Student groups have insisted that only rooms vacated during the summer holiday should be requisitioned for accomodation during the Paris Olympics and Paralympics ©Getty Images

More than 3,000 student tenants in Île-de-France have been told that they will have to vacate their accommodation next year to make way for workers and support staff working on the Olympic and Paralympic Games in Paris. 

Students have received an email from regional students welfare organisation CROUS asking them to move out by the beginning of July next year.

"We inform you that the Organizing Committee for the Olympic and Paralympic Games has asked us to make available to it, the CROUS residence where you are currently staying during the months of July and August 2024 for the reception of partners and volunteers mobilised for the event," an email to students stated.

Some 3,200 rooms in 12 halls of residence will be affected.

They are expected to be used for housing staff from emergency services, first aid and security personnel and some volunteers.

Some 3,200 students have been asked to vacate their rooms in university accomodation at the Île-de-France during the Olympics ©Getty Images
Some 3,200 students have been asked to vacate their rooms in university accomodation at the Île-de-France during the Olympics ©Getty Images

"The Olympic Games constitute an exceptional event for our country and Les CROUS like other public institutions will contribute to its success," a CROUS social media message added.

"In the absence of courses, summer corresponds to a period during which many public accommodation units managed by CROUS are not occupied. 

"As an indication, nearly 30 per cent of the dwellings are unoccupied at this time."

The announcement prompted an angry response from French student organisations.

"To permit the organisation of the Olympic Games for the richest, the CROUS accomodation in the Île-de-France will be affected," a message from a student group said.

"Students will be evicted and will be without accommodation in the summer of 2024."

CROUS later issued clarification on social media that alternative accommodation would be found for those who wish to stay in student accommodation in the summer of 2024,

They also pledged that those who give up rooms during the Games period will be guaranteed accommodation for the new academic term in September.

French Students Union (UNEF) has called on Paris 2024 to only requisition rooms are not used during the summer.

“If the Government wants to use the accommodation of CROUS during the Games it must use vacant accommodation and pay rent to CROUS," a UNEF statement on social media insisted.

"Under no circumstances should students be penalised by this policy."

The University Sports Centre of CROUS in Paris is also listed amongst training venues by Paris 2024.

The Olympic Games are scheduled to open on Friday July 26 and the Paralympic Games end on September 8.