The culture city of Switzerland

Home exchange
city, Basel, Switzerland
  • Apartment
  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 bedroom
  • 1 bathroom

Nice little apartment in the city with two balconies.

Basel is the city of Art and Architecture in Switzerland. With up to 20 museums, such as the famous Kunstmuseum (oldest art museum of the world), Fondation Beyeler, Tingely, Antic Museum Ludwig, Vitra Design, Paper Mill Museum on and on and on. The famous Basel Zoo is in the heart of the city and on the city border the Roman city of Augusta Raurica. Basel city touches Germany and France by walk, tram, bus and train. It is a one hour ride to Strasbourg (F), Freiburg (D), Zürich (CH) or Bern (CH).

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Interested in

  • Non-simultaneous exchange
  • Second-home exchange
  • Home exchange

Preferred destinations

  • Austria
  • Germany
  • Italy
  • Netherlands
  • Ireland
  • London
  • Open to offers
Preferred duration 1-2 weeks
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Location: Nearest gay scene is 1 minutes walk
City, Quiet
Features/amenities: Elevator / Lift, Garage, Parking, Terrace, Hairdryer(s) available
Entertainment: Radio, Satellite or Cable, TV, Plasma / LCD TV
Activities available nearby: Convenient Transport, Cultural Attractions, Fitness Centre / Gym, Forest / Wood, Food and Wine, Friendly Neighbours, Historical Sites, Hiking, Mountains, Nightlife, Park(s), Swimming, Tourist Attractions, Shops / Markets, Theatre(s), Museums
Miscellaneous: Smoke-Free Zone

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Reviews from other users

I stayed for a week at Pierre's and Marcel's apartment in Basel and I couldn't have had a better experience. Pierre and Marcel are really friendly, polite and easy going guys. Communication was easy and smooth from the very beginning, first by email and then on whatsapp and finally in person. They made sure I had a wonderful stay, leaving lots of information for me about attractions and possible day trips. There is a very friendly cat in the apartment, which was nice for me as I was traveling alone and I was able to enjoy its company every night after a busy day of sightseeing, but if you are not so much into animals this shouldn't be a problem anyway, as the cat seems to be used to being around people and respects your space.
The apartment is ideally located in a very quiet and pleasant area, away from traffic but still extremely convenient for sightseeing and for getting to the train station. There is a tram stop 2 mins away but you can walk everywhere. I actually loved walking by the river and crossing over the bridge everyday to go to the old town and visit the centre, and also to go to the station. And this is in my opinion the best thing about staying at Pierre and Marcel's house: you can use it as a base camp from which you can explore the whole of Switzerland. Just buy a Swiss Pass and jump on any train and any means of transport anywhere in the country. It is even valid for cruise ships and cable cars that take you up the Alps. You can visit beautiful cities like Zurich, Bern and Lucerne (from here you can go on a cruise by the lake and visit the breathtaking Mount Rigi and Mount Pilatus), all within an hour or less by train, as well as being able to get to some other amazing places like the Interlanken area (the so called Bernese Overland is a piece of heaven on earth, not to be missed and still less than 3 hours away!).
I highly recommend Pierre's and Marcel's apartment in Basel and I hope I'll be able to return very soon, as Switzerland is one of the most beautiful countries I've visited.
I also visited their Paris property and it was another wonderful experience, so I highly recommend that one too.

Franc Sandoval stayed in Apr 2017

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