Cité Internationale - Centre du patrimoine

Maison internationale - 17 boulevard Jourdan - 75014 Paris Montparnasse - Alésia
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, the Centre du patrimoine, 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 Heritage Centre organises guided tours all year round, dedicated to the presentation of the architectural, artistic and landscape heritage of the Cité internationale for groups and individuals. The permanent exhibition space of the Heritage Centre is accessible to all and free of charge. It is open every day from 11am to 9pm. It is located in the Maison Internationale. Thematic guided tours for the individual public are organised on Sundays at 2.30 pm. The programme is available on the website. Reservations are required. For groups (minimum 10 people), booking 15 days in advance.


  • On foot
  • Architecture/town planning
  • Luxury tours
  • With multimedia assistance
  • Exhibitions
  • Museums, monuments
  • Tailor-made tours
  • Themed tours
Language(s) spoken:

English, Chinese - Mandarin, Spanish, French, Italian

Sustainable 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, the Centre du patrimoine 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.

Official partner


Maison internationale - 17 boulevard Jourdan
75014 Paris
Public transportation
BCité Universitaire
3aCite Universitaire
21216Cite Universitaire

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