Most people in Strasbourg or Mulhouse ride a vélo (bike). We recommend you to buy a secondhand bike and to make sure to buy a good lock to minimize the risk of theft:
In France there are different types of trains: TER (regional trains), Corail (regular trains), and TGV (high speed trains). If you travel by TGV you will need to reserve in advance.
The Réflexe Card allows you (and your friends) to benefit from up to 70 % discount on weekends. The Tonus card (price: 19€) allows you to obtain -50% off any train tickets within the Alsace region (age limit.25)
The Alsa+Campus card offers a weekly or monthly unlimited access to train, bus and tram rides between Strasbourg and Mulhouse. For prices and subscription, go the SNCF store at the train station with a school certificate, your student card, an ID and two photos. (age limit: 26) More information about the Reflexe, Tonus and Alsa+Campus cards on SNCF website www.ter.sncf.com
If you plan to go to Germany as a group, you may buy a cheap ticket for regional trains for up to 5 persons. www.bahn.de This ticket will be valid from Kehl (Strasbourg) or Müllheim (Mulhouse) on.
1, Place de l’Étoile
Avenue du Général Leclerc
If you travel to or in Germany the cheapest bus is Meinfernbus www.meinfernbus.de
Within France the cheapest way to travel is by car sharing using Blablacar. www.blablacar.fr
In Mulhouse: the bus&tram Solea card costs
19,50€/month (age limit: 26)
In Strasbourg: the bus&tram Badgéo card costs
23.20€/month (age limit: 25)
Grocery shopping prices may vary depending on the stores. Auchan and E-Leclerc are the two largest supermarket chains in Strasbourg and Mulhouse. They both have their own low budget product lines for daily consumption that are nevertheless of good quality.
Lidl, and Aldi are discount stores usually located outside of the city center. Carrefour City and U express are small supermarkets located in the center but they offer a reduced selection of products. Organic food can be found at Biocoop and Naturalia stores. You will be able to pay by credit card in most of these stores. Opening hours may vary from 7 am to 9 pm. All stores are closed on Sunday, sometimes on Monday and on public holidays, except for Carrefour city which is open from 9 am to 1 pm. From Strasbourg you can also easily go shopping in Germany (Kehl) where some products are cheaper.
Student association ASEF Strasbourg
A distribution of basic weekly grocery products is held by the student association ASEF every Wednesday at 6 pm for a contribution of 1€. This service is dedicated primarily for students with lower resources. To register and get the ASEF access card you need your student card, and 1 ID photo. ASEF Centre Bernanos: 30, rue du Maréchal Juin
Buying fresh fruit and vegetables can be cheaper at the open markets.
Mulhouse food market agenda
Strasbourg food market agenda
Second hand shops
If you want to find souvenirs or antique furniture, you can visit the Emmaus shops:
Mulhouse: 4 avenue alsace, Cernay
Strasbourg: 5 Chemin de la Holtzmatt, Montagne Verte
Or second hand boutiques
• Am Stram Gram: 56, rue du Printemps
• Boutique Myrtille: 8, rue Poincaré
• Le Léopard: 8, rue des Veaux
• Froc’N Roll: 10, rue Ernest Munch
For second hand goods sale check vide-greniers website www.vide-greniers.org
The best website to find cheap furniture, phones, bikes, etc. is Le Bon Coin www.leboncoin.fr
Art supply stores
• Rougier&Plé: 10, rue de la Justice
• Artéïs Rixheim: 124, rue de l’île Napoléon 68170 Rixheim (close to Mulhouse)
• Cultura in KingersheimShopping mall Kaligone: 90, rue de Guebwiller 68260 Kingersheim. Access: tram 3, Tram 1 and Bus 23 (3 changes, approx. 40 min of travel)
• Le Géant des Beaux-Arts: 91, route Romains, Koenigshoffen (Students can get a -15% discount card)
• Lana Papiers Speciaux II: 139, route de la Wantzenau
• Graphigro: 4, rue du 22 Novembre
• Musique Galland: 49, avenue du Président Kennedy, 68100 Mulhouse
• Aux Guitares: 63, avenue de Belgique, 68110 Illzach
• Dino Music: 59, rue de la Source, 68790 Morschwiller-le-Bas
• Wolf Musique: 24, rue de la Mésange
• Arpeges Armand Meyer: 21, rue de Lausanne
Professional experience in France
Student jobs in France
Students from the European Union and the European Economic Area (EEA), Andorra, Monaco and Switzerland have the right to work in France during the course of their studies and do not need a work permit.
