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Being invited to a meal with a French family

Have you just moved to Lyon? Have you just arrived in Lyon to study, work or do an internship? Are you simply visiting or passing through Lyon? The Lyon International association is offering you the chance to share a free meal with a Lyon family! What better way to improve your French, discover French culture and meet the locals?

In practical terms, what does this involve?

For over 30 years, the Lyon International association has been putting foreigners in Lyon in touch with local families so that they can share a meal and a moment of conviviality in their homes.

  1. If you are interested, you need to fill in a form with your contact details, the languages you speak and your availability. The form can be found at the bottom of the page at this link:

  2. You will then receive an invitation to a meal with a family. You will always be accompanied by another international member of the association.

⚠️ Please note: if you wish to take part in the meals, you must abide by a few rules:

  • Respond promptly to invitations

  • Be punctual

  • Let us know if you can't make it

  • Be polite and courteous (of course!)

If you wish to contact the association :

📞04 78 30 59 37

📌7 Rue Major Martin - 69001 Lyon

  • Open Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday from 12.30pm to 5.30pm

  • And Friday from 5pm to 7pm

The aim of Lyon International is to encourage cross-cultural encounters and create friendly moments around gastronomy, while respecting French customs in terms of conviviality.

So what are you waiting for to take the plunge?


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