French community in Luxembourg
The French community is the second largest foreign community in Luxembourg with more than 45.000 residents. 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 the city of Luxembourg and slightly more than 14% respectively in Strassen and Hespérange.
Despite being the 2nd foreign community in the country, french people represent less than 10% of naturalized persons since 2010. Less than 4,500 residents people are binationals French and Luxembourgers, and more than 2/3 of French applicants of Luxembourg nationality are non-residents.
To these figures, we must also add the more than 100,000 French border workers, who 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 is one of the 3 official languages in Luxembourg with german and luxembourgish.
Traditional / recurrent events in relation with France in Luxembourg
- French National Day is on July, 14th
- L’institut français du Luxembourg organize or co-organize many cultural activities (concerts, conferences, exhibition etc…) to promote the French culture.
- France is also presentevery year with a stand at the International Bazaar
« There are many French speaking people in Luxembourg. A very fruitful way to integrate into your new country is to join the associations in your village/district, to go to the local events or even just to spend time in the nearest playground place, kids often provide natural reason to engage in a conversation with other mummies (advise of Fanny, french civil amabassador) ».