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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    I have been living in France for 15 years, am a French and ESL teacher and have just bought a 16th century house and will be running cooking and language workshops for both French and English guests.

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    DIY and building projects
    General Maintenance
    Help around the house

  • 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.

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    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 spoken

    English: Fluent
    French: Fluent
    German: Intermediate

  • Accommodation


    Own room and possibility of own separate flat depending on the season

  • 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

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    • 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?

    More than two

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    Hours expected

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

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