French expats in Barcelona

Everything you need to know as a French expat in barcelona

Bienvenue French expats!

With the expat community making up almost half of Barcelona’s population, the capital of Catalonia is certainly a haven for expatriates from all over the world. 


The French community is very active in Barcelona, with 16,940 French expatriates already living here. You can find more detailed statistics about the French expat community in Barcelona below… 

French expats in Barcelona, statistics, living in Barcelona

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  • Nicolas
    28 April 2022 at 17:21

    Hi every one. Has anybody applied for their NIE recently? Did anybody present a balance certificate from a French bank? Merci

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