Jobs in France

Gap year jobs in France

France is a hugely popular destination for young people working abroad (the weather helps, a lot). If you’re aged between 18-30 and from a country outside the European Union (EU) then you can apply for a working holiday visa (WHV) which allows you to live and work in any country in the EU for up to a year. Your WHV allows you to work in any job, from working in a bar in Marseilles to leading a tour group in Paris.

Other popular jobs in France include teaching English as a foreign language (TEFL), au pair positions, and a wide range of hospitality jobs, many of which are seasonal.

Jobs in France are plentiful, so there is sure to be something that interests you. If you’re in a position where you can learn the local language you could open yourself up to even more job opportunities.  You’ll take more out of your gap year experience working in France and you’ll be likely to stay on your gap year for longer, funding it along the way. Our product listings below are a great way to get you started.

Check out these jobs in France


Become a Ski Instructor

from £380

5 - 56 days

Snoworks GAP offer a range of BASI endorsed Ski Instructor Training Courses in Tignes, France. Expert tuition from BASI trainers...


Northern Philippines & Islands on a Shoestring

from £1599


This 17-day trip brings together the very best of Filipino culture and hospitality with its simply perfect island beaches. Begin...

Delta & Falls Overland (Eastbound)

from £735

Botswana, Namibia, Zimbabwe

Feel the splash of the Okavango Delta from a dugout "mokoro" canoe and the mists of majestic Victoria Falls—described by...

Serengeti & Kilimanjaro

from £3125

Tanzania, United Republic of

Travel to Africa and experience some of Kenya and Tanzania's most famous natural wonders on this Active trip for those...

Tropical Discovery

from £492


Cairns is the perfect starting point for lovers of all things nature on land and under the water. Think beaches,...

Mont Blanc Explorer

from £1099

France, Italy

The French call her "La Dame Blanche." To Italians, she’s "Il Bianco." And to all who set out to tame...

Costa Rica: Raft, Snorkel, Kayak & Hike

from £2575

Costa Rica

Quench your wanderlust while sating an appetite for adventure on this active trip through one of the world's greenest countries....

12 Day Rock N Top

This is an amazing Australia trip that truly rocks! After a taste of the wild bush and an insight into...

India Real Food Adventure

from £1595


Spend two fabulous weeks discovering the sights, sounds and flavours of India. From Delhi to Goa and via the ethereal...

Spain & Portugal Real Food Adventure

from £3495


Explore the sights, sounds and tastes of northern Spain and Portugal on this food-led adventure. Immerse yourself in culture, history...

Kenya to Cape Town

from £4495


Travel from Kenya to Cape Town through some of Africa’s most incredible sights on this jaw-dropping overland journey. Explore Kenya’s...

Travel articles about France

[contact-form-7 id="4" title="Contact form 1"]