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Accomodation and catering

Accomodation in university halls of the residence

The CLOUS is in charge of allocating rooms in university halls.

Enrolment online on the Bordeaux CROUS website

Foreign students who submit a first application for accomodation must fill in the international accommodation form. Applications are accepted up until 30 April. After this date, the site will be closed down. Please renew your application as from the beginning of June.

This application does not, under any circumstances, guarantee that you will be allocated accommodation in university halls.

VERY IMPORTANT: Once you have applied online, you will receive by email a dossier as well as information about the procedure to be followed.

Please note that there is a dispositif particulier for ERASMUS students

Moving into university halls


7, rue Saint John Perse
64000 Pau France
Tél. : 33 (0)5 59 30 89 12

Private accomodation

Useful information


You will be asked for a deposit of 1 or 2 months’ rent. To make this easier for you, the Aquitaine Regional Council has set up a system to provide help with rent deposit and guarantees for accommodation: Clé Aquitaine for renovated accommodation and one-room studios only). For any other type of accommodation, you will be asked for the name of someone who can guarantee payment of the rent. This person must be solvent and living in France.


You will be asked for a certificate of civil liability insurance when you collect the keys for your accommodation.
If you have not booked any accommodation before your arrival, we advise you to book into a hotel for the first few nights.


The student card (AQUIPASS) gives you access to all the university restaurants, which have menus available at 3.25 €.

You can add credit to your AQUIPASS card in euros:

  • in Pau: at the entrance to the University Restaurants Cap Sud and La Vague
  • in Bayonne: at the University Restaurant La Nive
  • in Anglet: at the University Restaurant Pierre Bidart.

The university restaurants and cafes are open at lunchtime from Monday to Friday.

In Pau

University restaurant Cap Sud

Monday to Friday 11.30 - 13.45 and Monday to Thursday 18.00 – 20.00
Pizzas, fast-food, dish of the day...

Cafeteria Arlequin

Monday to Thursday 7.30 - 17.15 and Friday 7.30 – 16.00
Pastries, pizzas, sandwich bar and take-away.

Restaurante café universitario La Vague

Bar from 8.15 to 14.15
Breakfast, pastries, fresh fruit juice, hot or cold drinks.

Sandwich bar from 11.30 to 14.00
Sandwiches, savoury tarts, Fast-food and take-away

Lunch from 11.30 to 13.45
Dish of the day, grilled meats.

In Bayona

University restaurant La Nive

Monday to Friday 11.45h - 13.30 (Tel.: 05 59 63 20 66)
Dish of the day, grilled meats, pasta, sandwiches.

In Anglet

University restaurant Pierre Bidart

Monday to Friday 11:45 - 13:30
Dish of the day, grilled meats, sandwiches.