Salut et bienvenue à InterNations! As a global network for people living and working abroad around the world, here at InterNations we aim to take the stress and fuss out of moving to France (or any other country) and make your expat life easier. Just as with any new country, moving to France can have hidden bumps in the road that can derail your plans; with InterNations, a strong community of fellow expats can help you through any issue, be it the language barrier, choosing the right property, difficulties navigating bureaucracy or local law, and a whole host of other things. So if you don’t know your bibliothèque from your bureau de change, can’t choose between life in Languedoc or Normandy, or just want to find like-minded expats in the French province of your choice, why not join InterNations today? What better way to immerse yourself in all the culture and sightseeing France has to offer, than by hearing it about from other expats who have already seen it all? From sipping locally cultivated wine near Bordeaux, to celebrating Bastille Day in Paris or basking in the glorious sunshine on the beaches of Cannes or Monaco and a million other things besides, the wonderful country of France has much to offer for any expat - and you can discover it all through InterNations' welcoming local French communities.
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 check out our vibrant InterNations Communities in countries like Portugal or Germany.
Attend our monthly events and activities for France expatriates to get to know like-minded expatriates in real life.
Get trustworthy advice and local insights from fellow members in our France expat forums.
France has a thriving trade relationship with the rest of the EU and there are economic opportunities in a hugely diverse range of fields across the country. Obviously urban areas, such as the sprawling Paris metropolis, or Lyon, France’s second city, will have more job opportunities, but depending on your skill set there will be employment in a more rural area, or there is always the option of commuting. From Alpine ski resorts to the sweltering heat of the Mediterranean south and the temperate climes of the north, France is a massively varied country with stunning scenery and beautiful architecture to suit every taste. Living the expat life in France offers so much diversity it might seem hard to know where to begin. Help is on hand however, with InterNations' open and trustworthy community always available with tips and insider advice. They'll do their best to help you tailor your needs and desires to the perfect location for you new life in France.
InterNations is the largest global network for expatriates, with communities in 390 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 Spain or Qatar, InterNations allows you to be close to them even if they are miles away.
Whatever your hobby or interest, you’ll be sure to find like-minded expats in France who speak your language and share your passions. A wide range of groups and monthly or fortnightly events are available across the country, including the annual InterNations summer event in Paris, held at the Marriot Hotel on the Champs Élysées, which is always a packed out event and one of the highlights of the community’s summer calendar. Whether you want to polish up on your French (or many other languages, InterNations is a truly global community), ride bikes, fish, sail, or a wide range of other activities, there will be friendly and welcoming community members waiting for you to contact them and join in. But it’s not just about leisure; if you find yourself in need of advice regarding local customs, laws or regulations InterNations has you covered. After all, who better to ask than an expat who has years of experience living in France? Failing that, they can always put you in touch with recommended local services or traders who will be able to help you out with your needs. And the best part of all? Once you’re set up and living your new life in France, you too can contribute to our forums and help newcomers get to grips with expat life, just as you were helped when you first moved. Building a sense of community and helping each other through the difficult process of moving countries — what could be better than that?