Student Life

Transport

Is using Montluçon's public transport service rocket science? Not at all! The city's bus network runs from Monday to Saturday, and Sundays too depending on the bus route, from 6am to 7pm. Bus routes 5 and C1 will both get you to I.U.T d'Allier and the centre of the town. So don't be afraid to get the bus.

Tickets and prices

Bus drivers sell tickets on-board for €1.15. Valid for one hour, they are re-usable on the same route.

A cheaper option is to get a bus travel card: a monthly ticket costs around €13 and allows you to use all bus routes throughout Montluçon.

These are available from Espace Maelis (Montluçon's tickets and travel cards shop). You'll need to complete a form and provide:

  • 1 passport photo
  • Proof of address
  • Attendance certificate

Espace Maelis (Saint Pierre bus stop) opens:

Monday to Saturday
From 9am to 12pm and from 1.30pm to 5pm
In any case, you can contact them on +33 (0) 4 70 05 02 67

Train station

It's located on Avenue Marx Dormoy (one stop away from Saint Pierre) and opens:
Mondays from 4.50am to 8.45pm
Tuesdays to Saturdays from 5.50am to 8.45pm
Sundays and bank holidays from 7.15am to 9.20pm

Library

University of Clermont II– I.U.T d'Allier / Montluçon

Librarian:

Véronique Prévost (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.">This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.)

Storekeeper:

Anne Quitté

Address:

I.U.T d'Allier campus
Avenue Aristide Briand / BP 2235
03101 Montluçon
Tel.: +33 (0) 4 70 02 20 09
Fax: +33 (0) 4 70 02 20 78

  • Location: Floor 1 of the Administration building
  • Opening hours:
Day Library
Monday 08.30 18.00
Tuesday 08.30 18.00
Wednesday 08.30 18.00
Thursday 08.30 18.00
Friday 08.30 18.00
Saturday CLOSED
Sunday CLOSED


Click on the following link for the latest news, press reviews and UBP library catalogue: http://bibliotheque.clermont-universite.fr/iut/

What it offers

  • 12,326 publications on topics such as Engineering Science, Maths, Physics, Mechanics, Computer Science, Law, Economics, Social Sciences, Language, References, Annuals, Energy Science, Alternative Sources of Energy , Timber Constructions, etc.
  • 82 journals (non-specialised or scientific daily, weekly, monthly ones)
  • Video : CD-ROMs and DVDs covering topics like languages and technology, for example
  • Novels and comics

Facilities

  • Computers
  • Scanner
  • Photocopier
  • Wi-Fi access
  • USB port
  • CD/DVD-ROM reader

Access

Students registered in both universities of Clermont Ferrand (Clermont I and Clermont II) can access the library by showing their ID cards to lecturers and staff. External readers can also access the library for on-site consultation. However, people wishing to borrow the library's resources can register by paying a fee of €33, which will cover the whole academic year.

Life in Montluçon

Are you a newcomer? If that is the case, you shouldn't miss the great opportunities available in Montluçon. Albeit little in size, this town is full of entertainment activities, many at a reasonable price. These range from fitness to night life.montlucon-1-thumb

The first thing to do is to take a trip to the Tourism Office. Staff will give you useful guides and magazines which will answer any questions you may have about life in Montluçon.


Office du Tourisme Vallée de Montluçon
67 Ter Boulevard de Courtais
03100 Montluçon
(+33 (0) 4 70 05 11 44)

Information is also to be found in La Montagne, the daily regional newspaper, which you can get in the administration building and other departments. Flip through the pages to the section "Sortir" or "Montluçon -> Vivre sa ville" to find out about exhibitions, markets, etc.

Some interesting suggestions

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Athanor is a cultural centre organising shows, exhibitions, conferences, congresses, etc. Rue Pablo Picasso -BP 1144 - 03103 Montluçon, i.e. beside the shopping centre Carrefour.
[+33 (0)4 70 03 70 70].

You can also relax by watching a film at the cinema Le Palace. And guess what? You won't spend a lot of money on the cinema ticket. All you need to do is show staff your ID card and you'll get your student discount. This cinema is at the town centre (bus stop Marx Dormoy).
+33 (0)4 70 05 12 15.

Sports and Cultural activities

Sports: a healthy approach!

I.U.T d'Allier enables students to take part in sporting activities (not compulsory but may contribute positively to the final grades) on the three campuses of Montluçon, Moulins and Vichy, whatever the aim: competition or leisure!
The French Federation of University Sports (FFSU) invites students to get involved in sports including: rugby, swimming, fencing, football, basketball, handball, volleyball, tennis, cross-country, athletics, triathlon, badminton, target-shooting, archery, climbing, skiing, squash, sailing, dancing, canoeing, golf, cycling, horse riding, table tennis, rowing, gymnastics, combat sports, etc.
I.U.T d'Allier participates in all departmental, regional and national university competitions.

Drama: "All the world is a stage..."

Since 1995 I.U.T d'Allier, on Montluçon's campus, has offered students the opportunity to take part in theatrical activities. This workshop belongs to the University Cultural Department of University Blaise Pascal and collaborates with the National Drama Centre (CDN) Le Fracas, based in Montluçon. The workshop is supervised by lecturers and hosted by a professional artistic panellist recommended by the CDN. He can be an actor or sometimes a film director.
The workshops are run fortnightly, from October to April, and offer a variety of themes from year to year (e.g. adaptation and staging of two 'Metamorphoses', by poet Ovid, workshop led by Christophe Bihel, with the collaboration of Petit Théâtre Dâkoté). Projects enable students to practise other aspects of theatre, such as sound, lighting, stage management, as well as how to deal with the public relations sector.
The workshop performs its work in public, be it a presentation about working stages or a show. The academic year and the workshop go hand-in-hand when it comes to timetables. Performances take place in April, just before students take up their internships.
Throughout the entire year, students regularly interact with professionals at the CDN in order to broaden their understanding of this art.

Day Time Place
Thursday 2 PM -> 5 PM Communication romm in GLT department