Your stay (housing and food service)

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Your stayAccomodation / Food


The IEFE administration offers a free service to help you find accommodation in Pau

You must ask us upon enrolment if you wish to benefit from this service. Subject to availability, several options are available:

  • A single room in a University Residence. A security deposit of one month’s rent will be required upon arrival. This deposit will be reimbursed upon completion of a room inspection at your departure;
  • With a host family: Bedroom and breakfast, sheets and towels provided (a security deposit of approximately 300€ to be paid to the family, a minimum stay of 3 months. Rent is approximately 280€/month);
  • Private apartments (between 350 and 500€ per month, studios to 3 rooms, furnished).
For the University Residence



University restaurants and cafeterias (student prices)

University restaurant CAP SUD

From Monday to Friday 11:30am to 1:45pm and from Monday to Thursday 6:30pm to 8:00pm
Pizzeria, fast food, daily specials…

Cafeteria "ARLEQUIN"

From Monday to Thursday 7:30am to 5:15pm and Fridays 7:30am to 4:00pm
Pastries, tarts, pizzeria, sandwiches and meals to take away

University restaurant/brasserie "La Vague"

Bar open from 8:15am to 2:15pm (with a break in service from 11:00am to 11:30am)
Breakfast, pastries, fresh juice, hot and cold drinks.

Takeaway window from 11:30am to 2:00pm
Sandwiches, tarts, fast food to take away.

Hot meals served from 11:30am to 1:45pm
Daily specials, grill.

Each restaurant offers balanced meals for 3.15€.
You can pay using you student card “Aquipass” or in cash.

In the University Residences

  • Each room has a refrigerator.
  • Each floor is equipped with a kitchen.