- How to get to Deauville ?
- Lodging in Deauville
- Internet / Mobile
- CAF Grant - Student Housing Allowance
- Bank Account
- EM Normandie - Deauville practical infos
- Links to know the Region of LOWER-NORMANDY and the city of DEAUVILLE
How to get to Deauville ?
From Roissy (CDG) and Orly airports, you can take the RER to go to "Chatelet Les Halles" in Paris (about 50 minutes and 9 €). Then take Metro n° 14 to Gare Saint-Lazare.
There are about 8 daily trains to Deauville and the journey is about 2 hours. About 40 € one way.
Lodging in Deauville
To make your arrival in Deauville easier, we have relationships with some owners proposing different kind of accommodations (studios, apartments, houses for co-location) available for rent from early September to end May. Once your application has been accepted by our School, we will put at your disposal a list so you can contact the owners and make the necessary arrangements. If you shall need assistance, please contact us. Please be aware that housing is allotted on a first-come first-served basis, so better to start the process along with your application for admission to the program!
Here are further tips (be aware that you should find your accommodation by JUNE for September)
When renting an accommodation, you must provide the owners with a proof of insurance. Our school has established a partnership with the bank LCL Deauville which offers very attractive conditions on housing insurance (€1) in relation with the opening of a bank account, warmly advised so you can operate the payment of your bills while staying in France! An appointment with the representatives of the LCL Bank will be organised at the beginning of the academic year so you can make the necessary arrangements. If you shall need assistance, our staff but also your class mates can help.
Electricity is provided by EDF, the French National Electric Company. Some owners already have set up an account and will invoice you for your monthly consumption directly on your rent invoice, some include your hook-up charge as a rental premium. Attention! If no account is set up, you will have to organise it and pay extra fees plus your consumption (quarterly invoices). So please ask the owner prior to sign a lease. You must remember to close your EDF account and make arrangements to pay your final bill before you leave France.
Internet / Mobile
Most of the proposed accommodation may have the necessary phone installation but none active account as the flats are not occupied. So upon your arrival, you may have to open an internet/mobile/phone/TV* account with a French provider. This is under your responsibility to search for the appropriate provider for your internet/mobile/phone/TV need. If you shall need assistance, our staff but also your class mates can help.
*conditions and monthly fees depending on your needs!
CAF Grant - Student Housing Allowance
You might get a student housing allowance (or "CAF grant") from the French government which will help offset the rent starting the month after your arrival (if you arrive in September, your allowance will be counted from October)*. [*For non-Europeans, the CAF allowance begins in the month following the validity of your residence permit. It is therefore essential to file the permit paperwork ASAP]. The CAF allowance is around 100/150 € per month.
You must have a French bank account to benefit from the CAF housing allowance. To better serve our international students, the school has a partnership with bank LCL Deauville which has a worldwide banking network and simplified banking process for our international students.
An appointment with the representatives of the LCL Bank will be organised at the beginning of the academic year so you can make the necessary arrangements. If you shall need assistance, our staff but also your class mates can help.
EM Normandie - Deauville practical infos
September Integration Week
The first weeks of the academic year is mostly focussed on the integration of the students within their class but also within the campus and the town of Deauville. A set of different appointments is planned to help you getting in contact with your class mates, the School staff, discovering the city, the sports and cultural facilities...
The access to our School is secured by an access code which we will give you on the first day of the academic year. The campus is opened from 8:30am till 9:00pm. During this time, you'll have access to the classes, the living room and the computer lab. The access to the library is possible from 9:00-12:00am and 13:30-17:30pm upon request to the administration staff. The complete site closes at 9:00 pm, and the alarm is set. The Ecole de Management de Normandie site is closed on bank holidays and weekends.
All resources are available to make it easy for you to study there. There are numerous books, magazines and data bases.
Students association "Live in Deauville"
This association groups together the students enrolled in the masters hosted at the campus of Deauville. A presentation will be given at the beginning of the academic year to set the new team in charge of the association.
There is a dining/living room in which a fridge and 2 microwaves stay at the disposal of the students for lunch time. Close to the campus, there is a supermarket (Carrefour) where you can buy some food. In the city center, beside restaurants (mostly expensive ones!) you will find several boutiques and bakeries proposing sandwiches, salads, pastries etc.
- Bus: www.busverts.fr (Line 20 to Caen/Le Havre)
- Trains: http://www.sncf.fr/ (there is an annual card for 15/25 years old to benefit as much as 60% reduction on French trains)
- Airport: http://www.caen.aeroport.fr/
- Ferries: http://www.brittany-ferries.fr/ (from Ouistreham) to go to GB
Useful and Emergencies
- POLICE SECOURS: 17
- POMPIERS : 18
- SAMU : 15
Links to know the Region of LOWER-NORMANDY and the city of DEAUVILLE
- City of Deauville: http://www.deauville.org/en/
- Regional council of Lower-Normandy: http://www.cr-basse-normandie.fr/
- Tourism in Normandy: http://www.normandie-tourisme.fr/normandy-tourism-109-2.html
- Cinema: Morny Deauville http://www.allocine.fr/seance/salle_gen_csalle=P0276.html