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World's best city
Paris has been named the world’s best city in which to study (QS World University Rankings 2012).
Our Paris centre is at Reid Hall, in the historic heart of Montparnasse where Picasso and Modigliani had their studios, and near cafés that were frequented by Gertrude Stein and Ernest Hemingway. We are only a five-minute walk from the Jardin du Luxembourg, which is an expansive, classically designed park, much frequented by students from the Sorbonne and other universities.
Reid Hall occupies traditional buildings grouped around two quiet and leafy inner courtyards. It was founded as a porcelain factory in the 18th century and has served as a centre for teaching and research since 1834. A more modern wing was added to the Hall, before the Great War of 1914-1918, by expatriate architect Charles White, who also designed a house for novelist Edith Wharton.
Kent postgraduates use facilities at Reid Hall alongside students and staff from Columbia University, Dartmouth College and other similarly prestigious institutions.
Photos of Reid Hall and the local area
Reid Hall occupies traditional buildings grouped around two quiet and leafy inner courtyards in a historic corner of Montparnasse. The premises were founded as a porcelain factory in the 18th century and have served as a centre for teaching and research since 1834. Reid Hall has been restored and modernised so that it retains its original architectural features but also offers wi-fi, computer work-stations, state-of-the art audio-visual facilities and comfortable spaces for meetings, concerts, private study and recreation.
Reid Hall is now an international teaching, conference and research centre. Kent at Paris postgraduates share its facilities with staff and students from Columbia University, Barnard College and other prestigious academic institutions.