Cité Universitaire

Posted on January 13, 2008 by Susie Hollands 76424_10150096796382184_5910016_n

Cité U ‘s eclectic campus houses around 5000 foreign university students, researchers, artists and trainees of around 132 different nationalities.  Spread over 34-hectares of wooded grounds 37 houses, foundations or colleges, each with its own distinctive architecture and personality serve as halls of residence.

Look out for the Fondation Suisse, designed by Le Corbusier in 1933, the Dutch house by Willem Marinus Dudock, the monastery inspired design of the Maison Arménienne and the pagoda-shaped roofs of the Maison du Japon.

The idea behind the project which began in the 1920s, was the mixing of cultures and promotion of peace and tolerance.

Cité Universitaire
Boulevard Jourdan, 14th
RER: Cité Universitaire