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Au pair in Paris? Do you want to work as an au pair in Paris?

 

Here you can find more information and many suggestions for your au pair stay in Paris.

 

Information at a glance

City: Paris
Country: France
Language: French
Surface area: 105,40 km2
Population: 2.249.975 (2011)
Country code and area code: +33
Website: www.paris.fr

  

Au pair stay in Paris

Paris is the capital of France and the country's biggest city. Paris is a cosmopolitan city, and also one of the most important economic and cultural centers in the world. Organizations such as UNESCO, the OECD (Organization for Economic and Co-operation and Development) and the ICC are based here.

 

Geographically, the city is divided into two parts  by the river Seine, the southern and the northern parts.

 

If you are going to Paris as an au pair, you are also going to the place where the idea “au pair” became famous. Au pairs are a part of Paris, just as much as the metro.

 

Being an au pair in Paris

  • requirements: 18-30 years, not married, no children, be in good health, experience with children
  • working hours: 30-34 hours per week
  • responsibilities: child care and small chores around the house
  • salary:  260 to 315 Euros per month
  • duration of au pair stay: 2-12 months, 18 months at the most
  • health insurance: ask your health insurance company for more details
  • language course: there are public and private language schools
  • driver's license: not required, but can be an advantage

 

What to do in your free time in Paris

Au pairs in France get 1,5 days off per week. Take advantage of this free time to see the city and meet new people.

 

Once you get used to the daily routine in your host family, it will be easier for you to plan your free time. Try to make the most of your day as there are many things to do and see in Paris.

 

Paris is the perfect city to just sit back and relax and take in the beautiful surroundings. You can stroll around the beautiful historic neighborhoods, or just jump on a boat and enjoy the view of Paris from the Seine.

 

If you like the arts, you can go to many world famous museums, such as the Louvre, the Picasso museum or the house of the author Victor Hugo, just to name a few.

 

Meeting young people in Paris

The German Protestant community in Paris organizes a meet-up every Tuesday in the Arrondissement Montmartre where you can meet young people from all over the world.

 

 

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The most important sights in Paris

  1. Arc de Triomphe
  2. Basilica of Sacré-Coeur
  3. Centre Pompidou
  4. Champs-Elysées – famous avenue
  5. Eiffeltower – probably Paris' most famous attraction
  6. Grand Palais
  7. Louvre – the most visited museum in the world
  8. Moulin Rouge - theater
  9. Notre-Dame de Paris
  10. Pantheón

 

Language Schools in Paris

One important goal during an au pair stay in Paris is obviously to improve your French skills. Apart from practicing the language with your host family, you can also take language classes. Your host family has to give you enough time off so you can take language courses.

 

The language schools in France are either subsidized by a social organization or a corporation, and are therefore relatively cheap. Ask your host family to help you pick a language school.

 

 

Language schools in Paris:

  • France Langue
  • Franzoesisch-Paris.de
  • Ecole Perl
  • Ecole France Langue

 

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Sports in Paris

In Paris you can practice almost every sport, from indoor climbing to squash:

  1. gyms
  2. yoga and Pilates courses
  3. sports centers
  4. biking
  5. jogging

 

 

Our recommendation: Ask at the tourist information center for more information about ongoing activities in Paris. They also have the Guide du Sport à Paris, Paris's sports guide.

 

Exploring the surroundings of Paris

The weekends are perfect to get to know the areas around Paris. Some popular destinations around Paris are:

  • Asterix Park
  • Castle of Versailles
  • Chantilly
  • Disneyland Paris
  • Miniature world France
  • Monet's house and famous water lily pond in Giverny
  • Saint-Germain-en-Laye – former royal city
  • Safari park Thoiry

 

 

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