Living in Reims

The Ecole Supérieure d’Art et de Design is located in the city centre, near the Musée des Beaux-Arts, the Palais du Tau, the Médiathèque municipale and the Cathédrale Notre-Dame. The School is seven minutes from the train station, by pedestrian streets.
The ESAD Cathédrale consists of a modern building built on three floors, dating from 1962, in a U-shape around a central courtyard, and of an annex, the salle Jadart, located on a neighbouring block. The administration, the main workshops and all design students (all options) can be found there.
The annexe de Franchet d’Esperey, three tram stops from there (10 minutes) brings together in two buildings the spaces for the first years, the amateur activities classes, the students in the option art and the incubator for Art and Design. In a school period, the opening times of the establishment are 8 am to 8.30 pm from Monday to Thursday, and 8 am to 6 pm on Friday.

ESAD does not manage student’s residences or university rooms. Students benefit from the CROUS services, an organism to which any requests for accommodation need to be addressed : CROUS de Reims – 34 boulevard Henry-Vasnier – 51100 Reims (online demand).
Students on an exchange can get in touch with the BDE in order to set up a welcome network or an accommodation aid can be set up with students from the school.
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Reims, an exceptional heritage
In the city of coronations, the past, the present and the future come together. From the four UNESCO world heritage sites to more modern buildings, with a detour via the Art déco heritage, Reims reveals an architectural heritage that is as impressive as it is alive.
A twice millennial city, by turn a powerful city of the roman empire, the site of the coronations of the kings of France, the city chosen as the site of the French and German reconciliation and for European construction, Reims has been the theatre of some of the greatest events of the country. This glorious past every day feeds a great appetite for modernity. Audacious, Reims dares to have a glass mediatheque opposite its gothic jewel ; a tramway links its two TGV stations.
Ideally situated at the crossroads of major motorway lines and served by the TGV Est Européen which puts it at 45 minutes from Paris and 30 minutes from Roissy, Reims gives a perfect chance for development and welcomes new inhabitants every year.
Its intense cultural activity provides numerus partners from live performing arts, heritage and contemporary art for the ESAD : the Centre Dramatique National, the scène nationale, the Studio National de Création Musicale, the music scène, the Opéra, the FRAC etc.
Several festivals intersperse the year :   Elektricity, les Bisqueers roses, Reims Scènes d’Europe, Orbis Pictus and the Flâneries Musicales are the main ones. And last but not least, gastronomy has three Michelin starred restaurants : one, two, or three stars.
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