Help at a busy Guest House near Mont St Michel, Normandy France

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Help at a busy Guest House near Mont St Michel, Normandy France

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  • DescriptionHELP AT OUR BUSY GUEST HOUSE IN A QUIET VILLAGE LOCATED IN THE BEAUTIFUL NORMANDY COUNTRYSIDE OF FRANCE CLOSE TO MONT ST MICHEL!!

    All meals and accommodation - usually private room- are provided FREE!

    Looking now for enthusiastic helpers for a preferred minimum of four weeks. Longer stays most welcome. It helps us if you can speak good french but its not essential. We can accept suitable helpers right now for all months.

    I prefer to take helpers who are keen to be part of our team providing a quality service for paying guests.

    I am the proprietor of a large Chambres d'Hotes in a quiet village in Southern Normandy, just north of the town of Avranches. I was formerly a teacher (Head of Business and Economics in a large Comprehensive school) in England but have now organised a busy Bed and breakfast business here in Normandy, and have recently become a partner with a leading hotel company. I have other members of my family living in the neighbouring village of Montviron who help at the business from time to time. My niece, Samantha, now works here most days making the beds and preparing the rooms. The village of Le Luot is very small and provides a peaceful and relaxing environment. so please dont expect to find bars and night clubs in the area!!

    Le Luot is about 90 minutes from the Channel Ports of Caen and Cherbourg, and 3 hours from Paris. Its peaceful, quiet but a great place to live!!! It has rail links with Paris from the station at Villedieu-les-poeles.

    There is work to be done in both the house and garden. There are rooms to clean and prepare and at times this work can be quite demanding.. Our guests represent many different nationalities. We aim to look after them- so it would help if you can speak conversational French or better. On occasions we will also need to speak German, Spanish and Italian. Many helpers have taken great pleasure from the opportunity of talking with people from all parts of the globe! If you want a chance to develop your inter-personal skills - this is the place to be! Be friendly but also professional.

    Usually you will be part of a team so hours of work may vary considerably from day to day. However, we always make sure that our helpers are properly looked after and we enjoy many exciting and stimulating excursions together to a wide variety of places of local interest. There are the unforgettable historic towns of Saint Malo, Dinan and Bayeux. We take a day out to pay homage at the World War Two beaches and memorials. We visit the local markets and centres inspiring the local Normandy food and drink delicacies, and on a sunny day, there's nothing that compares to the beautiful beaches along the Emerald Coast. Granville provides another inspiring maritime location where, amongst other attractions, it is possible to delight in the House and Gardens of Christian Dior; and of course, no visit to Normandy would be complete without following the pilgrims of bygone days to the great Abbey and Fortress of Mont St Michel. We try to both work and relax together as a team.

    I am English and speak mainly English -so be prepared - you will hear mainly English from me, but others will speak to you in french. My niece is french and can help you improve!
  • LocationFrance, Normandie, Manche, Le Luot

  • Work
  • Type of work Helping with tourists
  • Hours per day Flexible arrangements but generally speaking about 5 hours a day helping at breakfast time and preparing rooms in the mornings. Free days to be mutually agred.
  • Work requirements: Come and be part of a small team providing outstanding customer service to our guests who come from all round the world. There are opportunities for language practices, cooking or even gardening skills.
  • Host's preferences
  • Availability: Send a message to inquire.
  • Duration of stay: Minimum of 14 days and longer stays more than welcome
  • Maximum number of helpers: 4
  • Last minute requests: Okay
  • Host
  • Languages:English and French
  • Has pets? We have a lovely family dog. Also goats and chickens in the garden.
  • Smokes at home? No
  • Accommodation: All helpers are offered their own private space. If they wish to share a room with a friend that can be arranged.
  • Additional info
  • We try to make this a wonderful cultural experience as well as a great place to work. Normandy and Brittany has so much to offer travellers and part of our arrangement with our volunteers is to take them to see man of the major attractions in the region including Mont St Michel, the D Day landing beaches, the wonderful City of Saint Malo, as well as many smaller hidden gems!