French community, associations and culture in Luxembourg

The French Community in Luxembourg

The French community is the second largest foreign community in Luxembourg. It has increased since the 70s, from 2.5% of the population to 7.6% today, with a sharp acceleration of French settling in Luxembourg since 2011.

The preferred French municipalities of residence are close to the capital. French residents represent 17.3% of the population in Luxembourg and slightly more than 14% respectively in Strassen and Hespérange. In addition, they represent less than 10% of naturalized persons since 2010. As of January 1st,2018, there were less than 4,500 French-Luxembourgers, of whom more than 2/3 of French applicants of Luxembourg nationality are non-residents.

To these figures, we must also add the more than 94,000 French border workers who today represent more than 50% of cross-border workers in Luxembourg. This figure is expected to increase in the coming years given the needs of the Luxembourg labor market.

French Institute in Luxembourg

The Institut Français in Luxembourg’s mission is to spread the influence of France and French culture in Luxembourg (and around the world).

Cultural events related to French culture are regularly organized by the French Institute: theater, cinema or music, with the exhibition of works and French productions.

French classes are organized by the Institut Français with Francophone teachers for children and adults.

Playful and creative activities are also offered every week (not available during school holidays). On request, the IFL also intervenes in schools within the framework of extracurricular activities.

More information about courses and activities.

The entire offer is available online. More information:

UFE, the association for the French living abroad

The association of French people abroad is a must for all French living abroad. Its goal ? Inform French expatriates about their rights and facilitate their daily lives abroad with information, tips and personalized advice.  Created in 1927 and led by volunteers, the Union des Français de l’Etranger is now present in more than 100 countries.

A great help if you want to leave France, or come back

Are you French and live or want to move abroad? UFE is a real gold mine in terms of advice and information.

With a lot of information and many useful resources for the French wishing to move to another country, the UFE is able to do everything possible to help you prepare your departure (or your return) in the best conditions.
Do you have questions about the pension, the administrative formalities, the employment or the school system of your host country? The UFE informs you and directs you to the appropriate people to support you in your research.

Everyday activities and support in your expatriation

The association does not only support you on your arrival abroad or when you leave, it is primarily an active community that wants to be present daily in the life of its French expatriate members.

For this reason, the UFE regularly organizes information, cultural and sports activities in a friendly atmosphere. In case of a glitch, or if you need help to solve a problem once installed in your host country, the association is also available to help you.

To be kept informed of all the organized activities and to exchange with the members, go to the Facebook page of UFE Monde of the association or on the website of the Union des Français de L’Etranger.

Do you want to meet french or others communities in Luxembourg ? Contact JAA Club

For more information on expatriation in Luxembourg, click here.

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