Au pair in France - rules and requirements Au pair in France - rules and requirements

France is a country with a rich history and magnificent cultural heritage. It is famous for its picturesque nature and cozy old towns, modern mega cities and fashionable resorts, world-famous museums and exquisite cuisine.
As an au pair in France, you can experience French culture and history, enjoy delicious food, explore nature and architecture while improving your language skills and meeting new friends.

Below are the basic requirements for au pair program in France. For more detailed information please follow the links on the page or visit the official Immigration Service website.

Requirements for au pairs in France

18-30 years old
Can't be married and have children
Basic knowledge of French language or have a secondary level of education or professional qualifications
Be able to pay for travel expenses

Requirements for host families in France

Have at least one child under the age of 18
Provide au pair with own bedroom and all meals
Provide au pair with pocket money from 320 EUR / month
Au pair duties cannot exceed 25 hours / week
Au pair stay: 3-24 months
Be a French speaking family and willing to be part of a cultural exchange
May not have family ties with the au pair
Be a different nationality than the Au Pair's nationality

Relevant links

Au Pair Employee - Directorate of Legal and Administrative Information "Direction de l'information légale et administrative"
Immigration Office locations - Immigration Office "L’Office Français de l’Immigration et de l’Intégration"