Thanks to its many professional opportunities, as well as its cultural and sporting assets, the City of Light is a star destination for higher education.
Discover the OMNES Education campuses in Paris: Paris Eiffel in the 15th arrondissement, Paris La Villette in the 10th arrondissement, Paris Auteuil in the 16th arrondissement.
Students will soon be able to take advantage of the new Cœur Défense campus in the La Défense business district.
Campus Paris Eiffel
The Paris Eiffel campus is the largest OMNES Education campus. On 25 000 m2, students from ECE, Sup de Pub and other schools can be found together. A large lecture hall, an incubator, a Fab Lab, a cafeteria, a media library and an indoor garden offer a unique student environment, all within walking distance of the Eiffel Tower.
ECE and Sup de Pub :
Campus Paris La Villette
The Paris La Villette campus, located between the Canal Saint-Martin and the Parc des Buttes-Chaumont, is home to INSEEC Grande École and the MSc programs. This 8,800 m2 campus offers ideal conditions for studying: some thirty classrooms, several lecture halls, a large co-working space, a cafeteria, a space dedicated to associations and a research center. Close to the Place de la République is the Sup Career school which welcomes its students in a lively place in the capital. The number of companies concentrated in the Paris region offers future work-study students numerous professional opportunities.
INSEEC Grande Ecole Campus :
Campus Paris Auteuil
The Paris Auteuil campus is located in the heart of the 16th arrondissement in a residential area close to the company headquarters located between Issy-les-Moulineaux and La Défense. The INSEEC Bachelor ‘s facilities offer the best conditions for studying: cafeteria, work spaces available over a wide range of hours, computer rooms, online library, extranet for finding internships or course materials. And more than 35 nationalities are represented on campus.
INSEEC Bachelor Campus:
Our new campus Coeur Défense
Living and studying in Paris makes it easier to find a job. The capital is full of opportunities in all professional fields, in the private sector as well as in the public or semi-public sector. Parisian employers of all sizes are always looking for new talent.
Parisian student life is also rich in cultural and extracurricular activities. The capital has many monuments and museums that tourists from all over the world come to visit. Concerts, shows, sporting events and festivals take place throughout the year, not to mention the countless restaurants, cafés and bars in the world-famous city of Paris!
Paris is ranked 8th (out of 44) among French cities where it is good to live and study (L’Étudiant magazine ranking).
To learn more about the capital, consult the Campus France information sheet:
Cultural activities, Sports and Wellness
We have listed for you all the places to see and visit that the capital has to offer in terms of leisure, culture, sports and well-being.
Paris is a major cultural city, and you will most certainly find countless opportunities to go out and explore what the city has to offer.
The official website of the City of Paris and the official website of the Office du Tourisme et des Congrès are good starting points to find information on everything that may interest you:
You will also find a calendar of free activities (exhibitions, screenings, etc.) and here . For information, the city of Paris is divided into 20 districts (called “arrondissements”). The last two digits of the Paris postal code indicate the arrondissement. For example, if the postal code of an address is 75015, it means that it is located in the 15th district. This can be useful when trying to locate a specific place.
Museums & Art Galleries
You can find detailed information on the many museums and monuments in Paris here
Among the most famous and unavoidable museums, you will find the Louvre, the Musée d’Orsay, the Musée National d’Art Moderne (Centre Pompidou – Beaubourg), the Grand Palais, the Palais de Tokyo (Musée d’Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris) … Most national museums are closed on Tuesdays. European citizens under 26 years of age have free access to the permanent collections of the national museums (temporary exhibitions are usually subject to a fee.) The other museums offer a reduced rate for students (a student card is required.) Most of them are free on the first Sunday of each month.
In addition to these great museums, Paris also offers the possibility to visit many small museums and art galleries such as the Fondation Cartier pour l’Art Contemporain, the Musée Rodin, the Maison Européenne de la Photographie, the Fondation Henri Cartier-Bresson, etc. There are many small art galleries in several districts, but especially in the Marais district (3rd and 4th arrondissements).
The “Arts & Culture” section of Time Out Paris can be a good starting point to find information on current exhibitions.
