A project by France Fraternités


SamSam is a bilingual online guide providing practical information to help foreigners in France.

This guide orientates them and help them find their feet in their everyday life in France.

the SamSam guide gathers reliable, useful information for Non-French people, coming from Europe or another country, whatever their situation: asylum seekers, refugees, students or people who came through family reunion.

SamSam offers varied resources: administrative information, practical services, maps, pictures, videos… They are organized in 9 main categories and will give you information on residence permits, universities, free museums and going to school in France. The guide contains interactive maps, for example a map of the préfectures, it also invites you to take part in civic life or comes back on French history through national museums’ paintings…

If you want to go further, discover France and its language, understand its values, live there every day life….Check out


Ensemble en France

with the MOOC, the blog is a complete online resources on the French society aimed at immigrants. It answers their everyday cultural questions.

Each part of the project decodes in its own way France’s complexity, its values and its red tape and allows the reader to discover the shades of the French language and to master them.

The purpose of the project is to make France understandable to foreign people, to help them navigate through their new territory by giving them the keys so that everyone, new comers and “already there” immigrants can live together (“ensemble en France”) in harmony.