The temporary residence permit entitles foreign students to a right to work in France. Students with a long-stay visa benefit of the same rights throughout the period of validity of their visa. At least 2 days before the first day of work, the employer will have to write a declaration of employment in the Strasbourg or Mulhouse Prefecture office, and join a copy of your ID card, your residency permit or visa, and the employment contract stating the dates of beginning and end of work period and the amount of work hours. The volume of work is limited to approx. 964 hours per year (please check with the Prefecture).
Internship in France
A student internship is not classified as employment and doesn’t require a permit. However, an convention (internship agreement) is required. This agreement between the student, the company and HEAR defines the type of work, training and conditions (hours, place of work, allowances).
If you are registered as regular student at HEAR you can ask for an Internship Agreement in the Academic Affairs Office. As an exchange student, you will have to ask your home university to issue the Internship agreement. The International Office at HEAR can help in drafting the document. You can also check with your home university for internship possibilities within the ERASMUS+ program (min. length 2 month) and you can consult internship offers on the school’s information board.
Student community and university services
Strasbourg aime ses étudiants
The city of Strasbourg organises a welcome program for new students.
Maison Universitaire Internationale
La Maison Universitaire Internationale www.unistra.fr is related to Strasbourg University and is a place where Foreign students can rent a studio, develop collaborative projects, find practical information about their stay and participate to multicultural events. They animate a facebook page with opencalls and useful tips international.unistra
15, rue du Bassin d’Austerlitz
JAA – Jeunes Ambassadeurs Alsace
The JAA Association welcomes every year foreign students in Strasbourg and connects them to French families.
ESN – Erasmus Student Network
ESN activities revolve around organising various events, providing help and support for incoming foreign students and promoting international mobility abroad. The local Strasbourg ESN group is formed with about 20 volonteers.
Restaurant Universitaire (RU) – Student Cafeteria
A university service that offers to students meals for 3€
• RU Mulhouse
5, rue Alfred Werner
• RU de la Fonderie
16, rue de la FOnderie
• R.U. Esplanade
32, boulevard de la Victoire
• R.U. Paul Appell
10, rue de Palerme
IZLY is a service attached to your student card and a mobile app allowing you to pay for various campus and CROUS services such as RU restaurants, photocopies, etc.. You can transfer money from your bank account to your IZLY profile by using IZLY services points or by downloading the app.
CROUS Social Assistance
This service helps students to overcome daily issues such as finances, housing, health, family… Don’t hesitate to call to schedule an appointment
with an assistant in Mulhouse or Strasbourg
There are various libraries in Strasbourg. One of them, la médiathèque André Malraux is located in the city center and offers a great variety of books and DVDs. This médiathèque also offers a variety of French language study guides. You will be able to consult anything for free inside the médiathèque, and you can also register (card price: 4€) and be able to borrow up to 10 books for 4 weeks.
• Bibliothèque Grand’rue
19, Grand’rue BP 1109
• Bibliothèque Universitaire
8, rue des frères Lumière
• Bibliothèque Universitaire Fonderie
Campus Fonderie, 16, rue de la Fonderie
• Médiathèque André Malraux
1, Presqu’île Malraux
• Bibliothèque nationale et universitaire (BNU)
6, place de la République
AV LAB – Strasbourg
Strasbourg’s Fab Lab offers: 3D printer, 3D scanner, CNC milling machine, lazer cutter, vinyl cutter, models workshop… You have to provide an Assurance responsabilité civile (civil liability insurance).
Price for one year admission: 10€
You can rent machines per hour, but will need to follow an initiation beforehand. Prices can vary per machine.
Shadok (first floor)
Les dock’s, 25, Presqu’île
Mulhouse: culture UHA
You can play the piano in the train stations of Mulhouse and Strasbourg.
In Strasbourg, SUAPS offers 50 different physical activities in various forms and levels, adapted to your schedule: fitness, team sports, water and nautical activities, gymnastics, dancing, outdoor sports, etc. The yearly registration fee costs around 35€.
