Learn the French way of life, language, and gastronomy while helping out in the house and garden in the Pyrenees, France

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  • Description


    I have been living in France for 20 years, am a French and ESL teacher and live in ax16th century house with a big garden. I love to cook and use local and seasonal produce.

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    DIY and building projects
    Help around the house
    General Maintenance
  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    You will be able to learn about French culture and language and also about French gastronomy. The area is full of interesting places to visit, with historic cathedrals, chateaux, fortified towns. It is also the capital of duck and has great wine. International festivals such as the Marciac Jazz festival are only minutes away. We will speak French around the table and you will be able to meet many local people.

  • Help


    I live in a small village and have just bought the former village inn where I will be running workshops in French and cookery, and also renting out a small gite. The garden is large and overgrown and needs a lot of work, and I am also doing some renovations and decorating in the house. The work would be suitable for a couple who want to explore the region and work on their French language skills. I am currently working on gardening projects and would like to construct a woodshed with help from workawayers!

  • Languages

    Languages spoken
    English: Fluent
    French: Fluent
    German: Intermediate

    This host offers a language exchange
    This host has indicated that they are interested in sharing their own language or learning a new language.
    You can contact them directly for more information.

  • Accommodation


    Own room .

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    The Gers is a very lively area with lots of culture, festivals and markets. Not too far from the Pyrenees for skiing in winter and hiking in summer, but there are also lots of walking and biking trails around here for those who like to be physically active

  • A little more information

    A little more information

    • Internet access

    • Limited internet access

      Limited internet access

    • We have pets

    • We are smokers

    • Can host families

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?


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    Hours expected

    Maximum 4-5 hours a day, 5 days a week

Host ref number: 611838164191

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