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A magnificent city in the south of France,

Aix-en-Provence, a magnificent city in the south of France, offers the École de Création visuelle (ECV) an inspiring setting in which to train its Bachelor’s and Master’s students. With its artistic atmosphere, museums and cultural events, Aix-en-Provence stimulates the creativity of the future design, 2D/3D animation, game and digital professionals trained at ECV. Local partnerships strengthen professional opportunities, preparing students for a successful career in this field.


How to get around Aix-en-Provence?

Aix-en-Bus operates a bus network serving the city and surrounding area. The bus routes cover various districts, places of interest and residential areas. The bus network is a convenient way of getting around the city and reaching outlying areas.

  1. Single tickets €1.2
  2. Book of 10 tickets €9

Unlimited annual transport pass: 

Rate minus Students: €100 per year

To facilitate mobility within the city, Aix-en-Bus offers circular shuttles linking different districts. These shuttles are often a quick and convenient way of getting from one point to another within the city.

  1. Single tickets €1.2
  2. Book of 10 tickets €9

Unlimited annual transport pass: 

Rate minus Students: €100 per year

Aix-en-Provence offers self-service bicycle hire services, enabling residents and visitors to hire bicycles for their journeys. This is part of a wider trend to promote environmentally-friendly modes of transport.

  1. Single tickets €1.2
  2. Book of 10 tickets €9

Unlimited annual transport pass: 

Rate minus Students: €100 per year



Cost of living in Aix-en-Provence

These estimates are given as a guide and may vary according to your lifestyle and needs.

Student budget in Aix-en-Provence per month:

  • Minimum: €800
  • Average: €1000-€1200
  • Maximum: 1400€+

Key positions:

  • Accommodation: €450-€650
  • Food: €200-€300
  • Transport: €20-€50

Finding accommodation

Here are some useful links to help you find accommodation and prepare for your move.


Nexity Studéa

Nexity Studéa: student residences and accommodation. In partnership with Nexity Studea, we offer you a range of student residences in 50 towns and cities in France: 120 furnished, equipped and connected residences. Communal living areas to make it easier for tenants to integrate into the residence. Group activities to encourage conviviality between residents.

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Studapart offers accommodation for rent in student residences and with landlords in over 40 towns and cities in France.  You can book your flat directly on the dedicated platform. International students will be able to find accommodation before they arrive in France and will receive their accommodation certificate to help them obtain their visa.

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This is a network for intergenerational cohabitation.E2G is a general interest association, open to all, whose primary objective is intergenerational housing. By bringing generations together and helping older people to remain at home, E2G is providing an appropriate response to the aging of the population. While supporting family carers, E2G enables students to find alternative solutions. You can download the brochure by clicking here, with the different formulas on offer. Don’t hesitate to contact the person mentioned in the brochure directly to sign up.

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Housing Assistance

The Caisse d’allocations familiales (CAF) is a French organisation governed by private law which allows you to claim the Aide Personnalisé au Logement Étudiant (APL)! Like all French students, you can apply online via the CAF website: APL Étudiant 2022: conditions, procedures, simulation |

Visting Aix-en-Provence

Located near Cours Mirabeau, this bistro offers simple, delicious food at reasonable prices. The relaxed atmosphere makes it a popular option among locals.

A popular spot for its traditional Provençal dishes. Chez Féraud offers affordable formulas for enjoying authentic regional cuisine.

This small restaurant is renowned for its fresh fish and seafood dishes. Prices are affordable, and the atmosphere is relaxed.

A wine bar that also offers cheese and charcuterie boards. It’s the perfect place for a relaxed experience at affordable prices.

A snack bar located near the Aix-en-Provence Opera, offering a variety of sandwiches, salads and takeaways at reasonable prices.

A historic café on Cours Mirabeau, offering affordable lunch options. It’s a great option for immersing yourself in the lively atmosphere of the city.

Stroll along this iconic avenue lined with plane trees and fountains. Terrace cafés offer an ideal place to stop and observe everyday life.

Explore the studio where the famous painter Paul Cézanne worked. The place offers a unique insight into his life and creative process.

A modern shopping centre in the heart of the city, offering a pleasant shopping experience with boutiques, cafés and a cinema.

If you’re passionate about contemporary dance, don’t miss this centre dedicated to the art. It offers performances, workshops and dance-related events.

Visit Cézanne’s family home, surrounded by gardens. This property offers a glimpse of the painter’s living environment.

Explore the Bibémus quarries, an inspiring site that was the subject of some of Cézanne’s works. It’s an ideal spot for hikers and nature lovers.