Hi to all, Our sister meetup group has just launched a fun Parent & child group for English speakers in Lyon! Perhaps you need to make new friends,need a little support or advice about living in Lyon with kids, need to socialise or would like you children to practice French!. The first event (A picnic in the Park) takes place in a couple of weeks and its free to join! We would love to see this as a regular fixture for all! http://www.meetup.com/Lyon-AngloINFO-English-Speakers-Meetup/ Chris
Anyine out there live in this area of Lyon? Would you recommend any particular ecole maternelles? We hope to move to this area in July from Ireland & will take a trip soon to look at schools. What are the transport links like to places like the parc de la tete d'or? Many thanks in advance.
I am in need of advice regarding nice areas to live in Lyon. We move in July & my husband will be working in the 8th district near the laennec & mermoz metro stations. We would like to live beside his work. Are these nice areas to live? We need to find a good public ecole maternelle for our two boys who will be 3 & 4. We would love to be near some greenspace ideally. any suggestions for where to live? Any suggestion regarding moving to Lyon appreciated!
Hello everyone! We have just moved to Lyon from Normandy with our two daughters. My eldest daughter goes to school while the little one stays with me. I would love to join a mother - toddler group or just meet other expat mums in Lyon. We live in the 6th arr. and we often go to the Tete d'or park. Hope to hear from you soon!
Tuesday with my daughter to look around the University as she is hoping to start there in September. Could anyone suggest a B&B to say overnight in, I have never been to Lyon before but don't like the idea of driving into the town centre so perhaps somewhere on the outskirts of the town which has a bus or train sevice to the centre, also if anyone has any info on the Moulin University I would very much appreciate it. Thanks Suzie
Hello We are moving to Lyon next summer and I am trying to find out advice regarding schools for our bilingual children. The eldest will hopefully be starting at CSI (exam permitting) but I am looking for a maternelle/primaire for my 4 year old (will be 5 then). He already knows how to read and write in English so it maybe that he can go in CP direct though know that state schools will not permit this. We have looked at the websites for Westpoint, Le petit monde and Junior school as are likely to live that side of town. Any local advice would be so appreciated Rosbif
Is there a legal age for babysitting in Lyon or France as our neighbours 15 yo daughter has offered but i don't want to get into trouble as i know what French laws can be like. Also is it a problem paying small amounts of cash like this and finally does anyone know the going rate? Thanks
We'll be moving to Lyon in the new year 2012 with our 2 sons who will be 12 (US grades 7 and almost 14 (US grade 9) by then. We're considering Ombrosa and CSI (French is primary language) and the International School of Lyon (English is primary language with French taught as a foreign language). Other than the primary instruction language (we're leaning toward Ombrosa or CSI so that the girls will become fluent in French), Does anyone have any kids that attend these schools and able to give me any advice? The costs are irrelavant as my husbands firm is paying for this, we just want to get the choice right!.Thanks in advance. Jools
Hi has anyone any experience with sending their kids to the international schools in Lyon? I ask as we are just starting to look into this for our kids before we make the big move and as their is plenty of choice i thought someone may share their experiences good or bad! Thanks