Looking for a family-friendly sabbatical home in France

Tenant Searching for a Place in Paris, Île-de-France, France

Listing #146186

Looking for an Entire Home | Willing to Housesit
Monthly Budget: Maximum USD $3500
Last Updated 16 days ago


I am an associate professor of education who will be traveling with my family while I am on sabbatical. We currently live in Michigan, U.S.A. and are hoping to split our time between Paris and one other French city/village. My husband (also an academic- a historian of modern France) and I have lived for brief periods in Paris, Montpellier, Lille, Lyon, and Rouen before, and we traveled all over France before kids. Each summer, I take college students to Paris for study abroad and to work in local schools. While in France, I will be working on my research and my husband will be teaching online. We are looking for a family-friendly home in a city or town with cafes, markets, shops, parks, and other child-friendly activities. We hope for a place that has public transit so we can take weekend trips to other places, as well. Thank you for sharing any opportunities that might fit for our family! LOCATIONS DESIRED: Paris (for part of the trip) and one other city, including (but not limited to): Lyon, Toulon, Bordeaux, Nice (or surrounding cities), Montpellier, Aix-en-Provence, Saint-Malo




Suited For

Property Type
House, Apartment or Condo, Guest House

Tenant Timing

From March 1, 2022 until July 31, 2022

Estimated Duration

5 Months | My dates are flexible

Comments: Start and end dates are flexible- arrival can be any time after February 15, 2022, and departure can be any time in June or July 2022.

Desired Location

Paris, Île-de-France, France

Nearby Cities

Toulon | Bordeaux | Nice | Montpellier | Aix-en-Provence | Saint-Malo

Comments: We are traveling from March-June/July 2022, ideally splitting time between Paris and one other French city/village. Flexible on location and timing- most important is budget and apartment size.

Explore the Area


  • Near Restaurants
  • Near Shops
  • Near Public Transportation

Tenant Budget and Terms

Maximum USD $3500 Monthly

I am fine with utilities included or not included

I am fine with or without a cleaning service


I prefer a home suitable for young kids

I prefer smoking not allowed in the home

I would like a car if possible

Comments: If we are in a location that requires a car, we would appreciate access to borrowing one.

House Sitting

I am willing to housesit

Yes, I can help with pets

Open to any pets- we have a dog at home and were raised with cats.

Yes, I can help with mail and deliveries

We are happy to accept, collect, and forward any mail or deliveries.

Yes, I can help with plants or garden

We are happy to tend any plants or gardens on the property.











Comments: Home should be safe for young children (3 and 5)

Tenant Details

Who's Coming?

Party of
1 Adult | 2 Children

Member Background


English, French

About Me

Searching for a home in France from approximately March 2022 through June or July 2022m while I am on sabbatical from my position as associate professor of education. Traveling with me are husband (also an academic) and two small children (3 and 5)



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