We are a retired English couple who have lived in France 40 and 20 years respectively. Nicky was a doctor and Martin a physics teacher. We are very active in the local community, particularly in a local history and culture association.
They can learn or improve both French and English. There is a lot of walking and biking directly from the house. There are also lots of cultural activities (lectures, concerts, theatre, dance) .
The village is a 20 minute walk away. We have two old bikes we can lend, which would enable access to a number of local towns and villages (up to 10 km away). There are also infrequent buses, and a good train service from a village 8 km away which goes to Carpentras and Avignon, where it links into both fast and normal train services.
We have a large garden (1 hectare; 2.5 acres), including vegetable garden, fruit trees, and flowers. We do not use any chemicals. We need help pruning, hedge-cutting, strimming river banks, turning compost, weeding, fencing and external painting.
French, English. Can understand a bit of Spanish and Italien.
self-contained apartment. Breakfast will be separately (we will stock up the fridge) as we are not "morning people". Other meals will be eaten together, or separately, by mutual consent.
Limited internet access
We have pets
We are smokers
More than two
Maximum 4-5 hours a day, 5 days a week