View of the city centre and the Seine river
Where to stay in Paris?
The KEDGE Paris campus is located in the heart of the French capital in the exceptional 135,000 m² Lumière Building, one of Paris's largest business centres and ecosystems.
Paris is the capital and most populous city of France. Each of its 20 different arrondissements offers its unique ambiance and way of life. It may be challenging for international students to find housing and decide on a location. That is why we have created a list to help you find the area best suited to your needs.
- The Latin Quarter is a historic student neighbourhood in the 5th and 6th arrondissements. It is home to a mixture of modern and old bars, nightclubs, cafés, bookshops, and cinemas, as well as charming and picturesque streets such as the Rue Mouffetard (one of the oldest in Paris). Historically a student area, it has become rather expensive on a student's budget.
- The Marais district is located in the capital's 4th arrondissement and is known as a trendy area for students from France and abroad. The Marais' beauty is in its cobblestone streets, historic landmarks, and quirky modern boutiques. It will certainly appeal to international students because of its joyful and dynamic environment, as well as its diverse range of bars and restaurants. However, due to its central location, the rent can be quite high.
- The Belleville neighbourhood is one of Paris's most popular housing areas among international students. Migrants, students, artists, and musicians from around the world have transformed Belleville into a thriving and welcoming community. It is unique because of its social and ethnic diversity. Many local restaurants offer foreign cuisine, and rent prices are moderate in this district.
- Another area for student accommodation is the République-Bastille. It is located on the right side of the Seine and benefits from an excellent public transport network. The city's main schools and universities are only a few metro stops away. While located in the heart of the French capital, the area offers cheaper rent for student accommodation such as furnished rooms, individual studios, or shared two-bedroom flats.
- Pigalle is one of Paris's most vibrant student neighbourhoods. The Pigalle district, located in the 9th and 18th arrondissements, is ideal for night owls who enjoy heading out for drinks after classes. It is home to such landmarks as the Basilique du Sacré-Coeur de Montmartre and the Moulin Rouge.
- Oberkampf is a never-sleeping student district. The Oberkampf area in the 11th arrondissement is another favourite destination for Parisian night owls due to its partying culture. It is known for being a true hotbed of live music. The rental price per square metre in the 11th arrondissement is about €28.6, which is quite reasonable for Paris.
- You may also consider the 18th, 19th, or 20th arrondissements. These three districts are the best in terms of rent prices and availability. However, lower rents do not necessarily mean that the geographical location is worse or that the living conditions are not comfortable. On the contrary, these three arrondissements have many advantages, starting with the public transport network which allows you to get to the city centre quickly. There are also many local shops and places to go out and party.
Paris is the most expensive student city in France so the rent budget is rather high. For a 20 m² studio in the city, you will need to plan an average budget of €823 per calendare month (bills included). However, the cost of renting a room or studio in Paris or the surrounding area varies depending on the location and type of accommodation. The more you extend your housing search outside of Paris, the lower the rent becomes. For instance, the average student budget in Île-de-France is around €750 per calendar month. Students living in the inner suburbs of the capital have an average budget of €700 per month. These budgets can be reduced to €600-650 per month in the outer suburbs.
International students in need of more space can choose to share a flat and divide the costs. It is a rather popular option in the capital and not only interesting price wise but to mingle with other students.
Paris is one of the favourite cities for French and international students. They frequently choose it as a destination for their business studies abroad. For international students, the French capital offers such a vibrant student life that even the world's major megacities cannot compete. It is Europe's largest university town and is regarded as one of the most pleasant locations to study.
So, what will be your perfect neighbourhood in Paris?
How to find accommodation as a student?
The housing services for students of KEDGE Business School are available on a single Studapart platform. You will find exclusive housing offers from private landlords and real estate agencies, such as studios, flat shares, furnished rooms in private houses, etc. In the French rental market, more than 1 in 5 requests are filed for a student residence. Student residences make it easy to book a place remotely from abroad, which is not always possible with other types of accommodation. That explains why they are so successful with international students and why there are so many offers available on the platform.
Location is one of the main criteria when looking for accommodation. For their studies or their job, students usually prefer to avoid long walks or long journeys on public transport. This is why you will usually find residences in the immediate vicinity of schools or universities.
On the Studapart platform, you will also benefit from personalised support throughout your rental application process and the Studapart Guarantee. The Studapart team makes sure that the user’s profiles and ads are verified and encourages homeowners to keep an updated profile, have a high response rate, and provide quality accommodation.
A multilingual team is at your disposal 6 days a week to help you find and book your student accommodation on the platform. Whether you are searching or looking to book, you can view available housing and complete the whole process online. To get started, click on “Tenant space” and sign up using your school’s login credentials, your personal email address, or register with your Facebook account.
For further questions, do not hesitate to contact our housing advisor in Bordeaux: firstname.lastname@example.org.
You don’t have a guarantor for your student accommodation in France?
Don’t worry, Studapart can replace your guarantor over the whole duration of your stay in France.
A guarantor is a third party, who signs the lease agreement with the tenant, responsible for paying the rent. In case the tenant does not pay the rent, the landlord has an option to legally ask the guarantor to pay it.
It may be challenging for international students to find accommodation in Bordeaux without a French guarantor. In most cases, student residences and landlords require that your guarantor has income in France.
You can get the Studapart Guarantee directly on the platform and add it to your rental application to find a room or residence available in the desired area.
If you require any further information, feel free to email: email@example.com
You are an owner
To advertise your student housing services or property on our dedicated platform, click on “Owner space” to go through the sign-up process. After that, you will be able to create your profile and describe the student accommodation you provide.
The Studapart platform allows you to find a perfect tenant quickly and safely. It was developed on 4 key pillars to make your rental experience simpler: security, autonomy, expertise, and profitability.
Studapart is a community of trust, as both owners and tenants share the same values: transparency, open-mindedness, and goodwill. If you have a room or student residence to offer, come join us!
Student residence in Paris
The student hall residence (CROUS)
The Regional Centre for University and School Work (CROUS) is a public organisation in charge of student administration. In particular, they can provide social assistance, welcome international students, help with accommodation and catering, and promote student culture.
Depending on your study location, you will need to contact your regional CROUS centre. The CROUS student residences and rooms are mainly allocated according to social criteria.
For more relevant information, we encourage you to visit the blog and the official CROUS website.
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