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

The InterNations Expatriate Community in Lille Welcomes You!

Salut, and a very warm welcome to our expat community here in Lille in the north of France! InterNations is a network for expatriates around the globe to share tips and advice on living and working abroad, and to meet new people. Members of our Lille Community will be happy to help you with any questions you might have, whether you're considering making a move or are already living and working in the city and need some other advice. You may be wondering "how can I get covered for health insurance if I'm living in France without an EU passport?" or "what is the cost of living in Lille compared to Paris?". Whatever you need to know, our members are always happy to help, so you'll find yourself getting settled and starting your new life in France in no time.

With InterNations, you never stand alone. Whether you are moving to another country or going on a business trip somewhere — our communities around the world are there to make you feel at home wherever you are. Feel free to also check out our other vibrant InterNations Communities like the ones in Khobar (Eastern Prov.) or Jeddah.

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Join Our Exciting Events in Lille

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

Feb 22, 2024, 7:30 PM
37 attendees
For February, your devoted Ambassadors have lined-up the cosiest place at the heart of the old town. Discover the vibrant world of Genever Bar in Lille, a haven for gin enthusiasts and cocktail conno
Jan 25, 2024, 7:45 PM
43 attendees
Happy New Year and welcome to 2024! For this first event of the year, our distinguished guests will enjoy the Gorilla Brothers bar, which has creating a unique place blending progressive and old-fash
Dec 14, 2023, 7:30 PM
54 attendees
For the last Official Event of the year, our distinguished guests will enjoy the NOAO bar, which has creating a place that makes guests travel, a place of life, of sharing. - NOAO's goal, through thei
Nov 17, 2023, 8:00 PM
43 attendees
“It was one of those early November mornings that are as beautiful as any in spring. There was gold everywhere, drifts of it on the elm tree, flakes of gold under our feet, gold dust on the hedges, li

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A Picturesque Town in Northern France

Lille may not be one of the best-known of France's major cities, but there's no question that it can rival the best of anything Bordeaux, Marseille or even Paris have to offer. Post-industrial regeneration, along with superb transport links thanks to the Eurostar, has given a once-bleak town a new lease of life. Visitors can now expect to find stunning cuisine, great museums and galleries, and all of the best that France has to offer without the inconvenience of life in the south or the expense of Paris. A vibrant and transforming economy has helped attract expatriates from all over the world, who are coming for plenty of reasons besides just work.

InterNations is the largest global network for expatriates, with communities in 420 cities around the world. Meet fellow global minds in your city of residence or get to know local expatriates before you're moving or traveling abroad and never feel like a stranger. InterNations makes it easy for you to stay in touch with your expat friends, both online and offline, so you can grow your network of friends and contacts from all over the world. Whether they live in Abu Dhabi or Dubai, InterNations allows you to be close to them even if they are miles away.

A Warm Welcome to Newcomers in Our Expat Community

As well as being knowledgeable and experienced, our members have gone through an approval process first to give you the best experience possible when interacting with the group or asking for advice. Once you've joined and made a few posts in our forum, had some of your questions answered, and connected with people online, you can also take things a step further — our members organize a wide range of offline activities and are always delighted to meet new members, whether it's sporting activities or something a little more cerebral you're after. Our larger, official events in Lille always attract huge interest, too, so be careful you don't miss them!