Tours

Student accommodation, flats and rooms for rent in Tours

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Tours is a city located southwest of Paris, in the Center-Val de Loire region of France. It is crossed by the river Cher and the Loire, and it is classified as a "City of Art and History" due to its past, having been a Gallo-Roman city. It has a great variety of sites and monuments to visit, as well as cities and nature to visit in the surroundings.

Being a university city that receives international and French young people every year, you are surely wondering, How is the student atmosphere in Tours? It has a varied leisure offer for students, there are many things to do and many places to see, both during the day and at night. There are tons of shops, cinemas, squares, discos, bars, restaurants, cafes and other places where you can do different activities.

In this article, we tell you everything you need to know when choosing the ideal accommodation for you in Tours, from the different types you will find, to the best areas to live, through prices and their characteristics.

Student apartments for rent in Tours

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Are you looking for a student apartment to rent in Tours? With many students arriving each year to study and live in Tours, the apartment search in this French city can be very competitive. That is why we offer at your disposal our Erasmus Play housing search engine, in which you will be able to compare the different verified apartments and rooms from a multitude of accommodation providers.

As a reference, the cost of a studio flat in Tours ranges from € 500 onwards, with an average of € 800 per month. On the other hand, an apartment with more rooms to share with other students goes from € 800 onwards for one with two rooms. 

Student room for rent in Tours

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If you are wondering how much a room in a shared flat in Tours costs, we inform you that the price usually goes from € 200 onwards, but the average price is around € 400 per month. In addition, depending on the characteristics of the room and the apartment, the price may be higher. For example, the cost of a room in a house with a garden can be € 1000 per month.

Pay attention to all the details, as there are some rooms where only people of the same sex are accepted, especially in the case of women. Regarding the characteristics of the rooms, most of them are furnished and have everything necessary for a student, such as bed, bedding, wardrobe and desk with chair.

Student accommodation in Tours

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Below we will tell you which are the most chosen neighbourhoods by students to live in Tours. With this information, you will be able to choose the best one for you, both for its location and the environment.

Apartments in the centre of Tours

If you choose the centre to live in, you will be close to the nightlife spots most frequented by students (since they are in the historic centre), as well as several of the campus of the University. You will also have a good transport connection with the rest of the city, in case your faculty is further away.

Apartments for rent in Quartier Grammont de Tours

This neighbourhood is located next to the historic city centre and the main train station, Gare de Tours. It has several frequented places by students and a very beautiful garden to go for a walk, the Jardin des Prébendes d'Oé.

Rooms for rent in the Febvotte - Marat

This area is located to the south of the Grammont neighbourhood, closer to the Cher River. From here you will be able to reach the centre in less than 30 minutes on foot and it is very convenient if you want to be closer to the faculties that are located in the south of the city or if you prefer to be a little further from the centre.

Erasmus accommodation near the University of Tours

This institution, formerly known as the University of Tours François Rabelais, has several campuses throughout Tours. Those who receive the most Erasmus students every year are:

  • Portalis / Deux-Lions: lies the faculties of Engineering, Law, Geography and Economics. This campus is located in the Quartier des 2 lions, below the river Cher and next to the Lac de la Bergeonnerie.
  • Tonnellé: this is the campus with the Faculties of Medicine and is located west of the historic city centre, in the area between the Cher and Loire rivers.
  • Tanneurs: classes of the Faculties of Letters and Languages, Art and Humanities are taught here. It is located on the Loire River, in the old town of Tours.
  • Grandmont: This campus is the furthest from the city, to the south, about 20 minutes from downtown by public transport. It has the faculties of Sciences and Techniques, as well as that of Pharmaceuticals.
  • Pont-Volant: here you will find the University Institute of Technology and it is towards the north of the city, about a 25-minute walk from the historic centre.

University residence in Tours

There are several student residences in this French city, most of them run by CROUS. To request a place you have to apply with a form. We recommend that you do it as soon as possible if you want to live in a residence because places for Erasmus tend to run out quickly.

Frequently Asked Questions about living in Tours

How much does a student flat cost in Tours?
The price of a flat depends on whether it is a studio flat or if it has more rooms to share with other students. A studio apartment has an average price of € 800 and an apartment with more rooms starts at € 800 for a two-bedroom apartment.
How to find accommodation near the University of Tours?
This institution has several buildings scattered around the city, so first, you have to identify which of them you are going to go to determine the location of that campus.
How is the student atmosphere in Tours?
This French city has a very active and dynamic environment for young people. It offers a wide variety of activities to do and interesting places to see, as well as good universities to study at.
What is the approximate monthly expense for a student in Tours?
The cost of living in Tours is medium, being cheaper than living in Paris. Estimate that you should have around € 850 per month, assuming you rent a room with an average price and add expenses for food, leisure and some cheap trips.
Why go on Erasmus to Tours?
In this city, you will be able to enjoy French culture and the lively student atmosphere to the fullest. You will also be able to share with international students so, in addition to learning French, you will be able to improve your English. From Tours, you will also have the opportunity to travel to nearby beautiful places easily.