Boîte à partage

The Boite à Partage (Sharing box) is a system in which the university collects items (student essentials) left behind by students and redistributes them to new incoming students. It is free and open to all students as well as international students.

Which items can I get?

  • Kitchen tools: plates, cooking utensils, pots, pans, etc. (clean of course!)
  • Hygiene and cleaning products (unopened!)


Distribution takes place at the Volta student hall of residence at the address:

Résidence Volta
Building D
10 rue J. Lakanal
Belle Beille campus
Tramway stop: Belle Beille campus

Distribution dates for the Fall semester 2024:

  • Tuesday 27 august (5pm-6pm)
  • From monday 2 september to friday 6 september (5pm-6pm)
  • Tuesday 10 september (5pm-6pm)
  • Tuesday 17 september (5pm-6pm)
  • Tuesday 24 september (5pm-6pm)

Remember to bring proof of enrollment (student card, certificate of attendance, etc.) and a bag!

Second-hand shopping

Another great way to save money on a student budget is to buy second-hand.
Angers has a lot of second-hand and solidary recycling shops for clothing and all kinds of items. We have listed a few solidary second-hand shops below, but you can also find thrift stores in Angers city centre.

  • Emmaüs Saint-serge (clothes and furniture) | 10 bis rue Vaucanson. 49100 Angers | Facebook
  • Envie Anjou (refurbished household appliances with warranty) | Rue de l’Argelette ZAC de la Bourrée – Beaucouzé | Website
  • La Croix-Rouge française (clothes, utensils and small objects) | 17 rue André le Nôtre, Angers
  • Le secours populaire (clothes, utensils and small objects) | 21b boulevard Daviers, Angers | 34 rue des Noyers, Angers | Website
  • ESAT Arceau Anjou CAT (refurbished computers) | 27, Boulevard de la Chanterie Saint Sylvain d’Anjou, 49480 Verrières en Anjou
  • Ressourcerie des biscottes (furniture, household appliances, etc.) | 19, Avenue du Moulin Marcille, 49130 les Ponts-de-Cé
  • Troc un truc (a stall at the market, where you can trade objects, books, seeds, etc.) | Market on Saturday morning at the Place Leclerc in Angers | Facebook
  • Ressourcerie Philodome (furniture, plates and utensils, decoration, small household appliances, clothes) | 22 Bd Gaston Birgé, Angers | Site web
  • Apivet (clothes and shoes) | 13 Av. Montaigne, Angers | Website

Second-hand goods donation/sales websites