Marie Benoit

Paris, Ile-de-France, France

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  • Fluent in English, French, Portuguese; learning German, Spanish
  • 29, Female
  • Member since 2008
  • PhD Student in Hydrology/Agronomy
  • Agronomy and environment
  • From aix en provence, France
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About Me


Do my BEST for a Better World :)


I am quite natural and easy-going. Really interested about others point of views, spontaneous and enjoying life in a simple and joyful way.

I like to spend my vacation in farms (woofing : organic farms all around the world) or bagpacking.
I am quite independant as well, but I like to be around people.

Right now, I am living in Paris : learning, working/studying (=PhD), giving class, going out, partying, enjoying !


"Si on te touche avec du feu et que tu es zen, tu ne sentiras rien" - "if someone touch with fire and that you are zen, you won't feel anything" - Satomi - a women I met in a farm woof, who touched me deep into my soul...

Why I’m on Couchsurfing


Hosting people in France (Nancy, Montpellier)
Inviting for diner/restaurant
Sharing moments of life, travel, experiences...


I have surfed a few flat so far : in Hongrie (Budapest), Germany (Karlsruhe), France (Albertville and Nancy) and Brazil (Belo Horizonte and viçosa). I didn't stay really long (2 days at most),but I have really been amazed by the kindness the people hosted me.
I hosted a few people as well and it was each time a blast.


Alternative Movies
Philosophic books
Nature, Agriculture and ecology
Vegetarian Food
Science and environment
Music and party ;)

Music, Movies, and Books

Movies :
Detachment, Elephant, Everybody knows, Samsara, Darjeling Limited, Into the Wild, Enter the Void, Vicky Christina Barcelona, Kusturicas's movies, Last days, Garden State, Miss Little Sun Shine, Ken Park, Whatever works, Soul Kitchen & More...

Music :
*Folk : Leonard Cohen, Moriarty, Brassens, Bob Dylan, Norah Jones, Simon & Garfunkel, John Lenon, Asa, Amy Winehouse, Cat Steven

*Reggae : Ben Harper, Tracy Chapman, Eric Clapton, Patrice, Raspigaous, Tryo, smoke, Tiken Jah Fakoli, Ayo

*Band : La rue Kétanou, Buena vista Social Club

*Solo : Miossec, Thomas Fersen, Camille Bazbaz, Anais, Arthur H, Jack Johnson, Manu Chao

*Jazz/Blues : Ella Fitzgerald, Samarbalouf, Pink Floyd, Nina Simone, Franck Sinatra, Lhasa, Black Eyed Peass, Eels, Waldeck, Pink Martini, Yann Tiersen

*Gypsy : Goran Bregovic, Caravane Palace

*Rock : Cake, Louise Attaque, Nirvana, Genesis, The Doors, The Do

Books : Dolce Agonia et L'empreinte de l'ange de Nancy Huston, L'amant de Marguerite Duras, l'Alchimiste de Paulo Coelho, Ce que je sais de Vera Candida de Ovaldé Véronique,
Hotel Iris de Yoko Ogawa, Trilogie sale � La Havane de Pedro Juan Gutierrez,
La révolution d'un seul brin de paille par Masanobu Fukuoka, Terre des oublis, de Duong Thu Huong,

One Amazing Thing I’ve Done

every CS experience
Music Festival in Serbia (Gucha), France (Aurillac)
Planing a trip to India in a week...
Semester in Brazil
Travelling anywhere, no matter with always the smile :)

Teach, Learn, Share

Cooking : vegetarian and french food
Culture : languages, movies, music...
Nature : agriculture, ecology and water
Travelling : stories, languages, philosophy of life
Sports and relaxation/yoga
and ... jokes :) !

Countries I’ve Visited

Austria, Bolivia, Brazil, Canada, Croatia, Finland, Germany, Greece, Hungary, India, Indonesia, Ireland, Italy, Malta, Montenegro, Peru, Poland, Portugal, Russian Federation, Serbia, Spain, Sri Lanka, Turkey, United Kingdom

Countries I’ve Lived In

Brazil, France, United States

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