From private student residences to young workers’ homes, independent housing, homestays or flat sharing, there are several types of accommodation depending on your budget, your age and the length of your stay. Here are several addresses to guide you in your search for accommodations.
Student / young worker residences and hostels
These hostels are for singles and/or couples without children.
Union nationale des maisons d’étudiants (UNME)
Student houses (rooms, studios, apartments) managed by UNME, for students from 16 to 30 years old.
Furnished accommodation for students from 16 to 25 years old in two residences in Paris (small studios, studios, single or double rooms)
Office des services étudiants (OSE)
Furnished or equipped studios in fifteen student residences in Île-de-France and offers from individuals – Guarantor in France required
Young workers’ hostels
These hostels are usually reserved for singles and/or couples without children, trainees or employees.
Association des résidences et foyers de jeunes (ARFJ)
Furnished rooms, studios in residences and hostels for young people from 18 to 25 years.
Foyers de jeunes travailleurs (FJT) – Union Régionale pour l’Habitat des Jeunes
Numerous hostels in Île-de-France. Rooms, studios for people from 18-25 years old – up to 30 years for certain hostels.
Centre du Logement des Jeunes Travailleurs, Etudiants et Stagiaires (CLJT)
13 residences in Île-de-France, including two in the 13th and 14th arrondissements
Social residences for young people (Foyer Jeunes Travailleurs)
Two hostels in the heart of Paris (L’étape Voltaire, L’étape Blanqui) for young people from 18 to 25 years old
Association de logement pour jeunes travailleurs (ALJT)
53 residences in Île-de-France. Rooms, studios for students aged 18 to 26 years
Résidences jeunes actifs en mobilité (RJAM)
Furnished studios or small studios for young workers, singles and couples without children aged 26 to 32
Union nationale pour l’habitat des jeunes (UNHAJ)
Offers rooms, studios, 2 rooms in homes for young workers and student residences; offers of rooms or individual apartments, for young people from 16 to 30 years old
Mixed accommodation centres (Arenberg, Feuillantines, Marjolin, Moulin Vert) distributed in Paris, for young employees and students (from 18 to 28 years old) firstname.lastname@example.org
Private student residences with services
Résidences étudiantes et jeunes actifs fac habitat
Association that manages a set of accommodations in student residences.
Three furnished residences in Ile-de-France for students and young workers.
Association résidences pour étudiants et jeunes (ARPEJ)
From studios to apartments with up to two rooms in about thirty residences in Île-de-France.
2000 equipped or furnished apartments in Paris and Île-de-France, from studios to 2 rooms.
Résidences les estudines
From studios to apartments with up to two rooms in private residences – guarantor in France required.
Résidences les Studélites
Furnished and equipped residences and apartments – guarantor in France required.
Two residences near the Cité Internationale campus in the 14th and 13th district. Furnished studios with separate kitchen.
Family housing / Homestays
Accommodation with seniors
Associations bring together students seeking housing and seniors offering a room in their home or apartment. For seniors, the goal is to continue living at home in a less isolated way. For students, the objective is to find accommodations at a lower cost but also to be helpful and supportive.
There are several possibilities available :
- free room with commitment to be present during the evening,
- room with contribution to expenses with the provision of certain services,
- room with an occupancy allowance with no commitment to the senior.
For example :
This method is a little more expensive than a simple rental, but you can choose from several options (half-board, dinners, single room). It allows you to interact and speak French with families who have experience in welcoming students.
- HomesStay in Paris – www.homestay-in-paris.com
- Atome – www.atomeparis.com
- Séjours France Famille – www.sejoursfrancefamille.fr
- France Accommodation et Culture – http://www.fac-paris.com/
- France Student HomeStays – www.francestudenthomestays.com
Furnished accommodation at private homes
The Heberjeunes association offers students and young employees rooms or studios in private homes, in the southern region of Paris, along the RER B line – www.heberjeunes.fr
Accommodation / classified ads
Specialised classified ad sites for students
Ads for private accommodations, CROUS (Student Welfare Organisation) residence ads. This free CNOUS (French National Student Service) network service works as an intermediary between owners and students for renting rooms, studios or two-room apartments. You need to open a personal account online and provide proof of student status (student card, university registration, etc.)
