Student Life in France
During your studies you will have unique experiences! Come and visit our campuses and discover what you can do nearby: Evenings, restaurants, museums...
THINGS TO DO CLOSE TO THE TOULOUSE CAMPUS
Within the immediate vicinity of our business school in Toulouse, you’ll find a wide range of activities to help you relax after your classes:
- Odyssud (1.7 km): concert hall and theatre
- Cinéma CGR Blagnac (1.5 km): cinema complex
- Ciné Rex (1.6 km): cinema
- Médiathèque et Ludothèque de Blagnac (1.7 km): Media and game library located in Blagnac
Whether you enjoy either playing or just watching sport, there is something for everybody in Toulouse. Sport is a real institution here, so you’ll be able to take advantage of a wide range of specialist sports complexes:
- Blagnac Rugby (1,8 km): Groupe IGS partner club
- Stade Toulousain (3,9 km): French Top 14 rugby club
- Fenix Toulouse Handball (7,4 km): Groupe IGS partner club
- Spacer’s Toulouse Volley (7,4 km)
- Toulouse Football Club (9,4 km): Groupe IGS partner club (French 1st division)
Our Toulouse business school campus is located within a short distance of a wide variety of restaurants and cafes, which means you’ll be able to grab something to eat at any time of the day. In addition, the Groupe IGS Foodtruck serves a delicious choice of food and drink directly on campus:
- Secrets de pain (120 m)
- Chez Sophie et Gaël (350 m)
- 2 K'fet (on campus)
- Foodtruck Groupe IGS (on campus)
- La Boîte à Pizza (on campus)
- Le coin du jasmin (450 m): Lebanese restaurant
- L’Agra (750 m): Indian restaurant
- Sushi Bian (950 m): Japanese restaurant
- Tutti Pizza (950 m): Italian restaurant
- La Faim des Haricots (450 m): Vegan restaurant
You can also eat at the University cafeteria at the IUT de Blagnac, located just 1.5 km from our campus.
You can also find a choice of supermarkets and specialist shops within close distance of our Toulouse campus to buy your student essentials:
- Biocoop (120 m): organic food chain
- Lidl (550 m): low-cost supermarket
- Leclerc Blagnac (2.3 km): shopping centre
STUDENT LIFE IN TOULOUSE
By opting to study at our business school in Toulouse, you’ll be choosing a city with numerous parks and benefitting from a Mediterranean climate.
It also means you’ll be able to benefit from the nearby Pyrenees mountains or the Spanish frontier, where you can spend a weekend at the beach with your friends!
Toulouse is renowned for its vibrant nightlife and numerous bars and restaurants, especially popular with students during the summer weather when they meet up in the famous Saint Pierre Square. Whether visiting museums or going to exhibitions and concerts, Toulouse will also offer you a wide range of cultural activities and events throughout the year.
- La cité de l’espace: space museum
- Les abattoirs: modern & contemporary art museum
- Muséum de Toulouse: natural history museum
- Musée Georges Labit: ancient history museum
- Toulouse d’été: music festival
- Toulouse Les Orgues: organ music festival
- Festival Culture Bar-Bars: street festival
- Lumières sur le quai: cultural festival
In Toulouse city centre, there are no fewer than 800 hectares of parks open to the general public. Some of the most popular include:
- Le jardin des plantes: previously a botanic garden
- Le jardin royal: the first ever public garden in Toulouse, dating from 1754
- Le jardin Raymond VI: next to the ‘Abattoirs’ modern & contemporary art museum
- Le parc de la Violette: the city’s biggest park
In total, there are no fewer than 161 parks and public gardens located in Toulouse representing the city’s ‘green lung’.
THINGS TO DO CLOSE TO THE PARIS CAMPUS
Within close vicinity of our campus, you’ll not only find a range of practical services but also plenty of things to keep you entertained. Our business school campus in Paris is located near to numerous entertainment spots:
- Bizz’Art: a famous Soul and Funk club
- la Rotonde: trendy Parisian brasserie
- le Comptoir Général: coffee bar & restaurant
- le Centquatre: Art exhibition centre
- le Point Ephémère: Cultural centre on the banks of the Canal Saint Martin
- Visit the Cité des Sciences, the biggest science museum in Europe
- Take a stroll in the jardin Villemin
- Relax and read at the François Villon municipal library
- Go for a swim in the Château-Landon pool
- Watch the latest film release at the quai de Loire MK2 cinema complex
- If you enjoy sport, go for a work-out at the local Néoness fitness center
Within a short distance of our Paris business school campus, you’ll find a wide variety of restaurants and cafes such as Le Petit Carillon, le Resto Pania (rated 5 stars by Tripadvisor), or Bizz’art and OBU for gastronomic hamburgers, which means you’ll be able to grab something to eat or drink at any time of the day.
Our campus is located close to the canal Saint-Martin, appreciated by Parisians as a particularly pleasant setting for spending time during the warm weather in Spring and Summer.
You’ll find Franprix supermarket on our doorstep to buy your student essentials or to get a bite to eat at midday. And why not learn to drive without having to travel far from the campus at the CER Magenta Louis Blanc driving school!
STUDENT LIFE IN PARIS
By opting to study at our business school in Paris, you’ll be choosing a vibrant student city bustling with bars and places to party at the weekend. Paris has a thousand different sides to it, offering you a rich variety of districts each with a wide choice of things to explore!
Paris also offers students a cultural life that is rich and unequalled in France, with museums, exhibitions, concerts and numerous events organised on a daily basis. There truly is something for everybody.
- Musée du louvre: the world’s largest art museum
- Musée d'Orsay: one of Paris’ most popular art galleries
- Musée Branly: non-western art and heritage
- La cité des sciences: the biggest science museum in Europe
- Rock en Seine: a three-day rock music festival held in the summer
- Download Festival: a British rock festival held in Paris since 2016
- Villette Sonique: an annual music festival featuring a combination of experimental music, noise rock, electronic and other genres
- We love green: a festival that puts the emphasis on music and eco-responsibility
Paris also offers green spaces where you can go for a stroll at the weekend, such as the famous parc des Buttes-Chaumont, an unusual and charming public garden with a small lake and cliffs.
The city offers students an amazing choice of things to do and an exceptionally high quality of life. Be sure of one thing, you’ll never be bored in Paris!