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Cité Universitaire – A park for students

Located just below Parc Montsouris, Cité Universitaire is a perfect place to continue your relaxing stroll. I love this place, because whenever I go there it feels like I leave Paris, entering a different area where you can take your time and you don’t bump into people everywhere.

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.

When you’re done with your stroll and feel like returning to student life, 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 organises 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.

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17 Boulevard Jourdan, Paris

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Sunrise - sunset daily


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Last Changed Date: 2016-05-19 11:45:13 +0200 (Thu, 19 May 2016)