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Everything for getting settled in your new French city, from your arrival and throughout your stay in France.



A unique welcome solution that supports your employee and their partner.

What's Sojoourn?

Sojoourn is the first company of its kind in Lyon and France. Not only we are an international community of global-minded expats but we also offer the most fun and enriching Welcome Experience for the newcomers in the city. We help you get settled and accompany you from your arrival and throughout your stay with events and personalized services that meet your needs.

Our events are one-of-a-kind activities/workshops designed and hosted by locals and international professionals. Unlike a typical tour or activity, experiences offer by Sojoourn go beyond the activities themselves.

Speak French and feel home in France!

Improve French skills through our 1-on-1 French courses online with an experienced, native tutor.

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We've collected the best information and local secrets into one easy to use package, carefully crafted by our community.

We work with leading companies to facilitate your moving and your installation. From home-hunting to insurance, we've got you covered.

Meet our tribe leaders

Nina Coates

Yoga Teacher

"I feel like I am a part of a community that supports me. My friends recommended it to me and then I’ve got to know Emmanuelle and I even found my first yoga student through Sojoourn. As a Tribe Leader I can connect to other Tribe Leaders to do workshops and events together, which is amazing as there’s so many opportunities within the community."

Martina Buchal

Life Coach

"Your number 1 resource for connection can certainly be the Sojoourn expat community. I know Emmanuelle, the founder, well and she is doing her utmost to make sure that support services for expats in Lyon continue."

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Nathalie Barberis

Founder of Marypop

"The Sojoourn community is naturally diverse and open to the world. Exchanges are always rich and kind. Emmanuelle has managed to create a real family! In addition, the services offered by Sojoourn are both of high quality and 100% adapted to the expatriates who use them."

Our top experiences in LYON

Make some qualified networking while meeting interesting people from all over the world.

Speak French and feel like at home in Lyon with like-minded expats buddies.The courses combine grammar and conversational activities to tackle with expats' challenge!

Get you ready for your next French working adventure!

Understand better the "clichés" of the French way of recruiting.

Experience an international Café with Sojoourn! Connect like-minded people, create opportunities, practice French or English and have a good time together!

Our team is here for you

Have questions about Sojoourn or a particular event/service? Or looking for something specific? Send our team of experts a note, we'll get back to you as soon as possible. Together we’ve lived in 6 countries to help make Sojoourn better for you.

Get the coolest spots, upcoming events, useful information, insider tips and exclusive discounts through our partner establishments. 

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Sojoourn is the leading network & guide for expats in Lyon with a dynamic community at the heart of it.

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