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Learn French in Paris (15th District): Accommodation

Paris is fabulous, but as with any capital city it is large, so please allow for a commute of approx. 30 to 40 mins+ to the French language school, each day.

Most students stay with local French hosts, but there are a range of residence options, depending on your budget and adult students may also like to consider a local Hotel.

French Hosts/Private households

  • Open to 18 yrs + age group
  • Single rooms
  • Shared rooms (only offered if booking with friends)
  • Bed & Breakfast with kitchen access
  • Half-board (breakfast & evening meal)
  • Generally from 20 to 45 minutes commute to school

NB: 16/17 yr olds can stay with hosts, on request, but not in Hotels, apartments etc. unless with older members of their family.

The hosts have been carefully chosen by the French language school and are located in Paris. They are used to welcoming students and know how to help them familiarize themselves with the French way of life and culture. There will inevitably be a need to commute, generally on foot and by metro each day, please anticipate a daily journey of 20 to 45 minutes to get to school.

NB: Host availability can run low over the Summer, when Parisians leave for their holidays but student demand is running high, so early bookings are recommended. Also, early reservations are essential for the residences, especially during the June/September period.

The following options are available:
single room & shared room (couple or friends booking together),
B&B, half-board (breakfast and evening meal) or breakfast & kitchen access
Half-board is a good option to give you better opportunity to practice French outside the classroom, but breakfast and kitchen access is also popular, as it gives students a greater degree of freedom and is kinder on the budget. We only recommend B&B option for short stay, as eating out all the time becomes something of a pain.

Paris Residence based accommodation

Residence Bastille

  • Students must be 18 yrs + to book the residence
  • Distance to college : 6 metro stops (one change)
  • 26 studio flats available – early reservation essential

In each studio flat, there is a sleeping area with a single or double bed, a fully-fitted kitchenette (fridge, microwave oven, double hot plate, dishes, etc.), a shower room with WC, cable TV and telephone (broadband connection available at additional cost).
Shower room with toilet/ Kitchenette (electric hob, microwave oven, refrigerator, sink and all the kitchen equipment, cutlery and crockery you need to prepare your food).
All accommodation bookings include the provision of household linen (sheets and towels) when you arrive, as well as water, electricity and heating, and end-of-stay cleaning by the hotel.

Prices: Please contact CESA staff

CISP Residences

There are two public/student residences located in Southern Paris. They provide single rooms (or twin rooms if travelling with a friend) with breakfast or half-board. The value for money facilities include a self-service restaurant, cafeteria, TV room, self-service laundrette and car park.

  • Only for students aged 18 yrs or older
  • Only on offer for short term stays

Please note : There are only a limited number of rooms available in the CISP residences, for short term stays, and they book up quickly so please try and enrol as early as possible

Prices: Please contact CESA staff

April to Summer Residence:

  • Only for students aged 18 yrs or older

Lejeune Residence which is usually only available in the summer
Available from early April until the end of August

The residence is located in the 15 th arr. of Paris, 3 minutes walk from the “Volontaires” metro station (on line 12).

All rooms are single, fully furnished with en-suite shower rooms (shower, basin and toilet)
There is also a large communal, fully-fitted kitchen available 24 hours a day as well as a free laundry service
Bed linen and towels are provided
Dishes, cutlery and pans are also provided
There is an indoor garden open until 11 pm
There is also 24 hour security at the residence with a concierge every night from 8.00 pm to 8.00 am and every weekend
Wi-fi is also available throughout the residence (subscription approx. 20 € per month)
The residence requires a deposit on arrival
Minimum stay: 2 weeks (no one week stay possible)

Prices: Please contact the CESA staff


Local Hotels are an ideal solution for adults on short term programmes.
Please specify dates and style of room required.


Arrive: Sunday PM
Depart: Saturday PM

Travel direct to Paris by Eurostar or by plane (generally to Charles de Gaulle airport) You can then take the transfer service or alternatively a taxi or train/metro to your accommodation.