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Bordeaux, the city with the ideal human dimension

Living in Bordeaux (France)

Bordeaux, THE CITY WITH THE IDEAL HUMAN DIMENSION

Bordeaux is a young and dynamic city, ideally located between the Atlantic Ocean and the largest vineyards in the world. On Unesco World Heritage's list, Bordeaux has undergone a veritable urban metamorphose, opening itself towards the river and its fashionable and trendy wharfs on the Garonne.

BORDEAUX, AN UNEQUALLED ART OF FINE LIVING FOR STudents

With 760,000 inhabitants, for the past several years Bordeaux has been voted “France’s Favorite City.” Enjoying a Mediterranean climate, 18th century architecture, picturesque roads full of many cafes and bistros, Bordeaux gives you a vast choice of activities to read a book comfortably inside, chat with your friends, relax in one of the public parks or delight your taste buds in one of the 2,000 restaurants in Bordeaux. This city’s heritage is so rich and vast that you can take your pick of activities and go sight-seeing at your own rhythm. 

Bordeaux City - Pont de Pierre
        

Vineyards & Gastronomy, Bordeaux's winning duo

Bordeaux embodies the world’s best wines and spirits with its six large grape-growing regions that are known throughout the world and called: the Six Bordeaux Wine Routes. As for gourmet cooking in Bordeaux, it is also a benchmark with its multiple culinary specialties to tickle the taste buds of the most demanding gourmets. With one restaurant for every 285 inhabitants, Bordeaux’s gastronomy, authentic and locally-sourced, blends seafood, local produce and of course, its wines. Excursions into the Bordeaux vineyards are the best way to discover this region’s strengths, how Bordeaux’s wines are made, without forgetting its many prestigious chateaux.  

Bordeaux & its region - Saint-Emilion Village


HERITAGE & CULTURE, THE WINE CAPITAL OF THE WORLD TARGETS ITS YOUTH

Cultural heritage is an integral part of Bordeaux. From historical monuments to lush green parks and gardens without forgetting its many concert halls, the capital of the Gironde region is a city with something for everyone. 

Its large events such as the Bordeaux Wine Festival, Vinexpo, the Epicuriales, Bordeaux Celebrates its River, and many more, are all events that those living in Bordeaux love, without forgetting professionals in the wine industry and its many tourists. 

BORDEAUX & ITS REGION, LEISURE ACTIVITIES FOR EVERYONE

Would you like to climb Europe’s highest dune, try your hand at winetasting in la Cité du Vin, enjoy fresh oysters in an authentic oyster farm, tour a fortified castle, discover the Blaye, Bordeaux and Saint-Emilion Unesco heritage sites... or perhaps you’d prefer to kayak out in the Bay of Arcachon, or fly someplace else in Europe for a week-end get-away; Bordeaux is the city for you.

Winner of the 2017 Lonely Planet “Trendiest City of the World,” in 2017 Bordeaux was named “Best Tourist Destination” by the Los Angeles Times and is the runner up for “Cities to visit in 2016” by the New York Times. 

Bordeaux City - Place de la Bourse

Bordeaux facts and figures :

  • 760 000 inhabitants
  • 7 million visitors in 2017
  • 87,000 students, France’s sixth largest student city
  • 7,000 wine estates
  • 2,000 restaurants in 2017
  • Only 2 hours from Paris with the TGE, one hour from the Atlantic and two and a half hours from Spain
  • Twenty minutes away from the world’s best vineyards and wineries
  • Three tram lines, 78 buses and 163 kms of bike lanes (the world’s sixth best biking city).

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