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Home Exchange and Live with the locals - Dordogne, France

We have been home swap members of IVHE for two and a half years. In that time we have used our our Dordogne holiday home to have fabulous vacations in TobagoVenice and Dorset, EnglandOur house in the Dordogne in France (property no. 0552) is ideal for groups as well as families.

Spring and autumn have a lovely climate for your home exchange, with the opportunity to visit the many historic chateaux including Beynac, Fenelon (near the village), Castelnaud, Montfort and the famous river village of La Roque Gageac. Other attractions include the prehistoric caves at Les Eyzies, Rocamadour and the gardens at Manoir d'Eyrignac, Jardins de Cadiot (Carlux). Also, the famous Romanesque abbey at Souillac and beautiful medieval town of Sarlat. There are also beautiful walks and cycle tracks (hire in the village or nearby town) - as well as canoeing and fishing.

But of course one of the main draws is the wonderful restaurants - several within easy walking distance of our house in the pretty village of St.Julien de Lampon. Our favourites include La Gabarre with it's blackboard focus on regional specialities, So why not use your vacation home exchange to live the French experience with fresh croissants and delicious bread from the local boulangerie, a short walk from the house?

St. Julien de Lampon is a lively village with a weekly market held all year round on Thursdays. A three day summer festival is held in July each year and each September hundreds of boats float by on their way to Castelnaud-la-Chapelle at the start of the national canoe and kayak marathon. 

For more information on house swaps and how it works please visit  We would be delighted to help arrange your home exchange to these or any of our other great home exchange properties! 

Barbados, your next Vacation Home Exchange

You could use your vacation home to be here!

Find out more about home swap the IVHE way
More and more people around the world who have invested in second homes are beginning to appreciate the huge opportunity now available to them through using IVHE - the leading vacation home exchange organisation. Using points gained by letting their unused time periods to other  members, IVHE vacation home owners can holiday virtually free anywhere in the world, including many luxury properties in fabulous locations.
Without doubt one of the most attractive destinations available through IVHE’s home swap system is the Caribbean, and in particular Barbados, one of the most beautiful and sought after Caribbean islands.  With its crystal blue sea and pink coral beaches, Barbados has long been the preferred retreat for many celebrities – from the British royalty to Michael Winner and Luciano Pavarotti!   Barbados truly has it all – apart from the large number of beaches there are first class restaurants of every kind, plenty of night life, top class shopping and sightseeing, and several of the best golf courses in the region.  With daily direct flights from many European and North American cities, Barbados is easy to get to and the easy going and friendly Bajans guarantee a memorable experience for visitors to the island.  Indeed, there are so many year after year repeat visitors that the Prime Minister has an annual reception for them at his home!
To date there is only one Barbados vacation home available to IVHE members, but there will surely be more registering soon.  The one that is available, Rainbow Coral, is a super two bedroom apartment, fully equipped to a high standard, directly on the beach on the breezy, up and coming south coast, which has attracted rave reviews from every single guest to date.

I urge you to use your IVHE points to have an unforgettable beach holiday in the best part of the Caribbean – Beautiful Barbados.

March 2012

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