Cinemas, Movies and Theaters
Paris has the highest density of cinemas in the world (number of cinemas per capita), which will give you the opportunity to see almost any type of film you might be interested in, from independent foreign films to huge blockbusters. Some cinemas, especially in the Latin Quarter, specialize in old classics or cult films. You will always be able to watch the recent releases either in the original version with French subtitles or in a version dubbed in French. The entrance fee can be a bit expensive (around 12 or 13 €) but most cinemas offer discounts for students (entrance around 8 €). It is also often possible to purchase a discounted multiple entry pass.
Most cinema chains (Gaumont, UGC) focus on popular releases while the MK2 cinema devotes more attention to independent films. There are also many independent cinemas that are worth visiting for their program, but sometimes also for their building, their history and their atmosphere (the Pagode, the Louxor, the Cinéma des Cinéastes, the Studio 28…) There are weekly guides that can help you find the films that are playing in any cinema: the‘Officiel des Spectacles, for example. These guides also contain information on current plays and exhibitions.
For film buffs, the Cinémathèque française is a place not to be missed (screenings, festivals, museum, exhibitions, library, etc.)
During the summer, the City of Paris organizes free outdoor screenings.
If you want to buy tickets to shows or plays, check out Billetreduc.
If you want to discover French films with English subtitles, visit LostinFrenchlation.
Paris also offers many great options for live music lovers, from large concert halls and outdoor festivals to small independent venues and cafes. Among the most famous large venues, there is the AccorHotels Arena, the Zenith or the Olympia. The smaller venues are the Cigale, the Point Ephémère, the Trabendo, the Maroquinerie and many others. All of these venues offer an eclectic program but tend to focus on indie and electronic music. Jazz lovers will find several jazz clubs in the city, especially in the Latin Quarter and in the 1st arrondissement. These places all have a website detailing their program. You can also find a detailed program of most of the concerts in a small free booklet called LYLO (Les Yeux Les Oreilles ) available in many bars and cafés.
As far as record stores are concerned, you can also enjoy many options ranging from chain stores like the FNAC and Gibert Joseph – which are also great bookstores with well-stocked independent record shops (Born Bad, Pop Culture, Music Fear Satan, Souffle Continu, Ground Zero, Silence de la Rue…). More details available here.
Parcs et Gardens
Paris has about 500 parks and gardens. Be sure to visit the ones in your area. Find the whole list here!
Sports clubs in Paris and on campus
Forest Hill Aquaboulevard
4 rue Louis Armand
Telephone: 01 53 78 10 90
Check with your school for discounts
Front de Seine
44 Emeriau Street
Telephone: 01 45 78 88 00
Squash Front de Seine
22 Theatre Street
Telephone: 01 45 78 88 00
Neoness fitness room (gym) 18 rue Juge
Telephone: 01 80 48 02 88
14 Engineer Robert Keller Street
Telephone: 01 45 71 81 0
The Saint-Louis Pool
2 rue Juliette Dodu, 75010 Paris
Swimming pool Atlas School
18 rue de l’Atlas, 75019 Paris
Catherine Lagatu Pool
155 avenue Parmentier, 75010 Paris
Municipal Olympic Pool
17 place Charles de Gaulle, 92400 Courbevoie
Swim Stars La Défense
56 passage de la Coupole, 92400 Courbevoie
Flea markets and second hand goods shops
If you want to find furniture, used clothes or anything else you need without spending a lot of money, flea markets are perfect!
Paris has listed all the flea markets in the capital here.
If you want to know more about the cultural agenda of Paris, visit the official website of the Paris Tourist Office.
Monthly life costs
Please note that these prices are indicative and may vary greatly, and that the cost of living differs from city to city.
You can compare with your hometown with the site numbeo.
|Housing||700 – 1200 €|
|Public transportation (Navigo pass)||75 €|
|Power supply||200 – 300 €|
|Other expenses (leisure, shopping…)||200 – 300 €|
|Total||1200 – 1900 €|
Opening a bank account in France is one of the first steps to take when you arrive in Paris.
