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Marseille: a “big village” In fact, the city is actually a series of 111 separate districts, each with its own identity. This structure is a true reflection of the cosmopolitan nature of the city. Marseille enjoys excellent public transport links, with Saint-Charles train station and the rapidly growing Marseille Provence Airport.Living in the city is an experience in its own right, since it is a place like no other in France. There are a range of suitable accommodation options for students in the Saint-Charles district, close to EMD. It’s always a good idea to set plans in motion several weeks before the start of the new academic year. What’s more, the cost of living and accommodation in the city is extremely affordable.



Contact: Antoinette ROVECCHIO - Head of student accomodation - Tel.: +33 (0)4 95 09 66 89 or email


Nexity Studea

The Nexity Studea halls of residence is located just a stone’s throw from EMD, offering comfortable and well-equipped accommodation (Wi-Fi, etc.) in a prime location.

Contact: Martine DUCLAUD - Tel.: +33 (0)4 91 64 52 88 or  email 

Take a tour of the accommodation here:



Les Estudines Provence 

Reception open Monday to Saturday
Contact: Les Estudines Provence reception- Tel.: +33 (0)4 91 62 36 23

Take a tour of the accommodation here:


HIFLAT:  from 460 €. Secure accommodation in Marseille city centre, with lease contract eligible for housing benefit.

L’AUBERGE, l’Agence de colocation  from €390 fully inclusive in the city centre, in large, furnished and well-equipped apartments. Lease contract eligible for housing benefit.

Contact Hiflat and L'Auberge email

Habitat Pluriel

Housing benefit eligibility depending on certain criteria 

Students can find accommodation in the dedicated student residence, in other student halls of residence or in city-centre housing, with part of the costs eligible for personal housing benefit (APL).


The CROUS (Regional School and University Student Support Centre) exists to improve the living and working conditions of students. It offers a range of services including support and information, accommodation, food and catering, social services, temporary employment, cultural activities, support services for foreign students and tourism.

CROUS  42, rue du 141ème R.I.A., 13331 Marseille Cedex, France
Tel. : +33 (0)4 91 62 83 83 - Fax : +33 (0)4 91 62 83 99
Student halls of residence in Marseille

The CROUS Aix-Marseille head office is located in Aix-en-Provence. Find out more:
The central, national head office is at: CNOUS, 69 quai d’Orsay, 75007 PARIS (tel. +33 (0)1 44 18 53 00) Website:
The majority of these halls of residence feature comfortable, furnished studios with kitchenette.


Personal housing benefit (ALS)

Students living in halls of residence may be entitled to ALS. Application forms can be collected directly from the office in the halls of residence concerned.
Students renting a city-centre studio or apartment may also be entitled to housing benefit, under certain conditions.

Applications should be made directly to the Family Allowance Fund (CAF):
215 Chemin Gibbes - F-13014 Marseille
Tel.: + 33 (0)4 91 05 54 54  I  Web :


Living in the city

As a rough guide, accommodation prices in Marseille are as follows:
 - Around €300 for a rented room in a shared house
 - €350-€600 for studios and one-bedroom apartments
 - €500-€650 for two-bedroom and three-bedroom apartments


City Centre:

As its name suggests, this is the nerve centre of the city, based around La Canebière, the main high street that runs down to the Vieux Port. Off La Canebière, you’ll find a range of shop-lined streets, such as Rue de Rome and Rue Saint Férréol. You’ll also find the traditional (but noisy) Noailles district with its lively markets. Further north is the Saint-Charles district (around the train station) and Les Réformés, both of which have excellent amenities and are close to the school.

Cours Honoré-d'Estienne-d'Orves, which runs from the “Vieux Port” towards the Jardin du Pharo and Notre-Dame de la Garde, is a bustling street with numerous cafés and terraces – definitely worth a visit. It’s a great place for students to stay, with excellent bus, tram and metro links to the city centre.


La Plaine and Le Cours Julien:

The twin districts of La Plaine and Le Cours Julien are extremely popular with Marseille’s younger population, especially students. This bohemian part of the city features restaurants, bookshops, concert venues and other cultural facilities.


Boulevard Baille (5th arrondissement):

Just a stone’s throw from La Plaine and the city centre, this long boulevard extends towards Boulevard Chave and Boulevard Jean Moulin.


Castellane and le Prado:

This is where the city’s cinemas and trendy bars can be found, extending towards Le Prado, Périer and Rue Paradis. Still within easy reach of the school by metro, this district which stands on the boundary between the 6th and 8th arrondissements has excellent public transport links with two metro lines that serve Castellane. Rents are slightly higher here than in the city centre, and some of the steep streets around Périer are extremely pricey (and high, too!). Ideal for those looking for somewhere peaceful and calm... Further away, but still with public transport links (bus only), Mazargues and Pointe Rouge are places where life moves at a slower pace, and where nature abounds along the beaches and inlets of the 8th arrondissement.


La Joliette, les Docks and le Panier:

Although these districts are even further away from the school, they still have a metro link and rents are typically cheaper. These working-class neighbourhoods are the perfect choice for true lovers of Marseille, echoing the city’s future. Here you’ll find glass-clad skyscrapers, museums, concert venues and ferries heading out to the Mediterranean, alongside much older Marseille-style buildings and shaded yards.