Flatshare in Lille

Shared apartments, spare rooms and roommates in Lille

type.private_room 1019 554/month
type.residence 2 535/month
type.studio 41 1126/month
stats.apartment.2 9 1704/month
stats.apartment.3 2 1225/month
stats.apartment.4 2 2365/month

This university city is perfect for living as a student, as it offers a lot of things to do. From exploring the old town to visiting its parks, the Marché de Wazemmes open market and the Braderie fair in September, you will surely find something fun to do!

If you want to live in a shared flat in Lille, we recommend that you search well in advance. Although there are plenty of accommodations on offer, around 40% of the population is made up of students! This indicates that it can be difficult to choose a good apartment to share in Lille.

Advantages and disadvantages of sharing a flat in Lille 


These are the highlights of living in a shared flat in this French city:

Advantages of sharing a flat in Lille 

  • Many of the shared accommodations are located in neighbourhoods full of students, such as Vauban, Masséna and Wazemmes.

  • If you live in a spare room of an apartment you will save money on your budget, this saved money can allow you to travel to other places. Lille is located in a privileged area in Europe, from which you will be able to easily travel to other countries such as the United Kingdom, Belgium and also the rest of France.

Disadvantages of sharing a flat in Lille 

  • Lille has the highest average number of international students in France, and most of them are looking for shared flats to live in. You have to search well in advance, especially before the start of the semester.

  • Some young people often have many meetings and parties in their shared apartments. You have to pay attention to the atmosphere of the apartment and establish rules to be able to make the stay positive for everyone, without disturbing each other.

Erasmus App for your exchange programme in Lille 

Apps for Erasmus+ usually have a lot of useful information for students, both academically and about life in Lille. You can find some piece of advice on which neighbourhood you should choose to live in, such as Masséna if you want to be close to nightlife or Vauban if you want to be close to Bois de Boulogne, the green lung of the city.

How to meet people in Lille 


You can use the following ways to meet people in Lille, although we recommend that you also take the opportunity to befriend flatmates.

Student associations in Lille 

The ESN Lille is the most known by Erasmus students. In this association, they do not only encourage connection between young people, but also provide support and organize different activities that include workshops (such as preparation for interviews), excursions (including to the Palace of Versailles), international dinners, paintball, visits to museums, and even Quidditch matches!

Facebook groups for Erasmus in Lille 

In the Facebook group created by ESN Lille, you will see the calendar with the scheduled activities and you will be able to choose which ones you want to be a part of. There are also other groups on that platform where you will be able to connect with other young people, check out the plans and get your questions answered. Some are Erasmus Lille EP and others are categorized according to the school year.

Whatsapp groups for Erasmus in Lille 

Generally, associations, Facebook groups and students themselves create WhatsApp groups where they can chat directly with others. This allows them to organize their plans and meet other students easily.

Tips for living in a shared apartment in Lille

Keep these tips in mind:

  • Indeed, the French don't have the best reputation for being friendly to internationals, but in Lille, they tend to be especially friendly. You will surely feel welcome and, if you want, you will be able to make friends with the locals and get to know their culture more closely.

  • Sunny days in Lille are rare. It is usually very cloudy and it rains a lot, so you will have to get used to that.

  • If you go down the street and hear a language you don't understand, don't get discouraged with French! It may be Flämisch (Flemish), the language of the Flanders region.

Frequently asked queries about sharing a flat in Lille 

How much does a shared flat cost in Lille?
A room in a shared flat usually starts at €270 and up, although the average is around €450 per month. If you prefer to rent an entire apartment and find your roommates on your own, estimate that the minimum for a two-bedroom apartment (where up to four students can live) is around €1,200 per month.
Where to look for shared flats in Lille?
In Erasmus Play you will be able to compare all available and verified spare rooms and apartments, so you don't have to worry about anything. You will be able to filter between the characteristics that are most important to you and choose your ideal accommodation.
How to meet people in Lille?
With ESN Lille you will meet other students while enjoying activities such as excursions, visits to historical sites, various sports matches, among others. You can also use Facebook and WhatsApp groups.
Why share a student flat in Lille?
Because the cheaper cost of rent will allow you to choose convenient neighbourhoods to live in as a student (such as Vauban, Masséna and Wazemmes), as well as spend the extra money in travelling to other nearby places in France, the United Kingdom and Belgium.
How to choose ideal roommates in Lille?
Generally, it's best for roommates to have similar or at least compatible lifestyles to you, so as not to upset each other. Also, if you want to practice French in Lille you can look for French roommates, this way you will surely learn more on a day-to-day basis with them.