Domaine de la Juranvillerie

Hello ! We are Sylvain and Vincent (and our dogs Oona & Oasis and our cat Anggun).

We have a large guest house located in a nice little village at the edge of a forest, we are in Touraine, in the heart of the Loire Valley, a French cultural region rich in history and gastronomy.
The region is very touristic and offers many activities. A typical French way of life is offered to you.

We are a bit isolated in the forest but it promises beautiful walks in the middle of nature. Ideal for those who love contemplation and calm. We are five minutes from the village by bike and ten minutes by car from the nearest towns, Chinon, Langeais and Azay-le-Rideau.

We are three quarters of an hour's drive from the city of Tours, which is only one hour from Paris by TGV.

I am looking for volunteers to help me with my daily chores in a guest house, from breakfast to dinner at night. The job consists of assisting me (two people is more fun and faster) in the maintenance of the house and the rooms for a few hours a day. The idea is to free up time to enjoy life and sightseeing. The work is a bit repetitive but it is not complicated and is done in a pleasant environment. I am quite friendly and sociable, my house is always wide open. I am said to be a passionate and talkative person. I have to welcome the volunteers as family members and offer them the same attention as my guests. I would like to show them my favorite castles, restaurants and places in the Loire Valley.

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Reviews

5.0
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Staff & Host

4.5

Hours & Tasks

5.0

Hostel

5.0

Learning & Fun

4.5

Spain

5

I could only stay for 11 days, but thanks to Vincent and Sylvain I made the most of it. Workwise, is really easy to catch up on how everything works, and if you´re a social person you end up enjoying a lot all the breakfast with guests.
In the few days I got to spend here, Vincent made sure that I visited all the famous castles around, and I got to ride an electric bike to get to all those castles, just a great experience.
The room is big and private and the "maison d´hôtes" in general is amazing, just so beautiful and peaceful.


23 days ago

Canada

5

It’s difficult to explain just how positive this experience at La Juranvillerie was in such few words. Vincent and Sylvain are some of the most hospitable people I’ve ever met, they made me feel right at home. The accommodations are well above my past experiences volunteering. The work is well structured and there is space to be independent. We visited many châteaux, markets and fairs. They also taught me so much about French culture, language, music, and gastronomy. I grew a lot as a person here in such a short time, it’s truly an enriching experience. Merci pour ce merveilleux séjour!

30 days ago

Malaysia

5

Amazing first experience!! they made me feel at home on first day. its like they invited you into their home instead of volunteering . They are very considerate and thoughtful. most of the tasks is based on housekeeping . vincent will always do most of the other job like cooking, laundry, and serving. i learned a lot from them because they are very productive and competent . They are very open when discussing about their culture, lifestyle and businesses . As i am very curious, I always asked vincent about his opinions and he is always answer it. They are like family you never had.

2 months ago


Vincent replied

Thank you Afify for these few days spent together.

Ecuador

3

Fue mi primera experiencia en Worldpackers, y tenía muchas expectativas, sin embargo al día siguiente que llegué me enfermé pienso por el cambio de clima, y siento que hubo mucha falta de empatía por parte del anfitrión frente a la condición que me encontraba, por lo que hubieron días donde me sentí muy mal. Esto también causó que no pudiera sacar provecho de mi estadía y de conocer la ciudad. Pese a todo esto traté en lo posible cumplir con las actividades que me comprometí a realizar todos los días. Agradezco de todas formas, pero no la volvería a repetir.

3 months ago


Vincent replied

It could have been an interesting experience. I think we all misunderstood each other's expectations.

Colombia

5

Mon séjour au Domaine de la Julanvillerie a été une excellente première expérience de volontariat. Les tâches étaient simples et peu exigeantes, Vincent était clair sur la façon dont je pouvais aider dans les chambres et le gîte. Au début, la communication était un peu difficile, mais j'ai beaucoup appris sur la culture française et j'ai eu l'opportunité de passer du temps avec Vincent et Sylvain qui m'ont aidé à améliorer mon français tout en me faisant découvrir leur culture. La propriété est incroyable, et Oona et Osasis sont les vrais patrons de l'endroit. Merci pour leur hospitalité!

9 months ago


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