Raymonde – Jamie review
Stayed in August 2019
Raymonde’s home is precisely as described in the materials: warm, spacious, welcoming, peaceful. The bedroom for her students is comfortable, attractive and quiet. I felt very at home, and enjoyed Raymonde’s excellent cooking and presentation of beautiful, healthy meals. J’ai bien mangé! If you have special eating needs (or are a picky eater like me), she will graciously work around your issues, sharing satisfying meals during which you will be practicing your French and learning more and more without even noticing it because you are having fun and eating well all at once!
For me, it was an extra bonus to ride Raymonde’s electric bike around the area. I had such fun exploring the countryside. I also was blessed with lovely weather, but it seems Raymonde is very well equipped to make literally any weather suitable for a hike, walk, or other outdoor enjoyment. The excursions we took together greatly exceeded my expectations, and I will treasure my memories of visiting the terraces of the Lavaux vineyards and enjoying a tiny glass of rose wine al fresco in the old city of Geneva.
Our excursions offered the unique opportunity to run into Raymonde’s friends who are so pleased to see her and are happy to chat. Hearing real spontaneous conversations and participating in them (or trying to!) is an opportunity to experience French in a truly unique and special way.