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Jaromir Novy

"There's only a small expat circle here in Cotonou, but this gave me the chance to say hello to everyone on InterNations! "

Jessica Johnson-Hanevolt

"Before I came here as an expat, I only knew Benin as home of actor Djimon Honsou. But now Cotonou & InterNations is my home too. "

InterNations – Connecting French living in Benin

Are you looking for fellow French in Benin? Do you need advice and tips from your French countrymen? Or would you like to go for a trip with other French expats to discover attractions like the baobab-dotted savannas together?

Whether you are already living as an expat in Benin or still residing at home in France to prepare your relocation abroad, InterNations Benin provides you with all you need: Founded in 2007, our trusted community has quickly established itself as the international networking platform for expats and global minds worldwide. Among our members there is also a number of French expats in Benin, hailing from all across France - from Nice, over Lyon to Paris.

Meet other French at our events in Benin

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

Find More Information in Our Benin Expat Guides

  • Moving to Benin

    Moving to Benin is not such a drastic decision as relocating to some of its neighboring countries: Benin is small and peaceful, with average services and infrastructures, and a friendly and welcoming population. Read on to find out more about the lands, its people, the climate, and transportation.
  • Living in Benin

    Benin with its diverse landscape, from seaside to rugged mountains, may not be a common expat destination, but living in Benin can be a unique experience! While it bears the scars of a complicated history, expats can look forward to getting to know the resulting multifaceted culture of modern Benin.
  • Working in Benin

    Working in Benin can be challenging, but the country is facing a phase of economic growth that it is likely to further open the local job market to expats. Check out our Expat Guide for more information about the local economy and job market, as well as taxes and work permits!

Forum Posts by French in Benin

Get trustworthy advice and local insights from fellow French in our Benin expat forums.

Receive Information and Tips about Benin from French Expats

Obviously, embarking on expat life in Benin is not only about packing boxes and getting some paperwork done. The regular exchange with your French compatriots is also an important aspect of the expat experience and can help you get accustomed to the Beninese culture and people. InterNations helps you meet and interact with other French in Benin, living in Porto-Novo, Malanville, Cotonou and many other places across the country. Just take a look at our group of French in Cotonou.

So, if you should ever feel like speaking your mother tongue, finding out where to shop for French food, or chatting about your favorite team’s latest match, join the French InterNations Community:

  • Browse our high-quality expat network to find like-minded expatriates from France in Benin.
  • Receive and share advice in our Benin Expat Forums – e.g. how to find a nanny speaking your kids’ native tongue or where to shop for foie gras in Porto-Novo...
  • Browse the InterNations Places database for Benin to find institutions like the nearest French embassy and many others.

From the baobab-dotted savannas to the northern "Reserve du W du Niger", we’ll get you in touch with helpful and friendly French expats in Benin.

Take Part in Various Expat Activities to Meet Fellow French in Benin

Additionally, you are cordially invited to participate in our regular expat events and activities taking place in Benin. Our events cover various interests and range from a small expat dinner to enjoy the traditional Beninese kuli-kuli, to big expat get-togethers with hundreds of guests in Porto-Novo's top locations. You may also join one of our expat excursions for a weekend trip to visit the Royal Palaces at Abomey, the Afro-Brazilian Museé da Silva in the capital, and other impressive landmarks across Benin.

This way, our events and activities are a very nice occasion to meet fellow expats from France and around the world in a casual atmosphere. Interested? Sign up for membership and you’ll soon be welcomed with a warm Bonjour from our French living in Benin!

Jaromir Novy

"There's only a small expat circle here in Cotonou, but this gave me the chance to say hello to everyone on InterNations! "

Jessica Johnson-Hanevolt

"Before I came here as an expat, I only knew Benin as home of actor Djimon Honsou. But now Cotonou & InterNations is my home too. "

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