1/2 bath townhouse near the Bois de Boulogne in Paris for a 3 or 4 bedroom house or apartment in the Bay Area (especially the North or East Bay or San Francisco) for a week or more this summer. Her home can be available from July 20th to Aug. 16th, but she will be staying with family during part of that time and so is looking for a swap for one to two weeks between 7/25 and 8/16. Her three story townhouse is located about 3 blocks from a metro station in a fashionable suburb (Boulogne) and about the same distance from a twice weekly street market. Around the corner from her home one can catch a city bus to go to the Eiffel Tower, the Arc de Triomphe, l’Opéra, the Concorde, the Louvre, the Grand Palais, and a host of other museums. There is a bakery on the corner and a delightful park is 1/2 block away. Her place is very quiet and secure with a garden for dining al fresco or for your children to play in. WiFi, free telephone service to the U.S., guide books in English and French, toys for the kids, and children's books in English and French are all available. For further information and pictures, see http://www.ahago.com/home-exchange/?ID=HLZ001R001  Anyone who is interested can call me at 707 523 2573 or email me at wpwhiting@sbcglobal.net.

4-STAR VACATION RENTAL IN FRANCE: fully renovated farmhouse in the country side of France for up to six people. Located in the small village of Domptail, in the Lorraine region. 2400 sqft, 3-bedroom, 3.5 bath, fully equipped kitchen, fireplace, home cinema, courtyard, deck. Reservation by the week, starting at EUR 430. For more information, e-mail lalaroux@gmail.com. For pictures and reservation www.lalauroux.com // A LOUER GITE RURAL 4 EPIS EN FRANCE: ferme lorraine entièrement rénovée pour 6 personnes, située dans le petit village de Domptail (88700) au cœur de la Lorraine. 230 m2, 3 chambres, 3.5 salles de bain, cuisine entièrement équipée, cheminée, home cinéma, terrasse. Réservation à la semaine à partir de 430 euros. Pour plus d’information, e-mail lalaroux@gmail.com. Pour voir des photos et pour réserver www.lalauroux.com

APPARTEMENT A LOUER DANS LE PRESIDIO DE SAN FRANCISCO.  Large 2 bedroom, 1 bath apartment available from June 7th through July 26th in the Presidio of San Francisco.  Live in the city and in nature!   Very quiet with trails to walk and hike right outside your door!  Walking/biking distance to the Golden Gate Bridge, Crissy Field, the Marina and Cow Hollow districts.    Fully furnished and utilities included.  Parking, washer/dryer, dishwasher, internet, and cable television included as well.  Occupants will be in France during the summer!  $5,150 for the entire time or $900 per week.  Cleaning fee of $150/week if weekly rate.   Please contact jgilpin@gmail.com if you are interested.

SEEKING LODGNG/ROOM FOR RENT. Apres un voyage de 16 mois autour du Monde, Alain est de retour a San Francisco et cherche une petite chambre a compter du 12 Fevrier 2011 pour au moins 8 mois minimum avec un budget maximum de 700$ mais est ouvert a toute proposition, Il connait bien la ville puisqu'il y habite depuis 1999 et parce qu'il y circule tous les jours de par son travail. Il ne fume pas, ne boit que socialement et n'a pas d'animaux de compagnie. Il n'a pas beaucoup d'affaires. Apres des etudes d'histoire en France et quelques annees dans le spectacle, Alain a demenage a San Francisco ou il a travaille 5 ans a l'Alliance Francaise avant de commencer a voyager. Il travaille depuis 4 ans dans les rues de San Francisco a combattre les moustiques ! // After a 16 months sabbatical, Alain is back in San Francisco and is looking for a small room starting February 12th 2011 for at least 8 months. He can afford to pay up to 700$ but will consider any offers. He has been living and biking all over San Francisco since 1999. He doesn't smoke, drink only in a social context, doesn't have much stuff. After majoring in French History, Alain moved to San Francisco in 1999 where he worked for 5 years at the Alliance Francaise before starting to travel. He's been working for years in the streets of the city fighting mosquitoes ! Alain Belkaious: belkaious@yahoo.fr or (415) 283-7783 after February 12th

