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Dining at the Cité internationale

The Cité internationale offers a variety of dining options. To eat lunch inside or on the grass, have a break, a full meal or eat on-the-go, our restaurants and cafeterias are open to everyone. The Cité internationale regularly establishes partnerships to offer new things: organic bakeries, food trucks, frozen yoghurt…
Join us on the Great Lawn from 12 July to 11 September 2024 to meet our foodtrucks and discover American, Haitian, Japanese, Italian, West Indian and Moroccan cuisine, as well as croques, hot dogs and crêpes.

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The campus offers different dining options to the public: restaurants, cafeterias, on-site or on-the-go dining options, foreign and vegetarian cuisine : there’s something for everyone.

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An international offering

From 12 July to 11 September 2024, two foodtrucks will be taking turns around the Great Lawn to offer you a culinary world tour, for lunch (from 11.30am to 2pm) and dinner (from 6.30pm to 10pm). Treat your taste buds to Haitian, Japanese, Italian, French, West Indian, American and Moroccan cuisine… Waffles and crêpes complete the menu.

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The 200 m² multi-purpose room at the Maison de l’Égypte is now home to l’Égyptien, a coworking space, café and snack bar open to all. Equipped with wifi, the 80 seats provide an ideal setting for working, chatting or enjoying hot drinks (karak) and home-made Egyptian specialities (savoury and sweet), à la carte.

A small bonus is the ten or so seats on the outdoor terrace around the house’s characteristic red beech tree.

Open every day
Weekdays from 9.30 am to 8.30 pm / Weekends from 10.30 am to 9.30 pm.

During the summer
The café will remain open throughout the summer on its usual days and times. 

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Open to the general public, the café-restaurant offers balanced meals which are prepared with fresh products. On Saturdays there are vegetarian menus and brunch. The prices are affordable: a complete meal is €3.30 for non-scholarship holders and €1 for scholarship holders and students in precarious situations. Next to the restaurant is a cafeteria open 7 days a week, offering breakfast, hot drinks, fast food and organic products to consume on site or to take away. This space is also available throughout the day to meet up or work.

During the summer
Restaurant open until Friday 9 August. From 11.30am to 2pm and from 6pm to 9pm. Please note that from 29 July to 9 August, only pizzas and grilled meats will be served in the evening. There will also be no brunch on Saturdays 27 July and 3 August.

Close from Saturday 10 August to Sunday 1 September. Reopening on Monday 2 September.

Cafeteria open Monday to Friday, 8am to 6.15pm and weekends, 9am to 6.15pm. Closed from Monday 12 August to Sunday 25 August inclusive. Reopening on Monday 26 August.

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Discover classic Korean cooking and a selection of dishes inspired by local street food in the 50-seat restaurant of the Maison de la Corée. And if you want to try the experience at home, visit the adjoining store to buy some of the country’s iconic products. Cité internationale students receive a discount.

Lunch Monday to Friday (12 pm-2:30 pm), Saturday (12 pm-3 pm), Sunday (take away only) (12 pm-3 pm).

Dinner Tuesday to Saturday (7 pm-10 pm), Monday (take away only) (7 pm-9:30 pm), Sunday (take away only) (6:30 pm-9 pm).

During the summer
The restaurant will remain open throughout the summer on its usual days and times. 

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For the early risers, you can meet at the Collège d’Espagne for breakfast (€3.50). And when the lunch bell rings there is a mini self-service of small plates, desserts and drinks as well as specialities or lighter meals awaiting you. A complete meal is available from €8.90. And once a month there is an international special.

Breakfast from Monday to Friday 7:15 am-10:30 am) – Saturday, Sunday and public holidays (8:30 am-10:30 am).

Lunch from Monday to Saturday (12 pm-14:30 pm).

During the summer
Closing from Saturday 20 July to Sunday 8 September inclusive.

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The Pavillon Bourguiba in the Maison de Tunisie houses Café Zaim which is open all day long from breakfast. At midday there is a menu with Tunisian street-food styled offerings that stop to make way for the tea room in the afternoon. A grocer’s completes the new space which was inaugurated in November 2021.

Monday to Sunday (7 am-10 pm).

Grocery and delivery on the campus.

During the summer
The café will remain open throughout the summer on its usual days and times.

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If you’re looking for a terrace to have breakfast, lunch or something sweet then head to the Maison Heinrich Heine-Fondation de l’Allemagne. On the cafeteria menu are: quiches, salads, dishes of the day (meat or fish), German sausages and homemade cakes. It is open to everyone. Rest assured you’ll find a place with 53 seats available. From €6.50 for a meal and €9.50 for the set menu.

Open Monday to Friday (8:30 am-4 pm) – Saturday (10 am-4 pm). Lunch service (12 pm-2:30 pm).

During the summer
Closing Wednesday 14 August to Sunday 8 September inclusive.

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Hidden in the Maison internationale, a few steps away from the theatre, the café offers vegetarian cuisine and products from organic and sustainable farming. The suppliers? The best French producers. The restaurant is also labelled as Ecotable.ce which attests to their commitment to the environment and health. There’s an organic lunch every Saturday!

Monday to Saturday (12 pm-8 pm) and every performance night.

During the summer
Closed from Sunday 14 July to Wednesday 28 August inclusive.

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Opening Hours

As listed above.


See the interactive map to spot the different spaces.


If you prefer to have lunch outside in the Cité Internationale park then the large 10,000 m² lawn is the perfect place for picnics. Remember to keep the place tidy by taking your rubbish with you and using the rubbish-sorting bins available on site. For groups of more than 20 people permission is required.



The space has a view of the large lawn and its adjoining kitchen is a real restaurant that can host private professional events. Both sit-down meals and cocktail parties can be organised.

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