Did you know that 370,000 international students study in France each year, with Paris being the overwhelming favourite amongst Erasmus students? Not only that but there are tens of thousands of ex-pats living in the City of Light.
While that’s great news for those looking to visit or live in Paris and meet new people, it can make it more difficult to learn how to make friends in Paris. With a sea of so many people, where do you even start meeting locals or making real friends?
We’ve got you covered! Check out our guide on how to make friends in Paris, whether you’re studying here, have just landed for a solo backpacking trip through Europe, or have moved here and plan on making the city home.
5 Tips for How to Make Friends in Paris
Not only will you have someone to help you navigate your new home, but you’ll also get a taste of the local culture. From going out for drinks to exploring the city, making friends is the best way to experience everything your new home has to offer.
Know Where to Go
Here are some ideas for younger travellers who like to go out and explore new cities and cultures:
Take French Lessons
Emily in Paris might have given us all high expectations of what living and dating in Paris is actually like. However, if you’re open to it, exploring the dating scene is another great way of meeting people in Paris.
While we suggest that any member of the Follow Paris community be careful when online dating (safety first, ladies!), we have found that it’s a great way to meet others and get a first-hand introduction to the local culture.
Join an Online Community
Look for Events in Paris
Whether you’re interested in theatre events, concerts, or even nature walks, we have something for everybody. Sign up to become a part of our community today! You’ll be able to make friends in Paris in no time.