Student life

MAKING STUDENTS FEEL AT HOME

Discover Angers on our website Angers connectez-vous.

Every student is given a Welcome Pack which includes deals for concert tickets, free entries or special access to cultural or sports events and facilities. Available upon request at le J Angers connectée jeunesse, while stocks last.

Info campus, students’ one stop shop for information at the University of Angers. More details

Campus Day, info & events day. More details

THE CITY'S SUPPORT SCHEMES

Need help? Head to le J. Le J, Angers connectée jeunesse is a centre run by the City of Angers to provide young people in the town with the information they need. The team at Le J will be happy to offer help and advice on things like accommodation, training, job searches, studies abroad or leisure activities.

A range of grants and cheap deals are available to help you manage your money. Le J, Angers connectée jeunesse has packed them all into a free guide for you (handed out onsite at 12 place Imbach).

The “Prêt à monter sur scène”– meaning ready for the stage –scheme helps amateur musicians to get their talent heard.

A service is available to help you plan your student nights safely. Download the guide and the form below.

GETTING AROUND

Vélocité - Free bike hire for over 18s who live or work in Angers. Contract for 1 year maximum. Bikes can be picked up from the rental agency. More about Vélocité

Bus and tram -- Maps and timetables on the Irigo website.

Autocité + - The town’s car share scheme where you only pay for time you use and the distance travelled. Everything is included in the price: fuel (fuel card provided with the vehicle), maintenance, car wash and 24hr breakdown service. Get all the details here

Trains - You can get to Paris or seaside resort La Baule in just 1.5 hours. Angers’ train network is fast and easily accessible.

Flights- Angers Loire and Nantes Atlantique airports fly to many national, European and international destinations.

ACCOMMODATION

Angers has a great selection of university accommodation and restaurants. You can find all the details on the CROUS website.
Le J, Angers connectée jeunesse can point you in the right direction. More details

CULTURE AND RECREATION

Languages - Languages lessons are available at various institutions: French, at the Institut municipal, Chinese, at the Institut Confucius, and many others with Anjou Interlangues.

Sport - Angers has something for everyone, with 6 swimming pools, a 770-seat ice rink, a leisure park at Lac de Maine, a skate park, 42 football pitches, 2 of which have stands - Jean-Bouin and Lac de Maine, 2 hockey pitches, 4 rugby pitches, 15 athletics tracks and 69 gymnasiums, sports halls and training grounds. See all sports facilities

With all this on offer, it’s no surprise that the pace of life in Angers is set by major sporting events. Angers SCO football club, ice hockey team Les Ducs d'Angers, women’s basketball club Ufab and La Vaillante table tennis team are all at premier level in their disciplines.

Culture - Angers also has 8 concert and exhibition halls and a network of 9 libraries which hold regular events and activities. From movies to music, with street theatre and creative art along the way, students in Angers enjoy an action-packed events programme: Tempo Rives, Les Accroche-Coeurs, La Fête de la Musique to name but a few.

As well as its castle, the town of Angers is home to 5 museums and 2 city-centre cinemas: Gaumont multiplex and Les 400 Coups.

COMMUNITY LIFE

All the local organisations are listed in their own directory - the Annuaire des associations.

Each university school has a thriving student community life. Find out more by contacting your university or visit their website.

YOUR CONTACTS

The Mairie - Angers City Hall : for registering on the electoral roll, passport and ID card applications. Where and when ?

The Préfecture : if you need to apply for a visa, passport or ID card. Where and when ?

The CAF - Caisse d'allocations familiales : for family and housing benefits. Where and when ?

The CPAM - Caisse primaire d'assurance maladie : to apply for a social security number and healthcare payments. Where and when?

The Office de Tourisme : for guided tours on smartphones or tablets, geocaching, to meet a greeter, and lots more. Details on the Angers Loire Tourism website.

EMERGENCY SERVICES

  • Pompiers (fire & rescue) : 18
  • Samu (medical emergencies) : 15
  • Police : 17
  • European emergency number : 112
  • SOS médecin (on-call doctor) : 0820 33 24 24
  • Homelessness : 115
  • Out of hours pharmacy : 32 37