Gap Year in France

Gap Year in France

If you are looking for the best things to do on a gap year in France? Our guide can help you book the ultimate experience. There are so many amazing gap year programs in France where you can see world famous sights and enjoy this world famous country.


Gap Year Jobs, Programs, Trips & Packages

Plan a Gap Year to France

France is one of the most popular destinations in the world and there are lots of alternative things to do and places to visit if you just want to spend your gap year sightseeing. If you are looking for adventure consider a summer break to the Alps where you can go walking, hiking, kayaking or just take in the stunning surroundings. In the South - Antibes has great beaches and it's likely you will only hear local French accents.


France Gap Year Travel Ideas


Gap Year Jobs in France

Most people spend gap years working in France due to the amount of positions available but there are plenty of other opportunities available too. 

If the idea of staying a little longer in France appeals to you why not apply apply to work here. There are lots of different gap year jobs in Paris and other areas of France during summer and all year round. Some are flexible and require no experience or knowledge of the language whilst other are more fixed and long term. Some positions include working as activity instuctors, teachers, tour leaders or working with children. There are so many great reasons you should consider applying!

Top rated opportunities include:

PGL offer a range of gap year jobs in France for both summer, winter and also all year round. Popular jobs include working as activity instructors, working a winter ski season, tour guide or as an administrator.

If snow is your thing, you could turn a love for ski breaks into a job opportunity by heading to places like Val d’Isere for a 12-week BASI levels 1 & 2 Ski Instructor course. This will not only improve your skiing, giving you a qualification, but you will be eligible for a job at the end of it. If you don’t make the grade, you will be qualified and able to apply for ski instructor jobs anywhere in the world. If you want something more extreme, you could head to the northern most reaches of Europe and learn how to become an alpine guide. You will learn the ins and outs of Ski Mountaineering, Ice Climbing, Ski Touring and the hottest new activity in the mountains: heliskiing.

Other options, courses and learning experiences: