Au Pair Paris is a unique au pair program that matches smart, caring, young English speakers with French families in Paris and the Parisian metropolitan area. At Au Pair Paris we take a personalized approach and continue to support au pairs throughout the application and visa process, as well as providing support, introductions and meetings after they arrive in France.
An American French Cultural Exchange
Au Pair Paris is unique in its focus between Paris and the United States, although we also accept qualified anglophone candidates from around the world. It was conceived by two mothers, Sylvie Confiac in Paris, and Susan Horton in New York, who shared similar aspirations:
- To promote amicable, constructive and enduring cultural exchanges between the U.S. and France
- To revive and renew the concept of an au pair and to strengthen this concept through successful au pair placements with French families
The real story of its conception began many years earlier, when Sylvie, eager to discover America, became an au pair for Susan and her family in New York City. They developed an enduring relationship and stayed in touch over the years.
They eventually reunited and found they shared an interest and passion for reviving the classical idea of an au pair and the meaningful cultural exchange inherent in this union. They brainstormed, researched, planned and, in the fall of 2008 gave birth to Au Pair Paris.