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  • Connect with fellow Americans in Lille

  • Get information in our Lille guide

  • Join exciting events and activities

  • Exchange tips about expat life in Lille

  • 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 — A Community for American Expats in Lille

Hello to all Americans in Lille! Are you interested in getting to know fellow expats in Lille? Looking for advice from other Americans, e.g. wondering if there are any bars in Lille which will be showing your favorite baseball or American football team’s upcoming match or where to go in town for st■ turkey?

There’s no doubt about it: Lille has seen a striking transformation from industrial center to cultural hub. The World Design Capital of 2020 is a river-port city known for its architectural mix of Flemish and French styles, its annual flea market (Braderie de Lille) — one of the biggest in Europe — the well-known art museums, and much more! With the very modern public transportation system comprising of trams, buses, and (driverless) metro services, as well as a very walkable center, navigating your way around the city from one place to the next is simple. This also means that if you don’t want to live among the hustle and bustle of the center, you can enjoy a quieter life in Wasquehal or Villeneuve, for example, which are less than 15 km away from Lille’s center.

Although Lille has lots to offer, you might be wondering where and how you can meet other Americans in the city. Luckily, InterNations is here to make this easier for you! You’re warmly invited to join the InterNations community. Within our international network in Lille, there’s a vibrant circle of American expats from all regions of USA, including New York City, Los Angeles, and beyond.

Connect at Our Events in Lille

Attend our monthly events and join various interest-based groups to get to know like-minded expats and fellow Americans in Lille. From sailing to spirituality, there is sure to be something for everyone! In most communities, there are also monthly Newcomers’ Events especially for those who have recently joined the American community in Lille. Take this chance to mingle and meet other expats and global minds in Lille.

May 16, 2024, 7:00 PM
12 attendees
Our monthly meeting ! Every 3rd Thursday of each month, we welcome you at the NOAO bar for an aperitif after work. A place both classy and warm that some of you already know. A fixed place and a fi

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    From United States of America, living in Lille
  • Community Member
    From United States of America, living in Lille
  • Community Member
    From United States of America, living in Lille
  • Community Member
    From United States of America, living in Lille
  • Community Member
    From United States of America, living in Lille

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Also called Rijsel, an alternative name reflecting its Flemish history, Lille can be a great place for expats, especially with the InterNations community helping you to make the most of your experience!

Do you want to continue with your hobbies — or discover new ones — while living in Lille? There’s a variety of InterNations Groups you can join, including everything from sightseeing to hiking. These are run by dedicated Consuls with at least one activity each month, such as dinners in Lille’s finest restaurants or outings with other expats to explore all that the World Design Capital of 2020 has to offer, from the city’s renowned Museum of Fine Arts to the Vieille Bourse, the 17th-century stock exchange and now a picturesque market, and much more.

Find other Americans to share your hobbies with

Enjoy the International Experience with InterNations

  • Browse our network of members to get to know American expats in Lille and connect with others.
  • Take part in our expat forums to get firsthand tips and information from fellow Americans in Lille.
  • Meet other American expats and global minds at 600 monthly official events and share your interests at more than 4,600 monthly activities in Lille and across the globe.

InterNations provides an easy, casual way to get to know expats from the USA and further afield in your local community. Sound good? Then let us welcome you into our Lille Community today!

Meet Fellow Americans in Lille at Our Events

Our community in Lille is also very active offline. Our InterNations Ambassadors organize regular events and various expat activities, e.g. a dinner in Lille’s hippest restaurant or an outing with other American expats to explore the salty marshland of the Camargue. These activities are a casual way to get to know expats from the USA in your local community as well as Americans in France nationwide. Interested? Simply become a member and we’ll be happy to welcome you among our Americans living in Lille!