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Paul O'Doherty

Living in Lyon, from Ireland

"I am excited about meeting so many open-minded people, who are willing to help a total stranger enjoy Lyon. "

Maria Cristina Alves

Living in Lyon, from Brazil

"If you don't speak French, it is difficult to find friends here. But InterNations helped me to meet other expats and get tips to improve my language skills. "

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InterNations - a trusted Network & Guide for Expats in Lyon

  • Build up valuable contacts with like-minded Lyon expats
  • Find reliable information and trustworthy tips about the expat life in Lyon
  • Join top-class InterNations events to meet fellow expatriates in town

Welcome to the Expatriates Lyon Community!

Salut! We welcome you to our Lyon expats community! The InterNations network aims to support you when moving to or settling in Lyon: Connect with fellow expatriates in Lyon, receive helpful advice and information about expat life in France and join our InterNations get-togethers to meet up with other expats from the international community in Lyon.

A visit of our community for Shanghai Expat is recommend if other InterNations chapters across Western Europe are of interest for you. Or your next business trip takes you to our Singapore Expats chapter…

Our Services for Lyon Expatriates

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Lyon Expatriates Network

Join our high-quality network of Lyon expats to connect with expatriates living abroad in Lyon like you.

Expat Forum Lyon

Get trustworthy and authentic advice from fellow members about all aspects of expat life in Lyon.

Lyon Expat Forum

Lyon Guide for Expats

Find how-to France guides from A to Z: visa, working permit, expat institutions and clubs, local infrastructure, and much more…

Lyon Expat Guide

Lyon Events for Expatriates

Attend our monthly events and activities for Lyon expatriates to get to know like-minded expatriates in real life.

Lyon Expat Events

Enjoy your Lyon Expat Experience

France'se prefecture, once famous as the world's silk capital, opens its intercultural doors to you, beginning with its attractions such as Old Lyon, the largest Renaissance area in Europe,, the traditional celebration of France’s Bastille Day, to savoring a dish of foie gras. The InterNations network is a place made for the Lyon expat and offers insider tips and opportunities to ensure that you can make the most of your life as an expat in France. Our members are looking forward to offer their advice and knowledge from experience when you come across one of the many questions about the life as an expatriate in Lyon, from ʺHow proficient do I have to be in business French?ʺ to ʺWhich essential etiquette rules should I know for business lunches in france?ʺ

Join our Expat Lyon Network

Our members hail from Germany, Ireland, Japan, Russia and nearly every other country from around the world, all of whom are living the expat life in Lyon, just like you. InterNations offers a platform with which you can easily meet other expats in Lyon. In addition to our lively online community, our members regularly get together at our InterNations events or take part in planning trips together, e.g. stopping by France’s cultural destinations in the salty marshland of the Camargue.

Also get to know InterNations worldwide and have a look at Brussels Expat or any other of the over 250 communities. Or you could take a peek at our community for Expatriates Jeddah instead!

We cordially invite you to take part: Our expats in the Lyon community are friendly and will be happy to welcome you as a new member. Just ask for your personal invitation and you’ll be warmly welcomed by our expat Lyon chapter!

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