BEST OF THE WEB – SAN FRANCISCO. A helpful resource for researching housing in San Francisco and the greater Bay Area. http://local.botw.org/California/San_Francisco/ 

LA TOULZANIE. A very beautiful, historic,14th century mill in La Toulzanie (Lot,near Cahors in southwest France) is available as a  very special place to offer short courses, seminars, or workshops. The price, per week (Saturday to Saturday) depends on the time of year. Nearby is a new, lovely hotel looking directly at St. Cirq Lpopie, one of Frnce's most beautiful villages.    The mill is located on (and in) the river Lot. It sleeps 5 and features the original huge hearth, circular stone staircase, and footbridge. The grand salon is a lovely room with a long, wooden table suitable for seminars. A swimming pool, 2 minutes on foot from the mill, and a rowboat and fishing gear at the mill, are included. Photos at www.latitude.org . For availability, please contact Neil Buffée at gemeaux3@wanadoo.fr.

FOR SALE:  Danville,CA.  Special French Home, 4 bed, 2.5 bath, office, La Cornue kitchen,imported materials, floating staircase, slate roof, walk to town,  hillside views.  $1,049,000, P.Knapp Rockcliff Realtor, 925-413-1068.

July 11-August 25, 2010.  TOWNHOUSE 20 MIN FROM PARIS CENTER.  Exchange or Rent large sunny townhouse in Montreuil-sous-Bois, 20  minutes by metro from heart of Paris.  Available from July 11 thru August 25  Accommodate up to 6 people.  4 bedrooms, open kitchen onto large dining area and living  room with French doors opening onto garden with jaccuzzi.  Front terrace onto quiet street.  Garage with 1 car and bicycles available  2 cats to feed and cherish  6 minutes walk to Bois de Vincennes and historic castle  Close to running track with beautiful view of Paris.  $700 per week, $1250 for 2 weeks, $2000 per month  Call local: (510) 655-5721  Email owner:jmbouchez@free.fr

APARTMENT SWAP – BAY AREA / PARIS.  A dear friend of mine is planning on visiting us for 2 weeks at the end of August-beginning of September from Paris (dates still negotiable). She is coming with her partner and their one-year old. We're looking to do a home swap between her apartment in Paris and a place in the Bay Area. Her place is a small loft (750 sq ft) located in the 4th district in Paris (''Le Marais''), at the center of the city. It's a very safe and trendy neighborhood, next to the fashionable gay district and the Jewish district. It's basically a 2 bedroom, with washing machine, TV, internet, etc.  Please let me know if you might be interested, or feel free to pass on the announcement to friends. The goal is for me to be able to meet with people who might be interested, and for the two ''households'' to communicate in detail before the exchange so that both parties feel comfortable with the arrangement.  Thank you! Mathilde matriff@gmail.com

PARIS FOR RENT. Paris vacation apartment rentals – www.ParisForRent.com Paris Vacation Apartment Rentals in central Paris - From luxury to casually elegant, Paris For Rent is the way to rent an apartment at bargain prices in the heart of historical Paris in the Marais, Ile Saint-Louis or St-Germain.  Located in the Bay Area, Paris For Rent is a US based agency with service staff in Paris.   Founded in 1998, we have been hosting thousands of guests in our apartments in Paris, nearly 30% of them loyally returning year after year.  Our rates are in US dollars, protecting you from currency fluctuations when paying your balance. And our customer service is highly personalized, from the booking process in the beginning until your checkout at the end of your stay.  We have permanent representatives in Paris to greet and service you during your stay in our apartments.  All of our bilingual staff are either French or Americans who have lived in Paris and know the city by heart.  We are available to answer any further questions about our services so contact us today and let us know how we can make your stay in Paris parfait.  Email: info@ParisForRent.com phone: 415 642 1111 web: http://www.ParisForRent.com

