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Join this guided walking tour of the Cité Internationale, a beautiful student campus on Paris’s southern city limits near Montsouris Park. Our guide, Ania, will explain the history of this exceptional site, from the motivations of its founders to its present-day role.
The Cité Universitaire Internationale de Paris (Paris’s International Student Campus) was founded in 1920, in the politically troubled context of the interwar period, also marked in France by a housing crisis. The goal was to offer accommodation to students and academics from all over the world to foster friendship between nations as a prerequisite for lasting global peace.
Commonly known as the ‘Cité U’, this unique site is today the largest student campus in the Paris region, providing accommodation for more than 5,700 students and visiting academics, researchers, artists and sportsmen and women from over 140 countries.
The houses are private property, so we will view them from the outside only. Apart from the main building, the walking tour will take place outdoors.
Your guide, Ania Guini-Skliar, has a PhD in art history. Her specialist subjects are fine arts and architecture. She currently teaches the history of jewellery in a number of colleges.
The precise meeting point of the visit will be communicated to you at the end of your reservation by e-mail.