The documents required to open a French bank account are :
- A copy of your passport or European identity card
- A document proving your residence in France – a certificate of accommodation from your landlord for example
- A copy of your certificate of studies attesting to your registration.
- A copy of your visa or residence permit
Currently, our main banking partner is the Caisse d’Epargne and very soon new partnerships with local banks will be available with special offers for students.
|Paris Commerce agency 76 rue du Commerce, 75015 Paris|
|Paris Croix Nivert Agency 221 rue de la Croix Nivert, 75015 Paris|
|Flandre Agency 90 avenue de Flandre, 75019 Paris|
|Paris Porte de Saint-Cloud Agency 98 rue Chardon Lagache, 75016 Paris|
|Paris République Agency 134 avenue Parmentier, 75011 Paris|
|Saint-Charles Agency123, Rue St Charles, 75015 Paris|
|Buttes-Chaumont Agency 126, avenue Simon Bolivar, 75019 Paris|
Transportation in Paris
The Paris metro system is quite extensive and is the best way to get around. The metro consists of 14 lines and covers the central region of Paris and extends into some suburbs. As soon as you arrive, you must get a monthly pass called “Navigo”, or as a student you can get the “Imagin’R” card. It is more efficient to get a monthly pass than to buy a ticket every time you ride the subway.
Don’t forget to download the RAPT Bonjour application or consult the metro map.
If you prefer to walk, this map will help you to know the distance between each “metro mouth”.
The RER is a fast train, larger than the metro, which crosses Paris and its suburbs. You must purchase a ticket, the cost of which varies depending on the area you are traveling to. The RER lines are named in alphabetical order from A to E. You must buy a special RER ticket if you choose to travel with this transport system or buy access to zones 1 and 5 on your Navigo.
Buses are also convenient for short distances; however, for long distances, it is better to take the metro or RER. You can find a bus map on the website above.
Prices and Tickets
1. T+ tickets
- One ticket (for all zones): 2,10 €
- Book of 10 tickets (for all zones): 16.90 €
- A ticket in a bus: 2 € (one-way tickets are sold only on board of the buses valid for one bus trip, no changes).
You can consult the whole selection of tickets on the following page: https: //www.ratp.fr/titres-et-tarifs
You can now buy your ticket directly on your phone with the application.
The origin-destination ticket allows you to travel between two stations in the Île-de-France region on the RER lines.
It is used in one way or another, for example: Paris – la Défense and la Défense – Paris. The one-way ticket from or to Paris, from or to La Défense, is €2.80. Tickets to or from Paris can use a metro and RER connection in Paris.
2. The Navigo Pass
The other option is to obtain a Navigo Pass. It is available immediately at the counter in metro stations and in authorized stores without having to fill out an application. It costs 5€. It is open to all (no obligation to live or work in the Ile-de-France). It is accompanied by a name card with photo (25x30mm format).
- The weekly subscription from Monday to Sunday is €22.80 for all zones. It is valid on the metro, bus and RER in Paris.
- You can purchase a monthly Navigo Pass for an unlimited number of trips upon arrival. With this card, you will be able to use the metro, bus and RER for all zones. Currently, the cost for all zones with a monthly subscription is €84,10
- Please note: Most subway stations do not have elevators or escalators. If you have heavy luggage to carry, you may have to carry it up the stairs.
3. The Imagin’R card for students
It is a transportation card valid for one year for students under 26 years of age and for an unlimited number of trips in the zones selected. It costs 365 €/year (30 €/month), which is 50% less than the Navigo pass (84.10 €/month).
Regardless of the zones you choose, you will be able to travel throughout the Ile-de-France region on weekends, vacations and from July 1 to August 31. The first day of validity of this card can be September 1, October 1, November 1, December 1 and January 1.
You can easily get more information on the Imagin’R website. Or you can ask at a counter in the metro for the form to fill out. Imagin’R also offers discounts on many leisure activities (cinema, etc.).
If you stay less than a year in Paris, and therefore do not use your Imagin’R card during the whole year, you can stop your subscription by sending a letter of cancellation accompanied by the document justifying that you are no longer a student, to the following address:
AGENCE IMAGINE R – TSA 16039 – 95905 CERGY PONTOISE Cedex 9 by registered mail with acknowledgement of receipt at least 15 days before the end of your last month in Paris.