APPARTEMENT A LOUER A SAN FRANCISCO.  A louer: Appartement T2 neuf en plein centre de San Francisco Soyez les premiers locataires de ce grand appartement moderne et luxueux en plein centre de San Francisco. Idealement situé a l’angle de Market Street et de Mason Street, à côté de Powell Station: Au pied du bâtiment, vous avez accès aux principaux transports en commun de San Francico (BART, Muni, Metro, Bus, tram)  A  deux pas de Union Square, à proximité des commerces, supermarché et marché. A proximité du Consulat Général de France de San Francisco et de la French American International School of San Francisco. Détails: 71 mètres/carrés (769 sq/ft) 1 bedroom / 1 bath (Equivalent T2) Loyer: $1850/mois (Bail de 12 mois) Vous trouverez davantages de détails sur notre site web (en anglais): www.masonsf.com Contact pour visiter l’appartement: Raphaël (916-717-0868).

CHAMBRE A LOUER, $520 PAR MOIS, SAN RAFAEL. Chambre disponible en maison francophone pas loin du centre civiquw de San Rafael, pour $520 mensuellement. Je prefere quelqu'un qui soit plutot spirituel ou qui medite.  Le locataire partegera avec 3 adultes.  Living, cuisine, 2 salles de bains, garage, jardin, hot tub en commun.  Appeler 415.717. 2323 ou 415 .785.7247 afin de prendre rendez vous pour le voir.  Des frais d'electricite, du gaz et pour debarras des ordures sont supplementaires, a partager.  J'exige une caution d'un loyer du dernier mois, ainsi que paiement de premier mois du loyer. Sans bail. Mois a mois.  La chambre mesure 10' x 12' et n'est pas meublee. Ensoleillee.

APARTMENT FOR RENT IN MONTMARTRE.  Enjoy a true Parisian experience in this spacious and quiet 2 BRs, 1 bath (750 Sq feet) on the 6th floor (w/elevator) of a 1929 building. Safe neigborhood, close to many shops, cafes, restaurants and public transportation (2 metro stations + buses will take you anywhere in Paris). The apt is beautifully furnished with antiques + French door/windows, washing machine, linen, cable TV (CNN/BBC), Internet access and free unlimited phone calls to USA. You will find the best view of Paris (Sacre-Coeur) within 15 minutes walking + discover the village atmosphere of Old Montmartre, reminiscent of the movie "Amelie", with its picturesque narrow streets and artistic ambiance.$1000/week (use of 1BR), $1300/week (use of both BRs). Special monthly or long term rental prices. Call for a brochure :  (415) 383 69 25 or email : genevieve_blaise@yahoo.com.

TWO-BEDROOM FLAT IN THE SOUTH OF FRANCE AVAILABLE FOR VACATION RENTAL.   I have a 2 bedroom flat in the South of France (Villefranche-sur-Mer) that I rent for vacations. My website is: http://www.villefrancherental.com/photo_gallery.html   Contact:  Erin, 415.640.1021.

FOR RENT (prefer by month but open to other options) ~ BISCARROSSE-BEACH  (south of Bordeaux/Arcachon) on the ocean (3 minute walk to water over a sand dune), 3 bedroom 2.5 bathroom, brand new home (to be completed 10/07).  Large fenced/gated yard, 2 blocks from shops/restaurants, 5 minute drive to 3 lakes.  Many American upgrades (granite, washer/dryer, dishwasher, etc.).  Sleeps up to 8.  One car garage.  Large patio wraps around entire house.  House is all windows so a lot of light.    http://share.shutterfly.com/action/welcome?sid=8AbuHDds2ctmhz We rent by month but open to other options including house swaps with similar properties.  For more information, please email:  biscafrance@yahoo.com

MAISON DE BOURG IN ST. CYPRIEN.  Maison de bourg in St. Cyprien (www.stcyprien-perigord.com), a hillside village six miles from Les Eyzies and minutes from Sarlat, Beynac, and La Roque Gageac. The house has two bedrooms and a finished attic, and sleeps five. There is no yard, terrace, or balcony, but the top floor offers superb views of the valley. This house is a wonderful base for exploring the Périgord Noir region, which is home not only to cave art, fabulous medieval châteaux and walled towns, and kid-friendly activities like canoeing and horseback riding, but is also a mecca for good food. Rates vary by season. 5% of the rental fee will be donated to Ecole Bilingue de Berkeley. Contact bbrianwwhite@comcast.net for photos and more information.

