Perpignan

Student accommodation, flats and rooms for rent in Perpignan

Perpignan is located in the south of France, in the region of Occitania. It is a relatively small city where everything is close by. It is a very beautiful and welcoming city that will make you fall in love right away. 

Here you will be able to enjoy different historical sites, its parks and nearby beaches. Erasmus students who come to Perpignan also take advantage of its location to travel to nearby cities and places full of nature. Some of the highlights are the Pyrenees, Montpellier, the coast of southern France and parts of Spain (eg Barcelona which is about 2 hours away).

Are you looking for student accommodation in Perpignan? We recommend that you search well in advance, since finding accommodation in a good location, one that is near the university can be difficult. However, you will always have at your disposal the Erasmus Play housing search engine, in which you can compare a wide variety of verified apartments and rooms, viewing their location, images, price and characteristics. Surely this will make it easier to find your new place to stay.

Student apartments for rent in Perpignan

If you are looking to rent a complete apartment, in Perpignan you will be able to find it with several rooms to share with other students or a studio (for one or two people). Most of them are furnished and are usually modern, although there may be some a little older.

The average price of a studio apartment is around € 550 per month, although the minimum can range from € 370 onwards and the maximum can go up to € 900 per month. On the other hand, an apartment with more rooms to share has an average cost of € 800 per month for one with two rooms.

Student room for rent in Perpignan

Are you looking for a cheap room for students in Perpignan? You have to know that the price depends on the characteristics and location of the accommodation, as well as the furniture that the apartment has. All rooms are usually furnished with a bed, bedding, wardrobe, desk and chair. Some of them may have other details that differentiate them, such as barbecue, garden and/or private bathroom for each room. Also, keep in mind that in some buildings there is no elevator, so you will have to take the stairs to reach your apartment.

Regarding the price of the rooms, they usually start from € 270 and can go up to € 530 per month.

Student accommodation in Perpignan

When looking for accommodation it can be overwhelming not knowing in which neighbourhood to do it, right? Don't worry, from Erasmus Play we show you some of the most chosen areas of the city by students to live in during their Erasmus experience in Perpignan.

Apartments for rent in the historic centre of Perpignan

This neighbourhood is one of the preferred by young people since it has a good connection with the university campus and is where there are many places of interest for students such as bars, restaurants, cafes, museums, art galleries and historic buildings. From here you will be able to reach the university in approximately 30 minutes, both on foot and by public transport.

Apartments in Moulin à Vent

The Moulin à Vent area is located next to the Perpignan university campus, so it is very convenient since you will be attending classes regularly, this will avoid taking long journeys. It also has a very nice garden and here you can find the city's Sports Park.

Rooms for rent in La Gare

This neighbourhood has a very good location, as it is next to the main train station of the city, close to the historic centre and the river. It also has an easy connection with the rest of the city. There are several cheap bars and restaurants for students here, as well as shops and markets.

Erasmus accommodation near the University of Perpignan (UPVD)

Although the origin of this university, called in French "Université de Perpignan - Via Domitia", was in the year 1349, the current campus was inaugurated in 1971. It is located very close to the city centre, next to the Moulin à Vent neighbourhood. It has a very good connection by public transport with the rest of the city, so there are several neighbourhoods that are convenient to find accommodation, such as Moulin à Vent, La Lunette, the city centre, Saint-Martin, Saint-Jean and Saint-Mathieu.

University residence in Perpignan

The residences for students in this city are managed by the organization called CROUS (or CLOUS in Perpignan), which receives aid from the state. Therefore, accommodation is usually quite cheap. However, many students apply for a place in university residences, so finding one can be quite complicated, which makes some young people prefer to rent rooms directly in private shared flats.

Frequently Asked Questions about living in Perpignan

How much does a student flat cost in Perpignan?
Studio flats in this French city have an average cost of € 550 per month. An apartment to share depends on the number of rooms it has. For example, one with two rooms is usually around € 800 per month. Of course, remember to check whether these prices include utility bills or not.
What are the best areas to live in Perpignan as a student?
Some of the neighbourhoods that international students choose most to live in are the centre, the historic centre and surrounding neighbourhoods, such as Moulin à Vent, La Lunette, Saint-Martin, Saint-Jean, Saint-Mathieu and La Gare.
How is the student life in Perpignan?
This French city is usually quite lively. It has a Mediterranean climate, so you can make various plans outdoors and enjoy nearby nature such as mountains and beaches. In addition, here you will find several places frequented by students such as bars, restaurants, museums, nightclubs, art galleries, among others.
What is the approximate monthly expenditure for a student in Perpignan?
This largely depends on the lifestyle you lead, but also on the type of accommodation you choose to rent. For example, if you rent a shared room with an average price of € 400, suppose that your monthly budget will be between € 650 and € 800.
Why go on Erasmus to Perpignan?
By living in Perpignan you will be able to enjoy everything that this city has to offer, its surroundings, with natural parks, beaches and nearby cities such as Barcelona. In addition, in this city, you will be able to delve into French culture and perfect the language.

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