Caen

Student accommodation, flats and rooms for rent in Caen

This French city is located in the northwest of the country, in the Normandy region. It is the capital of the Calvados department and a port city with many green spaces to enjoy. Its streets are full of history, with medieval houses and buildings rebuilt after the Second World War.

Caen receives many international students every year, so the student atmosphere is usually very lively and dynamic, with a wide variety of activities to do throughout the school year. It is a relatively small city in which everything is close by, so it will be very easy for you to get around.

Are you looking for student accommodation in Caen? The number of young people who choose this French city to live their Erasmus experience grows every year, so we recommend that you search as soon as possible. In this way you will be able to choose between more options for rooms, apartments and student residences, being able to find the ideal accommodation for you easily. We help you, through our Erasmus Play search engine, you will be able to compare the available accommodation in Caen from different housing providers.

Student apartments for rent in Caen

In this French city, you will find two types of apartments: on the one hand, there are apartments with several rooms to share, in which you will be able to divide the costs of rent and bills services (water, electricity, gas, internet, etc.).

On the other hand, there are studio-type apartments, with capacity for one or two people (ideally couples or friends) and which generally consist of a small space where all the amenities are found (kitchen-dining room, bathroom, bedroom).

As a reference, the cost of a furnished studio flat usually starts at € 500 per month onwards and an apartment with more rooms to share starts at € 750 per month.

Student room for rent in Caen

Are you looking for a cheap room for students in Caen? The price of this type of accommodation is determined by the characteristics of both the room and the flat, as well as its location. As a general rule, the rooms and apartments are furnished with everything necessary for a student. In addition, some of the rooms or floors may include specific details, such as a balcony, terrace, garden or different common areas. In the Erasmus Play search engine, you will be able to see all these details and compare between the different rooms available.

Generally, the minimum price for rooms in Caen is around € 325 per month and the maximum can reach € 550 per month. However, the average price is around € 400 per month.

Student accommodation in Caen

Below we will tell you which are the neighbourhoods most chosen by international students to live in during their stay in Caen, both because of its proximity to the university and places of leisure and interest.

Apartments for rent in the Historic Center of Caen

The historic centre of the city brings together most of the places of interest and leisure frequented by students, including a wide variety of shops, restaurants, bars, nightclubs, museums, movie theatres, concerts, among others. If you choose this neighbourhood to live in, you will be close to all this and to the main campus of the University, which you will be able to reach in a few minutes on foot.

Apartments in Calmette and St Jean-Eudes Saint-Gilles

These two adjacent areas are located to the east of the city centre. They have very good access to the main campus of the University of Caen and the leisure places most frequented by students, making it a very popular neighbourhood for young people to live in. In these areas, you will be able to enjoy several parks, restaurants, historic buildings and the area that runs over the Caen à la Mer Canal.

Rooms for rent in Demi Lune - Vaucelles - St Thèrése

The Demi Lune - Vaucelles - St Thèrése areas are located to the south of the city centre, on the other side of the Orne River from it. Even though they are further from the University and the frequented leisure places, one of the advantages of living here is that it is close to the central train station of Caen, so you will have an easy connection with other cities French.

Erasmus accommodation near the University of Caen Normandie (UNICAEN)

This institution has 6 different campuses, the main one in Caen and the rest in surrounding cities. Most of the faculties of this University are gathered on the campus of the Calvaire St Pierre neighbourhood which is very close to the centre of Caen.

University residence in Caen

As in the rest of France, public student residences are managed by the body called CROUS. Bear in mind that many young people, both national and international, choose this type of accommodation to live during their Erasmus experience, so getting a place can be difficult to do. For this reason, many students prefer to look for rooms in private flats and share with other young people, which also allows them to have more independence than in a residence hall.

Frequently Asked Questions about studying in Caen

How much does a student flat cost in Caen?
This depends on whether it is a studio flat, in which case the average price is usually € 560, or if it is an apartment to share with several students, which usually go from € 750 per month onwards for one with two rooms.
Where to live in Caen as a student?
Some of the neighbourhoods preferred by international youth are the old town, Calmette, St Jean-Eudes Saint-Gilles, Demi Lune, Vaucelles and Sainte Thèrése.
How is the student atmosphere in Caen?
Although it is a relatively small city, it receives many international students every year. And it is that in Caen there is a great variety of places to visit and of cultural and sports activities, as well as restaurants to taste the local gastronomy.
What is the approximate monthly expense for a student in Caen?
Estimate that your budget has to be around € 800 per month to cover the cost of rent (in this case an average price room) and food and leisure expenses.
Why go on Erasmus to Caen?
In this French city, you will be able to choose from a wide range of cultural activities (theatre, cinema, libraries, concerts) and sports, as well as enjoying parks and green areas. In Caen you will be able to experience the French culture from the inside, being able to improve or learn the French language.

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