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Learn French in Montpellier: Accommodation

Montpellier is a large city and students must allow for a commute of approx. 15 to 30 mins to college each morning if staying with local hosts or in the 3* Apartment Hotels. NB: The summer months are VERY popular, demand is high so early bookings are recommended.

Student Residences

  • Open to 16 yrs + age group
  • Recommended for 18 yrs + age group
  • Self contained studios (for one or two to share)
  • A room mate can generally be arranged on request
  • One residence offers bedrooms with communal facilities
  • Self-catering only
  • Damages deposit required on arrival
  • General no more than 12 mins commute from the language school
  • Occasionally a residence that is a short tram journey away will be used
  • Very popular throughout the year, so please book early

The student residences welcome students from all over the world year round. They offer self contained studios within private student residences and have certain common facilities like breakfast room, laundry room etc. Students have their own bathroom, kitchenette.
Residences are within an easy walk of the college (or easy public transport journey) and the city centre amenities.

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Rooms: Studios for single or double occupancy. Private bathroom (shower, basin and toilet) as well as small kitchen, or common kitchen in one residence, incl. fridge and cooking facilities.
Internet access free of charge possible (please bring you own computer).
Meal plan: Self catering – there are many shops are within a few minutes walk from the residences.
Location: 3 or 12 minutes on foot to our French language school (very rarely the school will also use a residence which might involve a short bus/tram ride).
Transfers: You are asked to make you own way to the residence assigned to you on arrival. You will receive detailed information on how to get there by bus or tramway.
On arrival: Please respect the official arrival times or advise CESA staff well in advance.

Hosts/Private households

  • Open to 16 yrs + age group
  • Single rooms
  • Shared rooms (if staying with friends)
  • Offered on a self-catering, B&B or half-board basis
  • Rarely more than 30 minutes commute from the language school

Can be booked on a single or shared room basis (shared room only available if staying with a friend) on a B&B or half-board basis with local hosts. Hosts live in apartments in and around central Montpellier.

Rooms: Single room (double rooms are also possible for students travelling together). All rooms are equipped with a proper bed, adequate storage space, lighting, chair and desk etc.
Meal plan: Self-catering, breakfast only or half board (breakfast and dinner).
Location of families: Nearly all families live less than 30 minutes from the French language school. Approximately half of the host families are located within walking distance of the French language school, for others you will need to take a tram or bus to reach the college.
Transfers: You will be picked up at Montpellier train station or airport upon arrival and taken back for departure. You must let CESA or your host family know the time of your arrival as well as flight number or train number no later than 1 week before your arrival. This service is available between 9:00 am and 10:30 pm. This service is free of charge. Arrival is possible as of 02:00 pm, earlier on request.
On arrival: Your host family will show you your room as well as the common parts of the accommodation. You will be given a key to the home and your hosts will explain their house rules to you.

Note: You can also book a room (no board included) with French hosts, with access to bathroom and kitchen (so you can self cater). This option is only available for a minimum stay of three months.

We want to choose the best matching family for your French language stay with us. We guarantee to fulfil all your special requests like vegetarian food, special nutrition requirements (food allergies), respect all allergies against any pets etc. as well as guaranteeing non-smoking families. We also make all efforts to fulfil your wishes like families with or without children, central location, family at a certain age or all other requests you might have. Additionally, we take into account your age and hobbies. However please note that when a last minute enrolment is made we may not be able to meet all (or any) very specific requirements.

3* Apartment Hotel

  • Open to 18 yrs + age group
  • Single rooms
  • Shared rooms (if staying with friends)

Perfect for retaining your independence! Just a 10/15 minute tram trip from the language school and city centre.  The studios are modern, bright and comfortable with a small kitchen attached (ideal for self catering). There is a roof top swimming pool with great city views. The tram stop is right in front of the Apartment Hotel, so getting into the city centre and to the school is no trouble at all.

Private studio with en suite bathroom, kitchen & TV. NB: High Season rates apply in the summer. Offering independent studios for one person or two people as well as 2 room apartments for up to 4 people sharing. Studios: Approx. 25 m 2 with private bathroom (shower, basin and toilet) and a fully equipped kitchen, incl. fridge and cooking facilities. Telephone and TV are available.

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Summer University Residence

  • Open to 18 yrs + age group
  • July and August availability only
  • Private rooms with own bathroom
  • With communal on site facilities
  • Meals offered at university residences
  • Damages deposit required on arrival
  • A 15 minute tram commute from the language school

The Campus accommodation is available in JULY and AUGUST (during University holidays). It offers independent rooms on campus, at a very attractive price.

Rooms : Private rooms of approx. 10 – 12 m². Private bathroom (shower, basin and toilet).
Internet access free of charge (bring your own computer).
Meal plan : You can eat at the University restaurants nearby. Meals cost around 6€, breakfast from 2€.
Location : At the University, approx. 10 – 15 minutes by tramway from school.
Transfers : You are asked to make your own way to the campus. You will receive detailed information on how to get there by tramway.
On arrival : Please present yourself at the Campus’s reception desk.

Hotels

  • Open to 18 yrs + age group
  • Single rooms
  • Shared rooms (if staying with friends)

Local 2* & 3* Hotel options offered to adults on short term programmes. Please specify dates and style of room required and we will send you suggestions based on past student experience.

Travel

Arrive: Sunday PM
Depart: Saturday PM

We recommend that you fly direct to Montpellier-Méditerrannée airport; from there you can take a taxi or the shuttle bus to your accommodation in Montpellier. This generally takes around 15 minutes, depending on traffic conditions. Further information will be provided once you have enrolled on a programme.

If staying with hosts, French language students are welcome to take advantage of the transfer service provided by the college (free of charge). If in a residence, or any accommodation other than host accommodation, students need to make their own way on arrival in Montpellier.