The Cité Universitaire
The world at your feet!
Half way between a large Parisian park and a small village, the Cité Universitaire, opposite Parc Montsouris, is home to some 10,000 students and researchers from around the world (at least 124 nationalities) in 40 houses loosely inspired by the traditional styles of their country of origin.
The first of these houses, named after its founder Emile Deutsch de la Meurthe, opened in 1925. The last, the Iranian House, was finished in 1969. The main building is called the Maison Internationale and is a mini replica of Fontainebleau chateau.
At the heart of these 34 hectares, stroll along tree-lined alleys, discover the Swiss Pavilion, a listed building designed by Le Corbusier, travel through time and space, or simply relax on one of the stone benches.