We take care of finding your new home, worry-free!

At Sojoourn our mission is to help expats feel home in Lyon. This could mean introducing them to our community, guiding them through the French administration or teaching them French. For some, the most difficult step is to find their new place where they can truly start feeling home.


We saw that the expats need our home search service, because we can truly understand their situation and we are more than motivated to make a positive impact on their life by finding the perfect home for them. 

How does it work?

Tell us what you are looking for



We get back to you to schedule a Zoom call


Let's talk through the details and see if we can help you


We sign a Home Search Contract and send you the first invoice


We guide you through the 
lease signature


We organise visits to find the right place for you


We put together your application file


We create a WhatsApp conversation


We welcome you in your new home with a surprise


We send you the second invoice, our success fee


During your first year we stay in touch to help you


Enjoy your new home!

Why choose Sojoourn?

Sojoourn is the best solution for home search because:

1. Your search is carried out by our team with a good knowledge of the French market (and we speak French!).

2. Thanks to our network in Lyon we get access to many exclusive offers (not published by the agencies) and you have a better chance of getting the apartment through us.

3. We take care of all the paperwork to save you time, energy and eventually money.

4. We filter through the offers to avoid wasting time with misleading ads and only organise visits that you will like.


5. You don't have to be in Lyon, we can visit a place for you with a live video call.

6. Sojoourn stays with you during your first year and you can come to us for help even after signing the lease.

7. Money-back guarantee. You can change your mind and we refund you!*

BONUS: As part of our surprise Welcome Pack, we include 1 month of Sojoourn Club membership for free to help you better integrate and make some new friends.

We are not a real estate agency, we are a personalised service provider for expats with a lively international community. We put the human part in the center of everything we do.

Sojoourn feels like home

Our goal is to provide the best experience for expats relocating to Lyon. Thanks to our international community we offer a whole new and unique experience.

Frequently Asked Questions

How long does it take to find an apartment with Sojoourn?

On average we need 21 days to find your new place. The duration of your home search can vary a lot as there are many factors that are out of Sojoourn's control (the housing market, your application, the timing, the luck...).

Can I also look for accommodations on my own?

Of course you can, if you find something that you like, feel free to send it to us, but we're here to save you around fifty hours of research. We have built up a well working system, you can let us manage the research entirely. You have a better chance of getting the apartment through us, because as we're professionals, agencies and private owners trust us more.

How can I stay in touch with Sojoourn during the search?

After signing a Home Search Contract with us, we will start a group discussion on WhatsApp. We will send you the offers we found and you will be able to ask us all the questions you may have. We remain at your disposal 7 days a week from Monday to Sunday, 9h-18h.

Does Sojoourn provide assistance to subscribe for utility (electricity, gas, water, internet ...) contracts?

Absolutely, our service goes beyond just finding a place for you. Although, this assistance is not included in our basic service fee. We charge €50 for each utility contract arrangement. In some cases we can provide you with a special discount at the providers.

100% satisfaction guaranteed

*We do our best to meet your expectations, but you have 15 days after signing a Home Search Contract with us to change your mind. No questions asked, and we refund you.

We would be happy to support you and provide you the best experience. We're looking forward to discussing your home search in more details with you!

Emmanuelle & Zsofi

Those who are wondering why we just launched our new HOME SEARCH service at the end of 2020 and why we are different, read our blog.

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