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  • Ruben Barbosa

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

InterNations – The Place for South Africans Living in France

Want to connect with the expat community of South Africans in France? Looking for South African compatriots to help you with your questions on expat life? Or are you looking for other South African expats to go on an excursion to the salty marshland of the Camargue with?

InterNations France offers everything you might need as an expat, no matter whether you already live in France or are still in South Africa planning your upcoming foreign assignment. InterNations is the leading platform among expatriates and global minds in all countries around the world. Needless to say, our community of South African expats in France is going very strong, with members having roots all across South Africa - from Durban, over Johannesburg to Cape Town.

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    From South Africa, living in Paris
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    From South Africa, living in Paris
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    From South Africa, living in Paris
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    From South Africa, living in Paris
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    From South Africa, living in Paris

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

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    Thanks Paris was great

  • Any vegans in Paris?
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    Apr 29, 3:13 PM
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    Amelia, I think this is a great idea! I am not vegan but very much appreciate the lifestyle. Where I'm from in Austin, TX, there are lots of vegan grocery stores and meet-ups. I am excited to join …

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Tips and Advice on France from Your Fellow South African Expats

Obviously, expat life in France goes well beyond shipping your belongings and taking care of red tape. Socializing with fellow South Africans is an important facet of living abroad and can be a huge stepping stone in getting to know the French mentality and way of life. South Africans in France are a part of our community, calling cities such as Lyon, Nice, Paris, and many others home. You can use InterNations to look for fellow South Africans in Paris, for example.

Wondering where to shop for South African delicatessen, want to discuss your national team's latest match, or simply talk to someone in your native language? Become a member of the French InterNations Community!

  • Our network is the best place to meet expats from South Africa.
  • On the France Expat Forums, you can get competent answers to all your expat-related questions: how to find a babysitter fluent in your mother tongue, where to get bobotie in Paris, etc.
  • The InterNations Places database for France has information on the nearest South African embassy and many other institutions.

From the salty marshland of the Camargue to the Loire Valley, also known as the "Garden of France", you can meet supportive and friendly South African expats in France on InterNations.

Meet and Mingle with Fellow South Africans in France

Additionally, InterNations hosts regular expat events and activities in France. Our get-togethers are sure to cater to your taste as well: as a member, you can partake in cozy gatherings to enjoy some French foie gras, join one of our huge expat celebrations with hundreds of participants in Paris’s best locations, and much more. Want to discover France? Go on a weekend trip with your fellow expats to see Brittany's rocky Atlantic coastline and other beautiful landmarks.

Our meet-ups and activities offer many wonderful opportunities to mingle with expatriates hailing from South Africa and dozens of other countries in a casual setting. Just sign up for your InterNations membership and you’ll soon hear a cordial Siya namkela nonke, welkom, isibingelelo from our South Africans living in France!

  • Ruben Barbosa

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

  • Verona Torres

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

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