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foyer accommodation in Paris

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foyer accommodation in Paris

Not sure if anyone can help but I am 20 year old female student trying to organise accommodation in Paris from Sept to Nov while I do an internship as part of my university course.

I have applied for accommodation in various foyers and the possibilities are:

1. in Rue de la Pointe d’Ivry which is in 13th arrondissement known as Chinatown, on the edge of a pedestrian area not far from the Bibliothèque François Mitterrand. The nearest metro stops are Pointe de Choisy or Pointe d’Ivry and it is also close to Olympiades which I understand is a very quick new train line to the centre of Paris.

2. In Rue de Charonne which is in 11th arrondissement but close to border with 20th arrondissement (nearest metro stops Alexandre Dumas or Charonne). I have been told this is not the greatest area for a girl walking home at night etc

3. I have not yet applied but I have been told there is also a foyer on IIe St Louis which is a great position but It is girls only and has strict rules.

Has anyone stayed in any of these foyers (I have most chance of getting a room in Pointe d’Ivry ).

If so, what are they like?

If you clear it with foyers are you allowed to have friends to stay (eg visitor for weekend?) I understand the foyer on Ile St Louis may have stricter rules.

If anyone has stayed in Pointe d’Ivry, what are the rooms like, are there cooking facilities or do they provide any meals?

Would I be safe walking at night from the metro to Rue de la Pointe d'Ivry?

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1. Re: foyer accommodation in Paris

I am bumping this because I have no idea what "foyer" in this sense means.

Any help?

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2. Re: foyer accommodation in Paris

foyer = youth hostel, more-or-less. Perhaps with a more serious or cultural slant.

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3. Re: foyer accommodation in Paris

I'm not sure what a "foyer" is either but if you contact the Accommodations Officer or the International Officer of the university you will be attending they will be more than happy to help.

The above mentioned officers will know more than most people about the accommodations and will be able to help you on other levels as well.

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4. Re: foyer accommodation in Paris

Does the OP mean "hall" rather than "foyer" as in Halls of Residence? Dunno, just a guess.

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5. Re: foyer accommodation in Paris

'foyer' means hostel or hall for students.

Perhaps Deb1_10 is referring to a hostel room or a large dormitory.

Deb,any thoughts?

I think beanalainn has given the best advice.


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6. Re: foyer accommodation in Paris

A foyer is low-cost accommodation (like a hostel) intended usually for young people on low incomes, for example students. Rooms are usually let for a period of several weeks or months rather than as short-term holiday accommodation.

I agree that it would be better to contact the University - either their accommodation office or maybe try to make contact with other students via the University website.

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