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Accommodation for researchers

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Discover our reception and housing services for foreign researchers.

Reception office for foreign researchers

Are you a foreign researcher or a French researcher from abroad? The Reception Office of Foreign Researchers (BACE) offers a variety of services intended to facilitate researchers’ and their families’ stay in Paris, well before their arrival in France.
Website in English  
Website in French 

The Reception Office of Foreign Researchers helps researchers with their administrative procedures, helps them and their family settle in, and offers them a range of cultural activities.
Its missions:
- to prepare for the researcher’s arrival in Paris by providing them with all the necessary information and legal assistance
- welcome them when they arrive in France
- help them integrate into social life
- keep in touch with the researcher after they have left the capital to give them information about French research and in particular Parisian research.

Maison internationale de la Cité internationale de Paris
17, boulevard Jourdan 75014 Paris
Transport: RER B or tramway line T3, Cité universitaire station
Opening times:
Monday to Friday from 9 am to 5 pm
Thursday from 2 pm to 5 pm
Tel.: 01 70 08 76 34

Places of residence

Villa Louis Pasteur
This residence named “Villa Louis Pasteur” is dedicated to housing foreign researchers who have been invited by the Ecole Normale Supérieure (ENS) and other Parisian research and higher education organisations. It consists of 32 rooms. Adjoining Villa Pasteur, a 500m² space called Pasteur House houses the administrative premises occupied by the University of Paris VI Pierre and Marie Curie, the ENS Foundation and the Agoranov incubator.
Villa Louis Pasteur is located in the 5th arrondissement, near the Panthéon and Luxembourg Park.
Villa Louis Pasteur, Fondation de l'Ecole Normale Supérieure, 3 rue des Ursulines, 5th arrondissement 

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Cité Universitaire Internationale

The City has contributed towards the restoration of the buildings of the Cité Universitaire Internationale de Paris. The restoration enabled 350 rooms to be created for foreign researchers. These rooms are mainly located in the four houses of the Cité (Franco-British College; Cambodia House; French Provinces House and Curie Pavilion).
The Cité Universitaire Internationale is located in the 14th arrondissement, opposite Montsouris Park.
More information: (in French and English)

Les Couvent des Récollets (Récollets Convent)

Les Récollets has an accommodation capacity of 79 rooms. They are reserved by the following organisations: the CNRS, the Collège de France, the School for Higher Studies in Social Sciences, the Higher School of Management, the Curie Institute, the Pasteur Institute, the Paris Observatory, the Universities of Paris 1, Paris 3, Paris 4, Paris 6 and Paris 7, and the House of Human Sciences.
The former convent of Les Récollets is located in the 10th arrondissement, near Gare de l’Est station.
More information: (in French, English, Italian, Spanish, German)


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