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How to find accommodation in Tours, which welcomes more than 28,000 French and international students each year? Studapart takes care of everything by offering you all types of accommodation: in student residences or in studios, roommates or homestays.



Student accommodation in Tours in the heart of the metropolis


Tours, a booming student city


Tours is a small French town located in the west of the country, in the department of Indre-et-Loire. It has about 136,000 inhabitants. Tours is a city classified as a UNESCO heritage. It is a city that seeks to develop. It becomes lively thanks to its student population. The city sees its student population increase every year. It houses squares, cinemas, numerous parks. It is also a city that is often the location of many shows, concerts and festivals. It’s a city that is very well served. It offers trips by tram, bus, and allows a direct connection with TER. It is 1h09 from Poitiers by TGV, 2h14 from Paris. Tours is also a city that is trying to introduce environmental measures. It has many natural assets with parks and gardens, green spaces.


The status of a student city is a real asset for Tours both demographically and economically. Schools and universities in Tours are the source of many jobs in the metropolis. The higher education and research offer offered by establishments in Tours explains the attractiveness of the city. It offers a wide variety of high quality training courses. It is home to the University of Toursand the ESG.


The city of Tours is one of the university centers of France. It has more than 28,000 students. These students represent almost 5% of the city's population. Tours is also an internationally oriented student city. 14% of students in Tours are international students.
In a context of increased competition between university centers, access to housing is a criterion which strongly influences students in the choice of the place of their studies. The massive presence of students in a territory also has a direct impact on a city’s housing market.
More than 28,000 students seek a student apartment in Tours each year, outside the parental home. So what are the types of accommodation popular with these French and international students? What average budget for a student rental in Tours? In which districts? Studapart answers all these questions.


What surface area for student accommodation in Tours?


One in two students is looking for a studio or a T1 for their student accommodation

For the majority of these students, or 58%, the choice is made for a studio or a T1 apartment. 15% of students tend to prefer 2-room apartments (T2). 20% of students choose to live in a shared flat in Tours. Roommates also concern T3. Only 8% are looking for homestay accommodation.


What type of accommodation to choose to stay in Tours?


Flatshare in Tours is a great success

Flatshare is increasingly demanded by students from the city of Tours. 20% of the students of Tours are in shared accommodation against 21% in the rest of France on average. A quarter of the students who leave the family home immediately turn to shared accommodation. This way of living allows students to live in larger, better equipped and better quality housing. It’s a way to be less isolated. And this for a lower cost: one can find a shared apartment in Tours for an average around 413 €. While the rent for an entire home would rather be 600€.

The student roommate in Tours is also developing because it is interesting for owners by guaranteeing them better profitability. A 4-room apartment rented to a family earns 900€ while it can earn 1,200€ by being rented by the room to students. In the face of the colocation craze, more and more companies specialize in student residences and so-called “colocation” products. Most shared flats are made up of 2 or 3 students. The shared apartments in Tours come from 80% of the private rental stock, in 3-room apartments.



What is the average rent for renting accommodation in Tours?


A student will have to spend an average of 413€ per month for their accommodation

Tours is not an expensive university city compared to other big cities. The average budget for a student in Tours is 438€. This is higher than the provincial average. Tours is cheaper than its neighbours, where the budget would be slightly higher. For example, in Poitiers or Bordeaux, rents are around 5% more expensive than Tours depending on the type of property with the exception of private student residences. But the budgets for rent in Tours remain much more reasonable than in Paris, where the student budget amounts to 400€ in all.
The average rent for a student room in Tours is 400€. The average for a shared room is 350€. We go up to € 415 for a studio. T1s are rented on average 460€ and T2s are rented on average 671€. Finally for a room in a private student residence you have to count 400 €.


Who are the guarantors for the rental of student accommodation in Tours?


The family is most often the guarantor


In 90% of cases, it is the parents who stand as a guarantor for student accommodation in Tours. Only 2% of them turn to their friends for a guarantor. 3% of students in Tours have no guarantor. Some rely on state systems to obtain a bond. Many Studapart students in Tours use the Studapart certification to act as their guarantor.


Where do young people looking for student accommodation in Tours come from?


Tours, an international student city

A small percentage of students looking for a student apartment in Tours are from the city and therefore have not changed city for their studies. The bulk of student mobility to Tours is then made up of people from Paris, overseas and the surrounding area. Tours also has 10% international students.


How to book student accommodation in Tours with Studapart?


Studapart offers many student accommodation in Tours

Given its large number of students, thousands of students must find their student accommodation in Tours each year. The task is not always simple. Some wish to stay on the outskirts of Tours. But a large number of students are looking for their studio or flatshare in the center of Tours.

They can find accommodation in Tours quickly using Studapart. Studapart has been specializing in student rentals for 5 years and offers students an online housing platform dedicated to them. The platform brings together offers from studios, flatshares, homestays and apartments in student residences in Brest. Studapart allows them to book their student rental in Tours online, with or without a visit. They can also take out home insurance at the time of booking. A multilingual support team (French, English, Spanish, Italian and Mandarin) is available 6 days a week to guide them. The team can also assist them in their discussions with the owner if necessary.

At Studapart, we believe in a simpler and more humane rental experience. On a daily basis, we work to facilitate access to housing for French and international students. 


What does a student gain from using Studapart?


Studapart facilitates its research and reserves exclusive offers for it


What do Tours students gain from using the Studapart housing platform?


  • A 100% secure platform

Studapart evaluates the authenticity of ads and user profiles. We encourage rental companies to make our students happy with a good response rate, a complete profile and quality accommodation. Our team is there to support you along the way. In the event of unforeseen circumstances, we will do everything in our power to find you another place. 

  • The Studapart Guarantee

No guarantor? No issues.  When you book your student accommodation, you can subscribe to the Studapart guarantee. Studapart will then act as your guarantor for the whole duration of your stay. The Studapart Guarantee will allow you to reassure your landlord and rent any home on the platform. 

  • The Studapart Certification

As it is difficult to find a student rental in Tours without a French guarantor, Studapart offers international students a way of certifying the creditworthiness and authenticity of their guarantors' supporting documents. This way, international students in Tours will have their rental applications reinforced. The Studapart Certification will allow you to search for accommodation on Studapart, but also on any other property rental sites and/or directly with landlords, student residences or real estate agencies. 

Maëlle M.

Brand manager

Frequently asked questions

What is the average rent for student accommodation in Tours?

For the most part, students looking for student accommodation in Tours are looking for studios from € 365 to € 465

What type of accommodation should you choose to stay in Tours?

Students looking for student accommodation in Tours outside the family home are looking primarily for a studio with an average rent of € 415 or a T1, a one-room apartment, with a average rent of € 571. Shared accommodation is also in great demand, since it is the cheapest solution to obtain a more spacious and comfortable student apartment in Tours.