FABULOUS fully-furnished PARIS PIED-A-TERRE available weekly: Light! Bright! BEAUTIFULLY RENOVATED (March 2007) by architect-owner. Wood floors, exposed beams, 3 huge windows, on 2nd floor of gorgeous restored 1790 building--with large elevator! In historically noted Cour Damoye, a quiet pedestrian-only cobblestone street spoking off  Place de la Bastille. One minute from the opera, across the street from the Marais, a minute to the métro/major bus lines, around the   corner from the best street market in Paris. See our web site: http://PerfectParisRental.com (or call: 415.826.1234). Non-smokers only.

ARTISTS APARTMENT FOR RENT BY FORMER BAY AREA RESIDENT, Marie-Pierre. (Note: Marie-Pierre, resident of San Francisco from 1996 to 1998, was an artist and painting teacher who held many exhibitions in the San Francisco Bay Area and Hawaii from 1997 to 2003.  She is a member of the Comité National Monégasque de l'Association Internationale des Artistes Peintres de U.N.E.S.C.O.) http://www.CannesArtistApartment.com

PIED-A-TERRE A PARIS – à louer.  Paris apartment at 12, place de la Bastille.  Please contact Jan if you are interested in renting her place.  http://www.parisbastilleapt.com  Contact:  Jan Hanson, 415.282.3648 or jh@janhansonphoto.com or http://www.janhansonphoto.com for details.

FOR RENT:  CHARMING HOUSE WITH STUNNING CASTLE VIEW.    For rent (long-term/sabbatical leave) in Beynac, a village in the lovely Dordogne area of SW France. EUR 650 per week in high season (three-week minimum)  or EUR 1,000 a month for long-term rental (excluding heating costs). Two bedrooms, 1.5 baths, sleeps 4 comfortably. This quaint, fully-equipped Perigord-style home has a full view of the castle of Beynac, just a few hundred yards away perched above the Dordogne river. The village has been designated one of the most charming in France and is ideally situated for visiting the area's castles. The famous medieval town of Sarlat and the lovely villages of La Roque Gageac and Domme are also minutes away, as are the famous prehistoric caves of Font de Gaumme and Lascaux II. For the active holiday-maker, canoeing, hot air ballooning and horseback riding are all close by. Be sure to sample the region's famous food and wines at numerous local restaurants. This comfortable home will be a welcome retreat after your local journeys. Have dinner on the veranda  and watch the beautiful sunset, followed by a stunning view of the castle aflame with light. For more information, e-mail laurienesbitt@cs.com 

YOUR SECRET GARDEN IN PARIS.  Your Secret Garden in Paris.  Take your morning coffee and afternoon aperitif in your private garden in Paris! Relax in a quiet, peaceful and comfortable studio apartment looking out on the trees and flowers of your garden.  Walk to the Eiffel Tower, Musee d’ Orsay, and the Seine embankment in minutes.  One block from a metro station and many buses; near cafes and shops.  The 325 sq. ft.  apartment consists of a bed-sitting room (with double bed, couch, TV, dining area) with large glass doors opening on to the garden; a kitchenette with clothes washer and dryer; and a bathroom.  In a well-maintained, clean and secure modern building. Linens, dishes, etc.. provided - everything needed to make your vacation easy and comfortable.  Sleeps two persons.  Non-smokers only.  Rent $750 per week, includes all utilities except telephone calls.  Photos available.  Contact Martine LeGrand at martine.legrand20507@orange.fr or call her in France:  (33) 1 39 31 18 73. 

DREAM OF OWNING A PLACE IN FRANCE? Look no further! I  research and buy wonderful old properties in France in order to provide a home base for people who love the idea of their own place but prefer to share the on-going expenses among 6 or more members. It only makes sense! New home shares available in 2006 include Paris and the south of France. For more information, contact Ginny at bkwll@centurytel.net or visit http://www.frenchpropertyshares.com

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