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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 - A Place for French in Cotonou

Bonjour to all French in Cotonou! Would you like to meet fellow French expats in Cotonou? Would you like to get insider suggestions from other French, e.g. where in Cotonou your hometown team’s next match is shown on TV or where to get foie gras?

We would like to invite you to become a member of InterNations Cotonou. As a member of InterNations, you will have access to an active group of French expats, hailing from Paris, Nice, Lyon and all regions of France.

Meet fellow French at our events in Cotonou

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

Find More Information in Our Cotonou Expat Guides

  • Moving to Cotonou

    Cotonou has a long and complicated history that results today in a heterogeneous mix of cultures: this created a diverse and welcoming atmosphere that nowadays facilitates the integration of expats. Check out our expat guide for some useful information about moving to Cotonou!
  • Living in Cotonou

    Living in Cotonou is something unique that words can hardly explain: it is a city bursting with music, colorful clothing, great food and an affirming way of life. All the multiple facets of Cotonou make the life in the city an adventurous and rewarding experience. Find out more in our expat guide!
  • Working in Cotonou

    Today the city of Cotonou is a vibrant and lively place with a booming economy and excellent trade connections. Originally a market town, the job market of Cotonou carries the energy and vitality of its history of commerce into the present day. Find out more in our expat guide!

Forum Posts by French in Cotonou

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

French Expats in Cotonou Help You With Their Advice

With InterNations, French expats in Cotonou are able to find both the help they need as well as lots of valuable information. The City on the mouth of the "River of Death" offers so much for expats to explore - our community helps you enjoy your stay to the fullest.

  • Look through our Members Network to connect with Cotonou’s French expats.
  • Become active in our Expat Forums in order to find insider tips and suggestions from fellow French expats in Cotonou.
  • Make full use of the Expat Guide for Cotonou to obtain important information on your temporary home abroad.

Mix and Mingle with French in Cotonou at Our Events

Our Cotonou community is also lively and welcoming offline. The InterNations Ambassadors host regular get-togethers and a range of expat activities, e.g. a chic dining experience in Cotonou’s trendiest restaurant or a get-away with fellow French expats to discover the baobab-dotted savannas. These activities make it easy for you to get to know other expats from France in your local community and meet French in Benin in a comfortable setting. If this sounds interesting to you, simply sign up for membership – we are looking forward to welcoming you among our French living in Cotonou!

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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