Valou, votre maison en colocation à Lille !

The advantages of the house

Valou is our first coliving house in Lille. Located in the Valmy district of Lille, this magnificent house with its Lille charm is the main alternative to student residences or traditional colocations for several reasons. Valou has 12 rooms, all fully furnished and equipped with private bathrooms (or to be shared between two or three people), with a customization of the private space that gives the room a very cool setting. What's more, we have plenty of common areas:

  • a large living room,
  • a large kitchen
  • a dining room

And the icing on the cake is a magnificent terrace on the 1st floor, allowing tenants to enjoy the outdoors while still inside the house.

In addition to all these features, Valou House is central to all amenities. Shops are close by, an average of 7 minutes from the house, the train station is 10 minutes away and metro 1 is just a 3-minute walk from the house.

If you're a young working person or student looking for accommodation close to Lille city center, and you don't mind sharing 12 people in a large, comfortable, fully-equipped house, come and live at Valou and discover coliving by OpenHouse.

Common areas

Large kitchen

Dining room

Dining room





Laundry etc




Railway station 10 min away


7-minute cinema


Best bakery/pastry shop 7 min away


Wazemmes market 15 min away

University - Grande école

Close to universities

Castles - Monuments

Palais des beaux-arts 3 min away

Heart of the city

The heart of Lille with all shops

Do you know Lille?

Lille is France's second most populous city, with 94 communes including Roubaix and Marcq-en-Baroeul. It is located in northern France, near the border with Belgium, and is the prefecture of the Nord département, part of the Hauts-de-France region.

It's a historic city with a rich culture and remarkable architecture. The city center is famous for its magnificent buildings, such as the Vieille Bourse, the Grand'Place and the Hospice Comtesse. The city also boasts many interesting museums, such as the Palais des Beaux-Arts, which houses one of the largest art collections in France outside Paris.

Lille is also known for its annual carnival, "La Braderie de Lille", one of Europe's biggest flea markets, and for its gastronomy, especially traditional dishes such as moules-frites, welsh and waffles.

It is a major economic and academic center. It is home to a number of major companies, particularly in the industrial, service and technology sectors, and also boasts several renowned universities, such as the Université de Lille and EDHEC Business School.

The city has excellent transport links, with a metro, tramway and bus network, as well as a train station offering fast connections to other major cities in France and Europe.

So don't hesitate to discover a historic, culturally rich and dynamic city, offering a wide variety of attractions and activities for visitors.

0 Room(s) available
From €550/month
12 rooms

Our rooms


Room M 1 person


  • Kipli double bed
  • Kipli mattresses, pillows and duvet
  • Cabinet
  • Desk and chair
  • Bathroom
    to be shared between 3 bedrooms
  • Sheets and towels


Room L 1 person


  • Kipli double bed
  • Kipli mattresses, pillows and duvet
  • Cabinet
  • Desk and chair
  • Bathroom
    to be shared between 2 bedrooms
  • Sheets and towels


Room XL 1 person


  • Kipli double bed
  • Kipli mattresses, pillows and duvet
  • Cabinet
  • Desk and chair
  • Private bathroom
  • Sheets and towels

The essentials of community life





Board games

Board games




Streaming platforms


Recipe kit

The community

Live in a home with a community characterized by a subtle blend of cohesion and closeness by people from different backgrounds.

To ensure that you get on well internally, we offer you the chance to co-opt your future housemates and choose them yourself. For the entertaining aspect of living together, we organize quarterly events.


OpenHouse - Community


Strengthen community cohesion and maintain the close ties between OpenHouse and its colivers.

Our prices include

Your home

Monthly rent

Charges and insurance

  • Home insurance
  • Water
  • Electricity
  • Gas


  • Recipe kit: products delivered by FOODETTE once a month for cooking among friends
  • Common pot: contribution to joint races

The plus that makes all the difference

  • Very high-speed WiFi
  • Subscription to two streaming platforms (Netflix+Disney)
  • Home and furniture maintenance
  • House manager
OpenHouse - Sponsorship

How to reduce your rent?

At OpenHouse, you're rewarded up to


on your rent for any person co-opted for a stay of more than 6 months

Why did they choose us?

