How to stay at the MEC for short visits

You’d like to visit Paris for a short period of time ? 

Look no further than the MEC! We offer a unique place to stay, close to downtown, with a warm atmosphere and a magnificent decor.

At the MEC :

  • You’ll discover an alternative to traditional hotels ;
  • You’ll live in the heart of the Cité internationale universitaire de Paris; 
  • You’ll have a private apartment or studio, as well as spaces shared with a unique community;
  • You’ll enjoy the rhythm of life in a student residence.

What we offer

We offer short stays mainly  to professors and researchers, but also to tourists and  groups who are visiting the City of Light (depending on availabilities).

Visitors who want to stay at the MEC during the academic year must be at least 20 years-old, or 18 during the summer. 

Our studios and apartments are located in the heart of Paris, only a few minutes away from everything. They offer all the amenities at a very competitive price, to allow you to enjoy a pleasant and distinctive stay.

Studios are available all year long for short visits.

Rates 2022-2023

Short stays and non-academic visits

Short Stays, non-academic : from 3 nights to 3 months Short Stays, non-academic : from 3 nights to 3 months
Individual room, per night (minimum 3 nights) STANDARD 70,00 €
Individual room, per night (minimum 3 nights) LARGE 80,00 €
Studio with attic, per night (minimum 3 nights) 90,00 €
Standard studio (one storey and mezzanine) per night (minimum 3 nights) 100,00 €
Apartment, per night (minimum 3 nights) 120,00 €
Discounts Discounts
Stay of more than 6 nights 20% off the total bill
Stay of more than 29 nights 40% off the total bill

Note 1. All payments of less than 300 € are payable in full at time of reservation, and are not refundable.
Note 2. For any reservation of more than 300 €, payment (other than the 300 € already paid at time of reservation) is payable upon arrival.
Note 3. Upon arrival, a deposit is required to cover any damage or payments due following the stay.
Note 4. Studios are rented for a maximum of two people, who must be named at the time of reservation.
Note 5. Short stay visitors are not allowed to welcome guests in the evening.
Note 6. Former academic residents enjoy a 10% discount.


Groups during the summer Groups during the summer
Twin room, 3 to 10 nights 90,00 €
Twin room, 11 nights and more 75,00 €
Twin room, 45 nights and more 40,00 €
Standard room 1 single bed, 3 to 10 nights 70,00 €
Standard room 1 single bed, 11 nights and more 50,00 €
Standard room 1 single bed, 45 nights and more 30,00 €
Mezzanine studio, 3 to 10 nights 100,00 €
Mezzanine studio, 11 nights and more 80,00 €
Mezzanine studio, 45 nights and more 50,00 €
Attic studio, 3 to 10 nights 90,00 €
Attic studio, 11 nights and more 70,00 €
Attic studio, 45 nights and more 45,00 €

Services which are included

  • Internet (Wi-Fi and wired)
  • Cleaning once a week
  • Bedding : duvet, pillow, pillow case, duvet cover set, flat sheet and mattress protector (sheets are washed every two weeks)
  • Towels are supplied in the studios and apartments

Effective as of July 1, 2021.

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