seasonal work in St Tropez
Replies: 2 - Last Post: Mar 25, 2010 11:46 PM Last Post By: TMPACA
Mar 25, 2010 8:52 AM
seasonal work in St TropezHey, wondering if anyone can tell me first hand what it`s like to work in St Tropez-I`ve never been there before, and have done a lot of seasonal work (mainly during the winter in busy bars), but I fancy a change for the summer. I am British, speak fairly good french and Italian, and fancy going somewhere nice for the summer-aware it`s got a bit late. Anyone have any ideas or websites that are good for researching this kind of thing? Thanks
Mar 25, 2010 7:34 PM
1I spent a summer in Antibes in 93. Of all the towns along the Cote D'Azure from St. Tropez to Nice, it is by far my favourite town. There are quite a few bars down around the harbour and old town area but I doubt that any of them advertise online for workers. It's more a case of show up at the beginning of the season and ask for a job. Door to door, face to face. I suspect that is the same all along the coast.
So I wouldn't say it's got a bit late, I'd say it's a bit early. Save some money, get a cheap EAsyjet flight to Antibes and hop the bus into town. Get a hostel room, I'd suggest starting here: http://www.hostelz.com/hostel/60375-The-CrewHouse and then hit the pavement. Of course if you don't find anything in one place you can always try down the road a little at the next place. ie. Juan Les Pins, Nice, St. Tropez, Cannes, etc. There's plenty to try.
You might also want to consider yacht crewing. It is possible to get a berth with no experience at all. Not guaranteed but possible. The Crew House is where to get info from your peers on that. What it isn't is the world's cleanest hostel by all accounts these days. But it's the place to get things sussed out.
You need to get there around mid-May to start looking and the longer you can stay before you run out of money, the more likely you are to get something. A lot of 'workers' show up with hardly enough money to live on for a week and then either try sleeping rough and bumming beers or head for home. Here is a blog from someone with crew experience writing about her arrival in Antibes looking for a new berth. http://realtravel.com/e-180172-juan_les_pins_entry-joining_the_antibes_rat_race . It would be just as applicable to someone with bar experience looking for bar work but with less jobs available than berths in Antibes.
Mar 25, 2010 11:46 PM
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