The birth of the Fondation de Monaco is linked to the history of its princely family. The initiative came from Prince Pierre de Polignac, the grandfather of the current Prince Albert II. In 1929 a first donation allowed for the creation around 50 beds. Then, following Pierre de Polignac’s withdrawal, Louis II, the named Prince-Soldier, took the operation into his own hands and formed a committee to supplement the funding with private funds.
Given the Principality’s small population, an initial project drawn up in 1927 included adding a Venezuelan and Colombian addition.
Thanks to its 43 houses, the Cité internationale offers a rich cultural and artistic program to all audiences : concerts, screenings, conferences, exhibitions, shows…
Discover them in our cultural agenda CitéScope.
Every house runs thanks to a professional and dedicated team. Whether they are a receptionist, planning manager, cleaner, maintenance or security personnel, everyone is committed to ensuring that your stay is as smooth as possible.
The campus is yours so take part in organising its social and cultural life! Every year residents are elected within their house. They take care of the life there and represent students concerning the house’s administration. We also encourage our residents to engage in collective projects and in the organisation of cultural and artistic events.
47 A boulevard Jourdan
Telephone : +33 (0)1 40 78 48 00
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from 8 am until 2 am
from 8 am until 3 am
from 10 am until 2 pm and 3 pm until 3 am
from 11 am until 2 pm and 3 pm until midnight
The Cité internationale is a unique campus in the world. Located in a 34-hectare eco-managed park there are numerous on-site services to make your daily life easier as well as the possibility of proposing and showcasing projects that are close to your heart.
The Cité internationale is a campus unlike any other and by joining the campus you will share in its values: tolerance, respect, solidarity. Our residents can testify to this.