Vélib’ is a large-scale bicycle sharing company. To use the system, users must obtain a subscription or Pass, which allows subscribers an unlimited number of rentals. https://www.velib-metropole.fr/fr
- The Pass can be purchased for 5 €/ for a daily rental (24H HOUR PASS- CLASSIC) or 15 €/ for a 3 days rental (3 DAY PASS).
- For occasional users, a V-Libre subscription can be taken out from 1 €/30 min for ordinary bikes and 3 €/30 min for electric bikes.
- For regular users, a 12-month V-Plus subscription (more than 4 trips per month) can be purchased from €3.10/month or a 12-month V-Max subscription for €9.30/month (€7.10 if you are under 27 years old) including regular and electric bikes.
- Please note: with a subscription, the bike rental is free for the first half hour of each individual trip; the number of free trips per day is unlimited. A trip that takes more than 30 minutes will incur a charge of €1 to €4 for the next 30 minutes. Increased pricing is intended to keep bikes on the road.
For more information, to subscribe or to buy a Pass, visit the Vélib website or you can also download the application).
How does getting a bike work?
When you register, you can choose either to download the subscription onto your Navigo card or to obtain a Vélib’ Métropole card (which will be sent to your home.) Then, you enter your e-mail address and create a password to access your account. You must provide your contact information and agree to the Terms and Conditions of Access and Use (TACU). Payment is made by credit card via a secure area. To confirm the subscription, you must choose a 4-digit secret code, and an 8-digit access code. Both codes will be emailed to you and available in your online account. You will need your codes for your first rental. The Vélib’ Métropole card and the Navigo pass allow direct access to bicycles at Vélib’ stations.
To access a bike at the Vélib stations, swipe your Navigo card or your Vélib’ Métropole card on the screen, then enter your 8-digit access code and press the “V” button. Then enter your 4-digit code and swipe your Navigo card or your Vélib’ Métropole card again. Once the message “Start OK” appears on the screen, you can take your bike. To return your bike at the end of your trip, choose any Velib station, then insert the bike’s wheel into the delimiter so that it is locked. If the screen is not active, press the “V” button. When the “STOP” message appears and you hear two beeps, you’re good to go. If there is only one beep, you must put your bike back to lock it.
Discover the bike paths in Paris with the Vélib application or via this map.
French cabs are licensed by the local prefecture, which imposes strict rules regarding technical inspection, passenger capacity (maximum three) and working hours. Private minicabs do not really exist, and all cabs operate in the same way and at the same cost in each region. They tend to charge more depending on the time of day (i.e. early morning and late evening). Paris cabs can be called in the street, in the numerous cab stands found in each arrondissement or booked by phone. The cab companies in Paris are the following:
transports in Europe and others
If you are planning to travel in France or Europe after or during your studies, there are many starting points.
From three airports:
From or to Orly airport, you can use the following transportation:
- The RER B with a connection to Anthony with the OrlyVal shuttle – 35 minutes – 12,10 €.
- The Orlybus – 30 minutes – 9,50 €.
- Tramway T7 – 30 minutes – 1,90 €.
- Bus 91-10 – 80 minutes – 6 €.
- Tramway T9 + bus 183 – 60 minutes – 1,90 €.
- The RER C + the 183 – 50 minutes – 6, 40 €.
For more information, please visit the Paris Airport website.
- Cabs: the flat rate for a trip to Paris “rive droite” is 37 €, and to Paris “rive gauche” is 32 €. For more information, please visit the Paris Airport website. Please note: real cabs are located in the stations at the arrival gates and are legally allowed to pick up customers. These official cabs can be recognized by the lighted sign on the roof of the vehicle. They must accept credit/debit cards as payment. We recommend that you book a ride in advance. If you are approached at the baggage claim by people claiming to be cabs, we invite you to refuse any offer of transport.
Roissy Charles de Gaulle airport:
From or to Roissy Charles de Gaulle airport, you can use the following transportation options
- RER B – between 35 and 25 minutes – 11,40 €.
