The concept of MIJE Houses, a partner of the City of Paris
Broadening horizons through travel
An MIJE house is so much more than just accommodation: it is a place for discovery and growth… It is welcoming, at the service of education and general interest, designed for minors travelling in groups.
- Growing and learning
- Connecting to others and the surrounding environment
The MIJE Houses are open to all, to both groups and individuals travelling alone: they are a real meeting place, promoting multicultural exchange between citizens from around the world.
In the hostels
- Custom built stays: from half-board accommodation to full turnkey programmes for groups
- Personalised welcome and reception open 24/7.
- From single bedrooms to 10 person dormitories with washbasin and shower, and daily cleaning.
- Hostels protected 24/7, with the “sécuri-site” label.
- Events and group meetings every week (musical entertainment, game evenings…).
- Relaxation and educational areas, games, projection system, piano.
- Rooms available for hire.
In the city centre
- Tailor-made themed programmes to discover and learn: guided tours, treasure hunts, unique experiences, etc.
- Large variety of themes: culture, history, art, nature, ecology, science, sport, etc.
History of the MIJE Houses
As part of its youth policy, the City of Paris encourages the MIJE to carry out its mission of social utility for welcoming young minors to Paris.
1968: The first MIJE hostel opens. Restoration of a private mansion in the Marais to enable young people from France and the world to come and visit the capital.
1970: Recognised as being of public interest.
1975 and 1978: Opening of two new hostels.
1992: Opening of the catering area for hosts at the MIJE hostels.
2019: Launch of the “MIJE house” concept. Educational and solidarity commitments are reinforced. Modernisation of the hostels with new spaces and new services.
Les Restos du Cœur / Secours populaire / Bourse Solidarité Vacances (ANCV) / Colosolidaire / UNICEF Paris
Unis-cité I Paris Unesco clubs I Local museums I Cité Internationale des Arts
City council & regional authorities (youth contract) I Local educational institutions I Local associations I Local artisans and shopkeepers
A committed and reputable MIJE model
A financially self-sustaining association recognised as being of public utility.
Certificates and Labels
- Tourism for all
- Club UNESCO
- National education Youth and sport
- Civic services
- Sustainable development La clef vert
Educational & civic commitments
- International Convention on the Rights of the Child
- National and proximity education
- Organisation of cultural and socially responsible events (film-debates, exhibition on disability, musical evenings, etc.).