YouFirst La Defense

YouFirst La Defense | Spring 2024

PARTNER STUDENT residence, available to all students

As Paris’ metropolitan business district, the La Défense neighborhood has everything to offer residents. A bustling neighborhood just on the outskirts of the city, residents will have everything at their fingertips, from bars and restaurants to a shopping mall and cinema. Residents have the best of both worlds, as they can enjoy living on the outskirts of the city, all the while having easy access to central Paris.

In the north of the La Défense neighborhood, the Paris la Défense YouFirst student residence offers a unique location just a short walk from la Défense business district and a quick metro ride from the heart of Paris. The residence has a vibrant, colorful, smart-design atmosphere: it is fully equipped, and includes a selection of cozy communal areas for meeting up, sharing and exchanging with other students living in the space. AUP has partnered with YouFirst to offer students single studios their la Défense residences. Our partnership with YouFirst provides a housing option in residences with a diverse student population in the heart of the bustle and excitement of La Défense.



Our YouFirst option allows you to slip into the shoes of the French college student – it is the traditional experience of living in a student residence, but one with great amenities and modern design. La Défense, while still inside Paris, is not as centrally located as some of our other housing option, but is still within a quick metro ride of the University – however if you want to burst the AUP bubble and meet a diverse group of students, both French and international, who are discovering the city just as you are, YouFirst is the perfect place to do so.

Staff Support

  • 1 Resident Assistant
  • Partner building manager


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Single Studio – (1 student) – €6,255/semester
  • A fully equipped kitchenette
  • En-suite bathroom
  • WiFi
  • Weekly room cleaning service
  • Partner services for maintenance and housekeeping
  • One set of sheets and linen provided (washing linen is the responsibility of the student)
  • Laundry room in the residence (cost of washing is not included in the rent amount)
  • Communal areas: communal lounge and gym

Note: the images below are for illustrative purposes. The final design or layout of your studio/suite might be different.


(Travel times are approximations and are subject to change)

  • 35 minutes by public transportation
  • 30 minutes by bicycle
  • 1 hour and 30 minutes by foot
  • 40 minutes by car