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Housing crisis prompts French students to escape to the country

“You get used to the sound of the early morning tractor,” said Jules, a final-year engineering student, as he climbed the steps to his accommodation in a former cowshed on a dairy farm outside Lille in northern France.

The 23-year-old from Nord-Pas-de-Calais is among a growing number of students opting to live on farms as France faces a student housing crisis.

Chloé and Gwendoline have a welcome drink in the garden. Photograph: Marie Genel/The Guardian

Door: Angelique Chrisafis, 09-12-2022

Afbeelding: Marie Genel/The Guardian

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