- Buses 350 & 351 – between 70 and 80 minutes – 6 €.
- The RoissyBus – about 60 minutes – 12.50 €.
For more information, please visit the Paris airport website
- The SNCF Charles de Gaulle 2 train station offers several destinations throughout France.
For more information, please visit the Paris Airport website.
- Cabs: the flat rate for a trip to Paris “rive droite” is 53 €, and to Paris “rive gauche” is 58 €. For more information, please visit the Paris airport website. Please note: real cabs are located in the arrival gate stations and are legally allowed to pick up customers. These official cabs can be recognized by the lighted sign on the roof of the vehicle. They must accept credit/debit cards as payment. We recommend that you book a ride in advance. If you are approached at the baggage claim by people claiming to be cabs, we invite you to refuse any offer of transport.
Upon arrival, many services can be offered at these two airports:
- ATMs if you need to withdraw money. There are forty-five of them. For more information, please visit the Paris Airport website.
- Exchange offices if you need to buy euros. There are three offices at Orly airport and fourteen at Charles de Gaulle airport. For more information, please visit the Paris Airport website.
- Lost and Found offices if you have lost a personal item while in one of the airports, you can fill out an online form. If the object is found, it is sent to the Lost and Found Department of the Paris Police Headquarters. If an item is lost on board, in transit, in an airline lounge or on a boarding/deplaning bus, you must contact the airline’s baggage department. Any damaged or missing items must be reported before leaving the airport. For more information, please visit theParis Airport website.
- Information kiosks help you stay informed and orient yourself in the airport. For more information, please visit the Paris Airport website.
From or toBeauvais airport, you can use the following transportation:
- The Paris-Beauvais shuttles: the one-way ticket is 15,90 € – the round trip is 29,00 €. For more information, please visit the airport website
- The regional train (TER) from the Gare du Nord in Paris. For more information, please visit the airport website.
- Cabs: from the Beauvais train station to the airport, the price of a cab during the day is about 15 € (from 7 am to 7 pm on weekdays). The night rate is about 20 € (from 7 pm to 7 am on Sundays and holidays). The journey takes about 10 minutes. To go from Paris to the airport, count about 170 € per day trip and 210 € per night trip. The trip takes between one hour and 90 minutes, depending on the time of day and your point of departure in Paris. We recommend that you book a cab in advance. For more information, please visit the airport website.
Upon arrival, many services can be offered to you:
- ATMs are available, as well as multi-currency ATMs.
- The Baggage and Lost Property Department can help you if your luggage is not delivered or if you forget something on the plane or at the airport. Any damaged or missing items must be reported before leaving the airport.
For more information on the above services, please visit the Beauvais Airport website.
Transport by train from France:
- SNCF (transnational train): Ouigo, Inoui, IDTGV, iDbus. Do not hesitate to download the SNCF Connect application.
In Paris, the SNCF stations are :
- Austerlitz station
- East Station
- Bercy Bourgogne – Pays d’Auvergne station
- Montparnasse train station
- North Station
- Gare de Lyon
- Saint Lazare train station
Train transportation in Europe
You can easily get to campus by metro, RER, or Vélib.
- The Eiffel campus is located in the 15th arrondissement.
Metro line 6 : Bir-Hakeim and Dupleix stations
Metro line 8 : La Motte-Piquet Grenelle station
Metro line 10 : Charles Michels station
RER C : Champs de Mars Tour Eiffel station
Bus 42 : stop rue Rouelle.
The nearest Velib stations: rue Emeriau, Boulevard de Genelle
- The La Villette campus is located in the 10th arrondissement.
Metro line 2 : Colonel Fabien station
Bus 75 : stop Sambre et Meuse
The nearest Velib station: Claude Vellefaux – Sambre et Meuse
- The Paris Auteuil campus is located in the 16th arrondissement.
Metro line 10 & 9 : Michel-Ange Molitor and Exelmans stations
Bus 62 : Exelmans stop
Bus 88 : Exelmans stop
The nearest Velib stations: Exelmans Michel-Ange and Molitor Michel-Ange
- The Cœur Défense campus is located in the La Défense business district.
