UCJF (YWCA), an association with Protestant origins, offers accommodation in the heart of Paris to young people from all over the world. During the academic year it is open to students between 18 and 25; during the summer holidays it welcomes trainees or tourists without age restrictions.
Originally, the Naples residence was created to put up young women, but in view of the increasing difficulties for men to find accommodation, it became a co-ed facility in 2006.
Far from their families, those young people find a secure, warm environment where they can experience cultural diversity, learn from one another and discover the rich heritage of Paris. Open-mindedness, respect and tolerance are necessary to live together in harmony.
The residence has been in existence since 1911, it is a historical building where wood is more common than concrete, which accounts for its charm. It has an inner yard, a rare asset in Paris, with a small theatre at the back –a well-kept secret.
Located 5 mn away from the Villiers metro station, the residence is very close to Parc Monceau, 5 mn from Gare St Lazare or place Clichy, not far from Sacré Cœur, Place de l’Etoile, the Opéra or Bd Haussmann. Many shops and amenities are available, especially in the nearby Rue Levis.
Access by swipe card offers unrestricted freedom to come and go. Visits are allowed on the ground floor, in the basement and in the common rooms.
A person in charge is available on the premises to deal with any problems that might arise during the night.