Student housing from private owner to tenant. The tenant describes the type of rental he/she wants. The request is then sent to the relevant owners who contact the tenants they have selected. The owners and tenants then enter into an agreement without agency fees – annual registration of €14 for students.
Classified ads for English-speaking international communities in the city and region of Paris.
General housing information – access to detailed offers after free online registration
Studapart has become the online housing service of more than 150 schools and universities. Search by school or campus, or city.
- Paris Dauphine
- Ecole Nationale des Arts et Métiers
- Edhec Business school
- HEC Paris
- Université de Versailles Saint-Quentin-en-Yvelines
- Université Paris Est Marne-la-Vallée
- Université Cergy-Pontoise
… and many other higher education and research institutions and schools.
Some free flat sharing sites: Consultation of offers after online registration
- http://rejoins.afev.org/kaps/paris/ (students having a few hours a week for solidarity projects in the neighborhood)
Ads on the social network Facebook : http://www.facebook.com/PlanColocParis
Site connecting students seeking and people offering a flat sharing arrangement: www.lacartedescolocs.fr
Rental, flat sharing, accommodation for the provision of services, specialised for students
Organisations providing assistance in accommodation searches
If you are 18 to 25 years of age, helps you find accommodations (rooms, studios, flat sharing, rooms for the provision of services), in exchange for an annual fee of €20.
5, rue de l’abbaye, 75006 Paris Métro Saint germain des Prés (Line 4) 01 55 42 81 23 email@example.com
If you are 18 to 29 years old, the CLLAJ will welcome you, provide you with information and guide you in your search for accommodations (completely free of charge). The CLLAJ will only meet with you by appointment.
1/3 rue Princesse, 75006 Paris Métro Saint Germain des Prés (Line 4) 01 45 84 77 34 firstname.lastname@example.org
General information on accommodation
- CNOUS / Ministère de l’enseignement supérieur, de la recherche et de l’innovation :“international students” section,
- CAMPUS FRANCE “living in France” section,
- UNION NATIONALE DES CLLAJS,
- MINISTERE DE L’ECONOMIE, DE L’INDUSTRIE ET DU NUMERIQUE (DGCCRF)
Price range in Île-de-France Paris Region
Average price per month
TYPE OF ACCOMMODATION
Seine-et-Marne (77), Yvelines (78), Essonne (91), Hauts-de-Seine (92), Seine-Saint-Denis (93), Seine-et-Marne (94) Val-d’Oise (95)
|from 500€ to 700€||from 350 to 450€|
|Studio||from 600€||from 500 to 650€|
|2 rooms||from 900 to 1400€||from 700 to 900€|
|3 rooms||from 1400 to 2000€||from 900 to 1400€|
ANIL (Agence Nationale pour l’Information sur le Logement)
Reference service for legal information. An essential national information site.
Point d’accès au droit Jeunes (PAD Jeunes) Legal Office every day without an appointment from 2:00 p.m. to 5:30 p.m
101 Quai Branly, 75015 Paris Métro Bir-Hakeim (Line 6)
Rental deposit and guarantee deposit
VISALE : Guarantee granted to tenants by Action Logement to cover the payment of rent and expenses for their main residence, in the event of unpaid bills. The amounts are paid in advance to the lessor by Action Logement, then reimbursed by the tenant.
LOCA-PASS: System providing future tenants with assistance for the payment of the deposit (Loca-pass) or in the event of unpaid rent (Loca-pass guarantee)
Bank guarantee – Several banks offer a bank guarantee solution for property rental. Inquire directly with banks, on their website or at an agency