Once you have decided to study in Le Havre, you will probably be looking for a new home.
Here are a few tips and tricks to help you make up your mind on which type of accommodation to choose.

Which type of accommodation is made for you ?

Interactive map of student residences

In Le Havre, there are 9 CROUS student residences, accounting for approximately 1,200 apartments !

  • Downtown Le Havre
    • Résidence Clovis : 12, rue Clovis - 76600 Le Havre 
    • Résidence Labédoyère : 29, rue Labédoyère - 76600 Le Havre 
    • Résidence du Bougainville : 119, rue Casimir Delavigne - 76600 Le Havre 
    • Résidence Delavigne : 43-47, rue Casimir Delavigne - 76600 Le Havre 
    • Résidence Jules Lecesne : 124, rue Jules Lecesne - 76600 Le Havre 
    • Résidence A’Docks : 37, rue des Chargeurs Réunis -76600 Le Havre 
    • Résidence Saint-Nicolas : 10, rue de l’Aviateur Guérin - 76600 Le Havre 
    • Résidence Duguay Trouin : 23, rue Duguay Trouin - 76600 Le Havre 
  • Uptown Le Havre 
    • Résidence Caucriauville : 36, rue Boris Vian - 76600 Le Havre 

In addition to CROUS student residences, approximately 700 apartments are also available in private student residences managed by real estate professionals.

  • Résidence Boieldieu : 29-31, rue Boieldieu -76600 Le Havre - 02 76 81 28 70 - Peltier Immobilier 
  • Résidence Dauphine : 99, rue Dauphine - 76600 Le Havre - 02 76 81 28 70 - Peltier Immobilier 
  • Résidence Jean-Jacques Rousseau : 20, rue Jean-Jacques Rousseau - 76600 Le Havre - 02 35 42 49 00 - Foncia 
  • Résidence Jules Verne : 4, rue Michel Dubos - 76600 Le Havre - 0 810 461 461 - Groupe Akerys 
  • Résidence L’Amirauté : 22 - 24, rue Duguay Trouin76600 Le Havre 
  • Résidence Le Cambridge : 7-9, rue du Bastion et rue Paul Souday - 76600 Le Havre 
  • Résidence Saint-Exupéry : 35, rue Gabriel Péri - 76600 Le Havre - 02 35 42 49 00 - Foncia 
  • Résidence Universitis : 49, cours de la République - 76600 Le Havre - 02 35 42 49 00 - Foncia 
  • Résidence Villa des sciences : 37-39, rue Demidoff - 76600 Le Havre - 02 35 42 49 00 - Foncia 
  • Résidence Service Fénelon - 23 - 29, rue Fénelon - 76600 Le Havre - 02 35 11 32 40 - Appart City 
  • Résidence Cosy & Study : 14, rue Voltaire - 76600 Le Havre - 06 59 78 07 45 - 
  • Résidence étudiants Sergic Dock City : 74, rue Marceau - 76600 Le Havre - 09 73 01 92 15 - 
  • Coloc Logeo : 139, cours de la République - 76600 Le Havre - 06 09 22 74 78 -

The Kolocations A Projets Solidaires (KAPS) are low-rent 2 to 3-bedroom shared apartments available to students in return for some community service.  

Situated within walking distance from public transport, these refurbished, furnished, and fully-fitted apartments have been designed to make your life easy ! In return, you will have to commit to 2 to 4 hours of community service per week. You will be trained and monitored by AFEV, which will support you during your stay.

With the KAPS scheme, you will enjoy the experience of sharing and strengthen your credentials while you study !

A project carried out by AFEV in partnership with COLOC76 and the Seine-Maritime Department
Phone : 06 28 98 01 83
E-mail : 
Website : 

In partnership with Le Havre Seine Métropole and the University of Le Havre Normandie, ENSM French Maritime Academy, EM Normandie Business School, Sciences Po, IFEN, INSA, ESADHaR, the Mary Thieullent Paramedical Training Institute, Lycée Saint-Jo, Lycée Saint-Vincent de Paul and Lycée Jeanne d’Arc, the Le Havre Student Accommodation Association (AHLOET) has selected over 2,000 apartments that meet its high quality standards.

For further information, please visit the website and download the guidebook on housing procedures and housing assistance.

Coliving is a fully equipped accommodation format where everyone benefits from their private, secure and soundproofed space with their own bathroom/WC and benefits from large common areas (outdoor space, kitchen, living room, TV lounge).

Maintenance of furniture and networks, cleaning, insurance and the organization of unifying events for Colivers are generally also included!

It’s a flexible solution that allows you to meet people in an unknown city.

Coliving Les Maisons de Marcel
In the heart of the Campus, Les Maisons de Marcel offers 12 private spaces in a house with more than 100m2 of common areas.

Minimum rental: 1 month
Residential lease eligible for APL

41 rue François Arago, 76600 LE HAVRE

The Partageons un Havre association connects students looking for accommodation with hosts who have a spare room for rent.

Partageons Un Havre
1, rue Henri Lioust - 76620 Le Havre
Phone : 09 79 71 48 98
E-mail : Email
Website :

What are the procedures to follow ?

Before your move into your new home, take the time to carry out a thorough check-in inventory of the premises with your landlord. Feel free to ask any question that springs to your mind and write down any defect you may find.  

