Nimes

Student accommodation, flats and rooms for rent in Nimes

This city in the south of France belongs to the Occitania region. It is well known for its history and for the number of remains it has dating from Roman times, such as the amphitheatre and the Augustus gate.

Nimes is a lively city that attracts both students and tourists every year. 

Are you looking for student accommodation in Nimes? Students from previous years assure that it is a complicated task, but from Erasmus Play we make it easy for you so that you can find the ideal accommodation more simply, putting at your disposal our search engine and verified accommodation comparator from different online platforms and websites.

Student apartments for rent in Nimes

If you want to rent a complete apartment for yourself or to share, in this French city you will find a wide variety of apartments available for students. Pay attention to the characteristics of the apartments, most are usually fully furnished and include the basic appliances, but can also have details such as access to a pool or terrace.

In Nimes the price of a studio apartment starts at € 350 and can go up to approximately € 950, always depending on the characteristics of the apartment. For its part, an apartment to share has a cost ranging from € 750 onwards, also depending on the number of rooms it has.

Student room for rent in Nimes

This alternative is, as a general rule, the most chosen by international students who come to live their Erasmus experience in Nimes. Renting a room comes with a lower cost of living than renting a complete apartment. You will also have the possibility to share more closely with other young people who are in the same situation as you, who will probably be part of your closest circle.

When searching for the room you have to make sure that it includes the features that are important to you, such as a desk and/or closet. In addition, you have to look at the details of the entire apartment, such as if the bathroom is shared or if it has appliances such as a washing machine and oven.

The price of a room in a shared flat normally goes from € 380 onwards, with an average of € 430 per month.

Student accommodation in Nimes

When starting your search for Erasmus accommodation, it is normal to feel a bit overwhelmed by not knowing where in the city to look for it. To make it easier, below we list some of the most convenient neighbourhoods for students, both for their location near the university and for being close to entertainment venues.

Apartments for rent in Center Ville

This neighbourhood is the centre of the city, where most of the entertainment venues most popular with students are found. It is also close to the university: you can access several of its faculties in a few minutes on foot or, those that are a little further away, by public transport.

Apartments in Faubourg

Faubourg is a very lively neighbourhood that usually has many students living in its buildings. It has bars, restaurants and nightclubs, as well as several shops and historic buildings. In addition, to the west, there is the main campus of the University of Nimes.

Rooms for Rent in Quartier Administrations

This neighbourhood is located next to Center Ville, to the south. Students who live here often enjoy the terraces of its cafeterias in the narrow streets, the lively bars and restaurants. Here you will also find Nimes main train station and various museums and monuments.

Erasmus accommodation near the University of Nîmes (UNIMES)

This institution has a main campus and three other buildings in different parts of the city. You should determine which one you are going to go to or where you are going to spend more time to find nearby accommodation.

  • Site Vauban: this is the main campus which is located about a 10-minute walk from the centre of Nimes, to the north, in the Faubourg district. It is the administrative headquarters and a historic centre.
  • Site des Carmes: it is also in the Faubourg district but to the east of the centre of Nimes. It is a scientific centre where most of the faculties in this field are located.
  • Site GIS: this centre has a specific faculty, with an isotopic geochemistry laboratory. It is located to the south, on Route d'Arles.
  • Site Hoche: This campus is located in an old hospital that was restored. It is located in the Mont Duplan district, to the northeast of the centre of Nimes.

University residences in Nimes

The University of Nimes offers international students places in its residences to live during their stay in the city. You have to apply for a place well in advance if you want to go to a residence hall, so we recommend that you do so as soon as your application to go on Erasmus to the University of Nimes is accepted.

Frequently Asked Questions about living in Nimes

How much does a student flat cost in Nimes?
This depends on whether the apartment is studio type or if it has more rooms to share. The cost of a studio apartment can range from € 350 onwards and also be as high as € 950 per month. On the other hand, an apartment with more rooms to share goes from € 750 per month onwards, depending mainly on the number of rooms it has.
How to find a cheap room in Nimes?
Access the Erasmus Play search engine and comparator, where you will be able to see the offer of verified rooms from different online platforms and websites. Likewise, you will be able to book securely and 100% online.
How to find accommodation near the University of Nimes?
We recommend that you check in which building your faculty is located so that you can choose the best neighbourhoods in which to live, the closest ones.
What is the approximate monthly expense for a student in Nimes?
The cost of living in this French city is usually high, but it depends mainly on the lifestyle you lead and the accommodation you decide to rent. Assuming that you rent a room in a shared flat, and adding expenses for food, entertainment and some extras, estimate that you have to have € 800 per month to live in Nimes.
Why go on Erasmus to Nimes?
In this city in the south of France, you will be able to fully immerse yourself in the local culture, even learning its language and tasting its gastronomy. Nimes attracts many students every year, so you will always find something fun to do, be it during the day or at night.

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