Erasmus in Nice

Information and tips for Erasmus students in Nice

For many young people, tourists and students, the city of Nice is considered the "queen of Mediterranean cities". It is located in France, on the south coast, near Cannes and Monaco. One of the things that many Erasmus students like the most are the new intercultural change and the average cost of living in the city of Nice, where you can find rental accommodation for just over 400 euros per month.

This vibrant city is a true gem, with an old town that never fails to impress, as well as spectacular seascapes and art scenes. If you are planning an Erasmus trip to France, Nice is a spectacular destination, it has a lot to offer and is the perfect place for any European student. 

Here's everything you need to know about Nice before your arrival.

Cost of living in Nice, France

The cost of living in Nice is somewhat high compared to other French cities. As for accommodation, you can find rooms for rent from 400 euros per month. To save some money in the shopping cart we recommend you go to the central market (Vieux marché) where you can find fresh food of all kinds (vegetables, meat, fruit, etc). 

Going out at night with friends could also be expensive if you don't know the city well, but don't worry, we Erasmus students will quickly find out which are the best places in the city. Eating in a luxurious restaurant can cost more than € 50 per person, however, the usual prices to find quite delicious meals are between 10 and 15 euros with tips included. Public transport via the Metro (subway) or bus is cheap but only runs until midnight.

Student life, parties and leisure in Nice, France

Nice has many places of interest to meet friends for a beer or party at night. Most of the meetings between Erasmus students take place on the Place Masséna, as it is sometimes considered as a point of reference within the city.

Another place to party and have a good time with friends is Chupito Loco, a nightclub that stands out for its magnificent location in the centre of the city and for the energy that distinguishes it from anywhere else on the coast. from the Riviera. The prices of each shot can cost between 2 to 3 euros. There are also different offers if you go in groups. Chupito Loco is a good place to start the night.

During your stay in Nice, you will meet people from all over the world. That is why we recommend that you participate in university groups or join student associations as they hold a lot of events such as theme parties, meetings with local students, movies, sports, etc.

Culture and gastronomy in Nice, France

There are many leisure and cultural activities nearby, such as the "Promenade des Anglais" a very busy place and where you can find different tourist sites in the city.

French gastronomy is quite extensive, there are many types of vegetables and fruits originally grown in Nice, so don't forget to try the many dishes that Nice restaurants can offer you. 

French cuisine has very typical dishes such as "bouillabaisse", a fish soup that consists of various types of meat, clams and chorizo ​​in a vinaigrette. You can find many local restaurants that prepare Mediterranean food such as Lou Pistou restaurant, L'Aubergine or La Salumerie.

If you are a lover of Italian food, don't worry, in Nice, you also have different options. For example, the Massimo restaurant on Rue Carabacel offers authentic dishes such as "carbonara" and "lasagna". There are also many small family-friendly places where you can enjoy typical French dishes accompanied by a glass of good wine, at quite affordable prices. 

Advantages of doing Erasmus in Nice, France

  • Public transport is very cheap and the parties in Nice are quite good.
  • It's easy to blend in with the locals and learn or practice a new language like French. 
  • Nice is an ideal destination, as it is located in a beach area on the Côte d'Azur and has incredible historical monuments close to the student districts. 
  • Nice is a very touristy city and that is why its streets are always full of atmosphere.
  • Pleasant weather all year round, in winter it is not too cold and in summer a little hot, which will allow you to bathe on the beach.

Cheap student accommodation in Erasmus Nice, France 

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Frequently asked questions about doing Erasmus in Nice, France

How much does it cost to live in Nice being a student?
France is a popular destination for Erasmus students from all over the world. The costs of renting accommodation and food can add up to between 500-600 euros per month. To this, you will have to add the expenses in leisure, travel, party, transportation, etc.
How is student life in Nice?
In Nice, you can enjoy a very good student atmosphere, dynamic and fun throughout the year. In addition, you will be able to attend many events or parties organized by Erasmus students. Beaches are also perfect places where young people gather to spend their time and make friends.
How much does student accommodation cost in Nice?
The Côte d'Azur is a beautiful place to visit, but it is not very affordable when it comes to living. You must foresee that at least 400 euros per month will be used to pay for the rental of the accommodation. The cost of food and leisure activities in Nice varies depending on your lifestyle.
How much is the Erasmus scholarship to study in Nice?
Apart from the Erasmus scholarship, which ranges from 270 to 520 euros per month, there are other scholarships such as the CAF (Caisse d'Allocations Familiales) that can help you with accommodation expenses in France. The amount of this scholarship varies depending on what you pay for the accommodation and it is worth applying for it.
What are the best areas to live in in Nice?
The best areas to live in are Nice if you are a student Erasmusare Vieux Nice, Carabacel and Avenue Jean Médecin, from where there is also good access to the university. There are also other interesting areas such as Gambetta or Les Baumettes.

 

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