A security deposit must be paid to the landlord upon signing a lease. For unfurnished accommodation, it should amount to the equivalent of one month's rent (free of ancillary costs).

At the end of your tenancy, the cleanliness and condition detailed at check-in will be compared against the cleanliness and condition on check-out. All differences will be noted in a report. You are expected to clean the property to the same standard as noted in the check-in inventory report. If anything is different and considered above fair wear and tear, the landlord can claim repair, replacement, or for additional cleaning costs from your deposit. If everything complies, your deposit will be fully refunded within one month.

If you do not have a fixed and regular income, you will probably need a guarantor for the rental of your accommodation.

For furnished accommodation, the security deposit should not exceed the equivalent of 2 months' rent (free of ancillary costs) and should be detailed in the lease.

Before you move into your new accommodation, it is mandatory to have taken out home insurance. 

Students living in an accommodation on 1st January of a calendar year may have to pay a local residence tax for that accommodation for the corresponding tax year, even if they leave the accommodation afterwards. However, some student accommodations are exempt from this tax.

After signing your lease, don't forget to get in touch with an electricity and/or gas supplier, if necessary. A list of all electricity and gas suppliers operating in Le Havre is available on the website.

Don't forget to also get in touch with an Internet service provider to stay connected.. 

We advise you to ask your landlord for the name of the former tenant to make your procedures easy.

For contract subscription and termination procedures, monthly payment contracts, and online payment, please visit or call 02 35 22 25 25.

The day after an evening with friends usually means empty glass and plastic bottles and pizza boxes… and a lot of waste piled up in your kitchen.

To each waste its destination !

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First of all, to be eligible for housing benefits from the Caisse d'Allocations Familiales (CAF), you need to have found your accommodation and be a tenant or a roommate.

Before you apply, you can run an online simulation on the website to calculate your housing benefits in a few minutes.

Once you have signed your lease, do not waste time to apply for housing benefits. They will not be effective until one month after you have moved into your new accommodation.

You should receive your first allowance two months after your application.


Caisse d’Allocations Familiales
222, Bd de Strasbourg - 76600 Le Havre
For further information, please call 0 810 29 29 29 (local rates)
 bus : 3 et 5 (Général Sarrail)
 bus : 3, 8 et 9 (Gares)
tram : A et B (Gares)

For more advice and useful tips, please visit the CAF website

The Dossier Social Etudiant (DSE) is a procedure that enables students to apply, through a single application form, for a scholarship based on social criteria and/or for an accommodation in a student residence.

Applications are to be made online from the website, from January 15th to May 31st, and renewed each year for the next academic year.

CROUS Secrétariat de la Résidence du Bougainville
117, rue Casimir Delavigne - 76600 Le Havre
Phone : 02 35 42 30 28

The LOCA-PASS advance payment scheme is an interest-free zero-rate loan intended to cover all or part of the security deposit required by your landlord upon signing your lease.

The LOCA-PASS guarantee scheme acts as a security deposit to protect the landlord in the event of unpaid rents and ancillary costs .

To find out if you are eligible for these services, please visit the website or the Action Logement office.

Action Logement
208, Bd François 1er - 76600 Le Havre
Phone : 02 32 74 05 05
 bus : 1 (La plage)
bus : 3 (Saint-Vincent)
 tram : A et B (Saint-Roch) 

VISALE is another guarantee scheme provided by Action Logement. It was designed to help students find accommodations by covering the security deposits required by the landlords in the event of unpaid rents and ancillary costs.

All young adults aged between 18 and 30 are eligible, regardless of their situation.

  • How to apply :
    • Applications have to be made by the tenants
    • Applications have to be made before the lease is signed.
    • Applications have to be made online on the website

To find second-hand clothing, furniture, kitchenware, and appliances at very reasonable prices, consider going to the following associations :

SECOURS POPULAIRE FRANÇAIS (vêtements, petits meubles, vaisselle) 
10, allée Politzer • - 76600 Le Havre
Open on Tuesdays and Thursdays, from 2 pm to 4.30 pm, or by appointment e-mail :
Bus : 7, 17 (Docteur Lamaze)
bus : B (Pré Fleury)

EMMAÜS (clothing, furniture, kitchenware)  
56, rue d'Iéna 76600 Le Havre 
Open on Wednesdays and Thursdays, from 1.30 pm to 5 pm
Open on Saturdays from 10 am to 12.30 pm and from 2 pm to 5.30 pm 
phone : 02 35 20 20 45 
 bus : 5 (Place Humbert) 

LE GRENIER (second-hand clothing)
241, avenue du 8 Mai 1945 - 76610 Le Havre ( tram : B , Saint-Pierre 
71 cours de la République - 76600 Le Havre (tram : A et B,  Université)
Bulk sales take place at the head office :
28, rue du Capuchet - 76620 Le Havre
phone : 02 35 21 18 24
Email : secré
bus : 3 (Denis Cordonnier) 

LA MALLE AUX AFFAIRES : (clothing, furniture, appliances, kitchenware)
11, rue Général Lassalle - 76600 Le Havre
Open on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays, from 2 pm to 5 pm 
phone : 02 35 53 31 04
Email :
bus : 3 (Marceaux )