Excelia has its very own online Accommodation Platform, which can be accessed free-of-charge. This tool will enable you, in a few simple steps, to find suitable accommodation in La Rochelle.

Accommodation Platform

Searching for accommodation?
Use our dedicated housing platform. With our partner Studapart, access hundreds of exclusive offers: studios, flatshares, homestays… and benefit from personalized support throughout your rent!

From applying to booking, take all your steps online on the platform. To get started, click on “Tenant space” and sign up using your school’s login credentials or your personal email address.

Book accommodation online to benefit from the Studapart Guarantee and support from a team of multilingual experts available 6/7d. 

You don’t have a guarantor living in France?
Studapart can replace your guarantor over the whole duration of your stay. 

A guarantor is a person bringing financial security and attesting you are creditworthy. It’s difficult to rent a place in France without a French guarantor. In most cases, student residences and landlords require that your guarantor earns income in France.

You can get the Studapart Guarantee directly on the platform and add it to your rental application to find accommodation on the Studapart platform or anywhere else!

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Types of Accommodation

A room in a private house

  •  Cost: €300-€400 per month

Living in a host family is generally an enriching and very rewarding experience. You will have the opportunity of discovering the French way of life and of improving your language skills by exchanging ideas and sharing experiences with the family. Certain families are happy to pick you up at La Rochelle train station or La Rochelle airport, and to guide you around the city. The host family will provide you with your own private room and you can decide whether or not you would like to have breakfast and dinner with them. If you decide not to eat with them, you will have access to the kitchen to prepare your own meals. Costs are set by the landlords (families or house owners).


  • Cost: €400-€600 per month

The cost of furnished accommodation in La Rochelle varies due to factors such as its location in the city, proximity to public transport, the facilities provided and whether or not service charges are included in the rent.

University residences

The CROUS de Poitiers manages six university residences on the La Rochelle campus, providing affordable accommodation.

Click here to locate the university residences in La Rochelle 

Click here to request year-long accommodation


Housing benefit

The French government offers housing benefit to students (financial support, security deposit advance, security deposit guarantee etc.).

The French government offers housing benefit to students (financial support, security deposit advance, security deposit guarantee etc.)


Other service charges 

You will be responsible for paying other service charges for your apartment such as gas, electricity, water etc.  

  • Electricity/Gas (EDF/GDF): you will receive a bill every two months. You can choose to pay by monthly direct debit. 
  • Water: you have to pay for water monthly. The water meter is checked once a year and the bill is updated according to consumption. 
  • Taxes: If you are in your apartment on the 1st January, you will have to pay the Taxe d’Habitation (council tax) as well as the annual ordures ménagères (household refuse) tax.