I hardly know where to start in describing what a wonderful experience I had with Raymonde.   I felt at ease with her from the moment we met at the train station.  It was clear immediately that she truly loves what she does and is a people person in every sense of the term.   She has a wonderful spirit and we shared many stories and laughs together throughout the week.  I enjoyed our morning walks in the beautiful countryside, during which we discussed a wide range of interesting topics.

As a teacher, Raymonde is very knowledgeable, patient and supportive.  Her explanations of various points and responses to my questions were very clear and helpful.  I particularly enjoyed learning some of the nuances between “Parisian” and Swiss French.

Nyon and the surrounding area are astoundingly beautiful, and I feel like I only scratched the surface of what there is to see.  We enjoyed visits to Vevey, including the excellent Charlie Chaplin museum, Montreux, and the nearby vineyards where we enjoyed lunch in a restaurant overlooking the lake.  We spent a wonderful last day in Geneva, where we strolled through the park and the old city before enjoying dinner together in an excellent restaurant.  We topped off the day by meeting Raymonde’s friend to take in a movie at the free open air cinema.

My stay with Raymonde was an unforgettable experience and I was sad when the time came for us to part ways. Fortunately, it was just “ au revoir, “ as I certainly plan to visit again in the future