General information and housing in Paris for scientific visitors,
students, and interns
Resources of our university (Université Pierre et Marie Curie (a.k.a. UPMC or
Official (government or academic) agencies aiming to help foreign
students and researchers in France:
Universitaire de Paris, campus housing in Paris.
for foreign researchers, PhDs, and holders of research
grants in France.
Foundation: facilitates visits by foreign scientists to France.
housing in the "Science Valley" of Saclay
Official student housing bureau:
- Campusfrance: National
agency for promoting French higher education abroad.
- acc&ess Centre for International Mobility: Help for foreign
researchers (accomodation, paperwork).
Their main property in Paris is Cité
Internationale Universitaire de Paris, boulevard Jourdan, 75014.
To apply for accomodation, see Cité Internationale
Universitaire de Paris above.
This comprehensive list of cheap hotels, youth hostels and homes
people is maintained by the Paris Tourist Office:
39, avenue Georges Bernanos
75005 Paris, France
+33 1 40 51 36 00
A comprehensive list of housing resources for students is maintained by
Université Paris-IV Sorbonne (a partner of UPMC in the
See also the list
of "foyers" admitting students maintained by CROUS (overlaps in part
the previous list).
- Sabbatical Homes
- Real-estate agency specialised in furnished and seasonal rentals
(on the expensive side): Lodgis
Young persons' homes in Paris
There are many (see Paris Tourist
Office listing above, or search for "foyer d'hébergement" in the
Yellow Pages http://www.pagesjaunes.fr/).
Although some homes do not normally take students, interns
("stagiaire" in French) and PhD students are OK. Here are a few that
look promising, but there are many more:
- CLJT has several foyers.
- Service Social
Breton (women only), 28 rue du Cotentin, 75015 Paris,
tel. +33 1 5680 1515; http://www.service-social-breton.org.
I know the manager; if you come to do
research with the Regal group, I can help; contact me if interested.
- U.C.J.G (Union Chrétienne de
Jeunes Gens de Paris), a.k.a. YMCA, 14 rue de
Trévise, 75009 Paris, Tel. +33 1 47 70 90 94
- VEDER, 168 rue Blomet, 75015 Paris, tel. +33 9 79 63 48 31
Beware! Scam alert!!!
It is difficult to find housing in Paris.
Demand is very high, offer is small, and prices soar.
This opportunity has not been lost on criminals and scam artists.
Fake advertisements are commonplace.
Be very, very cautious.
The more tempting the offer, the more you should be careful.
Never, never, never, NEVER send money by Western Union or
"mandat cash urgent" to someone you don't know personally!
There is absolutely nothing stopping the person at the other end from
simply walking away with your money, and
it happens all the time.
Check it out for yourself: search for "western union scam" or "arnaque mandat cash urgent" or
"arnaque western union" on google
("arnaque" means scam).
If you must send money, do it in a way that is traceable.
The best is a bank-to-bank transfer.
If your prospective landlord will not accept, then he is definitely
trying to screw you.
By all means stick to reputable agencies, especially if you are not personally present in Paris.
|Auberge de jeunesse||Youth Hostel|
|Chambre de bonne||"Maid's room": Small room, usually on
the 6th floor with no elevator access, outside toilet|
|Cuisine américaine||Open-plan kitchen (in the living room)|
|Doctorant, thésard ; doctorat, thèse||PhD student; PhD|
|Foyer||Home, hostel (similar to YMCA or YWCA)|
|Garçons uniquement||Men only|
|Hostel||Cheap hotel (not to be confused with a proper
hostel, which is called "foyer").|
|Hébergement pour les jeunes||Accomodation for young people|
|Jeunes filles uniquement||Women only|
|Logements étudiants||Student housing|
|Fumeur ; non fumeur||smoking; non smoking|
|Stage ; stagiaire||Internship, practical; intern|
|Studio||One-room apartment (no separate bedroom or kitchen)|
|2 pièces or F2; 3 pièces or F3; "n" pièces or F"n"
||Apartment with 1 bedroom; 2 bedrooms; "n-1" bedrooms
This page was put together as a personal service to visitors to the
Regal group of INRIA and LIP6.
I cannot answer questions from other people, and will ignore any such
The information is accurate to the best of my knowledge at the "Last
modified" date hereafter.
Last modified: Fri Jan 23 13:06:39 CET 2015