One entrance (student price) costs: 2,80 €.
• Piscine Pierre et Marie Curie: 7, rue Pierre
et Marie Curie
• Piscine de l’Illberg: 51, boulevard Stoessel
One entrance (student price) costs: 2,20 €.
• Bains municipaux de Strasbourg (just behind
Visual Arts Campus), 10, boulevard de la Victoire
• Piscine de la Kibitzenau
1, rue de la Kibitzenau
• Piscine du Wacken (outdoor heated pool)
8, rue Pierre Courbertin
With HEAR in Strasbourg and Mulhouse, you have the possibility to buy the Carte Culture (Price: 7€).
This card offers many price reductions for shows, movies, theatres and free access to 23 museums in Alsace.
You find information about cultural events and tickets in the Boutique Culture: 10, place de la Cathédrale, Strasbourg.
Museums and galleries
Museums entry in Strasbourg and Mulhouse are free with the Carte Culture (see page 41 – Carte Culture). Some French, Belgian and Swiss Museums offer a free entry on the first Sunday of every month. You can buy the Museums pass (92 €) that gives you unlimited access to French, German and Swiss Museums. www.museumspass.com
• Museums: www.musees-mulhouse.fr
• Kunsthalle: www.kunsthallemulhouse.com
• Motoco/Openparc: www.openparc.org
• Le séchoir: www.lesechoir.fr
• Réseau Dédale: www.reseau-dedale.fr
• La Manufacture: 17, rue de Quimper (Manurhin)
• Motoco: motoco.me
• Museums: www.musees.strasbourg.eu
• Apollonia: www.apollonia-art-exchanges.com
• CEAAC: www.ceaac.org
• Syndicat Potentiel: www.syndicatpotentiel.org
• La Chambre: www.la-chambre.org
• Stimultania: www.stimultania.org
• Le Shadok: www.shadok.strasbourg.eu
• Le bel Air: 31, rue Fénelon, www.cinebelair.org
• Le Palace: 10, avenue de Colmar, www.lepalacemulhouse.com
• Le Kinépolis: 175, avenue Robert Schuman, www.kinepolis.fr
• Star: 27, rue du jeu des enfants
• Star Saint-Exupéry: 18, rue du 22 novembre, www.cinema-star.com
• Odyssée: 3, rue des Francs Bourgeois, www.cinemaodyssee.com
• Vox: 17, rue des Francs Bourgeois, www.cine-vox.com
• UGC Ciné Cité: 25, route du Rhin, www.ugc.fr
• Le Gambrinus: 5, rue des Franciscains
• Les Copains d’Abord: 13, rue Louis Pasteur
• Le Greffier: 16, rue de la Loi
• LC 2: 17 rue Henriette
• L’Avenue: 8, boulevard de l’Europe
• Le Brasseur: 22, rue des Veaux
• L’ Atlantico: quai des Pêcheurs
• L’Académie de la Bière: 17, rue Adolphe Seyboth
• Mudd Club/Zanzibar/Phonographe: place Saint Étienne
• La Taverne française: 12, avenue de la Marseillaise
• Le Korrigan: 20, rue du Vieux Marché aux Grains
DNA – Dernières Nouvelles d’Alsace is the leading daily paper in Alsace. In the Culture column you will find all the information about exhibitions,
shows, theaters etc., with a supplement on culture on Wednesdays.
On sale in kiosks: 1 €
Free cultural magazines
You can find the following magazines at HEAR or in different museums, bars and shops.
Contemporary art magazine bilingual in German and French, concentrated on Germany (South), Switzerland (Nord East), France (Grand Est), Austria (West), Liechtenstein and Luxembourg.
An agenda focusing on concerts (only in Strasbourg).
Journal des Spectacles
List of shows and events in Alsace.
An essential magazine for detailed information about the cultural and artistic life in Strasbourg. A magazine illustrated, among others,
by former ESAD students. Discover!
A magazine editing articles and an events calendar on Strasbourg and Mulhouse cultural life.
General information about Strasbourg and Mulhouse cultural life.
Online local cultural agenda
Cultural news from the Grand Est region and its border countries
Contemporary art network and agenda