OpenHouse also means satisfied customers...

Our interior is

  • Latex mattresses and pillows
  • Recycled wooden bed
  • Luminaires in recycled paper
  • Eco-responsible installations
  • Double glazing
  • Boilers
Openhouse - Our interior is eco-friendly
Questions about Valou
We've got the answers

Where to stay in Lille

In Lille's hyper-dynamic and constantly tense real estate market, finding a rental apartment is all too often a real obstacle course.
With rental prices reaching record highs, and an increasingly limited supply of low-quality properties, it's easy to wonder how to find a place to live in Lille. How can I find decent student accommodation in the Lille area? What are the alternatives to the overcrowded student residences?

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How to face the saturated real estate market in Lille?

With supply outstripping demand, whether you're looking for an apartment to rent for a short period as part of a transition from one job to another, a student studio, a place in one of the private student residences, or looking for a place to live quickly, it's clear that it's very difficult to find a decent apartment without making concessions in terms of amenities, accessibility and quality of life.

What if we told you that coliving in Lille was the answer to all your needs, offering you a form of accommodation for students and young professionals that combines the intimacy of a private apartment with collective living via high-quality communal living spaces and a living area that's impossible to find anywhere else?
Too good to be true, you might say? But that's what OpenHouse, Lille's new-generation coliving solution, is all about!

Located in the heart of the city of Lille, less than 10 minutes' walk from the train station, Maison Valou is revolutionizing the world of colocation and coliving in general by offering you all-inclusive spaces and services for your accommodation in a magnificent residence in the Palais des Beaux Arts district.

What are the advantages of the Valou house, a coliving solution in Lille?

Faithful to the values of the OpenHouse eco-responsible community, it was with a deep-rooted desire to protect and respect the environment that we renovated our Valou house, turning it into a 260 m2 living space in the heart of downtown Lille.

Whether it's bio-sourced or recycled materials, energy-efficient heating and hot water production solutions, or insulation designed to limit energy loss and optimize thermal comfort, we've thought through the entire design and finishing of our Valou home to ensure that we take greater responsibility in the construction and development of our homes.

When it comes to comfort, our OpenHouse in Lille offers Coliving solutions in rooms of various sizes to suit all requirements and budgets.
But it's also, and above all, private spaces with code locks, a large open kitchen, a spacious dining room, a TV lounge for showing off, a lounge for relaxing and sharing moments together, a space for physical activity, a laundry room as well as a courtyard and terrace for enjoying the joys of a garden right in the heart of Lille.

Why should you choose coliving in Lille?

When you're looking for an apartment in Lille, you have to consult the eternal classified ads for rental properties, make appointments to visit apartments on the top floor of a building with no elevator, unsuccessfully contact real estate agencies, and be discouraged by the exorbitant deposits and monthly rents demanded. In short, it's a crossroads that ends up discouraging more than one candidate in search of a home in a decent residence.

Coliving in Lille at Maison Valou offers you an innovative solution, a social commitment and greater freedom.
Choosing coliving in Lille with OpenHouse means all-inclusive rent that includes :

  • All rental charges, water, gas and electricity.
  • Subscriptions to fiber broadband Internet and streaming platforms.
  • Home insurance.
  • Cleaning of common areas twice a week.
  • A contribution to the common pot.
  • Upkeep and maintenance of common household equipment.
  • The availability of a home manager ready to answer all your questions.
  • Video games, consoles and board games.
  • An entertainment budget for more convivial or themed evenings.


High-quality services you won't find anywhere else in the center of Lille, with an all-inclusive rental contract that allows you to rent accommodation far superior to a student studio, a room in a private home or even an apartment with kitchenette under the roof of a building without an elevator.

Whether you're a student who prefers to share a flat, a student looking for security, a young worker on a career move, an expatriate returning to France, an entrepreneur or the founder of a start-up... Whatever your situation, the type of accommodation you prefer or the duration of your stay, from a few weeks to several months, for a comfortable apartment at a lower cost, OpenHouse coliving in Lille is for you if sharing an apartment in a house and creating social links are at the heart of your values.


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