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  1. France Expat Forum for Expats Living in France
    Hi everyone! After almost 2 years in France, my partner and I have decided to settle down here, rather than run back to Australia like we originally planned when we first left. I've just been offered a home-based job so we now have some flexibility in terms of location. I was wondering if...
  2. France Expat Forum for Expats Living in France
    Hello My long stay visitor visa expires on August 8th. I'm hoping to PACS with my french partner if possible before my visa expires but i'm seeing online that it take a minimum of 4 months in Lyon to get the appointment and I have 2 months before my visa expires. I thought i had previously...
  3. France Expat Forum for Expats Living in France
    Hi there, As we mentioned in a previous thread, we are having a hard time finding real estate agents / agencies / brokers (for rentals) who will work with us because we don't qualify for the unpaid rent insurance (we don't have a French tax return or French pay stubs). We do, however, have...
  4. France Expat Forum for Expats Living in France
    I have found an apartment that I love but it needs work (minimally work on the old wooden floors, painting, and new everything in the kitchen; ideally, an additional toilet and renovation of the bathroom). The price is good, and the location and everything else about the place are perfect for...
  5. Articles: Europe
    When asked about the best places for expats in France the great cities like Paris, Lyon and Bordeaux often come to min but a new study has found that it is the Breton capital of Rennes that comes out top. It has been named as the best city for foreigners to live in across France for all-round...
  6. France Expat Forum for Expats Living in France
    Bonjour! I plan to move to Lyon in July, and want to rent a furnished apartment. I plan to visit Lyon in March/April to secure the rental so that I can get a visa de long sejour in the states before moving. My questions are: 1. Are there agents who can help you find apartments and take care of...
  7. France Expat Forum for Expats Living in France
    I am considering moving with my kids aged 3 and 5 to Lyon next year as an Australian. I am concerned about security in bilingual schools. Particularly, we are looking at Greenfield and Ombrosa. My questions are specifically, what level of security presence (if any) is there around schools...
  8. France Expat Forum for Expats Living in France
    Hi all We're searching for a removal company in Lyon for a local move. We're moving from the city to a village 50kms outside and most of the businesses I've found recommended on this site are for companies doing international moves. Does anyone know of a good local one in Lyon area? I've...
  9. France Expat Forum for Expats Living in France
    Hello Expat Forum Members, Does anyone here have experience with the French language schools in Lyon? I hope to take classes in French this fall, and I am considering the options here in Lyon. I am looking for input on the quality of schools. So far, I'm looking at Alliance Française eife2f...
  10. France Expat Forum for Expats Living in France
    I'm moving to Lyon with my husband and two young children next year. We're looking for an attractive town South / South East of the city to live which is easily commutable to / from the airport and centre of Lyon, with a welcoming community and a good town centre. Any recommendations? Many thanks!
  11. France Expat Forum for Expats Living in France
    Hi, me and my girlfriend (French) are planning to move to Lyon or Paris in the future. I am an IT Professional (PhD in Software Engineering, a bit of experience in Italy, Germany and Ireland). In the past I have received already some offers for positions in Sophie-Antipolis, but we would...
  12. France Expat Forum for Expats Living in France
    Hi everyone, Unfortunately, I had to postpone my visa appointment (which was supposed to be this past Monday in DC) because I haven't been able to figure out my health insurance situation for next year, and I'd really appreciate some help... I'm feeling a bit overwhelmed at the moment, since...
  13. France Expat Forum for Expats Living in France
    We are moving to Lyon soon with our 2 girls, ages 8 and 11. They both play competitive soccer, which is extremely popular for girls in our area. I am wondering if there are girls' teams in the area and if anyone has a recommendation. Both girls are on competitive gymnastics teams, and they...
  14. France Expat Forum for Expats Living in France
    I am seeking the right school for my 18-yr-old son to study French in Lyon. Leo Lingua seems great- small classes, right in the heart of things, flexible, etc. Does anyone have experience of this or other intensive programs in Lyon? Thanks
  15. France Expat Forum for Expats Living in France
    Hi, We are moving to Lyon this summer and are looking for a bilingual/international school for our son. He will turn 5 in September. We are thinking of Ombrosa. Does anyone have any experience / recommendations about schools in Lyon? I would really appreciate some tips. Thanks!
  16. France Expat Forum for Expats Living in France
    Hi, I am a new member here, so hope I am posting this right. I hope the community here can help me on this dilemma. I am in my mid 30's, live in London for the past 11 years (flat share) work full time as an executive assistant. With the living costs going up so rapidly and quality of life...
  17. France Expat Forum for Expats Living in France
    Hi there We are a family of 4 with 2 boys, 3 and 5 yrs old, in Sydney at the moment. We are thinking of moving to Lyon while the boys are still little so they could easily pick up french. I have questions about schools, areas to live, and about the way of life in Lyon for Aussie parents who...
  18. France Expat Forum for Expats Living in France
    Hello. This is my first post. I am relocating to Lyon from the UK in April. My girlfriend is French, so it helping me with a lot of things like looking for apartments (leboncoin.fr is great) setting up health insurance, phone, bank etc... The only thing she is not able to help with is knowing...
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