Students can opt to purchase housing through PCA, or make separate housing arrangements for the duration of their Paris summer program.
If you are arranging your own housing, keep in mind that all courses are based at the Paris College of Art campus. Many class sessions involve field trips to various museums, studios or a professional design environment, etc. The first class will meet on campus, where your instructor will provide a syllabus and indicate when and where you may meet off campus.
Students check into their apartment on one of the following days, depending on the start of their session: June 11, June 25 or July 9 from 2-6pm.
Citadines residents will meet a resident advisor to sign the Rules and Regulations Form and then receive keys. A short housing orientation meeting will be held at 6pm.
Students check out of their apartment on the Saturday following the last day of their program, before noon.
Citadines has a 24-hour reception. Rooms contain an electronic safe and safe deposits are available at the reception for a surcharge.
Residents in PCA pre-college housing have a curfew of midnight and must sign in with the student ambassador (SA). If a student fails to respect curfew, the Program Manager will call their parents right away. The student runs the risk of being dismissed from the program.
Students must stay in Paris during the weekends, unless they obtain written parental consent before the start of the program.
The PCA SA lives in the building with the students to enforce curfew, lead students on optional excursions, and remain available for help and guidance throughout the stay.
Shower and toilet facilities are located in every apartment. All bathrooms also come equipped with hairdryers and towels.
Meals are not included in the stay at Citadines. Each apartment has a fully-equipped kitchenette with refrigerator, microwave, dishwasher, toaster and water kettle and/or coffee maker. Students are responsible for their own meals. Aside from using the kitchen, many restaurants are located nearby.
Rooms have air-conditioning and weekly housekeeping. They are equipped with linens, alarm clocks, high-speed internet, televisions, irons and ironing boards. There are no gym facilities available at Citadines Trocadéro; however, there are several gyms near campus or the residence where students can arrange a short-term subscription.
The residence is located in Paris’ 16th arrondissement, a calm, residential neighborhood steps away from Trocadéro, an esplanade with an impressive view of the Eiffel Tower. The area is also home to several of Paris’ best contemporary art and fashion museums and is walking distance from the Arc de Triomphe and the shopping and cafés of Avenue du Champs Elysées.
Take a look at the Citadines website for more information and specific directions to the location.
Comforts of Home - Paris
A security deposit of 300 euros will be asked by Comforts of Home prior to your arrival. It will be refunded at the end of the summer program after Comforts of Home assessed the apartment on the day of your departure.
Meet COH staff at their office on 15/17 rue Cler, 75007 Paris, between 9:30 am – 5:00 pm on your check-in day (the Sunday prior to your first day of class).
At this time, you will sign COH documents and receive entrance information and keys to your apartment. They will provide metro directions, or call a taxi to take you to your accommodations should you prefer that option (the taxi fare will be at your own expense).
For the check-out, you will need to depart your apartment by 10am on your check-out day (the Saturday following the last day of your course)
- Spacious apartments, in safe neighborhoods within the city walls
- Twin size beds, a common living area with soft seating for everyone
- A dining table & comfy chairs for everyone
- Fully equipped kitchen, not always with dishwasher
- Linens & towels
- Washing machines & drying racks, no dryers
- Fast hi‐speed wireless internet
- Utilities, gas or electricity and water
24/7 emergency hotline in case of flood, gas leak, fire, etc…
On‐line, on‐call maintenance service from COH Renters’ insurance
Location of the apartment you will share will be communicated to you as we get closer to the start of the program; COH makes every effort to provide flats in the neighborhood of the school.