There are a wide range of accommodation options available in Amiens: student halls, private residences, flat-sharing, studio flats, renting a room, staying with a host family…there is something for everyone.
WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW
Make sure you have all of the information you need before beginning your search.
There is a lot of useful advice in the CRIJ ( Regional Youth Information Centre) guide, on the FNAIM (the national property federation) website and on the ADIL (the regional housing information agency) website.
Don’t forget the Visale guarantee: Action Logement will act as your guarantor for free with Loca-Pass, help you pay your rent if you are in alternating with “Mobili-jeunes” or help you find a place to live and move for work for a private company after you finish your studies !
CROUS STUDENT HALLS
The Amiens Picardy CROUS (Centre Régional des Oeuvres Universitaires et Scolaires – regional affiliates of the French national student service agency) has 19 halls of residence with room for 2,564 students across Amiens. The Amiens Picardy CROUS can also provide you with advice and help you in your search for student accommodation. Finally, the LOKAVIZ portal deals exclusively in student accommodation, while there is an accreditation system for accommodation in private homes.
2 GENERATIONS TOGETHER
2 Generations Together is a scheme that involves students staying with elderly individuals in exchange for services. The association was set up to create links between generations, to tackle loneliness and to help students find somewhere to stay.
SERVICED PRIVATE HALLS OF RESIDENCE
Serviced halls of residence are reserved for young professionals and students, offering services tailored to meet the needs of young tenants. Laundrettes and cafeterias can be found in the shared spaces, which can also accommodate individual or group workspaces. Some services are included in the rent.
Habitats jeunes (youth accommodation) halls of residence are establishments which rent rooms out to young people between the ages of 16 and 25 (and, in some cases, up to 30) who are in a position of insecurity. Residents sign a rental contract with the manager of the centre, which will stipulate the conditions for admission. The length of stays can be anywhere from a few months to a maximum of 2 years. There are two such facilities in Amiens: