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Rent and related charges in France

Rent and related charges in France   When you rent a house in France, you pay the rent and usually you will also need to pay the related charges or you can call rental charges at the same time . Usually it’s like your water, electricity, gas consummation. For short term rental like 3 …

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World Music day – Fête de la musique

Hi there! Let me introduce myself: I’m Aria, I came here in Lille last year as an Erasmus student for my studies and I decided to stay to pursue my master degree!   I felt in love with this city and with the very soon coming “Fête de la musique”, I wanted to guide …

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Housing insurance in France

About housing insurance  in France Insurance is obligatory if you are a tenant in an furnished or unfurnished apartment as you are required to insure your liability to the owner. You therefore need to take out an insurance policy covering risks such as fire, explosion and water damage. You must provide proof of insurance …

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Tips to facilitate your housing research

Hey international people ! Please read this article first to facilitate your housing research on our website   1.About different kinds of apartment on our website T1.2.3.4 What is T ? T is used for Type, and corresponds to a type of apartment with the number of main rooms indicated. By main room, we …

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The best neighborhood for students to live in Lille !

1.Vieux lille – old lille   Remarkably restored, the Old Town enchants the eye with its flamboyant architecture. The softly dare facades that set off the exuberance and profusion of their decoration. The extraordinary diversity of the 17th century architecture is an invitation to saunter ; so look up to appreciate the perfect harmony …

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Good news : Discounted flights for Erasmus students !

Hey,Erasmus students ! Do you know what ! Now you can travel more,pay less ! Ryanair, Europe’s airline, became the exclusive partner of the EU Erasmus Student Network, offering Erasmus students huge savings, with fare discounts, free bags and tailored travel offers. Celebrating its 30th anniversary, the Erasmus programme provides university students across Europe …

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How to open your electricity account/EDF

Open an electricity account in France In France,if you rent an apartment ,usually you are required to open an electricity account and pay electricity fee yourself.You can choose to go to EDF agency to open an account or call a supplier. What You Need to open an Electricity Account It will save some time …

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How to open a bank account in France

How to open a bank account(compte bancaire) in France If you’re living and working in France, opening a French bank account will be easier for local payments. The process is rarely simple. Choosing a bank in France The main options in France are national high-street banks, local financial institutions, internet banks, and French branches …

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Your housing benefit – Caf tutorial

Tutorial Caf We collect some questions frequently asked. Hope it can help you 🙂 If you still have any problems, don’t hesitate to reach us .   Am I eligible to housing benefit ? Whether you are a French or a foreign student, you are entitled to housing benefit.You can only apply for this …

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Useful tips to save your security deposit!

Dear students, Time goes quick and soon some of you will be back home, we hope that you enjoyed our city and had a pleasant time! Here is a list of advices for your check-out to help you protect your security deposit: Do not forget to send your letter of préavis one month before …

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