Finding accommodation in Paris

Portraits d'eleves a Amiens Paris is a vibrant city that attracts millions of visitors each year, therefore accommodation is highly sought after. At the Cnam we strongly advise that you to start looking at your housing options before you make the move to France.

There are numerous options on offer in and around the capital, ranging from living in university halls of residence to renting private apartments from independent landlords.

French universities do not systematically have their own accommodation and there is a shortage of places in the state-owned halls of residence (CROUS). As a result, there is a high presence of privately owned halls of residence in Paris and the surrounding region which charge significantly higher rents. The Cnam has access to 20 places in CROUS residences.
If you choose to apply, it is advisable to complete your application before the end of April.

The Welcome desk staff on your course programme can assist you with the CROUS application procedure. Alternatively, you can write to to obtain a list of suitable accommodation.

You can find a wealth of information about finding a suitable place to live on the French governmental website Campus France

You may also find the following links and brochures useful:



Step by step guide for moving into CROUS accommodation - pdf in the search for student housing

puce de liste manuelle (fleche) Find accommodation via the Studapart online platform

The Cnam is now working in partnership with Studapart, an online housing platform where you can access hundreds of accommodation offers for rental periods ranging from 1 to 24 months. You will find various types of rentals listed on their platform : studios, flat shares, rooms in private homes in the capital and throughout France. The staff at Studapart offer their personalised support throughout the rental agreement.

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Reserving accommodation on the Studapart platform is straightforward as it is done completely online.

⚡ Exclusive offers to Cnam students in Paris

  • Verified ads and secured payment
  • Simplified rental file & 100% online procedures
  • Subscribe to the Home Insurance by Studapart & enjoy the Benefits Assistance by Studapart to get your state housing allowances (APL/ALS)

To get started, click on the tenant space and create an account on the Studapart platform. If you don’t have a guarantor in France, Studapart can act as your guarantor for the whole duration of your rental agreement. To be eligible, all you have to do is submit your ID and proof of admission on the platform.

If you have any questions, you can contact Studapart’s multilingual team at :