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Paul O'Doherty

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

Maria Cristina Alves

"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. "

Enjoy living and working in Lyon

Are you an expat living in Lyon? You will surely come across many questions, such as ʺWhat documents does the French aliens department require for a work permit?”, ʺHow proficient do I have to be in business French?ʺ, or ”What can other expats recommend for special food stores in town?”

Looking for all of the information that is important for living and working in Lyon can take you hours. However, by using our Lyon expat guide you can greatly simplify your relocation to Lyon. Beginning with local infrastructure top tips about sports & leisure - the guide deals with all the different facets of the expat life in Lyon.

However, InterNations does not only address expats in Lyon. We have brief overview guides for various locations around the world - from living in Bratislava to moving to Philadelphia.

Top Articles in the Lyon Expat Guide

  • Moving to Lyon

    Lyon's international profile has increased in recent years due to the success of the local football team, which has helped to put the city on the global map. The headquarters of important bodies such as Interpol, Euronews and the International Agency for Research on Cancer are all located in Lyon, drawing in expats from around the world.
  • Living in Lyon

    Lyon is the third largest city in France and is one of Europe's most important banking centers, while the chemical, pharmaceutical, software and biotech industries are also vital in the city. As such, expats planning life in Lyon can look forward to a variety of working opportunities.
  • Working in Lyon

    As one of Europe's most important banking centers, working in Lyon can be very appealing to foreigners. Thriving industries such as software and biotechnology provide a boost to the local economy, and tourism is also a growing sector providing plenty of work in Lyon.

Information for the Expat Life in Lyon

Are you looking for specific information, such as serviced apartments in town or a doctor speaking your native language in France? On top of our expat guide, you will have access to our expat directory for Lyon, which provides you with a complete catalogue of all expat-relevant locales and relocation services in Lyon. Moreover, you also can take full advantage of our Lyon expat forum in order to look for tips and information from your fellow expatriates.

Become part of InterNations Lyon and you’ll be warmly greeted with a welcoming Salut from our expats living and working in Lyon.

Are you curious about expatriate living outside Lyon? Then read more about our various expat guides, such as living in Oslo or living in Calgary!

Paul O'Doherty

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

Maria Cristina Alves

"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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