Central Paris Rentals:
Always a popular choice among ULIP students (particularly first years), Central Paris Rentals own a number of buildings across the city - ranging from the suburbs in Boulogne Billancourt to the city centre. All the CPR buildings are in dreamy locations and are quite reasonably priced for what they are. The buildings in Boulogne Billancourt and Strasbourg Saint-Denis are most popular among ULIP students but they’ve all seen their fair share of ULIPpers over the years. With CPR, you can rent either an individual room in an apartment (and Roxanne will find flatmates for the other bedrooms) or you can rent out the whole apartment with your friends. If you choose the former, the other people in the apartment will be students and tend to be studying at UK universities but are on their Erasmus placement in Paris.
Pros: Fully furnished, guaranteed not to be a scam, great locations that are easy to get to ULIP from.
Cons: Not the most glamorous apartments, on the small side.
Contact firstname.lastname@example.org or visit their website www.centralparisrentals.com for more information.
Chambre de Bonne:
Chambre de Bonnes are a type of studio apartment that doesn’t really exist in the UK. They are rooms that used to be used by the maids in middle to upper class houses or apartment buildings. They are usually located in the roof of the building (often the 7th floor) and are only accessible via a staircase. They tend to be around 11m2, with a kitchen and single bed. If you’re lucky, you’ll have your bathroom in a separate room but more often than not, your shower and toilet will be in the same room or shared among the other people on your floor.
Pros: relatively inexpensive, lots of privacy, plenty of CdBs close to uni.
Cons: small, sometimes lonely.
Immojeune is an online agency that focuses on student accommodation. Any current or prospective student (you must have received your offer) will have access to the platform. It’s a great way of finding apartments that are suited for a student budget and it’s super easy to use. If you have any questions about Immojeune, please contact Student Services.
ULIP has a partnership with a halls of residence based in the 12th arrondissement (Métro: Daumesnil). For around 800 euros a month, you can rent out a studio apartment in a student building. You’ll be able to mix with both ULIP, French and International students.
Pros: Only 30 minutes from ULIP on line 8, guaranteed to be living in the same building as other ULIP students, safe area, rent is paid in pounds.
Cons: Not the most central location, 800 euros is towards the higher end of student rent prices
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