Au pair in France

All the information for optimal preparation for the au pair stay in France. Find out what requirements au pairs and host families in France need to fulfil and all the other important aspects of an au pair stay

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Who doesn't have dreams of what life in France can offer? The special style of a Parisian café, hiking through fields of lavender in the Provence, soaking up sun in the southern cities or on the beaches. And French families of course have so much to gain from hosting an au pair - help with childcare, added flexibility with household management and cultural exchange right at home.

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Requirements for au pairs


Here's what you need to be an au pair in France: EU and EFTA citizens Non-EU citizens
Age 17 - 30 years 18 - 30 years
You are single and have no children
You are not a French national
You have at least a basic knowledge of French
You have a school leaving certificate equivalent to the French baccalauréat or professional qualifications  
You are prepared to stay in France for at least 3 months
You can afford the trip to France.
You are prepared to take a French language course while you are an au pair in France (it is mandatory for EU au pairs)

You fulfil all the requirements? That's great! Your adventure as an au pair in France can begin. 

You don't fulfil all the requirements?  Then unfortunately you cannot become an au pair in France. But don't give up. There are lots of other countries to consider. Check now in which countries you can become an au pair.

Requirements for host families
Here's what you need to be a host family in France:  
One or more children under 18 live in your household.
The au pair will have an individual room while staying with you.
Your au pair should help with childcare and with light housework.
You speak French in your daily life
You are willing to host your au pair as a "stagiaire aide familial étranger" for a minimum of 3 months.
You are ready to give your au pair enough time to participate in a language course.

You fulfil the requirements? Then you're ready to take the next step. You can find au pairs that fit your search criteria with your EasyFind search manager.

You don't fulfil the requirements? Unfortunately you may not use AuPairWorld for your search in this case.

Ready for the next step?

We'll be happy to help you on your way. 

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