Help at our chateau in southwest France



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    We are Michael - English, Ruve - NZer, retirees enjoying the French style of life. We are looking preferably for couples who enjoy lots of gardening as we have a large garden to maintain. Help is also needed with general house cleaning and maintenance such as sanding/varnishing shutters.

    We are situated in the Tarn & Garonne (Dept 82), approx. 100 kms north of Toulouse, 8 kms north of Caylus and 21 kms south of Villefranche de Rouergue. Parisot is a picturesque medieval hilltop village of 700 people. There are 2 bakers, a village shop, post office, library, bar, 2 restaurants, doctors, chiropodist and a pharmacy. There is a small market every Friday morning.

    Life is quiet and therefore Parisot will only appeal to couples with a car or those who enjoy a rural life. There is no public transport.

  • Type of help

    Type of help

    General Maintenance
    Help in the house

  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    We have lived in France for over15 years and travelled extensively so can share our knowledge of places to visit.

  • Host offers a wage in line with the minimum wage

    Host offers a wage in line with the minimum wage

    This host offers accommodation and payment.

  • Help


    Lots of gardening and some sanding & varnishing of shutters to a very good level of finish, plus general household or car cleaning. Preferably couples - only one double bed.

  • Languages spoken

    Languages spoken

    English and French

  • Accommodation


    A self contained one bedroom flat in the grounds of the chateau - all mod cons - towels, bed linen, hob, oven,fridge/freezer, washing machine etc. We either shop together for food or give you an allowance so that you can self-cater although we have occasional meals with you for cultural exchange. There is a double bed only so the flat suits a COUPLE or one single person.

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    What else ...

    Work and accommodation is available from May until mid-October.

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    • Limited internet access

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    • We are smokers

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    5 hours per day, Monday to Friday

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