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AVF, the association that welcomes newcomers in major French cities...

Updated: Mar 10

Have you just moved to France? Are you moving to Lyon, Lille, Paris or Marseille? The Accueil des Villes Françaises (AVF) is a national association located in several major French cities. Their missions ? Welcoming and supporting newcomers in their new city.

For more than 50 years, the AVF has been facilitating geographical mobility, for a new life in a new city.

👉For whom?

  • International newcomers

  • French newcomers

  • People who want to create social links

👉Their missions:

  • A warm welcome is provided at the reception desks by qualified volunteers who listen and provide information.

  • Friendly meetings and events that allow newcomers to connect with each other, better understand and discover the city, and become familiar with the association.

👉Within the AVF of Lyon, teams are classified by district or theme:

  • Lyon 2

  • Lyon 3

  • Lyon 4

  • Lyon 6

  • Lyon 7 and 8

  • Lyon 9

  • Monts d'Or

  • International

  • Evenings & Weekends

🕒The opening hours in Lyon are as follows:

  • Tuesday to Thursday from 2pm to 4.30pm

  • Thursday from 10:30 to 12:00

  • 1st, 3rd and 5th Friday of the month from 7.30pm to 9pm

📌 5 place de la Baleine, 69005 Lyon (Vieux Lyon)

💡 The AVF exists in several large cities in France: 250 local structures, 65,000 members and 11,000 volunteers.

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