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Science Accueil
6 boulevard Dubreuil
91 400 - Orsay
Tél : +33 (0)1 69 33 16 85
Fax : +33 (0)1 69 07 21 53

Prepare your stay

Science Accueil is your mobility centre if you are a researcher or Ph.D student who comes and works in the South of Ile-de-France, in one of the higher education and research establishment of Essonne or Yvelines departement. 

You should complete the on-line questionnaire or send us an e-mail to  to receive an answer from us.

Science Accueil offers you:



Science Accueil's contacts with many private citizens and hotel residences in Bures-sur-Yvette and Evry, enable us to maintain an up-to-date file of furnished lodgings to let, situated near the RER B, C and D lines, in the area of Plateau of Saclay, Evry and in Paris.

This service is only for people who come and work in member establishments of our association.

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Administrative procedures 


 We can help you settle most of the administrative problems you could encounter: visa, "carte de séjour", work permit, social security, opening of bank account, insurances, schooling, daily life...

For more information, you will find several theme in the next pages:


French courses for researchers and their families 


We propose collective French classes for all levels, in the daytime or in the evening, in Bures-sur-Yvette, in Orsay and in Evry, close stations of RER.

The Accueils des Villes Françaises association (AVF) organises French courses of conversation in friendly surroundings too.

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Tourism, visits, leisure


Want to go out ? Practice a sport or your favourite cultural activity ? Meet other foreigns ? Have activities for your family ? Or maybe just to get to know this region and its inhabitants better ?

Thanks to its local implantation, Science Accueil is able to orient you towards associations, clubs or other organisms that can provide what you are looking for.

We organize cultural visits too, in South of Ile-de-France or in Paris, specially for you.

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