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While in Lyon…

Speak French with local people !

Do you study French in Lyon? Meeting French people is part of the “learning French in France” experience as it gives you the opportunity to speak French and learn more about the French way of life ! We know it is not always easy so here are 5 tips to help you make the first step…

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ESNCOSMOLYON is an organisation aiming at welcoming international students. To do so, they created the BuddySystem. Register on the online platform to find a buddy who will help you, guide you in the city and may introduce you to French friends.


Meetup is a free and participative online platform that help people gather people around an activity or a hobby such as yoga, sports, culture, nightlife, international drinks, or even hiking outings… Check it out, everyone can easily find someting to do!

Lyon City Greeters

Discover the city in a different way with Lyon City Greeters. Lyon lovers guide you for free around the city in their own way: places, districts, things that they like to do in Lyon…

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Socialize through sports !

Do you like sports? Why not sharing your passion ! Go to sport clubs or sport associations to socialize while exercising!

Cultural events

You can check out Lyon cultural webzines and websites to stay tune about what’s going on in the city : This is Lyon,  Le Petit Bulletin, Le Petit Paumé, Lyon City CrunchLyon cultureNova Lyon….

And eventually, do not forget to say hello to your neighbors, and why not inviting one of them for a coffee!

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