Metro line 1 : Esplanade de la Défense station
Tramway T2 : La Défense – Grande Arche station
RER A, L, U : La Défense – Grande Arche station
The nearest Velib station : Arche-leonard de Vinci
Restaurants around campus Eiffel
Bakeries – between 5 and 12 euros
Le Gallic Bakery
133 avenue Emile Zola
Telephone: 01 45 75 20 64
Bakery and coffee shop : Le Fournil de Pierre
10 rue du commerce
Telephone: 01 45 75 16 48
A la petite chocolatière
66 avenue de la Motte Picquet
Telephone: 01 47 83 32 87
49 boulevard de Grenelle
Telephone: 01 45 79 11 49
75 boulevard de Grenelle
Telephone: 01 45 67 17 40
Pistachio and chocolate
33/35 rue de lourmel
Telephone: 01 45 75 56 03
For those looking for gluten-free bakeries, you can find out more here.
International cuisine – between 5 and 15 euros
Brasserie Le Pont De Seine
1 boulevard de Grenelle
Telephone: 01 45 79 38 05
Café du Commerce
51 rue du Commerce
Telephone: 01 45 75 03 27
The Bouquet of Grenelle
68 avenue de la motte Piquet
Telephone: 01 47 34 30 01
Café du Commerce
51 rue du Commerce
Telephone: 01 45 75 03 27
29 boulevard de Grenelle
Telephone: 01 45 78 72 66
62 boulevard de Grenelle
Telephone: 01 45 77 24 96
83 boulevard de grenelle
Telephone: 01 40 56 00 02
67 avenue de la Motte-Picquet
Telephone: 01 47 34 17 76
142 Contemporary creperie
59 Saint-Charles Street
Telephone: 01 40 59 84 01
Café Créperie Suzette
117 boulevard de Grenelle
Telephone: 01 47 83 39 71
At the Moka
92 boulevard de grenelle
Telephone: 01 45 78 19 68
Tipaza (Eastern Cuisine)
150 avenue Emile Zola
Telephone: 01 45 79 22 25
To the last subway (Basque)
70 boulevard de grenelle
Telephone: 01 45 75 01 23
7 rue Lourmel
Telephone: 01 45 77 66 47
Restaurant for high budgets – more than 20 euros
Tagawa (Japanese restaurant)
37 bis rue Rouelle
Telephone: 01 45 75 93 21
Le Concert de Cuisine (Japanese restaurant)
14 rue nélaton
Telephone: 01 40 58 10 15
The Court Bouillon
51 rue du théâtre
Telephone: 01 45 77 08 18
The Watering Place
24 Dr. Finlay Street
Telephone: 01 45 77 14 59
The campus cafeteria
We have a cafeteria on campus for you to enjoy your lunch. You can use the cafeteria from Monday to Friday.
You can also bring your own lunch. We have microwaves at your disposal.
Restaurants around campus La Villette campus
Bakery – between 5 – 12 euros
Baker – Pastry chef
50 avenue de Flandre, 75019 Paris
6 € for lunch
International cuisine – between 10 and 15 euros
30 avenue de Flandre, 75019 Paris
Piatto (pizzas, pastas)
32 avenue de Flandre, 75019 Paris
2 avenue Secrétan – 75019 Paris
49 rue de l’Aqueduc, 75010 Paris
French cuisine – around 7 euros
37 quai de la Seine – 75019 Paris
6.90 € the student menu
Restaurants around campus Auteuil
Bakery – between 5 – 12 euros
186 avenue de Versailles
100 Boileau Street
34 boulevard Exelmans
152 avenue de Versailles
95 boulevard Exelmans
International cuisine – between 10 and 15 euros
211 avenue de Versailles
234 avenue de Versailles
50 boulevard Exelmans
Flavors of Tokyo
158 avenue de Versailles
107 Boulevard Exelmans
French cuisine- between 10 and 20 euros
8 quai Saint Exupéry
The Indiana Café
2 place de la porte de Saint Cloud
55 rue Molitor
There are 15 university restaurants around Paris. Find the list here!