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Living in France, from Brazil

"After work I enjoy meeting other Brazlian expats offline. We go for a beer together and it feels like home. Thanks InterNations."

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Living in France, from Spain

"The idea to connext expatriates in Strasbourg fits perfectly to the city. Both are truly international."

InterNations - a community of trust

InterNations - a trusted Network & Guide for Expats in France

  • Join our community and get to know members of France’s vibrant expat community
  • Receive reliable information and exchange insider tips about the French expat living
  • Meet fellow expatriates at top InterNations events in Paris, Nice and many other regions

Welcome to the InterNations Community of Expats in France!

Salut et bienvenue à InterNations! As a global network for people living and working abroad around the world, here at InterNations we aim to take the stress and fuss out of moving to France (or any other country) and make your expat life easier. Just as with any new country, moving to France can have hidden bumps in the road that can derail your plans; with InterNations, a strong community of fellow expats can help you through any issue, be it the language barrier, choosing the right property, difficulties navigating bureaucracy or local law, and a whole host of other things. So if you don’t know your bibliothèque from your bureau de change, can’t choose between life in Languedoc or Normandy, or just want to find like-minded expats in the French province of your choice, why not join InterNations today?

What better way to immerse yourself in all the culture and sightseeing France has to offer, than by hearing it about from other expats who have already seen it all? From sipping locally cultivated wine near Bordeaux, to celebrating Bastille Day in Paris or basking in the glorious sunshine on the beaches of Cannes or Monaco and a million other things besides, the wonderful country of France has much to offer for any expat - and you can discover it all through InterNations' welcoming local French communities.

Next to France we host several more communities in Western Europe, e.g., our network of Portugal Expats. Or you might be interested in our Expats Germany community which is also fairly active.

Our Support for France Expatriates

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France Expatriates Network

Find and get to know like-minded expatriates residing in France, their partners and families.

France Guide for Expats

France Expat Guide

Expat Forum France

Obtain trustworthy advice and local insight from fellow members in our France expat forums.

France Expat Forum

France Events for Expatriates

Meet up with expatriates of diverse backgrounds and nationalities at our regular InterNations Events.

France Expat Events

Learn about Expat Life in France

France has a thriving trade relationship with the rest of the EU and there are economic opportunities in a hugely diverse range of fields across the country. Obviously urban areas, such as the sprawling Paris metropolis, or Lyon, France’s second city, will have more job opportunities, but depending on your skill set there will be employment in a more rural area, or there is always the option of commuting.

From Alpine ski resorts to the sweltering heat of the Mediterranean south and the temperate climes of the north, France is a massively varied country with stunning scenery and beautiful architecture to suit every taste. Living the expat life in France offers so much diversity it might seem hard to know where to begin. Help is on hand however, with InterNations' open and trustworthy community always available with tips and insider advice. They'll do their best to help you tailor your needs and desires to the perfect location for you new life in France.

Interested to take a world tour? Then have a look at our chapter for Expats Spain to receive an impression of InterNations worldwide. Or you could take a peek at our community for Qatar Expat instead!

Begin Building Your Network of Expats in France

Whatever your hobby or interest, you’ll be sure to find like-minded expats in France who speak your language and share your passions. A wide range of groups and monthly or fortnightly events are available across the country, including the annual InterNations summer event in Paris, held at the Marriot Hotel on the Champs Élysées, which is always a packed out event and one of the highlights of the community’s summer calendar. Whether you want to polish up on your French (or many other languages, InterNations is a truly global community), ride bikes, fish, sail, or a wide range of other activities, there will be friendly and welcoming community members waiting for you to contact them and join in.

But it’s not just about leisure; if you find yourself in need of advice regarding local customs, laws or regulations InterNations has you covered. After all, who better to ask than an expat who has years of experience living in France? Failing that, they can always put you in touch with recommended local services or traders who will be able to help you out with your needs. And the best part of all? Once you’re set up and living your new life in France, you too can contribute to our forums and help newcomers get to grips with expat life, just as you were helped when you first moved. Building a sense of community and helping each other through the difficult process of moving countries — what could be better than that?

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