Dining at Sciences Po

For students living in France, the cheapest dining option is the “restaurant universitaire,” which offers a full meal for around 3 euros. These restaurants are open to anyone who has a student card. While most are open only during the day, some are open at night and on weekends. The university restaurants, commonly known in France as the restos U, are typically situated on or close to university sites. 

There is a variety of full meal set menus offered at €3,25 (the student rate for 2018-2019). The cost of a meal is fixed by the national Budget ministry. The actual cost of a student meal comes out in fact to more than €6, with the extra from the amount you pay consisting of a State subsidy. The prices of items in the cafeteria are voted annually by the CROUS administrative council. While options vary from location to location, menu options usually follow three formats:

  • The traditional menu: A full meal is made up of a starter, a meat or fish dish with vegetables, followed by cheese or dessert.
  • Menu à la carte: Grilled food, pizzas, paninis, sandwiches, salad and pastry dishes, and desserts.
  • Express menu: sandwiches, quiches, pizzas, paninis, hot and cold drinks

Payment Methods

  • In the restos U: the ‘IZLY’ card
  • In the university cafeterias: the ‘IZLY’ card or payment with smartphone

Le Havre

There are two CROUS cafeterias in Le Havre. Other restaurants may be found in Rouen by visiting the CROUS website.

Cafétéria Lebon
25 rue Philippe Lebon
76600 Le Havre
Phone: 02.32.74.40.41
E-mail: [email protected]
Hours: Monday - Friday, 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Cafétéria Caucriauville
1 Place Schumann
76600 Le Havre
Phone: 02.35.51.62.48
E-mail: [email protected]
Hours: Monday - Friday, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. (closes at 3 p.m. on Thursdays)

Brasserie Porte Océane
30 rue Demidoff
76600 Le Havre
Phone: 02.35.53.29.12
E-mail: [email protected]
Hours: Monday – Friday, 11:30 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.

Resto’U Porte Océane
30 rue Demidoff
76600 Le Havre
Phone: 02.35.53.29.12
E-mail: [email protected]
Hours: Monday – Friday, 11:30 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.

Menton

While there are no CROUS restaurants in Menton, there are a number of restos U and fast food-style CROUS offerings throughout Nice and Toulon. Visit the CROUS de Nice-Toulon website for more information.

CROUS de Nice-Toulon
18 avenue des Fleurs
06050 Nice cedex 1
Phone: 04 92 15 50 50

Reims

Resto U SciencesPo
9 rue Eugène Wiet
Hours : 8 a.m. – 5 :30 p.m.
Payment: Cash or Izly

Paul FORT
8 Bd Franchet D'Esperey
Payment: Izly or Monéo

Jean-Charles Prost
Rue Rilly la Montagne
Phone: 03.26.08.04.80
E-mail: [email protected]
Payment: Cash or Izly 

SANTE
51 Rue Cognacq-Jay
Payment: Cash or Izly 

INSPE de Reims
23 Rue Clément Ader
Phone: 03.26.82.96.85
Hours: 11 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Payment: Cash or Izly 

Moulin de la Housse
4 chemin des Rouliers
Phone: 03.26.85.30.18
E-mail: [email protected]
Payment: Cash or Izly