Located just below Parc Montsouris, Cité Universitaire is a perfect place to continue your relaxing stroll once you’ve done the park. I love this place, because whenever I go there it feels like I have left Paris, entering a different area where you can take your time and you don’t bump into people everywhere – especially now during summer.
Indeed the Cité Universitaire is a city of its own: it houses international students dorms: in its park setting you will find dorms representing different countries, from Argentina to Korea, and this mix of cultures leads to interesting architecture. Of Dutch origin myself, I was thrilled to find out about the Collège néerlandais, designed by the famous Dutch architect Dudok, which was restored last year.
There is a canteen in the main building where you can get a coffee for 1.50€. There are lots of students using the wifi, which unfortunately isn’t free, but at least you can use it as long as you want for 3€ per day.
The campus also organizes and houses events and exhibitions every once in a while, so check their website before going. Also it has several sports facilities, so do feel free to take your volleyball or trainers.