On your arrival, the Euraxess Service Centre will give you support as you search for accommodation.
We can offer several different solutions.

International Residence for Researchers

International Guests Apartments Résidence Universitaire des Tanneurs

Situated in the very city-centre of Tours and easily accessible to all Faculties, 3 large apartments of 25m² are bookable.

They are situated 5 rue Bretonneau in a quiet area, near the Faculty of Literature, Languages, Arts and Humanities, and near CESR.

All our apartments are non-smoking and have a secured access.

You will have at your disposal:

  • A kitchen all furnished with fridge, cooking plates, microwaves etc;
  • A living room with a sofa, desk, TV and WIFI;
  • One bedroom with a double bed: Bed linens provided;
  • A bathroom with towels provided.

Contact us for booking and making a special request (baby bed ..): mobilitycentre@univ-tours.fr

Rates: 707,30€/month ALL INCLUDED

  • 46,31€ / night
  • 280,28€ / week
  • 565€ / 15 days

Check in : 9AM to 11.15AM / 12.15PM to 4PM : Monday to Friday.
Planning to arrive outside this frametime ? Please get in touch with us to find a solution to get your keys.

Accommodation offers for PhD students

Public dorms 

Private dorms

Studapart: https://univ-tours.studapart.com/en/

Studapart is the university housing platform.

Please register with your mail and by using the University password: HOUSINGUNIVTOURS

Long stay private accommodation

You can rent your accommodation from a private owner (landlord) by :

  • Agency: visits with a real estate agency are free of charge; but if you decide to rent the accommodation, you will have to pay an agency fee (generally equivalent to one month of rent).

Tip: Avoid using a list called "marchand de liste" : these are specialised agencies, also called "rental offices", which offer a list of accommodation in exchange for a sum of money but without any guarantee of finding accommodation at your convenience.

  • AirBnb: https://www.airbnb.fr/
  • Notary: Notaries propose housing for rent.
  • Private owner: You can directly contact owners who list their rental advertisements online and avoid real estate agencies' fees.

Tip: Beware of scams; we advise you not to pay for your accommodation from abroad without having visited it. Legally, you should be asked no money for your first rent and/or the security deposit before signing the lease and the handover of the keys.

Where to find accommodation offers?

Room in a private house or in a sharehouse

You will have your own room, sometimes with a private bathroom, and share the rest of the premises with the owners or other housemates. Please contact us if you are interested, we can provide you a list of fully furnished apartments and houses in Tours and Blois and put you in contact with some landlords.


Short stay accommodation 

Coming in Tours for a short period of time?

Find below where to book your accommodation :

In partnership with the University of Tours

20 rue de la Chocolaterie 41000 Blois :
Prices from 48 euros

Other Hotels


The People Hostel (Youth Hostel)




Morning Croissant


Practical information

“House” Insurance

House insurance is compulsory within the framework of accommodation rentals. It allows the policy holder to cover expenses related to damages caused to the accommodation itself (water and fire damage, bad weather) as well as to objects inside the accommodation.
We can help you with your subscription, don't hesitate to contact us.


It can be a family member, friend living and working in the European Union or legal entity who undertakes to pay on your behalf in the event that you do not pay the rent or charges: they must provide at least the same supporting document than you.

Visale Guarantee (Free):

If you don't have the possibility to have somebody to be your guarantee, you can subscribe to the Visale Guarantee. Here are the conditions:

  1. Being under 30 years old

  2. Having a Student or Researcher visa/resident permit.

Please check the following tutorial to help you with the application: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RDoqrqSPOKs (Si tu peux intégrer la video directement sur la page, cela serait parfait)

Euraxess Housing Guide

In the framework of its mission to help international researchers, EURAXESS France published a guide aiming at giving you the main keys to understand the French rental system.


Landlord and looking for a tenant?

We are always looking for new furnished accommodation opportunities for our researchers.
Contact us at mobilitycentre@univ-tours.fr