Julien Lefebvre

Cormelles-le-Royal, Lower Normandy, France

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  • Riding my mountain bike, being a geek sometimes, dancing,...
  • Mechanical Engineering Master's Degree
  • From Caen, Normandie, France
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About Me


Becoming what I'd like to be. Sharing hospitality with travellers is one part of this huge program.


I was born and bred in Caen and the deep Norman countryside. I've studied in Compiègne, Picardie (approx 45 minutes north of Paris) and am still living there.

I occupy my evenings riding mountain bikes, getting myself out to see various people, dancing (salsa)harvesting mushroms sometimes, reading about local History, geeking on Linux, video games, reading... Well, quite a simple stuff.

I simply enjoy meeting people, especially foreign travellers. They usually have two great advantages : being more openminded than the average and opening my own mind (helping it to get more opened than the average). That's why I'm on CouchSurfing.com


Just trying to be responsible for my own life and stop letting it go its own way, me being a witness.

Why I’m on Couchsurfing


Not a big leader. I'm just offering my couch and a few beers, help and advice if needed, to the travellers who get lost in my not very touristical but quite lovely town. It already worked once.

And of course I hope to be able to check if other people's couches are as much comfortable as mine.


Well I've hosted Simon (see "Simon Little" on CS) for two nights on his riding trip from Amsterdam to Istanbul.
It was my first CS experience. It has been a total success, so I'd enjoy to welcome any couchsurfer another time.

I met three nice Bremer people for a drink on november, nd I enjoyed Marianne's hospitality for a diner with the mates from Beauvais.


Loads of things : renewables, ecology, strategy games, magic, bad and ridiculous movies, dancing, History, rugby (NOT as a player ;) ), mountainbikes (NOT as a spectator), the forest of Compiègne, reading, drinking belgian beers, GNU Linux, enjoying people...

Music, Movies, and Books

So much... well, here are some examples, but there are many others. The list will be completed with the time.

Movies :

Sophia Coppola movies
Tim Burton movies
Sci Fi movies
Lost in la Mancha
Terminator 2
La cité de la peur
Brain Dead
La Vita e Bella
La Grande Bouffe
Le Magnifique
L'Aventure c'est l'Aventure
The Dictator (Chaplin)
Star War movies
Lord of the Ring movies

Music :

Above all others, I love BJORK. I'm nut about her music.
Emilie Simon
Rob Dougan
Tori Amos
Electro and House Music
Kings of Convenience
Les Cowboys Fringants
Jacques Brel
Charles Aznavour
Other old good frenchy singers
Franck Sinatra
Jazz (female) singers

Books :

Mainly french classical litterature (the easiest to read for a frenchy guy), but also some english/american books (translated, unfortunately)

Pierre Desproges
Les Liaisons Dangereuses (Choderlos de Laclos)
JRR Tolkien
Arsene Lupin (Maurice Leblanc)
Georges Orwell's 1984
Edgar Poe
Les Trois Mousquetaires (A.Dumas)
Gérard de Nerval
Historical medevial texts

One Amazing Thing I’ve Done

Sleeping homeless in the Casablanca train station after a 2 days journey by train because of a forgotten phone number.

Teach, Learn, Share

Basics about Linux
Basics about mushroom hunting (not psychedelic one, sorry)
French rough jokes and songs (after a few beers ;) )
A bit of juggling

Countries I’ve Visited

Belgium, Germany, Morocco, Netherlands, Spain, United Kingdom

Countries I’ve Lived In

France, Germany, United Kingdom

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