Advice and information for student accommodation searches.
Student guides for accommodation in Montpellier
- The student accommodation guide - French version: guide-fr-1.pdf
- The student accommodation guide - English version: guide-gb_0.pdf
- Espace Montpellier Jeunesse: 6 rue Maguelone - 34000 Montpellier ⇒ +33 (0)4 67 92 30 50
Open from Monday to Friday, from 12 pm to 6 pm (12 pm to 5 pm during academic holidays)
Tram: tram-stops “Gare Saint Roch” or “Place de la Comédie”.
The Youth Service hosts, directs and informs young people, from 12 to 29 years of age, whether students, young professionals or job-seekers. The Youth Service also provides comfortable amenities, with free access to a cyber-space, including computers, WiFi, printer and photocopier, as well as a press point, music and video spot, and an exhibition area dedicated to young artists.
For information on: employment, training, internships, career guidance, accommodation, legal advice, workshops for CVs and cover letters...
- The Boutique Logement Jeunes de Montpellier (Montpellier Youth Accommodation Centre): 1 bis rue de la Vieille - 34000 Montpellier ⇒ +33 (0)4 99 61 46 65 - www.boutique-logement-montpellier.org
Reception open from Monday to Saturday, tram-stop “Place de la Comédie”.
Montpellier Youth Accommodation Centre (BLJ) is an associated service of Habitat Jeunes Montpellier.
The BLJ assists young professionals, from 18 to 30 years of age, in finding accommodation and successfully settling in the Montpellier metropolitan area.
It is located in central Montpellier, near the Place Jean Jaurès. Open from Monday to Saturday.
- Regional Youth Information Centre (CRIJ): 3 avenue Charles Flahault - 34090 Montpellier - France ⇒ +33 (0)4 67 04 36 66 - http://herault.informationjeunesselr.fr/
Tram-stop “Stade Phillipidès”
The CRIJ provides information for young people on: employment, training, sport, leisure, work and health. If you are in search of accommodation, various useful tips and tools may be found here.
- CROUS (Regional centre of university and school resources): 2 rue Monteil - 34093 Montpellier cedex 5 ⇒ +33 (0)4 67 41 50 40 - www.crous-montpellier.fr - email@example.com
Open from Monday to Friday, 12 pm to 2 pm
The CROUS manages the allocation of student accommodation in university centres and residences.
The website provides much useful, detailed information and assistance.
One of the most popular and cost-saving accommodation solutions in Montpellier. Flatshare consists of sharing accommodation with several persons: each person signs a rental contract with the same owner.
Some dedicated websites:
- Host families
A cost-saving, user-friendly formula, based on the domestic relationship established with the owner. The student will have a furnished room in the owner's home. Certain rules may apply, such as "no smoking indoors".
Some dedicated websites:
- Private residences
A compromise between a standard apartment and a hotel room, the residences all provide furnished, fully-equipped studios or apartments. A year-round receptionist is available to answer questions and assist with any stewardship issues. Various services are included in the monthly rent.
This accommodation option requires payment of a booking fee, a deposit corresponding to one month's rent (recovered upon departure if apartment returned in good condition), and a guarantor.
- University accommodation and halls of residence
Reserved for students, these social housing units are managed by the CROUS (Regional Centre for University and School Resources) and are allocated mainly to French students on scholarships. This is the most inexpensive student accommodation option (whether a room in the hall of residence or a studio in residence). This accommodation option is available to foreign students enrolled in a Master or Doctorate program, or who receive a grant from their government.
The CROUS website provides much useful information to assist students in finding accommodation.
- Temporary accommodation
For very short-term stays, or while waiting for a long-term accommodation solution, find information from the following addresses:
Montpellier Youth Hostel: Rue des Ecoles laïques / Impasse de la Petite Corraterie - 34000 Montpellier ⇒ Tel: +33 (0)4 67 60 32 22
The youth hostel, with bar and billiard table, offers dormitories and double rooms; breakfast included (21.30 Euros per night).
Hotel residences provide furnished rooms or apartments, for daily, weekly or monthly occupancy. The residences provide equipment and common services. Hotel residences are rated (according to standards in force since July 2012) from 1 to 5 stars.
Apartments are priced per night, as a hotel. A guarantor is not required.
Two hotel residences in central Montpellier:
Les Citadines Antigone Montpellier: 588 boulevard d'Antigone - 34000 Montpellier - France ⇒ Tel: 33 (0)4 99 52 37 50
Tram-stops “Léon Blum” and “Antigone”
Appart'City Montpellier Gare Saint-Roch: 29 boulevard Berthelot - 34000 Montpellier ⇒ Tel :+33 (0)4 67 34 27 00
Tram-stop “Nouveau Saint-Roch”
- Accommodation support
CROUS (Regional Centre for University and School Resources): Students whose resources do not exceed a certain threshold may be eligible to housing support. The APL (Personal Housing Support) and the ALS (Social Housing Allocation) are financial aids for accommodation paid by the CAF (Family Allowance Service), whether in a hall of residence, a hostel, a hotel, a host family (subject to certain conditions) or an apartment.
Find further information on the CAF website: www.caf.fr/aide-au-logement-etudiant
COMUE-LRU (COMmunauté d'Universités et Établissements "Languedoc-Roussillon Universités"): The COMUE international centre provides documentary assistance for requests to the CROUS.
163 Rue Auguste Broussonnet - 34000 Montpellier - Tel: +33 (0)4 67 41 93 33
Tram-stop “Place Albert 1er” Reception open: from September to November, 9 am to 4 pm, and from December to July, 1 pm to 4 pm.
PHARE (Accommodation Assistance Centre for International Students): A specific branch of the COMUE and the CROUS of Montpellier, providing personalised support and assistance for the accommodation needs of international students (accommodation solutions, help in drawing up a budget, legal advice...).
Service open in September and October, from Monday to Friday, 9 am to 4 pm.
Tel.: +33 (0)4 67 41 67 94
- Fax: +33 (0)4 67 41 93 34
Tram-stop “Place Albert 1er”
- ‘Action logement’ centres
Action Logement manages the Loca Pass system. For young people under 30 years of age, Loca Pass is a support system to help pay deposits on entry into accommodation (to be reimbursed subsequently through monthly instalments). Conditions for accessing Loca Pass assistance are given in this guide. Action Logement also offers a mobility aid for apprentices or work-study students (under 30 years of age) in the private (non-agricultural) sector: the Mobili-Jeune aid.
- Aid from local authorities
The Social Housing Fund (FSL) provides assistance with loans or grants to help meet installation costs, unpaid rent arrears or payment of gas, electricity and water bills...
For further information, kindly contact the departmental council, the CAF, the town's Communal Social Action Centre (CCAS) or the Departmental Agency for Information on Housing (ADIL).
Some towns also offer targeted housing grants. Check with the local town hall for further information.
- Legal advice for housing
Problems with a landlord, questions about leases, disputes with room-mates...The Espace Montpellier Jeunesse provides free legal advice on housing-related issues. An experienced professional is on hand to answer questions (confidentiality respected).
Espace Montpellier Jeunesse: 6 rue Maguelone - 34000 Montpellier ⇒ +33 (0)4 67 92 30 50
Tram-stop “Gare Saint Roch” or “Place de la Comédie”.
ADIL 34 (Departmental Agency for Information on Housing) operates a hotline for housing-related issues. Meetings (without appointment) for housing-related issues.
4 bis rue Rondelet - 34000 Montpellier ⇒ +33 (0)4 67 555 555 Monday to Friday
Tram-stop: “Rondelet” and “Saint-Denis”