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Lebanese people in France
Total population
300,000 [1] [2] [3] [4]
Regions with significant populations
Paris, Marseille, Lyon, Bordeaux , Strasbourg, Nice, etc.
French, Lebanese Arabic (some also speak Armenian)
Majority: Maronite Catholic, Greek Orthodox, Melkite Catholic. Minority: Shia Islam, Sunni Islam, Druze

Lebanese people in France include migrants from Lebanon to France, as well as their descendants. Many people left Lebanon because of the Lebanese civil war and wars with Israel as well as various crises in Lebanon.


The Lebanese population in France is estimated to be from 300,000. [5]


Although there has been sporadic migration from the Middle East to France since the 17th century, the real growth of the French Lebanese population began in 1975, with the start of the civil war in Lebanon, which drove thousands of people away. Other wars with Israel, and economic mismangment leading to more economic, political crisis and Lebanon being considered a failed state by some, all of which led to continued emigration. [6] [7] [8] [9] No concrete data exists on the religious affiliations; however, it is commonly assumed that Maronite Christians make up the majority of the Lebanese population in France.

Notable people

See also


  1. ^ "Henry Laurens : " la France et le Liban sont comme les membres d'une famille recomposée "". 7 October 2020.
  2. ^ "Geographical Distribution of the Lebanese Diaspora". The Identity Chef.
  3. ^ "Présentation du Liban".
  4. ^ "Relations bilatérales".
  5. ^ "Geographical Distribution of the Lebanese Diaspora". The Identity Chef.
  6. ^ Algemeiner, The (2023-05-25). "The Persecution of Christians in Lebanon -". Retrieved 2023-12-27.
  7. ^ "How Hezbollah destroyed Lebanon with backing of Iran - opinion". The Jerusalem Post | 2021-08-17. Retrieved 2023-12-27.
  8. ^ "How Hezbollah destroyed everything that made Lebanon great". Arab News. 2020-09-27. Retrieved 2023-12-27.
  9. ^ "Half of Lebanese consider migrating – Arab Barometer". Retrieved 2023-12-27.