Many people dream of being a student in Paris. They imagine sipping wine on terraces, shopping in le Marais, and enjoying fresh croissants. But let’s not forget about that part of being a student that involves studying. Wondering where to study in Paris? Here are our favorite places in Paris to sit down and get your work done.
Hubsy café & coworking has 3 locations in Paris. When you enter the cozy atmosphere of a Hubsy café, you will feel at home. You pay by hour, rather than for each snack or beverage you consume. There are special deals for students and for weekly or monthly passes. Each location is equipped with wifi, meeting rooms, and printers. The best part? They are open on weekends. Don’t forget to try their famous chai lattés!
Anticafé was the first coworking café to open in Paris. They have 8 locations throughout Paris and special deals for registered members and students. Remember that they don’t have real meals, only snacks!
La Permanence has two locations in the 5th and 14th arrondissements. It is open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Wifi is included in your price of 1 euro per hour, although printing services cost an additional fee. La Permanence is more student oriented than the first two coworking spaces, making it a perfect solution to your questions about where to study in Paris.
The Bibliothèque nationale de France has 4 locations throughout Paris. We recommend purchasing an annual pass for the François-Mitterrand location, which is in the 13th arrondissement, for 15 euros. Entrance to their reading rooms is free between 5pm and 8pm and the library is closed on Mondays. You have to be at least 16 years old to use the public library’s facilities, so no need to worry about small children disrupting your (very studious) workflow!
The Bibliothèque Sainte-Geneviève is located in the 5th arrondissement and is open to students who are at least 18 years old. They offer a “carte blanche” for students, which is free and valid for 14 months. We recommend studying in their beautiful reading rooms at least once during your stay. Don’t forget to register online before you go in person (and bring your passport or driver’s license). Two warnings – there are often lines to get into this library and they are closed on Sundays!
Strada Café Monge is located in the 5th arrondissement and is an excellent place to work on weekdays. Its food menu and coffee options resemble those of cafés in the United States, so we recommend coming here next time you are feeling nostalgic for home. Be careful about coming here to work on weekends – they have a no laptop policy on Saturdays and Sundays!
ONI Coffee Shop’s laptop friendly attitude seems hard to come by in Parisian cafés these days. When you ask yourself where to study in Paris, you can longer assume that you can plop down at any old coffee shop for hours. Stop by this café in the 10th arrondissement to enjoy homemade pastries and freshly roasted coffee in a warm and homey environment. They also have smoothie bowls and fresh pressed juices, so there is still plenty for you to enjoy if you have a gluten allergy or are trying to eat healthy before your next croissant!
We hope that this post has convinced you that there are beautiful places to study during your time in Paris. It can be hard to convince yourself to cuddle up with your books and laptop when you could be shopping or drinking wine, but these adorable spaces make it so much easier. Best of luck with your studies and enjoy your time abroad in Paris!