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Moving to Lyon

finding accommodation

opening a bank account

settling in & getting sorted out


If only moving abroad was as straightforward as your friend makes it look on Instagram. Unfortunately, moving to a foreign country like France, where paperwork is King, can be complicated and at times overwhelming. 

To make the process of moving to Lyon as smooth as possible we've partnered with three key institutions. Read the descriptions below to find out more.

finding a place to live

We've partnered with Lyon Expat Agency to give you access to simple, affordable and no-stress accommodation in the heart of Lyon. 

Why live with a host



You can stay for as little (1 month) or as long

(1 year) as you want, and you only pay the days and nights spent there.

Zero paperwork

- no guarantor required

- no proof of work needed

- no insurance needed

- no complicated docs


Take advantage of our partnership and benefit from a reduced rate and no admin fees.

from €595/month




Contact Sophie and her team at Expat Services France to find out more about the accommodation solutions they have available.


opening a bank account

There are many French banks to choose from, some more expensive and less proactive than others. We've been working with Société Générale for the last two years and are happy with their offer for foreign nationals living, working and studying in Lyon.

- debit card
- mobile application
- personal bank advisor
- no monthly fee
Put together the paperwork, select a meeting date, go to the branch and sign the documents. You'll have your RIB within 48 hours.
€80 free
Earn €80 absolutely free. Once you open your account you'll be credited with the amount.

download the detailed offer

Bank Account


Join other English-speakers for an international soirée filled with like-minded people.

Speak French

Practise your French and share your English skills at a language meet up.

Play netball

Join the English-speaking netball club here in Lyon.

Men and women welcome!

Go running

Join the numerous free running clubs in Lyon and see the city in a new light.

socialising & integrating

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