Help us with our beautiful terraced restaurant and Chambre d'hotes in the Dordogne Valley, France



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    We an a Irish family, (2 same sex guys with our 10-year old son and our 2 dogs). We’ve relocated to the Dordogne Valley (dept LOT 46) and during the late spring and summer we run a small B&B with a terraced restaurant and luck that we have the the river Dordogne which is just at the end of the garden, in this very popular and tourist region of France. We are gluten free (most of the time) and can cater for most dietary requirements. This is a great opportunity to experience village life influenced by visitors and a community that's open to sharing and welcoming. In light of COVID we are closed, so those who only meet the criteria will be considered. We are mainly wanting a CHEF now and only when we know what the French authorities allow in light of the ongoing social distancing. We will ONLY be hosting 1 person, if a couple we will nOT be able to support due to COVID

    Our needs are ideally to people with the following skill sets:

    1: For summer 2020 (subject to restrictions in place with COVID - A trained chef for supporting the business in the summer months, and formally paid in line with French law and minimum wage for June - Sept - ideally have some french (not essential but beneficial for you and our guests) This is for one person only.

    2: Potentially an oppoertunity (subject to COVID restrictions in place by the French government) is for some help with our 10-year old son usually in evenings during the summer months (mainly July & August) while he is on summer holidays (he also does summer camp so this would be some evenings and some day time help) when we are running our business in the restaurant and potentially some general work in the house and garden.

    Our 'perfect match' would be to find a couple who can do the following, but we will consider individuals with the appropriates skills; please note we will not be able to host families or those with animals:

    The town is small and one of the official 150 plus beaux villages de France so very touristy in late Spring and Summer. If you want to explore France, see it's culture and be part of a modern family, we would love to hear from you. We are happy to answer any questions your may have. Note you will need transport or have an EU/International drivers licence.

    We look forward to hearing from you and please don't hesitate to ask any questions.

  • Type of help

    Type of help

    Babysitting / child care
    General Maintenance
    Cooking / shopping
    Help in the house
    Animal care

  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    They will experience the French way of life and a beautiful setting in one of the plus beaux villages of France. There are lots of events and things nearby (driving essential) and we are 2 hours from Toulouse, Bordeaux and Rodez, and 90 mins from Limoges airports. Paris is also accessible by train in under 4 hours.

    There is lots of opportunity to go canoeing, swimming and if you like castles and chateaux and stunning scenery, this is the part of France to be. Fishing is also a possibility in the season.

  • 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.

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    For the childcare and summer support/catering we would want someone with some French ideally, but willing to entertain our 10 year old, including cycling, swimming and helping him with his reading and writing. Having a driver's licence is essential so you can go explore the region as well.

    A chef who will work directly with owner shef to meet the demands for out 24 placed outside terraced providing international cuisine.

  • Languages spoken

    Languages spoken

    English & French

  • Accommodation


    We will provide you a room with ensuite facilities and food provided. We will pay an small allowance as well. We have a large house and garden with outside space and a small plunge pool (in summer months)

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    The area is in the Dordogne Valley in the Lot region, and you have lots of opportunity to go and see the regions, fishing, canoeing, swimming or walking. Being the nut capital of France and a very green area, there is lots to do, and opportunity to integrate with the local community especially if staying for longer then 3 weeks.

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    A little more information

    • Internet access

    • Limited internet access

      Limited internet access

    • We have pets

    • We are smokers

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    Hours expected

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

Host ref number: 779885172397