La Rochelle is a city of history, a port marked by its maritime past. But it is mainly a great place to live and study. It has profoundly affected the lives of tens of thousands of students since the early 1990s, when both EIGSI and the University opened.
Bathed in sun and lulled by the ocean, La Rochelle is a city where quality of life flourishes, with dozens of cultural events, sports clubs, elite sailing and a rich historical heritage.
Studying in La Rochelle is a fantastic experience, between sea and city, on an outstanding campus with everything you need in terms of educational, research and sports facilities! You can get practically anywhere you want by bicycle, public transportation or even on foot, in a matter of minutes.
It’s no wonder that in L’Etudiant magazine’s 2020-2021 ranking of best cities for students, La Rochelle came in 2nd in its category.
Around La Rochelle
Located between Bordeaux and Nantes on the Atlantic coast of France, La Rochelle is the largest town in the department of Charente-Maritime. From La Rochelle, you can visit different islands with fantastic beaches, waves and cultural and gastronomic delights.
If you are interested in art and culture, you will love Charente Maritime. From the Rochefort marine arsenal to the incredible Romanesque churches of Saintonge, and the famous Fort Boyard, the Charente Maritime has a rich history.