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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 more than 760,000 inhabitants, for the past several years Bordeaux has been voted “France’s Favorite City.” Enjoying an Atlantic 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, AN UNEQUALLED ART OF FINE LIVING FOR STUDENTS
Bordeaux & sa région - Saint-Emilion

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.



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 Wine Festival | Vinexpo Bordeaux |  Les Epicuriales  |  Bordeaux River Festival

Ville de Bordeaux - Place de la Bourse & son miroir d'eau


Bordeaux et sa région - Dune du Pilat - Plage

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. 

The Pilat Dune | Arcachon Bay | Saint-Emilion Village | La Cité du Vin I The Citadel of Blaye



Bordeaux,  gateway to europe

Barcelona
1h15
London
1h35
Madrid
1h20
Lisbon
1h55
Berlin
2h25
Paris
1h10
Amsterdam
1h55

Ville de Bordeaux - Place de la Bourse & son miroir d'eau


Bordeaux, a RENOWNED city

2020

Named Wellbeing Cities Awards (Nature & Biodiversity Category)

2017

Voted the world’s “best city to visit” by the Lonely Planet

2017

Named “Top Tourism Destination” by the Los Angeles Times


WEBSERIE: My Bordeaux


In its webserie My Bordeaux, the students from VATEL Bordeaux present you their favourite place in Bordeaux and around.





Watch all the episodes here.



BORDEAUX FACTS & FIGURES:


760,933 inhabitants

7,7 millions passengers in 2019 by air

87,000 students, France’s sixth largest student city

7000 wine estates

2000 restaurants in 2017

Only 2 hours from Paris with the TGE, one hour from the Atlantic and two and a half hours from Spain

20 minutes away from the world’s best vineyards and wineries

Four tram lines, 78 buses and 163 kms of bike lanes (the world’s sixth best biking city).




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