Guided tours

Cité Internationale - L/OBLIQUE Member

17 boulevard Jourdan - 75014 Paris

Montparnasse - Alésia - 14e Arrondissement


Looking to discover Paris' hidden treasures? Welcome to the Cité Internationnale Universitaire de Paris!
Dive into a unique location, a 34 hectare garden campus dedicated to housing international students, where each house has its own architectural, artistic and landscaping identity reflecting the country of origin of its residents. A veritable world tour awaits you!

To help you discover this site, L/OBLIQUE, the centre for the promotion of heritage, offers guided visits of the Cite Internationale Universitaire de Paris all year round, for groups and individuals.

Various themes are available: architecture, art, biodiversity and even nighttime visits!

Accompanied by a specialist guide, explore this site with 90 years of history and learn about 3 of the various international houses during the 2-hour tour.

The houses featured are changed for every visit so you can discover the cultural world of all of the site's 40 houses. Among the 26 countries represented, you can journey to Argentina, Japan, Canada, Sweden, Morocco and many more!

5 of the buildings on this unmissable site are protected historical monuments, including the Fondation Suisse and the Maison du Brésil designed by famous Swiss architect Le Corbusier.

The starting point for guided visits is the permanent exhibition space in the hall of the Fondation Avicenne, and is freely accessible all year. L/OBLIQUE welcomes you to show you the history and the now of this site from Tuesday to Sunday, 2pm to 6pm.
Clients Leisure groups, School groups, Business groups
Description of leisure groups
The offer of guided tours organized by L/OBLIQUE is open to all cultural heritage enthusiasts, in groups or as individuals. This includes public recreation groups and scholars such as business groups who are regularly welcomed at the site for seminars.

Languages spoken

  • English
  • Chinese - Mandarin
  • Spanish
  • Italian
  • French

Type of visit

  • Exhibitions
  • Museums, monuments
  • Themed itineraries
  • Tailor-made

Theme of visit

  • Behind-the-scenes
  • Architecture, town planning
  • With multimedia assistance
  • Exclusive visit

Mode of transport

  • On foot

Visiting times: Times: Group visits (at least 10 people) Monday-Friday, 9am-12pm and 2pm-6.30pm. Individual visits, Saturday and Sunday only at 2.30pm. See the website for dates. Visits last 2 hours. This length can only be changed for groups. The meeting point for all guided visits is the permanent exhibition space at L/OBLIQUE, situated in the hall of the Fondation Avicenne.

Voir la carte

Cité Internationale - L/OBLIQUE

17 boulevard Jourdan
75014 Paris
Tel.. +33 (0) 1 76 21 26 96

  • Subway - Porte d'Orléans
  • RER - Cité Universitaire
  • Tram - Cité Universitaire
  • Bus - 21, 67, 88
  • Velib' station: Cité universitaire 14015

Sustainable development approach

With the signing of a Sustainable City Charter in 2009, CIUP Foundation and its partners affirmed their willingness to engage in sustainable development of the planet. In 2012 the realisation of the new development has been the opportunity to reflect on a comprehensive strategy for the long term. An "eco-campus approach" has been defined with the aim of improving the integration of different dimensions of sustainable development within the activities of the CIUP (existing assets and new projects) . CIUP is working on five issues: sustainable urban planning, energy efficiency, conservation of biodiversity, and waste and water management. In the"An ecological park" visit, L/OBLIQUE presents the actions developed on the site to promote biodiversity. Find out how the team responsible for the maintenance of the park has renewed its gardening practices with the application of a different space management system. Several principles of ecological management experienced on the site will be explained: weeding steam clippings clog and mulching of wood chips under trees that boosts the activity of the local soil and fauna.

Type of visit: Guided tours

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