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AFJ - Au Pair program - Become Au Pair in France - South of France - French Riviera - Nice
AFJ - Au Pair program - Become Au Pair in France - South of France - French Riviera - Nice - French Immersion
AFJ - Au Pair program - Become Au Pair in France - South of France - French Riviera - Nice - French host family


Each year, AFJ places more than 400 Au Pair girls and boys mainly in the South of France (Monaco, Nice, Cannes, Antibes, St Tropez, Gap, Valence, Toulon, Marseille, Aix en Provence, Avignon, Nîmes Montpellier, Carcassonne, etc..) and Corsica.

Our Au Pair program is a unique chance for foreigners to travel to the South of France, to live in a french host family and practice their French.

Video credit : Ellen Bohl, Au Pair with AFJ in 2016

Au Pair in France

  • Gain a valuable experience abroad
  • French is an international language spoken in many countries and in various subjects from business to the arts.
  • It is one of the official languages of the Olympic Games and of the United Nations.
  • Speaking French will be helpful in your career, whether in international business or in journalism, education, fashion…
  • The South of France has a unique quality of life : ideal climate, many outdoor activities, charming french villages, great artistic life and, above all, excellent food!
  • Our historical and cultural background is fascinating.
  • France is a central location in Europe which provides many travel opportunities…

The Au Pair duties and responsibilities

  • A good Au Pair should be flexible, enthusiastic, and caring with children. You must enjoy being with them, learn to be patient and responsible because you will be with children for the main part of the time. You will have to take them to school, pick them up, prepare their meals, play with them, supervise their homework, give them bath …
  • Your work hours can be scheduled differently according to the family or the day of the week. You will probably be asked to help the family with light household dutiesThey can expect you to help preparing meals, keep your room and children’s room in order… Most tasks will be related to the children.
  • You will be treated as a family member, consider yourself as the big brother or sister who shares the housework and helps the host parents.

At your charge

You have to pay for your travel expenses. If you are applying for a short term placement, we advise you to buy a return ticket.

You will certainly have the possibility to follow French classes in a private school. The school fees are at your charge. Please note that schools are sometimes closed during the summer break. Our agency will help you find a suitable school, close to your host family.



Other expenses

  • Flight ticket
  • Health insurance
  • French lessons

Au Pair benefits

  • 30 to 35 hours of work per week
  • You will receive between 80€ and 100€ per week

Other benefits

  • Free meals and accommodation in your host family
  • You will have a private room
  • 1,5 day off per week
  • 1 week paid vacation every 6 months
  • Possibility to take up to 10 hours per week of French classes, at your charge
  • More than 200 screened families per year
  • You will have a Skype interview allowing you to better know your future host family
  • An annual « Au pair Meeting Day » in October where you will meet our team and other Au pairs
  • Our team is dedicated to helping you : reachable 24/7 by email
  • AFJ is a member of the IAPA and UFAAP

Who can apply to the Au Pair program ?

You are motivated, open-minded and you love spending time with children, you are looking to spend some time abroad and learn French : you could be the perfect Au Pair !

You must :

  • Be aged between 18 and 27 years old (or older if you come from the European Union)
  • Have experience with children, in 2 different families
  • Be graduated from high school
  • Know how to swim
  • Have a basic level in French
  • Have studied french in the past 3 years (for non European Union members only)

If you are from outside the European Union, you will need a visa to become Au Pair in France and you must be non native french. 
Please, contact the nearest French Consulate/Embassy to be sure you are eligible (you need to be a student in the current year or have studied French at school).

How to apply to the Au Pair program ?

Are you interested in becoming Au Pair in France ?
Please send us an email to request your application form ( or use our subscription form online.

Click here to request your application form online.



+33 (0)4.93.822.822

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