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Welcome pack

You are considering studying at BUILDERS École d'ingénieurs in Caen or Lyon. We have compiled for you all the information you may need.

Welcome to Normandy


Marie de Caen


An exceptional geographical position, a remarkable living environment, an innovative economy and a welcoming population. Such is Normandy : open to the world and to the future !

Key info : 

  • 5 Departments make up Normandy : Calvados (14) ; Eure (27) ; Manche (50) ; Orne (61) and Seine-Maritime (76)
  • Pop. of 3.3 million (6th largest region in France)
  • 2nd French region which devotes 35% of GDP to exports.
  • 27 180 € per inhabitant of GDP (5th French Region)
  • 18.6 millions visits to tourist sites in 2014

Your arrival in Caen

Carte distance Caen Paris

Travelling by car :

The address of the school is: 1 rue Pierre et Marie Curie, 14610 Epron; and the building is easily spotted from the main road

Travelling by plane :

The main airports are located in Paris (Charles de Gaulle, Orly and Beauvais). 

  • Travelling to Caen by car: from Paris airports, reaching Caen will take you approx. 2 and 1/2 hours drive. 
  • Travelling to Caen by train: from the airports, you have to reach Saint Lazare train station in Paris and take the train to Caen. If you are landing in Charles de Gaulle or Orly, you can reach Saint Lazare station by bus or suburbs train, check the Paris public transports website:
  • Travelling by bus: from Paris (and Paris airports), you can reach Caen by Flixbus
  • If you are landing in Beauvais, you will have to take the airport bus to Paris and then the metro to Saint Lazare train station.
  • From the airports it will take you approx. 1 hour to reach Paris Saint Lazare.
  • From Paris Saint Lazare train station, take the train to Caen.  It will take you approx. 2 hours. You can check timetable and buy tickets here:

Other airports : (you might check the flights are often more expensive)

  • Caen Carpiquet (5 minutes drive from Caen),
  • Deauville (1 hour drive from Caen),
  • Rennes (2 hours drive from Caen and you might find affordable options depending on where you come from)
  • Nantes (3 hours drive from Caen and you might find affordable options, depending on where you come from)


Where to stay?

If you are looking for a place to live, here is the list of accommodations that we have compiled for you. 

Download the list of accommodations

The CROUS, Regional Center for University and School Works. It helps to ensure that students are well received and have a quality of life that is conducive to success in their studies. It provides social assistance and contributes to the information and education of students in matters of health and encourages their mobility.

Do you need help financing your home?

Some help is possible. 

In France, the Caisse d'Allocations Familliale can give you housing assistance under certain conditions. 

Download the guide to applying for housing assistance

Health and wellness

The Assurance Maladie protects you in your professional and student life. Its mission is to take care of your health expenses and to help educate you about health and the health system.

You will find Health Insurance Memo for Internationals below

To register with the Assurance Maladie and find out what you need to do, download the guide published by the Assurance Maladie

Finally, SUMS, the University Service for Preventive Medicine and Health Promotion, will be your local contact for advice, guidance and information on all health-related issues.

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  • Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday: 07:50-23:00
  • Tuesday and Thursday : 07:30-23:00


  • Monday : 08:30-11:45 & 13:30-18:30
  • Tuesday : 08:00-13:00 & 14:00-15:30 except TC5 and apprentices 14:00-19:00 and individual programming (exams, Toeic off....)
  • Wednesday : 08:30-11:45 & 13:30-18:30
  • Thursday : 08:00-13:00
  • Friday : 08:30-11:45 & 13:30-18:30
  • Saturday : 08:30-11:45

-1 out of 2 in 1st and 2nd year, en TC1/TC2, all except Saturdays before holidays in 3rd, 4th, 5th year.


-1 out of 2 in 1st and 2nd year, en TC1/TC2, all except Saturdays before holidays in 3rd, 4th, 5th year.


  • Only between classes
  • Tuesday from 15:15 to 16:30
  • Wednesday from 12:30 to 13:15
  • Thursday from 13:30 to 14:45