Study international hotel management at Vatel Bordeaux
The spirit of the South West
A tourist city par excellence, Bordeaux was crowned European Capital of Smart Tourism in 2022. Classified as a UNESCO World Heritage Site, it is appreciated for its gastronomy and the multitude of terraces that abound in the city center. And how can we not mention the country's largest wine region?
Founded in 1994, the Vatel Bordeaux hotel management school counts more than 50 different nationalities spread between its two campuses. The establishment offers its 630 students classes in French or English, along with personalized support tailored to their career goals and, naturally, a specialization in Wine and Spirits, given its location in Bordeaux.
Vatel Bordeaux earned France’s Qualiopi certification in 2021. That certification offers a confirmation of the quality of the processes and actions we employ as a training provider, from a perspective of the development of skills in the school’s trainees.
Thanks to the Hospitality & Innovation Lab (created to allow new concepts to emerge that will change the face of hospitality by and for Vatel Bordeaux students), Futurum (a forum on the future of hospitality) and the Bordeaux International Wine & Spirits Academy, the school will keep innovating, year after year, for the good of its students.
Vatel Bordeaux welcomes students from all over the world who follow the renowned Bachelor or MBA programs in French or English. On both campuses, an international life is lived daily and allow our future graduates to develop during their studies an open mind and an undeniable curiosity.
students left to discover new horizons
students welcomed at Vatel Bordeaux
Across from the Cité du Vin| 9 classrooms including 7 tailorable classrooms and 3 with interactive screen & collaborative video conferencing equipment| 1 IT high tech room | 1 auditorium Magellan (90 seats) | 1 tasting room 35 seats (wine and spirits) | 1 multi-media library | Free Wi-Fi
Bachelor success rate in 2022: 96,1%
Bachelor graduates employment rate : 33% (to learn more)
MBA success rate in 2022: 94,6%
MBA Graduates employment rate : 91% (to learn more)
WSET 2 success rate in 2021-2022: 97.62%
WSET 3 success rate in 2021-2022: 54,76%
Focus on our 4 eco-friendly hotel & our restaurant
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Internships and jobs assistance
Summer jobs assistance
(a tour of the city, an orientation day, team-building activities, etc.)
Our hotel & catering partners
Le Quatrième Mur Philippe Etchebest
Satisfaction level of students on professional training & internships in 2021-2022: 8/10
Hyatt Hotels & Resorts | Crowne Plaza | Fairmont Hotels & Resorts | Four Seasons | Hilton Hotels | Kempinski | Mandarin Oriental | Radisson| Marriott | Regent | Sofitel |The Ritz Carlton | ShangriLa | Westin Hotels & Resorts
Employment rate in 2021: 86.7% (based on 84.8% of respondents)
1st hotel school certified «European Ecolabel» in 2016 and recertified in 2018.
Our priority is to prepare the future young professionals to adhere to the Social Responsibility of the Educational Enterprise (RS2E) and the best way to achieve this is to give them the opportunity to apply daily the good practices of sustainable development in our entities.
Our first priority: An inclusive sense of service. We are committed to offering a personalised welcome to our students with disabilities and training our students to duly and warmly
welcome every guest, including
guests with a hearing, visual, mental or motor disability.
Our blind dinner organized regularly at Tables Vatel with the help of the students on practicals and the participation of the association “Group for the Integration of People with Physical Disabilities” * (GIHP) perfectly illustrates this desire.
If you have a disability, please contact us so that we can help and guide you in your application and procedures.
Campus les Halles
Campus les Chartrons
4 Cours du Médoc 33070 BORDEAUX
Tram B : Cours du Médoc stop
Bus: 45 - Cours du Médoc stop
Parking : Paid Q-Park Bordeaux Quai des Marques
Tel : +33 (0)5 56 01 78 08
Tuition fees for Vatel Bordeaux, France
|Admission fees per year||€350||€350||X||€350|
|Tuition fees per year||€9,000||€9,000||€1,800||€9,300|
|Administrative fees per year||
€120 the 1st year
€105 the 2nd and 3rd year
||€125 the 1st year
€105 the 2nd year
* Only for students from the European Union and Switzerland. / Possibility of paying by monthly direct debits from July 1st to June 30th for the French citizens only. For international students (outside the European Union and Switzerland), please consult the fees on vatel-bordeaux.com.
** Includes: 1 scarf (female package) or 2 ties (male package)
You contact the Vatel Campus of your choice (at a forum, by internet or by email, by phone...).
You send your completed application form and all other documents requested back to the school.
This school will study your file, and should you be admissible, will invite you to the next entrance exam.
You take the entrance exam in the school you would like to attend.
You will receive your results within a few days.
Your admission will be validated after an interview with the school director of the school you would like to attend.
Living in Bordeaux (France)
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 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.
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
| Barcelona|| 1h15|
| London|| 1h35|
| Madrid|| 1h20|
| Lisbon|| 1h55|
| Berlin|| 2h25|
| Paris|| 1h10|
| Amsterdam|| 1h55|
Named Wellbeing Cities Awards (Nature & Biodiversity Category)
Voted the world’s “best city to visit” by the Lonely Planet
Named “Top Tourism Destination” by the Los Angeles Times
Watch all the episodes here.
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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