La Rochelle is a city located in the west of France and is the capital of the department of Charente-Maritime. This city has a port that leads to the Bay of Biscay, which is part of the Atlantic Ocean and has been an important commercial and port centre over the years.
This city is small and quiet, but it has a very lively student atmosphere for young people. It is also a tourist city, so there are usually many places to visit. Young internationals take advantage of their stay in La Rochelle to travel to other nearby French cities, such as Paris, Toulouse and Bordeaux.
If you are looking for student accommodation in La Rochelle, be informed that many young people who have studied there in previous years recommend that you start your search a few months in advance to make it easier. For this, we put at your disposal the Erasmus Play housing search engine, in which you will be able to compare the images, locations, prices and characteristics of the different verified and available accommodations from a multitude of accommodation providers.
Do you want to rent a student apartment in La Rochelle? You should know that there are two different options regarding this type of accommodation: studio flats (for one or two people, ideally couples) and apartments with more rooms to share with other students. Most of the available apartments that you will find correspond to studio apartments, so if you want to share an apartment with other students, you will surely find more options for this type of accommodation by looking for a room in an apartment that is already rented.
The cost of studio flats is high, averaging € 1,290 per month, although it can vary within a range of € 800 to € 1,600 per month. On the other hand, the apartments with more rooms to share tend to have a higher price, but remember that this expense and that of the services (water, electricity, gas, etc.) will be divided among all those who live in the apartment with you.
This accommodation option is one of the most preferred by young internationals who come to live their Erasmus experience in La Rochelle. Most of the rooms are furnished with student necessities such as a bed, wardrobe and desk. Of course, remember that you also have to pay attention to the characteristics of the apartment in which it is located since many of them can have access to a garden or a private bathroom for each room.
About the cost of the rooms, the price usually goes from € 360 onwards and can go up to € 1000 per month. You also have to check if the price includes service costs or if you have to add an extra amount each month to the price that appears in the ad.
These are the areas most chosen by international students who come to La Rochelle to live their Erasmus experience, both because of its proximity to the university and the most frequented leisure places by young people.
This is the historic centre of the city and is one of the centres where the leisure offer of La Rochelle is concentrated, such as shops, bars and restaurants. It also has several interesting and historical sites to see, as well as museums and beautiful green areas.
This area is located a little further from the city centre, towards the south. It also has beautiful green areas next to the water, as well as different shops. It is suitable especially for those students who are going to study in one of the faculties that are in this neighbourhood.
Vendome is located north of the historic centre of La Rochelle. In general, the cost of accommodation is usually a little cheaper, but you will also be able to reach the leisure places most frequented by young people in a few minutes.
This institution is the newest university in France, having been founded in 1993. It has three departments: languages, human sciences and art, although it offers a lot of courses. The different faculties are distributed in buildings between the Bellevue and Le Gabut neighbourhoods, so you should determine where yours is located to choose a nearby neighbourhood in which to live.
There are several residences that you can consider when going to live in La Rochelle. Most of them are managed by the body called CROUS, so you will have to present all the papers they ask for.
|How much does a student room cost in La Rochelle?|
|The average cost of a room in a shared flat is around € 450-500 per month. However, the price can vary between € 360 and € 1000 per month approximately, always depending on the characteristics of the room, the apartment and its location.|
|How to find cheap student accommodation in La Rochelle?|
|First of all, we recommend that you start the search as soon as possible, this way you will have more accommodation options. Secondly, you should search for through Erasmus Play comparator, in which you will be able to filter by your preferences and preferred characteristics, making it easier and faster to find accommodation that meets all the important ones for you.|
|How is the student atmosphere in La Rochelle?|
|Although it is a small and quiet city, as a student you will be able to enjoy a very lively and dynamic atmosphere. You will always find plans to do, as well as parties to go to at night. It will be very difficult for you to get bored in this French city!|
|What is the approximate monthly expense for a student in La Rochelle?|
|The cost of living in La Rochelle is usually medium/high, but it always depends on your lifestyle. For example, eating out every day will surely increase your budget considerably, since it is usually quite expensive. As an estimate, the monthly expense of a student is € 800 per month, taking into account rent, food and some entertainment.|
|Why go on Erasmus to La Rochelle?|
|If you choose to live your Erasmus experience in La Rochelle, or you have been assigned as a destination, you will have the opportunity to delve into French culture in-depth, getting to know its traditions, its gastronomy and its cities. You will also be able to meet young people from all over the world so, in addition to learning or improving your French, you will surely improve your English too.|