Shared apartments, spare rooms and roommates in Colmar
Flatshare in Colmar

Shared apartments, spare rooms and roommates in Colmar

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Colmar is a picturesque and quiet city that invites students to live a relaxed life and delve into the French culture. As there are very few student residences in Colmar, young people often choose to live in shared flats to have the experience of sharing everyday life with other students and make it more fun. Keep in mind that your roommates are probably of different nationalities, but living with a French person will allow you to learn or improve the language much faster.

Advantages and disadvantages of sharing a flat in Colmar

These are some of the pros and cons of living in shared flats in the French city:

Advantages of sharing a flat in Colmar

  • You can choose between shared flats located in different areas. For example, if you want to be close to the University of Haute Alsace IUT you can consider the neighbourhoods of Vieux Colmar, Quartier Saint-Léon or Krutenau.

  • The student atmosphere in Colmar is calm, so living with roommates will make the exchange more lively. Also, you will be accompanied in those moments when you miss your family and friends.

Disadvantages of sharing a flat in Colmar

  • Some apartments may not include appliances such as a washing machine or television, for example. Take a good look at the characteristics of both what would be your room and those of the apartment itself.

  • You will have to adapt to the schedules and noises of your roommates, respecting their moments of rest. This is especially during exam times.

Erasmus App for your exchange programme in Colmar

In the apps for Erasmus+ that you can download you will find a lot of relevant information for your exchange. Not only when it comes to the necessary paperwork, but also about life in the city. For example, you can find traditional dishes from the Alsace area that you cannot miss out on, such as foie gras, Baekckeoffe, Matelote du Rhin and Coq au Riesling, for example.

How to meet people in Colmar

One of the simplest ways is to share moments with your flatmates. In addition, you may consider the following alternatives:

Student associations in Colmar

Higher education institutions in Colmar, such as the University of Haute Alsace IUT, often have student associations that you can join. There are different fields and projects, for example, related to culture, the environment, sports, hobbies, nationalities and even humanitarian assistance. You will surely find one that interests you.

Facebook groups for Erasmus in Colmar

Surely you will find Facebook groups that you can join to meet people in Colmar. Normally student associations organize these groups, in which they publish the activities and plans that you can join.

Whatsapp groups for Erasmus in Colmar

Whatsapp and Telegram groups are usually intended for students to communicate with each other easily, being able to organize plans among themselves. It's probably going to be one of the best ways to meet people in Colmar and also make the experience more fun since you too can propose plans.

Tips for living in a shared apartment in Colmar

Here are some tips for you to keep in mind:

  • If you're in Colmar in April, you can't miss the Alsace Wine Fair! It is a great event in which, in addition to being able to taste wines, there are a large number of shows by well-known artists and DJs. Also, if you are going to be there during the Christmas season, prepare to live in one of the most picturesque and magical towns. Of course, you will also have to prepare yourself for the number of tourists who visit it for its Christmas lights and markets.

  • The nightlife in Colmar is usually not very lively, so parties and student gatherings are usually held in the apartments. Reach an agreement with your roommates not to bother each other, because although some may like the party, others may prefer quiet.

Frequently asked questions about sharing a flat in Colmar

How much does a shared flat cost in Colmar?
The average cost of a room in a shared flat in Colmar is usually €350 per month, although it can be lower or higher depending on the location of the flat and its features. 
How to meet people in Colmar?
The best thing you can do is join some of the student associations that universities have. You will surely find one to join since there are many on diverse interests. You can also search for Facebook and Whatsapp groups of international students who are in Colmar.
What are the advantages of sharing a flat in Colmar?
The student atmosphere in Colmar is not very lively, so by sharing a flat you will be able to do a lot of activities with your flatmates. In addition, you will be able to save on the cost of renting and take advantage of the extra money to travel to nearby places, such as Strasbourg, Mulhouse, Freiburg im Breisgau and Basel.
How to choose ideal roommates in Colmar?
Try to get you and your peers to have similar, or at least compatible, lifestyles. The differences in terms of schedules, desire to party and receive visitors, cleaning, etc. They often cause arguments. If they do not have similar lifestyles, ideally they should have transparent communication and understand each other.
What are the best apps to find roommates in Colmar?
There are several apps where you can do it, and one of the best apps/websites is Erasmus Play since in it you can also view the availability of rooms in verified shared flats.