Moving to Lyon, France
Last updated on May 07, 2023
Summary: Expats move to Lyon, France for its vibrant culture, excellent cuisine, and beautiful architecture. The city is known for its rich history, with many historical sites to explore. It is also a great place to live for its excellent public transportation system, affordable housing, and low cost of living. Additionally, Lyon is a great place to work, with many job opportunities in the tech, finance, and healthcare industries. Finally, the city is home to a diverse population, making it a great place to meet new people and make new friends.
What do I need to know before moving to Lyon?
When we asked people what advice they would give someone preparing to move to Lyon, they said:
"Expatriates should be aware that Lyon is the third largest city in France. Though the city itself is quite diverse, the overall culture of France is still dominant. There is an efficient public transportation system, making the city easy to navigate. However, it is important to keep in mind that most Lyon-based professionals speak French in their day-to-day lives. Expats should also consider investing in a local SIM card for their mobile phone for easier communication. Furthermore, some areas may be more expensive to live than others and it is advisable to research housing costs and availability before making a move. Lastly, expats should be open to learning new customs and traditions as they come to terms with their new life in Lyon," remarked one expat who made the move to Lyon, France.
How do I find a place to live in Lyon?
About the Author
Joshua Wood, LPC joined Expat Exchange in 2000 and serves as one of its Co-Presidents. He is also one of the Founders of Digital Nomad Exchange. Prior to Expat Exchange, Joshua worked for NBC Cable (MSNBC and CNBC Primetime). Joshua has a BA from Syracuse and a Master's in Clinical and Counseling Psychology from Fairleigh Dickinson University. Mr. Wood is also a licensed counselor and psychotherapist.
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