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Practical information

Centre of International Mobility (CMI)

A key address for all foreign students and researchers arriving in Rennes, the CMI will help you with your visa application and offers language classes, but above all it provides you with all the key information you need to settle in Rennes.
Address: 5, boulevard Laënnec, 35000 Rennes

The Regional Youth Information Centre (CRIJ)

The CRIJ is a centre dedicated to providing anonymous and free information to young people. All topics can be broached: studies, professions, employment, accommodation, health, leisure, holidays and international mobility. Other services are also available to the public. These include a multimedia space, a discussion area where young people can voice their concerns, meetings and information forums. The CRIJ also organises events throughout the year: Tam-Tam festival, Dazibao, Quartiers d’été festival, fête de la musique, etc.
Address: 4 bis, Cours des Alliés, 35000 Rennes

French Office for Immigration and Integration (OFII)

Created in 2009, the OFII is the only State operator in charge of legal immigration. For all formalities concerning visas and residence permits, you need to contact the OFII.
Adress : 8, rue Julien Lemordant - 35000 Rennes
Tel.: +33 (0)2 99 22 98 60

The Maison Internationale de Rennes (MIR)

The MIR provides information on events of an international nature in the greater Rennes area and organizes events to discover international current affairs. Its partners include associations, institutions, local authorities, State services, the European Union, universities and research laboratories.
Adress : 7, quai Chateaubriand - 35000 Rennes
Tel.: +33 (0)2 99 78 22 66
Website :

Associations for foreigners in Rennes

> Erasmus Student Network (ESN) Rennes
Since its creation, ESN Rennes has managed to become one of the main Rennes associations for the integration of international students in the youngest town in Brittany. But the association’s activities go much further. In order to enable these temporary French people to discover other
places in France, ESN Rennes also organises several trips and visits throughout the year.
Further information is available on the ESN website :

> Associations par pays
  • Association Rennes Chine (Rennes-China Association): This association is devoted to developing knowledge about China, its culture, language and current affairs.
  • Association Confucius : Its goal is to promote Chinese culture and language, by associating Chinese and foreign partners.
  • Institut Franco-Américain (Franco-American Institute): The institute proposes an Anglophone library, regular conferences, encounters with writers, exhibitions, concerts, etc.
  • Centre Franco-Allemand(Franco-German Centre): This association proposes German classes, but also cultural events, such as conferences or exhibitions.

Date of update June 26, 2017