Paris

Student accommodation, flats and rooms for rent in Paris

Paris is the capital of France, known as the city of love, characterized by being one of the favourite destinations for young international people, both to go to study and to work. Now, all Erasmus students who choose the French capital as their destination ask themselves the same question: 

Where should I live in Paris as a student?

Throughout this page we are going to explain everything you need to know to find cheap student accommodation in the best areas of Paris.

Due to the great demand that exists for rental apartments, the prices are high, so we recommend you to start looking as soon as possible and do not waste time. The best accommodations are the ones that sell out first.

Student accommodation in Paris

In Paris there are different “Arrondissements” (areas/zones) to live in, specifically there are 20 areas designated with a number. These numbers are used in Paris to describe the area where you live. Below we are going to break down some of the most demanded areas by young students and professionals to make it easier for you to find suitable accommodation. 

Rooms for rent in Arrondissement 1 (Premier Arrondissement)

This district is located in the centre of Paris and is one of the best areas to live but also one of the most expensive. In this area you will find the Louvre museum, the Palais Royal and the Jardin des Tuileries. It is a very well connected area to any part of Paris.

Apartments for rent in District 5 (Cinquième arrondissement)

It is a place with a youthful atmosphere. It is known as the Latin Quarter and rental prices are slightly lower than some areas in Paris. It is a place surrounded by bars and restaurants, with a very good atmosphere in its streets. It is an ideal area to live in Paris.

Housing in Districts 10 to 20 (Du 10ième au 20ième arrondissement)

These are the quietest and most residential districts of Paris. The city's middle class lives in these areas and rental prices are lower than in the other districts. Some districts such as 9, 10, 11, 18, 19 and 20 are characterized by having a more youthful population.

Furnished studios in Paris

Finding a furnished studio in Paris at a good price is very difficult, however, we have taken care of making it easier for you. For this, we have grouped in our search engine the best-furnished accommodations in Paris for you to compare prices quickly and not to waste time browsing on countless websites.

Student rooms for rent at the Cité Universitaire

A place with large green areas to meet and enjoy with your friends. In addition, it is an area that has countless apartments and houses for students, so it is an area full of young people and with a lot of vitality. Another important feature is that this area is very well connected to the city centre. Depending on the budget you have, you will have more options to choose from. Don't wait any longer and compare them all in our search engine!

How to find Erasmus accommodation in Paris?

Without a doubt, it is one of the most complicated tasks that every Erasmus student has to do once they know that their destination is the Parisian city. As we all know, Paris is considered one of the most expensive cities in the world to live in and you have to know that. Next, we are going to explain what type of accommodation you can look for to save you some money on your monthly rent.

Shared student flats in Paris

Undoubtedly one of the most interesting options you can find in Paris is to share a flat with other students like you. With this, you will be able to distribute monthly rental costs and you will be able to save some money each month. In addition, it is a very good way to meet new people with whom to enjoy your experience in the city.

Student rooms for rent in Paris

Another option very popular with young people is to forget about looking for roommates and look directly for a room for rent. This option is chosen by many students because they do not depend on a partner leaving the apartment, since they only pay the rent of their room. You can find individual rooms to rent from € 500 per month.

Student apartments for rent in Paris

In Paris, there are individuals who rent apartments only for students and have different types of rooms. You can rent a single room where you can live alone or rent a shared room where you will live with another person, that is, there will be 2 beds in that room. This last option is good to save you money, however, you will not have much privacy and to have a good coexistence you will have to get along with the other person.

Best University residences in Paris

The first question that all students ask ourselves is: How much does it cost to live in a residence in Paris?

The answer is very simple, it is expensive. Generally, student residences cost around € 850 per month. If you are a student and your budget is not excessively high, be open to other options. In our search engine we have all the accommodation options that you can find in Paris, you simply have to filter by your preferences and budget and you will be able to access all the accommodations for free.

Accommodation in Paris for students near the University

Paris is a very large city with a high number of Universities. Each of them has a different location and that is why you should know it before looking for accommodation. We recommend your new home to be well connected to your University by public transport.

Transport in Paris

Although Paris is a very big city you should not be afraid of that, its public transport system, and specifically the metro, allows you to move around the city comfortably. The metro has more than 15 lines spread throughout the city. Generally these lines have very good communication with the Universities so you do not worry about the area in which area to live, as long as there is a metro stop nearby.

Universities in Paris

Here is a list of the main Universities in Paris so that you can find yours and your search for accommodation is much more efficient.

Universities of Paris-Sorbonne

It has campuses in different locations so it is necessary that you know the name of the faculty/campus. Its main campus is located in the well-known Latin Quarter (District 5).

Pierre and Marie Curie University

Its location is ideal, near the River Seine in the centre of Paris. It has faculties for other districts, as for example in the 5.

Institute of Political Studies of Paris

This institute is located in Saint Guillaume, although it also has faculties in districts 6 and 7.

Paris-South University

As its own name indicates, it is located to the south of the city. Its communication with the city centre by public transport is quite good.

Paris-Dauphine University

It is located near the Dauphine Gate, to the west of the Parisian city. Like the previous one, it has very good connections by public transport.

University of Paris VII Denis Diderot

It is a French public university located at the foot of the River Seine. It is known as the Diderot University or Paris University 7.

Panthéon-Assas University

It has campuses in different areas of the city, the main ones are in the Latin Quarter (5th district).

University of Paris V René Descartes

This University is subdivided into 10 faculties/institutes, most of them spread around the city centre and the famous 5th district of Paris.

University of Paris I Panthéon-Sorbonne

The University Paris 1 is a French public university located recognized as the best French university due to its high quality in studies of law and economics, among others.

Paris-Est Créteil Val-de-Marne University (UPEC)

This University has 7 faculties and 8 schools/institutes spread over the Seine, Marne and Créteil where its main headquarters are located.

Frequently asked questions about Paris

Where to live in Paris if you are a student?
Paris is considered a very expensive city to live in and if you are a student even more so since your budget will be lower. In order for you to find cheap accommodation in Paris, we put at your disposal our search engine, with all the information and prices of Parisian accommodation.
How much does a student apartment cost in Paris?
In Paris the average rental price of a room goes from 500 euros onwards. The accommodations located in the city center have a much higher price.
How to find cheap apartments in Paris?
In Erasmus Play you will be able to quickly compare all the accommodation, apartments and rooms for students in Paris on the main online platforms.
Why study in Paris?
Paris is a multicultural city with prestigious universities that allow students to train and specialize in certain subjects and be ready to face the world of work.
How much does a university residence cost in Paris?
In Paris there are different residences for students. Average prices for university residences are 850 euros per month. Many of them include dining, cleaning and other services.
Why Erasmus in Paris?
Paris is the preferred city for Erasmus students travelling to France. You can find a wide range of accommodation and select the one that best suits your tastes. If you like fashion, this is an ideal city for you!
Sharing a flat with other students in Paris?
One of the best options in Paris is to share a flat since the cost of student accommodation is somewhat high. In this way, you will be able to save some money each month during your mobility.
How to find an apartment near the University in Paris?
Erasmus Play, through its personalized maps of Universities of Paris, allows you to quickly and safely search for student flats near any University in Paris.

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