Life at Melon
The residence Melon District la Defense is very well located, at just a 10-minute walk from the Arch of La Defense, Puteaux.
Moving from one place to another will not be a problem since our student residence is located near the wide network of Paris'public transport, in which you can move quickly and comfortably to your University and tourist places.
The T + is the simple Ticket of Paris transport network, it allows you to make transfers between Metro and RER (in Paris), between bus lines and buses and trams (except T4) unlimited. It Does not allow transfers between buses and the subway network, and neither allows you to get off and on again on the same bus line. The Ticket t + can be purchased individually or in packs of 10 in the windows and vending machines of metro, RER, bus and tram stations.
Passe Navigo is the transport ticket most used by the inhabitants of Paris and is the cheapest way of navigating through the city for long stays. This ticket allows you to travel by: metro, bus, RER, tramway, Montmartrobus, Noctilien and Funicular of Montmartre. When purchasing your ticket, you must choose the authorized area of traveling; with the pass of zones 1 and 2 is enough. This ticket can be purchased at the stations of Metro, RER and airports; and it should be used for complete weeks, meaning from Monday to Sunday.
Melon District is located 8 min away (550 metres) from Esplanade de La Défense (L1-yellow) metro station. This line passes through all the center of Paris, including attractions such as: by the Arc de Triomphe, the Champs-Elysées, place de la Concorde and the Louvre Museum.
The student residence has easy access to bus lines that connect to the center of the city. There are more than 60 daytime lines and 40 nocturne lines in Paris. It is a quick and easy way to go around in the city, and during the journey you can enjoy the Parisian scenery.
The schedule of buses in Paris varies a lot depending on the line. If you’d like to know about the timetable of each line, we recommend taking a look at the bus stops.
It is a means of transport comfortable, clean and easily accessible. To use the tram, we recommend purchasing the Ticket T + or Passe Navigo.
Currently there are 3 operating tram lines:
T1: connecting Saint-Denis with Noisy-le-Sec to the North of the city.
T2: It connects La Défense with Porte de Versailles South of Paris.
T3: D’une station RER Pont du Garigliano to Porte d’Ivry metro station.
There are more than 20,000 taxis circulating 24/7 through Paris streets. Except in certain hours of the night, it is usually not difficult to find a free taxi. In Paris, taxis are normal cars identified with the TAXI sign located on the roof.
The minimum rate of taxi service rounds the 6.20 including all supplements, and the price of taxis is the same either if you stop them on the street, as if you go to a stop or ask for a taxi by phone.
There is currently a unique phone number for all taxi companies: 01 45 30 30 30.