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Information about housing

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Getting housing in Paris is difficult and expensive. For help, you should write to Delphine (, giving all details (dates, size, price range). The staff at the IHP will be away from July 26 (included) to September 4, so do not expect an answer before September. Be aware that the minimum price for a studio is around 1000 Euros/month, and that the closer to the IHP you stay, the more expensive it will be.

Here are a few options:
Through the IHP:

  • The Jussieu appartments. At the moment, they are all taken, but there is a waiting list.
  • We have access to another set of appartments. They are moderately priced Studios and 1 Bedroom appartment (2 pièces = 2 rooms = 1 BR + living room), and are located near Gare de Lyon. It is not very convenient transportationwise: count 30 minutes by public transportation. Details about how to get them will be given later (you will need to go through the IHP, to obtain the preferential rates).
  • The IHP has a few other places to propose.

    Without the help of the IHP:

  • La Cité Internationale Universitaire de Paris. For students and researchers or artists. You need to apply yourself. It is very much in demand, so it is absolutely not guaranteed that you will get a room, even if you appy early (of course, the earlier, the better). There are several houses, and prices differ from house to house. There are several kinds of housing: most are dorm rooms (for students), but there are also studios. Here is the link to apply. If you know someone staying there, you may want to ask him/her to enquire for you.
  • Centre International de Séjour de Paris. Proposes moderately priced rooms (60 Euros/night, breakfast included). Suitable for short stays.
  • This page contains a list of private student houses. Be aware that there are often restrictions as to gender and/or age.
  • It might be worth trying to rent a big appartment and share it.
  • Of course, you can also rent an appartment, via AirBandB, or other agencies. Staying near the IHP is expensive, however, and there are few foodstores in the area, so it is worth looking elsewhere.

    Public transportation and others

    Public transportation works well in Paris. The bus lines 21 and 27 have stops very near the IHP (Saint Jacques Gay-Lussac), bus 89 has a stop at Panthéon (5 minutes); the RER stop Luxembourg is also quite close (5 - 10 minutes walk). So, for instance it is worth investigating appartments located in the 13th arrondissement.

    The web site of the RATP has all the information about public transports (with the exception of OrlyVal, which is private). (The menu on the right gives more options, in particular prices and descriptions of kinds of tickets). A monthly Navigo pass costs 75,20 Euros, a weekly one 22,15 Euros. A pack of 10 Tickets t+ costs 14,50 Euros.

    There are bikes in self-service. The system is that you buy a ticket or a suscription; you can use the bike for 30 minutes for free, any additional half-hour costs money. At the moment, the company which does this is Velib, but it might change by January 2018.