The Résidence André Honnorat originally contained the Cité internationale’s dispensary. Originally the medical dispensary on the ground floor had several specialist consultation rooms and a GP practice on the first floor. The patient rooms were on higher floors.
The Cité internationale’s dispensary was retired after the construction of a large hospital on the other side of boulevard Jourdan which is now the Institut Mutualiste Montsouris. The building has thus been transformed into a residence to house students and researchers.
Together with the Résidence Robert Garric, the Résidence André Honnorat makes up the Centre international de courts séjours. This centre aims to encourage meetings and exchanges between residents of all nationalities, origins, languages and cultures. It welcomes students, teachers and researchers from stays ranging from 3 days to 10 months. The residents are welcomed after examining their academic activities, their motivation and their income and is dependent on the space available.
The Résidence André Honnorat is managed by the Fondation nationale Cité internationale universitaire de Paris.
The Résidence André Honnorat was designed according to the plans of Lucien Bechmann. Although he was originally chosen to design the Maison internationale and the two entrance pavilions of the Cité internationale, a donation made by John D. Rockefeller Junior determined the development of the project. The American architect Jens Fredrick Larson took the plans drawn up by Lucien Bechmann who, as the consulting architect, needed to be satisfied with the execution of the entrance pavilions.
In 1964, the architect François Girard, Lucien Bechmann’s former collaborator, transformed it into a residence with 46 rooms.