Bordeaux, in the South-West of France, is the country’s 9th most populated city and is known throughout the world for its unique wines. This city of art and history, on UNESCO’s World Heritage List thanks to its exceptional urban and architectural heritage, has so much to offer. Bordeaux has also been voted the 1st most attractive city by the French for its quality of life and has been elected the “trendiest” city to visit in 2017 by The Lonely Planet! With a lively night life, Bordeaux welcomes over 100,000 students each year, attracted by the quality of higher education and research, infrastructure and universities and of course unrivalled gastronomic delights…
You might know Bordeaux for its wines, famous all around the world for centuries. You have probably heard about its vineyards, its famous châteaux, Château Latour, Château Margaux, Château Mouton Rothschild and other wonders of the French gastronomy. Bordeaux is of course the international capital of wine and of the entire way of life that comes with it. But Bordeaux, like many cities in France, is full of well-kept secrets that you need to discover to really understand the beauty and identity of this unique city.
If the city of Bordeaux is a jewel of architecture, culture, history, gastronomy and Arts de vivre in itself, one of its great appeals is the region surrounding it. The landscape of the Bordeaux region with its vineyards, its Atlantic vegetation, its forests, its natural parks and of course its coastline create a wonderful ensemble of nature and change of scene. Come climb the Dune du Pyla, largest sand dune in Europe, between forest and ocean, travel around the Arcachon bay to discover a precious and unique ecosystem that influenced authors such as Jean-Paul Sartre, Marcel Aymé or Jean Cocteau. Come walk for miles on the wild fine sandy beaches on the Atlantic coast around Lacanau, the region's hot spot for surfers and sun bathers.
Located in a superb town house typical of the 19th century, France Langue Bordeaux is in the heart of the historical city-centre with its architecture and its unique atmosphere.
The school has 9 classrooms, a beautiful lounge dedicated to relaxing students between two courses and a lovely private garden with trees.
Our France Langue Bordeaux school is centrally located and easily accessible. The school is close to the shops, Place de Quinconces and Place Gambetta where you can enjoy many terrace restaurants.
Corinne and her team are on hand to welcome you for an unforgettable stay.
Line D stop : "Fondaudège - Museum" (3-minute walk)
Line B & C stop : "Quinconces" (7 minutes walk to the school)
France Langue Bordeaux has the "FRENCH FOREIGN LANGUAGE QUALITY" LABEL!
Located at walking distance from the Place des Quinconces, the National Opera, the famous Place de la Bourse with its Mirroir d'Eau (Water Mirror) and the Quais de la Garonne, our school will bring you to everything that makes Bordeaux so noble and exciting. Settle down in our private garden in the shade of a fig tree or at a terrace of the Place Gambetta to do your French homework, then enjoy your break with a delicious canelé (typical cake from Bordeaux made with rum and natural vanilla) in Sainte Catherine street in the animated pedestrian area of the city-centre.
Bordeaux is also full of museums, second largest museums city in France behind Paris. You can visit the classical ones like the Musée des Beaux-arts, one of the oldest museums in the country, or the Musée d'Aquitaine dedicated to the history of Bordeaux and Aquitaine from prehistory to modern days. You can also discover more modern places of contemporary creation such as the surprising MECA of Base sous-marine, or the spectacular Cité du Vin, rated 7thbest museum in the world by National Geographic.
Visiting the wine cellars, the wine châteaux and tasting the great vintage wines are the essentials of Bordeaux. Discovering its amazing architecture, walking around the little narrow streets of the city-centre, sitting down at a terrace of a café located in a 15th century building, discovering the Garonne river banks that have nothing to envy to the river Seine, all of it is as essential as the wines when coming to Bordeaux.
France Langue Bordeaux activities
If you are looking for a big French city with its culture, its History, its museums restaurants and bars but if you also wish to unwind and experience a change of scene in wonderful natural surroundings, Bordeaux is for you! A city between forests and ocean, Bordeaux is an island of culture and civilisation in an ocean of nature and natural wonders. Discover our activities programme!