Grand-Varennes

One hour away from Paris, coming to Grand-Varennes, not only you will contribute to save a French heritage building, but you'll have the possibility to go and visit Paris. We will take you to the train station and fetch you back whatever for a one day back and forth trip or a long weekend.

I'm a single gay man, adoptive father of 3 siblings and grand-dad of 2 kids. For most of my life I've lived outside of France (Europe and Africa), wherever I've lived, I've always shared my building skills with local handymen, and learned as well a lot from them. Sharing is caring!!!

Top Host
This host receives a lot of worldpackers and has a high average rating.

Reviews

5.0
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Staff & Host

5.0

Hours & Tasks

5.0

Hostel

5.0

Learning & Fun

5.0

Brazil

5

My experience at Grand-Varennes was incredible! The place is beautiful, I was able to learn more about French culture, improve skills with different tasks and explore places around. Eude is an excellent cook and a welcoming person with a lot of knowledge to share! I highly recommend this volunteering!

10 days ago

Brazil

5

My experience at Eude’s place was great, I got to learn a lot about so much things that I will take to my life, Eude is a true gentleman and person I loved the time that I’ve been there. If you are an open minded person willing to learn and emerge in the French culture, I will 100% recommend this volunteering.

about 2 months ago

Brazil

5

My time at Eude's place was amazing! From the beginning i felt comfortable and welcomed. I was always asked to to perform different tasks during the day/week so it wouldn't be tiring and boring to get them done which made my time fly during the 3 weeks i stayed there.

I had flexibility to keep my work online and help Eude during the day. We always talked during meals. Sharing our thoughts and experiences made me eager have other experiences in the platform.

I could improve several skills, including languages, plastering, gardening, etc. I would recommend staying at Grand-Varennes!

about 2 months ago

India

5

My stay at Grand-Varennes was incredible. My motivation for coming was to improve my French which I have been learning for 3 years now. I was able to speak to Eude in French and if I made any mistakes, he would correct me in French and English. The best learning in language and culture was by staying here. I was also able to meet his friends and co-workers (good opportunities for me to practice the language again).

We volunteers were fed and kept well at his place. He was generous enough to have me stay at his apartment in Paris during the weekends. A 5 star rating from my side.

3 months ago

Brazil

5

Transformative experience; I learned about permaculture, immersed myself in the true essence of French culture, indulged in delightful local cuisine, and thoroughly enjoyed meeting Eude and his friends. I highly recommend this experience to anyone looking to spend time in an amazing hostel with great company.

5 months ago


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