Living + Teaching in Cholet, France

Population: 54,204
Département: Maine-et-Loire

Where to Drink

Where to Eat


Le Grand Café
1 Place Travot

Le Conti
9 Place Travot

Ô'Basque | McGill's
Les Arcades Rougé
30 rue Bretonnaise

Bar L'Entracte
rue Jean Soulard

Where to Party + Dance

Best Spot to Grab a Coffee



rcades Coffee
Rue de l'Étoile

es Papilles Font de la Resistance
rue Travot

Aréna Café
7 rue Broons

Le Bar'Ouf
2 Place Saint-Pierre

14 Boulevard Gustave Richard


Must-See | Must-Do

Museums to Visit


Musée d'Art et d'Histoire
27 Avenue de l'Abreuvoir

Musée du Textile
ue du Dr Roux

  • ac Ribou
  • Place Travot
  • Play Mario Kart at Les Papilles Font de la Resistance
  • Église Saint-Pierre
  • L'Autre Usine for laser tag, bowling and more

Ideas for Day + Weekend Trips


Pleasant Walks

Outdoor Activities

  • Near the lake (Lac Ribou) 
  • Through the streets of the town center
  • Nice spaces near the outskirts of town

Housing Examples

  • 100€ per month for a room - boarding at the high school residences
  • 0€ per month for a room living in the residences as an assistant at the lycée

Worst Things About

Best Things About Cholet

  • lace Travot is lovely
  • Low cost of living
  • The surrounding countryside is picturesque
  • A nice balance between city and residential
  • Can feel too small
  • Not many things to do
  • Not many young people or students in the area
  • Everything closes early; buses stop running at 20h00
  • Not a huge nightlife scene
  • Buses and trains are on strike a lot - making it difficult to  commute to the bigger cities  
  • Not many part-time job options

Pro-Tips from Past + Current Teaching Assistants

  • Take advantage of the weekends and vacations!
  • The local bars and clubs are usually full of regulars, so it is easy to meet really nice people who live in Cholet.
  • The town is small enough to be able to see friendly faces around town, so it is pretty easy to assimilate as a foreigner.
  • Go explore France and the cities surrounding Cholet - especially Nantes and Angers.
  • There aren't many young people in Cholet, so try to meet people in neighboring cities.


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