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Paul O'Doherty

Living in Lyon, from Ireland

"I am excited about meeting so many open-minded people, who are willing to help a total stranger enjoy Lyon. "

Maria Cristina Alves

Living in Lyon, from Brazil

"If you don't speak French, it is difficult to find friends here. But InterNations helped me to meet other expats and get tips to improve my language skills. "

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InterNations - a trusted Network & Guide for Expats in Lyon

  • Build up valuable contacts with like-minded Lyon expats
  • Find reliable information and trustworthy tips about the expat life in Lyon
  • Join top-class InterNations events to meet fellow expatriates in town

Welcome to Your Expat Community of Lyon

Salut and welcome to the InterNations Community of expats in Lyon, a city where Roman ruins attract meandering tourists in one part of the city and the busy corporate world dominates in another. InterNations is packed with guides, advice, and insider tips to help you navigate the tricky process of relocation. As a platform especially created for expats, you'll find all the essential information you need to answer questions such as "how do I apply for a work permit?" and "how can I find out which arrondissement would be best for my family?". When you have concerns or seek day-to-day advice, simply head over to our forum where our friendly expats are always happy to share their knowledge. Remember, they've already solved the dilemmas you are likely to face, so build on their experience and learn from their success.

A visit of our community for Shanghai Expat is recommend if other InterNations chapters across Western Europe are of interest for you. Or your next business trip takes you to our Singapore Expats chapter…

Our Services for Lyon Expatriates

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Lyon Expatriates Network

Join our high-quality network of Lyon expats to connect with expatriates living abroad in Lyon like you.

Lyon Guide for Expats

Lyon Expat Guide

Expat Forum Lyon

Get trustworthy and authentic advice from fellow members about all aspects of expat life in Lyon.

Lyon Expat Forum

Lyon Events for Expatriates

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

Lyon Expat Events

Building a New Life in Lyon

Lyon is the second richest city in France and an important economic center. The main industries are consumer services, finance and business services, whilst biotechnology, software development, and IT are also growth industries. Real estate, retail, fashion and design, as well as tourism are also notable industries, with tourism attracting millions of visitors per year and generating significant amounts of income.
Away from the formalities of the business world, expats can enjoy the historic center of the city surrounded by architecture dating back to the 12th century. Culture lovers can explore museums and art galleries covering natural history, science and African culture, and then seek out Roman ruins of amphitheaters still remarkably intact. Parks and gardens provide peaceful places to relax, including the 117 hectare Parc de la Tête d'Or. The Lyon life wouldn't be complete without also tasting the famous Lyonnais cuisine and local wines from the Beaujolais and Côtes du Rhône regions.

Meet Fellow Expats with InterNations Groups and Events

At our regular InterNations Official Events, we encourage our members to socialize, network, and have fun together. Making new friends in an unfamiliar city can be difficult, but with InterNations you are part of a community of global minds. Jogging, wine tasting, cinema and theater are just a selection of the InterNations Groups you can join to meet like-minded expats as you find your place in Lyon.

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