Living on the Blois and Bourges campuses

The INSA Centre Val de Loire is spread across 2 campuses in 2 towns about 100 km apart: Blois and Bourges. Everything is organised so that all students can live and study there under the very best conditions.

Blois campus

The Blois campus is situated in the town centre, not far from the train station in the neighbourhood of the old Poulain chocolate factory.

Blois campus © INSA CVL

A small town with 50,000 inhabitants (107,000 if the greater urban area is factored in), Blois offers its residents quality of life through an enjoyable, easy-going way of life, a thriving economic and academic scene and a whole host of associations, cultural activities and sports. Blois boasts an exceptional natural and architectural environment with the Loire running right through it, and its location on this river's banks places it at the heart of a protected site that has been listed as a Unesco World Heritage as a “Cultural Landscape” for ten years now. It strikes the perfect balance between Orléans and Tours and is rightly proud of everything it has to offer.

Newcomers are guaranteed access to accommodation. Thanks to support from the local authorities, students can steadily access all the necessary student infrastructure: a room in a hall of residence (4 such halls are managed by CROUS), a university canteen in the town centre and one under construction on campus...

Look for accommodation using the CROUS website

Rechercher un logement avec le dispositif Lokaviz


Aude DIDIERLAURENT, the nurse, is available to help and advise students. She can refer you to various consultants/medical specialists depending on your needs (counsellor, doctor, nutritionist, etc.)

She carries out a range of actions:
Health check-up
Renewing your pill prescription
Issuing the morning-after pill
Health prevention and promotion measures, at the centre and across campus (emotional and sex life, diet, etc.)


Opening times (with or without an appointment):
Monday, Wednesday and Friday: 9 a.m. to 4.30 p.m.
Tuesday and Thursday: 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. and 2 p.m. to 5 p.m.

Find out more…

Contact the point santé Blois

10/12 rue Anne de Bretagne
41000 Blois
Tel: +33 (0)2 54 74 78 97

Bourges campus

The Bourges campus lies 20 minutes’ walk away from the town centre and 30 minutes from Bourges train station

Bourges campus © INSA CVL

As prefecture of the Cher département and 3rd largest town in the Centre region, Bourges is home to some 66,700 inhabitants. Bourges is a town of art and history on the site that is listed as a UNESCO World Heritage. It is one of the greenest towns in France with 135 hectares of marshland at the heart of the town and over 50m² of green spaces per inhabitant. As a cultural town, Bourges sets great store by its Maison de la Culture, the first such centre to be set up in France, and by the “Le Printemps de Bourges” festival founded in 1977.

The Lahitolle site is steeped in history both for the town and its residents. Today, the site has become a Technopole (technology cluster) devoted to education, research, innovation and development. Two halls of residence, one canteen, sports facilities and a Pavillon des associations  (Centre for Clubs & Societies) all help students to lead a high-quality, thriving life while in Bourges.

Look for accommodation using the CROUS website

Look for accomodation with the Lokaviz scheme