Germans in France

Germans in France
Total population

(Total population of German ancestry

[1] Residents of France born in Germany 130,000(2012) German-born (2012).[2])
Regions with significant populations
Alsace, Lorraine (region), Aquitaine, Languedoc-Roussillon, Centre-Val de Loire, Midi-Pyrénées, Brittany, Poitou-Charentes, Paris, South of France and Corsica,
French, German
Roman Catholicism, Protestantism (mainly Lutheranism and the Reformed faith; see EKD),[3]
Related ethnic groups
Austrians, Danes, Dutch, Flemish, Icelanders, Norwegians,[4] Swedes,[4] and other Germanic peoples

Germans in France include French people of German ancestry and people born in Germany who live in France.

German emigration to France It has resulted in being the home of one of the largest communities of German population born outside Germany. Migration from Germany to France has increased rapidly from the 1990s onwards, and by 2012 there were an estimated 130,000 German citizens living in France.[5]


Population size

The German community in France is estimated at approximately 130,000 Germans.[6]

The main destinations of German migration to France apart of Paris are the frontier Franco-German, Southern France and Corsica. The major regions chosen by this community are Alsace, Lorraine (region), Aquitaine, Languedoc-Roussillon, Midi-Pyrénées, Brittany, Poitou-Charentes and Corsica.


European immigrants in France. Portuguese 8%, British 5%, Spanish 5%, Italians 4%, Germans 4%, Romanians 3%, Belgians 3%.[7]

Notable people

See also


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