• France
    • Montpellier
2 to 12 weeks

Program Details

Age Min.
Spring Break Summer
Apartment Host Family Lodge Tent


Price Details
2 weeks : 390 €
4 weeks : 590 €
8 weeks : 690 €

The fees include:
- All the coordination, in-person visits and communication necessary to organise the placement (placement includes accommodation and meals)
- Guidance from in country coordinator throughout your stay
- ALIORE’s membership fees
What's Included
Accommodation Airport Transfers
Jan 30, 2023
Jul 11, 2017
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About Program

Take part in the development of a green tourism project in the South of France while experiencing the French lifestyle.

You live in hamlets, farmhouses and sites in the heart of breathtaking landscapes.
You share the daily life of a host family and in exchange for accommodation and meals, you give a hand for a minimum of 20 hours per week (maximum 30).

This programme has a focus on cultural exchange, it is designed for flexible people wishing to experience the French culture in depth. Through your daily work and interactions with your host-family and the local community, you’ll have the opportunity to practise your French and meet new people. You’ll also learn a lot about yourself, as you take on the challenge of living and working in a completely new environment.

We have selected families living in rural areas of the South of France (Aveyron, Languedoc, Cévennes gardoises…) who act locally in welcoming and accompanying hikers and visitors.

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Program Highlights

  • Travel at a low cost.
  • Experience the French culture in depth.
  • Use this volunteer experience to enhance your resume.
  • Choose Alternative tourism and live meaningful holidays!

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Yes, I recommend this program

Amazing 2 weeks in Balazuc!

I had wonderful experiences and unforgettable memories through this program!

Everyone at the host place was very friendly to me. Some took even special efforts so that I settle in well over there. The main host made sure I have everything I need for comfortable arrangements. Moreover, he made schedule such that I get to not only experience all the activities that happen there but also be a good part of the team!

I have been on 'garde' with the goats, got to be part of 'traite' for milking of the goats and cheese making process. Along with that I did some gardening, made bread and even fabricated dry toilettes for their festival! I got to be part of the hosting team where I generally used to have most of my meals along with helping them. Thus got an opportunity to interact with interesting groups of children, teachers, professors and the french-german group.

I also had time to explore things by myself. So I have gone on 'balade' many times, visited Balazuc very well and nearby regions, visited Avignon and swam in Ardèche. The place is so beautiful that each day I was amazed by it in its own way! I must have taken hundreds of pictures there, including many pics at the same locations! I will miss being so close to the nature, with the sound of the birds singing, wind blowing past and just the perfect amount of sunshine!

Moreover, I got to experience the life in a village in France. Got to learn a lot about the french culture and also improve my spoken french. The people there were multitalented, amicable and very inspiring to me personally to care more for the environment and to live a simple life.

I would totally recommend this program to people who like to travel, meet new people, experience French culture and who are up for an interesting adventure!!

What would you improve about this program?
In my opinion, it met all the details that are mentioned. My suggestion would be to provide information so that more people are aware about the program!
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