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Experience the Cité internationale from a new perspective

Each month, our newsletter will offer you the opportunity to discover this unique place in the world that is the Cité internationale universitaire de Paris. We’ll be slipping in a few secrets, good tips, news from the campus and our houses, as well as portraits of residents, friends, partners, figures and events to forge an even stronger bond with you.

Our previous editions

#1 Women and poetry in the spotlight

In March, we put the spotlight on women, all women, with a dedicated programme of screenings, concerts and an exceptional exhibition on our gates. We told you more about the subjects that are close to our hearts: poetry, encounters, heritage, the arts and our commitments.

#2 A unique architectural and landscape heritage

In April, we have chosen to share with you our architectural and landscape heritage, which is unique in the world, through a festival of ephemeral gardens, a podcast on the park and its necessary preservation, guided tours, a costumed walk against plastic, a not-to-be-missed event Opera for peace and some films on works in our houses.

#3 Don't miss the Fête de la Cité!

In May, join us in celebrating the cultures of the world and the humanist values of the Cité internationale through sharing, solidarity and living together with the new edition of the Fête de la Cité. Join us on the weekend of 12, 13 and 14 May for a rich programme of festivities, discoveries and international specialities, both savoury and sweet.

#4 A Cité-monde committed to everyday life

In June, we highlighted the commitments we make on a daily basis to give meaning to the world, through an exhibition of photographs of LGBTQIA+ elderly people, a podcast on the actions taken by our residents, what we are doing to combat sexual and gender-based violence and accessibility for people with disabilities. Not forgetting the Fête de la musique, our new collection of goodies and our event hire spaces.

#5 Encountering a living heritage

In September, the houses of the Cité internationale have put together a varied programme of encounters with world cultures for the European Heritage Days. Listen to collared parakeets sing, vibrate to Spanish or Argentinean music, dance to K-pop, be lulled by impressionist piano music, taste a Korean speciality, admire a fresco by Le Corbusier or a façade in Arabic calligraphy… Ask for a guided tour.

#6 Festival Jazz à la Cité #13: it's on!

In October, we invited you to the 13th edition of the Jazz à la Cité festival, with its 22 free concerts featuring international names on the jazz scene. From revisited standards to personal compositions and improvisations, the repertoire was as rich as the guest musicians, with sounds of hip-hop, Caribbean music, contemporary tango, fado, pop, fusion, gnawa… A jazz of the world.

#7 International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women

In November, to mark the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women, 7 maisons and the Théâtre de la Cité internationale are getting involved with a special programme Ne plus se taire. By highlighting women from different countries and their social, political and cultural commitments, as well as the harassment and sexual and gender-based violence to which they are subjected, this programme aims to explore little-known situations or trajectories, with the conviction that we must no longer remain silent. 

#8 A think tank for tomorrow's world

In December, discover the initiatives launched by our residents, the Cité internationale and its houses that encourage reflection and tolerance. The utopia of a peaceful world, which led to the birth of the campus almost 100 years ago, remains the same a century later, with the same desire for exchange and enrichment. The Cité internationale thus confirms its position as a laboratory of ideas and a forum for debate, where solutions to the major challenges facing the world today are thought out and created.

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The Cité internationale universitaire de Paris was born of the generosity of major donors in 1925. Even today, the Cité internationale lives on sponsorship thanks to the support of its donors and companies who are committed to giving meaning to the world and enabling its residents to study in optimal conditions. Encouraging access to knowledge and mobility for the world’s youth, promoting solidarity and humanist values and acting for a sustainable world are the major challenges that the Cité internationale has set itself.


The Cité internationale is also a place that can be visited. Introduce your employees or participants to the architectural, artistic and landscape heritage of the Cité internationale. Discover the guided tours offered by our Heritage centre.