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Students are free to make their own housing arrangements in Nice. However, Thomas Jefferson School of Law has arranged for discounted student housing at two residence facilities in Nice. Each of these locations offers basic but comfortable accommodations, including a fully-equipped kitchen, bathroom, linens and towels (changed weekly), satellite TV, central air conditioning, and telephones. Laundry facilities are available in the buildings and in nearby laundromats; fax service is available at the reception desks. Rooms at the two residences vary in size, and some may not be as large as American hotel rooms.


Additional information about housing arrangements in Nice, including detailed instructions for making reservations and payment, and for help with finding roommates, will be made available to students who have registered for the program. Each residence has a very limited number of rooms available, so students are advised to make housing arrangements early through Thomas Jefferson School of Law.


Students who elect to stay in program-organized housing will check in on Saturday, June 21, 2014 and check out on Friday, July 18, 2014. The discounted rates indicated are only available for the duration of the program.


Residence Citadines-Buffa
21 Rue Meyerbeer, Nice, France 06000
Telephone:, Fax:, Email:


The Citadines-Buffa was recently renovated and offers two sizes of studio apartments for one or two people or one-bedroom apartments for three people. The one-bedroom apartments have two separate rooms, one being a bedroom with two twin beds or a double bed, and the other a living room with a pull-out sofa bed. The Citadines-Buffa is centrally located in downtown Nice, near the pedestrian mall and shopping district. It is approximately a 15-20 minute walk to the Law School and a short walk to the beach. Space is limited.


Residence Citadines-Promenade
3-5 Blvd. Francois Grosso, Nice, France 06000
Telephone:, Fax: 93.88, Email:


The Citadines-Promenade offers studios for one or two people or a one-bedroom apartment for three people, like the accommodations in Citadines-Buffa described above. The Promenade is newer and closer to the Nice Law School than the Citadines-Buffa. It is one block from the beach and five minutes from the Law School.


Cost of Housing

The cost, based on occupancy from June 21 to July 18, 2014 for apartments at Citadines-Buffa or Citadines- Promenade, will vary depending on the number of roommates and type of room selected. Basic room rates, plus tax (1 Euro per day per person), are indicated below. Charges such as telephone, laundry, etc., are additional. Note that the number of rooms in each category is limited; we will do our best to accommodate each student’s housing preference, but ask that students be flexible, as we cannot guarantee that a particular location or room choice will be available. Housing is on a first-come, first-served basis. A credit card is required to reserve your room with payment for your full stay due upon check-in. Housing on the French Riviera during high season is expensive and difficult to find if you wait until the last minute.


Citadines-Buffa                                                                       Per Night                27 Days

  • small studio with one queen bed or two twin beds      65 Euros (+ tax)       1755 Euros (+ tax)
  • two-room apartment for up to three persons               94 Euros (+ tax)       2538 Euros (+ tax)


Citadines-Promenade                                                             Per Night                 27 Days

  • small studio with one queen bed or two twin beds      65 Euros (+ tax)       1755 Euros (+ tax)
  • two-room apartment for up to three persons               94 Euros (+ tax)       2538 Euros (+ tax)


Thomas Jefferson School of Law will assist students with housing but is not responsible for cancellations or refunds with respect to housing and cannot guarantee a roommate to share housing or expenses.


Alternative Housing Options

Be aware that the summer is high season in Nice and across the French Riviera; this will be reflected in prices and availability. If you arrange your own housing while participating in Thomas Jefferson School of Law’s Nice Study Abroad Program, you must provide the Director with a valid contact address and phone number for your housing while in Nice before the start of the Program.