• The Château de Pourtalès
  • Student rooms
  • French breakfast served every morning
  • Walk in the footsteps of European aristocrats
  • A great place to live and study
  • Beach volleyball, take a free yoga class, borrow a bike, tons of jogging paths...
  • Student lounge
  • Student library
  • Breakfast room

Semester Housing options:

  • The CEPA Study Center Château de Pourtalès
  • Homestay
  • Student residences in the city

*The program fee is the same for all accommodation but will vary depending on the duration of the semester and academic track.

Summer Housing:

Students will stay at the CEPA Study Center Château de Pourtalès

The CEPA Study Center Château de Pourtalès is a 250-year-old fairytale castle nestled gracefully in a beautiful park just minutes from the EU institutions and the historical center of one of Europe’s most dynamic and multi-cultural cities, Strasbourg, France.

The Château de Pourtalès has witnessed nearly 300 of the most compelling years in the history of Western Europe and graciously welcomed some of Europe's most notable nobility, diplomats, dignitaries, musicians, philosophers and poets.

Today, the Château continues to offer its hospitality to guests from all over the world. University level study abroad students, policy-makers, business leaders, as well as private travelers enjoy the quiet setting just minutes away from the bustling center of Strasbourg. Public transportation and many miles of immaculately-maintained bike paths make accessing all the area has to offer exceedingly easy.


Château de Pourtalès
161 Rue Mélanie
67000 Strasbourg, France

Map of the Château de Pourtalès location

Student rooms are with shared or private bathrooms. Each room is equipped with beds, pillows and linens, night table with lamp, a desk and chair, and  wifi service. Every room comes with a view!