The Maison des étudiants canadiens was founded on the initiative of Philippe Roy, the high commissioner of the Canadian government from the beginning of the 1920s. The building was designed by two architects, the Frenchman Emile Thomas and the Canadian Georges Vanier.
During the academic year 1957-1958, about twenty young women were admitted to the house for the first time. They were assigned part of the first floor following the construction of a partition to separate their section from the men’s.
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.
An area dedicated to events, activities, seminars, concerts, meetings or even to play board games or ping-pong on a Sunday afternoon | 1 Steinway concert piano
An area for studying, having meetings or meeting with friends | 1 projector and 1 large screen
An area for studying and reading | Access to reference books, 2 computers and 1 multifunctional printer.
4 communal kitchens | Hot plates, oven, kettle, toaster, panini grill, expresso coffee machine, microwave, communal fridge, freezer, 1 personal locker for your crockery
Every house runs thanks to a professional and dedicated team. Whether they are in charge of hospitality, planning, cleaning, maintenance or security, they are all committed to making sure that your stay in the building goes smoothly.
The campus is yours so take part in organising its social and cultural life! Residents are elected within your house every year. They take care of the organisation and representation of residents with the house’s administration. We also encourage resident engagement in collective projects and in the organisation of cultural and artistic events.
31 boulevard Jourdan
Telephone : + 33 (0)1 40 78 67 00
Monday to Friday:
8 am-10 pm
Saturdays, Sunday and public holidays:
8 am-10 pm
The Cité internationale is a unique campus in the world. Located in an eco-managed 34-hectare park, numerous on-site services are offered to make your daily life easier without forgetting the possibility of proposing and creating projects that are close to your heart.
The Cité internationale is a place unlike any other. By joining the campus, you share in its values: living together, tolerance and solidarity. Our committed residents testify to this.