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Paris Cité Descartes Student Residence

6 boulevard Copernic - 77420 Champs Sur Marne
Neighborhood life - Paris Est Cité Descartes

Discover the residence and its neighborhood

Known as the “mushroom city” for its booming demographics, Champs-sur-Marne is part of the major Paris Grand Express program (automatic metro network over 200 km). Cité René Descartes, where your YouFirst Campus residence is located, is home to 18,000 students, 1,800 researchers and academics, as well as a number of leading schools.

Close to your accommodation, you can enjoy a wide range of sports and artistic activities. The residence is surrounded by greenery, with parks, woodland and gardens: ideal for enjoying some peace and quiet, while knowing that Paris is just a short distance away and easily accessible.

Close to your residence

  • Leading schools: École Nationale des Sciences Géographiques (ENSG), Institut Français d’Urbanisme (IFU), Ecole Nationale des Ponts et Chaussée, Ecole d'architecture de la ville & des territoires, Ecole d’ingénieurs ESIPE Marne-la-Vallée, École Supérieure d'Ingénieurs en Électronique et Électrotechnique (ESIEE Paris), Ecole Nationale Supérieure Louis Lumière, Ecole Supérieure d’Ostéopathie (ESO Paris), Institut supérieur de formation COGEFI, René Descartes campus, etc.
  • Georges Brassens social and cultural center: wide selection of sports and artistic activities (gym, tai chi, kung fu, dance club, etc.)
  • Butte Verte park: benefiting from landscaping projects by the Ecole Nationale Supérieure d'architecture de Marne-la-Vallée
  • Music school.

4 ideas for things to see and do:

  • Ferme du Buisson: great cultural center with a cinema, exhibition rooms, national venues for shows and concerts
  • Champs-sur-Marne Château and its park. Former residence of the Marquise of Pompadour. Its 19th-century gardens and 85 hectare park offer endless opportunities for beautiful walks
  • Noisiel park: for a trip to the countryside, to enjoy woods, meadows and walks along the banks of the River Marne (with cycle tracks)
  • Domaine de Rentilly: discover its 16th century château, its 54 hectare park with trees that are centuries old, as well as English and French style gardens, next to a vast landscaped forest estate.

Your residence’s 5 key features:

  • Short walk from Cité Descartes
  • Excellent public transport links, with Paris 30 minutes away
  • Recent residence, with fully equipped and modern apartments
  • High-speed internet throughout the residence
  • Site Manager, your dedicated contact in your residence.


  • Chill and relax
  • Useful features
  • Meet and share
  • Stay in shape