I lived in Sanitas. It was the cheapest accommodation in Tours and had the best location. Furthermore, it allowed me to live with 17 French people.
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Sanitas has a bad reputation due to previous comments on this site. I get a feeling non of the previous reviewers actually live there.
Sanitas (and Europa) are a 10 minute walk from the town centre (and 30 minutes from Tanneurs faculty). All of the other student accommodation blocks require a bus pass or a lot of walking.
Sanitas is also next door to the Sports centre with its swimming pool and ice rink. There is also a food supermarket across the road.
True, the Sanitas estate doesn't have the best reputation in the town, but Sanitas isn't really in the estate, it's on the edge of it.
Deux Lions and Grandmont are really far away from the town, and the last bus back is too early for most, so you'll need to pay for a taxi back at the end of a night out. Furthermore, people say they're no better than the cheaper rooms.
I went for the basic room. This meant I shared the toilets, showers and kitchen with everyone else (17 people) - only the oven caused problems. If you'd prefer a bit more privacy I'd suggest Europa - you share the facilities with just 1 other person, but you don't get an oven, just a hob.
1 person flats are available, but you'll be paying a lot more, and you'll be further out of town.
But only at the renovated part of the Grandmont university Hall, because this is the ONLY hall in the whole city which is nice to live in : clean rooms, own shower in the room, very secure, 10 students in one hallway with 1 big clean kitchen and a dining/party room and 2 toilets.
One disadvantage: it's 5km out of town, so you need to take the bus everyday. BUT bus season tickets are really cheap.
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If you consider living in a university hall, ask for a RENOVATED room in the Grandmont complex (see point 4), other halls are dirty and unsafe (even l'auberge de jeunesse).
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babcock, ilishan remo, Nigeria Language, Undergraduate, University Agreement
Type of housing: On campus
Arranged by: Independently - I had no other choice
If returning, I would choose: On campus
i got to interact with other students who made french learning easier for me.
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